Tree: Part 2 of The Geography Trilogy

October 24 – 28, 2000

Premiere New York Premiere
Country of Origin United States
Description Research for Tree, the second installment of the Geography Trilogy, took place across Asia, as Ralph Lemon and his collaborators sought to study the ongoing artistic traditions that stem from Buddhism. In the program notes, Lemon offered his guiding question: “Tree confronts the ‘Africa’ of Geography, Part 1. What becomes of the vital energy and sound of that work here in this supposed Asian ‘quiet,’ a perceived politic of restraint? Above all, Tree is a play on the idea of meta-cultural performance, shaped by a series of episodes composed of fractured questions.” 
Identifier 2000f.00704
Season Fall 2000
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerRalph Lemon
composerJames Lo
costume designerAnita Yavich
directorRalph Lemon
lighting designerStephen Strawbridge
set designer/decorNari Ward
sound designerDavid Budries
top billingRalph Lemon, James Lo
translator/interpretorIzumi Bernadette Ashizawa