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The Fly (2019)

Premiere: 8th May 2019, Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK

Running Time: 20min

As a part of Dance Festival "Let's Dance International Frontiers 19", Main Program "Autograph".


Choreography / Dance: Misato Shimizu


“The Fly” is the piece that describes up and down in a human’s daily life compares to a short life of a fly.

If the fly has feelings? If it is buzzing desperately to tell us something but we just recognize the sound as “noise” because of the difference of the language?

If it is a girl like me…

She is always disliked by people compared to a beautiful butterfly.

She sometimes looks at herself ironically, but in the depth, she keeps flying in deadly earnest to be what she wants to be.

This piece is made based on my own experience of having a weird sympathy with the fly when I was living in a foreign country and struggling with expressing my opinion in a different language.

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