An “endlessly fascinating” creation (The New York Times), Mourning is a work of staggering power and finely-nuanced grace. Butoh-inspired dancers Eiko & Koma pack deep emotion and trance-like magnetism into movement of glacial inevitability, summoning themes of mortality, grief, and consolation, much of it invoking “the devastation inflicted by humans on the environment.” John Cage protégé Margaret Leng Tan animates the evening with sonorous torrents of sound from Cage, Somei Satoh, and Bonita Marcos.

Performance: 8 pm, Friday, August 29, 2008 in the Williams Center for the Arts

Sponsored in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Environmental Initiative at Lafayette College.