VIDEO: ‘Enra’ Set to Dazzle at Community Concert Hall

Creating magic by fusing technology and performance art, ‘Enra’ comes to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Thursday, October 22, at 7:30pm.

The troupe will perform at only 10 venues in the United States during its 2015 world tour, one of which is the Community Concert Hall.

Formed in 2012 by Japanese artistic director Nobuyuki Hanabusa, Enra is a Tokyo-based performance and production company that matches motion graphics and animated background images with live performance. Bridging contemporary art and engaging entertainment, Enra’s innovation seamlessly unites ballet, Kung-fu, acrobatics, juggling and rhythmic gymnastics.

 

The troupe features Tsuyoshi Kaseda, Maki Yokoyama, Saya Watatani, Tachun, Yusaku Mochizuki and Kazunori Ishide, all among Japan’s most talented artists and masters in a variety of genres. Members of the group were featured on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in Season 10.

According to Hanabusa, ‘Enra’ endeavors to challenge different ways of expression and create more complex work and a different outlook on the world with the combination of images and performance. Hanabusa creates the images that are ultimately merged with the live performers. The images used in the presentation are not limited to graphics, but extend to writing and interactive staging, which had been impossible to express prior to advances in technology.

Tickets for Enra ($39-$49) are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, or call 970.247.7657, or visit the Ticket Office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th St. and Main Ave., Downtown Durango. Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10am-4pm.

The Community Concert Hall is a not-for-profit, multi-use performance venue located on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Its ability to bring a diverse spectrum of shows to Southwest Colorado is made possible through a partnership with the college, a state-supported, independent institution of higher education, and through financial and in-kind contributions from generous members of the community.