Phantom Limb Company is in the final stages of development of its evening length production FALLING OUT, premiering at OZ Arts Nashville and BAM’s Next Wave Festival. FALLING OUT is the final piece in a trilogy of works surrounding the changing relationship of humankind and nature over time. Phantom Limb Company’s work incorporates puppetry, set design, dance and original music to create vibrant worlds and gripping performances. Prior productions of 69°S and Memory Rings reached critical acclaim and played to sold out audiences.
“The web of life is under assault. Companies like Phantom Limb have conscripted miraculous puppets in this battle to defend the biosphere, and they have proven to be an impressive fighting force.” – Charles McNulty LA Times
A highly anticipated and deeply researched production, FALLING OUT examines the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown that ravaged the region of Fukushima, Japan in 2011, marking the most fatal natural disaster in history. Blending puppetry with the distinct Japanese art of butoh, Phantom Limb Company collaborates with Dai Matsuoka of Sankai Juku to investigate the shared language of butoh and puppetry to express loss and life afterwards. Flex dancer Klassic Carella, in the unique language of this rising street style, brings another movement texture that strikes a deep chord in this story.