A performance featuring taiko and dance.
Wear Me Into Spring is a performance combining duets and ensemble pieces of dance and taiko that follow alongside Remnants, a poem by William Leo Coakley. Each performer brings their own expertise to the show, and these skills overlap and complement one another in each scene.
Wear Me Into Spring is a 30 min production featuring multiple pieces. It was filmed over the course of one afternoon at the MAAS building.
In addition to a video, Wear Me Into Spring will be adapted as a live performance as a part of the Cannonball Festival, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre in partnership with the MAAS building. This live show will feature an additional setlist and an expanded ensemble.
An in-depth program can be found at casualfifth.com, including a full setlist, cast bios, and more.
Friday, Sep 24, 2021 – 5:30 pm
Available to Stream for FREE – Entire Festival
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this and all Cannonball Festival events. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.
Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.
Main Cast (Video):
Taiko/Videography: Mac Evans
Taiko/Dance: Alex Pfister
Choreography/Dance: Jim May
Taiko/Dance: Maddie Hopfield
Dance: Meggi Sweeny Smith
Music: John Heward.
Auxillary Cast (Live Show):
Taiko: Yue Qiu
Taiko: Nick Loh
Taiko: Yoko Nakahashi
Music: David Yee
Music: Peter Schwab.
This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, an independant satellite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events including performances of 27 original shows, nightly cabarets, and more. Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.
Appropriate for all ages
About the Artists
Alex Pfister and Mac Evans are the staple members of the Casual Fifth Dance and Taiko troupe. They have practiced and performed modern dance and taiko drumming together for years across several states, and Casual Fifth is their part-time ensemble performing with friends and mentors.