In The Heart’s Desire the world of the senses is revealed in voice and movement. Café Reason Butoh Dance Theatre and Moving Tone embark on a collaborative investigation into the five senses, Free Will, and the reconciliation of opposites among the classical statuary in the atmospheric setting of the Randolph Gallery of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, with a work-in-progress performance on this coming August Bank Holiday.  A chance to see the fruits of the first stage in development of a major new work, The Heart’s Desire, created jointly by Cafe Reason with voice artist Anne L. Ryan (Moving Tone).

Monday 26th August, 2.00 pm and 3.15 pm
Randolph Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, OX1 2PH

To see a flier about the performance:

http ://www . cafereason . com/images/the_hearts_desire_a5_flier . pdf

For more on the background to the project and to keep updated as it progresses:

http ://www . cafereason . com/main/the_hearts_desire . htm

For information about Moving Tone and Anne L. Ryan:

Ayala Kingsley writes: “As we have such an unusual location among an atmospheric collection of classical statues, the Ashmolean performance will be site-specific and improvised to make the most of the venue. There will be two chances to see this work, at 2.00 and 3.15. We hope you can make it.”

‘The body is the costume of the soul’ (Kazuo Ohno)