A performance of music and dance exploring our relationship with nature and spirit, founded in the funeral rituals of East Asia. In their Snape Residency, An-Ting and Masumi Saito seek to create a meditative space that resonates with their audience.

An-Ting composer
Masumi Saito
movement artist

Composer An-Ting and movement artist Masumi Saito are at Snape to develop their new work, Departure, which explores themes of death, nature, and spirit by integrating funeral ceremonies from various cultures - particularly East Asian traditions. This project expands on the work we are doing at Britten Pears Arts to contribute to compassionate communities, in relation to end of life, grief and loss.

Snape Residencies provide time and space for creators at all stages of their careers; a supportive environment to create, be curious, and try out new ideas. Open Sessions offer a unique chance to go behind the scenes and experience work-in-progress created during the Residency.


General booking opens on Saturday 3 August at 10am.

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