A body tossed aside.
The holy hair of a roman nun was placed in a cardboard tube.
And the hand-dyed cloth reeks anew of its fermented indigo brew.
Her presence pierces through, though she is not the only light that shines tonight.
A visitor? A friend? A beloved, long-lost in time?
Onna Musha tells of the past and the future of a mysterious, ancient woman whose life can be peeked at through the amalgamation of puppetry, butoh dance, and mask work.
Matt Jackson Studios fabricates puppets and masks for theatre and film. In collaboration with Kristien Sonnevijlle, we create site-specific performances and installations that bring the sculptures to life: an organic mixture of puppetry, dance, and mask play rooted in the transformation of material and body.