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Highly acclaimed in Japan, Europe and South America, and frequent guests at prominent U.S. venues, Island is the stunning New York debut of the performance group Pappa Tarahumara. Under the direction of founder Hiroshi Koike, the company has woven multiple disciplines into a unique, visually and aurally striking performance style, defying conventional categorizations. A man and a woman play out their self-isolating hallucinations in a stark space with startling, rich poetic expressions, exploring the theme of boundaries created by geography, age, and gender. Melding text, song, and dance, this tragic duet-piece based on Gabriel García Márquez' A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is one of the most intimate performances in the company's repertoire.

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