Tokyo 2025 premiered on 3 August 2006 in Seattle, Washington. It was produced to improve urban relationships between people in Seattle; people that are artists and those that don’t call themselves artists. The show was designed to engage all five senses and create a sense of participation…of connection.
I was inspired by the Japanese culture. They have the wonderful ability to be able to combine the old and the new. Skyscrapers next to temples. Hi-tech cellphones but always “saving face.” Camping out on the sidewalk for the latest electronics yet doing so orderly and with the same honor that drives the tea ceremonies. This dichotomy of old and new, modern and historical provides a broad “space” in which to play…to create a show. And so that is what I did. Tokyo 2025 closed on 18 November 2006.