“…a bright explosive tour-de-force.” – The Daily Gazette
“Ueyama proved both musically sophisticated and adept at propelling dancers with silky assurance.” – Alan Ulrich, The San Francisco Chronicle

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Choreography: Takehiro Ueyama
Music: Pat Metheny, Are You Going With Me? & The First Circle
Lighting: Jason Jeunnette
Costumes: Camille Branton
Premiere: May 15, 2008 at Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York, NY

Moved by the music of legendary Pat Metheny, Takehiro Ueyama has choreographed a piece for the entire company that explores the tribal celebration of humankind, specifically the harmony of interpersonal relationships expressed through ever-shifting patterns and forceful, yet fluid movements. As a result of advanced technology, our culture has a false sense of closeness. This work is a simple harkening back to the ease and intimacy of close friendships and time spent together in the presence of people, not once removed by technology. It’s a reflection of one of life’s greatest pleasures- being with those we love.