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Hearts of Cranes

November 2020 - January 2021 | Remote performance

March 2024 | The Lower Case NYC

Created by You&I

Produced by Alexander Bactat
Created and performed by Manatsu Tanaka

Hearts of Cranes is a remote performance piece combining traditional immersive and participatory theatrical strategies with film inspired practices and structures to create a fully interactive, live, digital experience.

"Empathetic, therapeutic, and most importantly, freeing." -Immersed

"A meditative performance perfect for quieting the anxieties of our trying times." -New Show New York


Created by You&I, and featuring co-creator Manatsu Tanaka, the piece uses the traditional Japanese practice of origami to guide a single audience participant through a process of reflection and active intention based meditation. Hearts of Cranes is a uniquely intimate experience and incorporates elements of movement, music, and magic.

NEWS: Upcoming live, in person performances in New York City in 2024-2026 with lead performer Manatsu Tanaka!

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