Steven Kazuo Takasugi’s “Sideshow”

No Hay Banda plays Steven Kazuo Takasugi’s Sideshow

NOVEMBER 8,  2022
Doors at 7:00PM | Concert starts at 7:30PM (PDT)



Jeff Stonehouse, flute
Lori Freedman, clarinet
Yves Charuest, alto saxophone
Geneviève Liboiron, violin
Jean René, viola
Émilie Girard-Charest, cello
Daniel Áñez, piano
Noam Bierstone, solo vocalizing percussionist
Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière, electronics
Steven Kazuo Takasugi, composer/staging


Enter into an imaginative world of spectacular chaos.

Artists transform into actors and take the stage to perform Sideshow, which merges theatrics and chamber music for an adventure filled with absurd tragedy. Designed to be over-the-top, Steven Kazuo Takasugi’s work tackles the dark side of the circus sideshows from Coney Island in the early part of the 20th Century. Witness each character of the octet give it their all and embody their deformed clone. You’ll be caught up in this bizarre and eccentric world, and if you let it, you’ll revel in the enthusiasm towards “the strange, the unfamiliar, and all that which defies convention.” (Steven Takasugi)

You won’t want to miss this provocative, strange, and audacious work!

Discover More On Sideshow by Noam Bierstone.

This concert is generously sponsored by Bruce Munro Wright.

A note about mask wearing.
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