Metamorphosis: Kevin Suzuki

Series : Metamorphosis

The critical work of presenting the many nuances and practices of a culture in a productive and respectful manner requires an experienced advisor to look out for the pitfalls that can damage perceptions and guide the cast and creative team as they balance the dramatic narrative with healthy cultural perpective.

Episode 4 of Metamorphosis features the voice of Kevin Suzuki of the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York who has served as The Atlanta Opera’s Cultural & Movement Advisor for this production of Madama Butterfly. Kevin and Nina break down the harmful tropes and stereotypes specific to the staging of this work and walk through the important work done to present a revitalized Butterfly for all.

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