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Composing Zahdi, Pt. 2

Diagrams and Text Contributed by David Crandall Zahdi Date and Poppies photographs provided courtesy of Casey Preston [EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of the continuing conversation surrounding Carrie Preston’s Zahdi Dates and Poppies which premiered on March 30, 2016 at the … Continue reading

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Composing Zahdi, Pt. 1

Photos and Contribution by David Crandall [EDITOR’S NOTE: Part of the continuing conversation surrounding Carrie Preston’s  Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston.] In their delightful posts, Carrie and David S. both … Continue reading

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When there is No Dog

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Part of the continuing conversation surrounding Carrie Preston’s  Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston. Please consider providing your support by visiting the project’s funding page.] Contributed by David Surtasky … Continue reading

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Finding the Dog in Noh, and Leaving it Alone

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Ms. Preston provides some insights concerning her new work  Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston. Please consider providing your support by visiting the project’s funding page.] Contributed by Carrie … Continue reading

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Finding the Dog

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Crandall provides some thoughts concerning his composition of the score of Carrie Preston’s Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston. Image of painting provided by David Crandall. Please consider … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Pt. II of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” In this selection more is learned of the waki and shite, and their interconnection through their lives; recounting the death of the shite – husbands, … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Pt. I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” Ms. Preston weaves elements of her own life experience into this play modeled structurally after traditional second category noh plays. It recounts the story of … Continue reading

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