Ninja Ballet’s Ma

Written and Choreographed | Shoko Tamai

Lighting Design | Aren Carpenter

Produced | Secret Theatre

From Tamai

Entitled “Ma”, Japanese for ‘negative space’, referring to the disconnect between time on a universal scale and time as humans experience it. The story follows three warriors who have suffered their own unique losses, and how their lives have been shaped by their drive for vengeance.


You’d think a performance group called Ninja Ballet would have enough to do combining two totally different styles of movement. But it’s actually even more spectacular than it sounds: dancing, fighting, circus tumbling, dueling with weapons and even using fire to fuse the worlds of classical ballet and ancient martial arts. Think “Swan Lake meets The Matrix”.

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Photos are courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

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