The Ume Group, an up-and-coming physical theatre ensemble hailed by New York critics for its “commanding, physically impressive performances” (The Village Voice) and “risky physical vulnerability” (, is making its Hollywood debut.

Jordan Rosin and Yokko (Photo by Mary Olin Geiger)

Drawing largely on techniques from Japanese butoh dance, along with yoga and gymnastics, The Ume Group’s “Facet” presents a raw and profound view of what it means to be “fallen,” “risen” and “one” with everything.

Created and performed by Jordan Rosin and Yokko, the show will be presented Friday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fringe Mainstage/Open Fist Theatre Company, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Approximate run time: 45 minutes.

The Ume Group is offering free physical theater workshops on June 26, 27 and 28 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Theatre of Note, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, visit

Yokko, in association with The Ume Group, is also performing a one-woman show, “Baldy,” on Saturday, June 29, at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Theatre Asylum, 1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles.

For tickets to “Facet” or “Baldy,” call (323) 455-4585 or visit

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