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KOIZUMI

Part chamber music, part theater, part visual art, this performance piece explores the life and work of Lafcadio Hearn, a 19th century writer. Hearn offered a literary perspective through the ghostly spirit world of Old Japan, and gave a journalistic voice to underrepresented societies around the globe.Through his writing, readers are invited onto a higher dimensional platform where the supernatural merges with altered space and time.

"Koizumi" features Jean Laurenz, Lafcadio Hearn’s great-grand-niece, together with Masary studios. The artists explore how Hearn navigated a changing Japan, and attempted to preserve the feelings and stories of a society on the verge of rapid development. This 45 minute, multi-media piece weaves sound and light together to unite the dimensions of Hearn’s uncanny spirit world.