1993 - La Mama, NYC
Costumes: Sylvia Taalsohn
Lighting: Tommy Wong and David Lander
Hikari Baba, Chao-Hui Chou, Cathy Lin, Paul D. Hays, Wayland Quintero, Sheila Carreras-Brandson, Shu-Man Hung, Amy Lee, Kasei Inoue, Dagmar Reichert
Opening The Gate is a “throbbing, swirling spectacle” (Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times) that evokes a ritualistic passage to freedom. Choreographed by H.T. Chen and using a commissioned score by Bradley Kaus with live drumming by dancers and musicians, the work speaks of the struggle to one’s fulfillment through a progression or evolution.