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Tezuka Dance event in London 2011

Date: 2011 May 22 12:10

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Sadler's Wells Theatre in London will be showing a interpretive performance based upon the works of Osamu Tezuka, the Eisner Award winning visionary manga and anime creator.

The event, directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, draws from Tezuka's creations such as Buddha and his most famous creation Astro Boy. Using musicians, dancers, a caligrapher and an actor it will explore the world's of Tezuka. Tickets go on sale from Monday 23rd May 2011 from the Sadler's Wells Theatre and website. The show, titled TeZukA, will run from the 6th through to the 10th of September.

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Press release as follows:

Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 September
Tickets: £10 - £32

Widely hailed as the 'God of Manga', visionary Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka provides the inspiration for internationally renowned choreographer and Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's brand new work - TeZukA. Famed for his manga creations including Astro Boy and Buddha, Tezuka's work has become a vital part of Japanese cultural identity.

Working with a cast of nine dancers, two musicians, an actor and a calligrapher, all drawn from Europe and Asia, Cherkaoui explores Tezuka's fascinating world. TeZukA features a specially commissioned score from award-winning composer and Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Nitin Sawhney with lighting and visual design by Willy Cessa, plus projections of Tezuka's original illustrations alongside work by video artist Taki Ueda.

Source: Sadler\'s Wells Theatre
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