Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure

Co-commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center and Hubbard Street 2
Created in collaboration with Manual Cinema

It's the not-too-distant future, and the tedium of everyday life is making Mariko restless -- until one day when she discovers a crate in her attic, filled with vinyl records that her mother collected. Armed only with a pair of headphones, Mariko is suddenly transported to a vibrant world of music and shadow. Far from the monotony of home, she encounters new friends, navigates inscrutable machines, and evades capture by strange creatures, allowing her to build the inner strength to confront her own demons and discover the extraordinary rhythms of her "ordinary" life.

Choreography and original concept by Robyn Mineko Williams
Music by Kyle Vegter, Kevin O’Donnell, BNL ANML, Potions, THIN HYMNS, Julie Byrne, Chandeliers (Chris Kalis, Scott McGaughey, & Harry Brenner), Bo Hansen, John Szymanski & Bethany Thomas, Verger (Robert F. Haynes & Tony Lazarra)
Puppetry and projection design by Julia Miller and Sarah Fornace
Narrative design by Sarah Fornace, Julia Miller, and Robyn Mineko Williams


Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure

Co-commissioned by John F. Kennedy Center and Hubbard Street 2

Co-choreographed with Terence Marling

Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure is a hour-long, interactive dance adaptation inspired by the 1955 classic children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, which tells the story of a young boy named Harold, who, equipped with his purple crayon and an infinite imagination, choreographs his own adventures.

Choreography by Robyn Mineko Williams and Terence Marling
Music by Andrew Bird
Narration by Joel Cory
Scenic and Projection Design by Ryan Wineinger

PRESS

"'Harold and the Purple Crayon" is child's dance wander-land" - Washington Post

Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure | Stage review - Time Out Chicago