Kimiko’s Pearl FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 2024


Kimiko’s Pearl FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 2024
Experience the world premiere of Kimiko’s Pearl, June 22-23, 2024.

A story of war, sacrifice and renewal based on the Japanese Canadian internment of WWII.

Kimiko’s Pearl is a new ballet that unfurls the bittersweet story of one family spanning four generations. It is told through the eyes of Kimiko, a 15-year-old Toronto girl who discovers an old family trunk containing her great-grandfather’s diary and other precious keepsakes. Along the way, ancient Japanese traditions appear and seem to vanish, only to re-emerge in surprising ways as Kimiko’s Pearl reaches its 21st century finale.

Inspired by the family history of Bravo Niagara!’s co-founders Christine Mori and Alexis Spieldenner, Kimiko’s Pearl is based on a story by Emmy Award winner Howard Reich. The production features original music by Kevin Lau, choreography by Yosuke Mino, dancers from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Boston Ballet, and three generations of Japanese Canadian visual artists and musicians.

Kimiko’s Pearl reflects the tragedies, triumphs, and perseverance of Japanese Canadian families before, during and after World War II. Their harsh experiences attest to heroism and hope in the face of racism.

Opening performance by Nagata Shachu taiko group.

Experience the world premiere of Kimiko’s Pearl, June 22-23, 2024.

Location::250 St. Paul St, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Recurring Event: Yes

Start: 06/22/2024 / End: 06/23/2024
Website: Kimiko’s Pearl FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 2024

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