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Mariko’s Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure

The tedium of everyday life in the not-too-distant future makes a girl restless until one day she discovers a crate in her attic, filled with vinyl records collected by her mother. Armed only with headphones, our young hero is transported to a world of music and shadow, where she makes friends, builds impossible machines, escapes entrapment, and slays her own demons.

Mariko’s Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure features Hubbard Street 2 with choreography and original concept by Robyn Mineko Williams, music direction by Kyle Vegter, puppetry and projection design by Julia Miller and Sarah Fornace.

For ages 5 and up.

Premiered in October, 2015

Co-Commissioned by The Kennedy Center & Hubbard Street 2
Concept & Choreography by Robyn Mineko Williams
Story by Sarah Fornace, Julia Miller & Robyn Mineko Williams
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MUSIC

“The Portal” by Chris Kalis, Scott McGaughey, & Harry Brenner. Performed by Chandeliers

“Train Brain” by Kyle Drouin. Performed by BNL ANML

“City High” by Bo Hansen. Performed by Heavy Times

“Never Lost Never Found” by Kevin O’Donnell

“They’re Moving Mountains” by Bethany Thomas and John Szymanski

“Rube Goldberg Machine” by Potions/Tom Owens

“Be So Cruel” by THIN HYMNS/Michael Hilger

“Parting Ways” by Julie Byrne. Second guitar and production by Mike Clifford

“Draw Fire” by Robert F. Haynes and Tony Lazzara. Performed by Verger

“Sleep Walk” by Ann Farina, John S. Farina, and Santo A. Farina. Performed by Cross Record/Emily Cross

“Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Trevor Charles Rabin, John Roy Anderson, Trevor Charles Horn and Christopher Russel Edward Squire. Performed by Geo Cities.

“Starman” by David Bowie. Vocals, guitars, and sequencing by Bobby Con, strings and additional vocals by Monica BouBou.

“Starman” by David Bowie. Performed by Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman for Manual Cinema Studios

Commissioning and Support

Mariko’s Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure was a world premiere Kennedy Center Co-Commission with Hubbard Street 2.

Credits

Co-Commissioned by The Kennedy Center & Hubbard Street 2

Concept & Choreography by Robyn Mineko Williams

Story by Sarah Fornace, Julia Miller & Robyn Mineko Williams

Production

Concept and Choreography by Robyn Mineko Williams

Story by Sarah Fornace, Julia Miller and Robyn Mineko Williams

Music Direction and Sound Design by Kyle Vegter

Puppetry and Projection Design by Lizi Breit, Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace and Julia Miller

Lighting Design by Julie E. Ballard

Costume Design by Branimira Ivanova

HS2 Production Stage Manager Claire Chrzan

Cast

Natalie Leibert (Mariko)

Katlin Michael Bourgeois (Brother)

Zachary Enquist

Jade Hooper

Oscar Carrillo

Christina Vargas

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