ButohOUT! 2019 is a festival to celebrate creative communities in Australia and beyond through the profound performance art medium of Butoh. 4 public workshops and 2 weeks performance season are held at Abbotsford Convent.Read More
PopUp Tearoom Series at Abbotsford Convent' Open Spaces 2018
CuriosiTEA : Nov 17(Sat) 2 – 9pm & 18(Sun) 12 – 6pm @ Oratory, Sacred Heart building
Butoh & Body Weather Residential workshop 13-17 December 2018
At Wimmera River Victoria Australia
Led by Yumi Umiumare (Melbourne) & Frank van de Ven (Amsterdam)
The Art Gallery of South Australia will host the 2018 World Tea Gathering this November as part of the OzAsia Festival. Tea artists from Australia, France, Japan, Brazil and Germany will assemble from the 2nd to 9th of November, presenting a week of pop-up events and performances celebrating the art of tea.Read More
Yumi is joining Back to Back Theatre’s Tokyo tour, performing in their masterpiece, small metal objects, a theatre show in the public domain; part voyeuristic meditation, part urban thriller.
An ingenious theatrical gem, small metal objects unfolds amidst the high volume pedestrian traffic of Ikebukuro Nishiguchi-park. With individual sets of headphones, the audience is wired into an intensely personal drama being played out somewhere in the crowd.Read More
11 August, 2018, 9am-4pm @ Hamer Hall Stage Door Suite
A one day Workshop on durational performance presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe .
Every Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm
From 10 July till 21 Aug
@ Aka Studio East Brunswick
Through the workshop, Yumi introduces the basic philosophy and physical exercises in Butoh and other dance disciplines to open up Body, Space, Energy and Imagination!
The workshop is open to all levels of experience.
4(Sat) and 5(Sun) Aug 2018
@ Siteworks Brunswick
Over the weekend, Yumi will guide participants to explore their ‘known’ and ‘unknown’ territories of our bodies, movements and thought process through philosophy of Butoh and beyond.
Yumi is performing in the Koto Transformation – Australis features striking, expressive koto performance weaved through sensitively layered Japanese and Australian musical styles.Read More
ポッ プ・アップお茶室シリーズはアーティストや様々な分野の人たちの出会いの場で、「茶事」を通してお互いのアイディアを交換できるクリエイティブな場です。 その空間は、実際のお茶室であったり、仮想のものであったり、また、シュールな映像であったりします。お茶を通してRITUAL(儀式)やパーフォーマンスの可 能性を探り、また「未知の」ことを受け入れて遊びますRead More
Yumi was one of the 5 choreographers of the 5 days performance season of PIECES FOR SMALL SPACES at Lucy Guerin Inc, 13-17 Dec 2017.
Evocation of Butoh is a mini festival with the aim of activating artistic and cultural exchange between international artists and local arts communities in Melbourne through the performance art of Butoh.Read More
"Sunrise at Midnight" (2002) is both a documentary portrait of Yumi Umiumare, a contemporary Japanese / Australian Butoh dancer, and a Japanese Ghost story set in the Australian Desert. Filmmaker Sean O'Brien and Butoh Dancer Yumi Umiumare make an expedition into the desert to experience and exorcise Noriko's lost soul.Read More
この作品はうみうまれの「White Day Dream 」シリーズ の一環で、過去２年メルボルン、マレーシアで創作され、今回はその日本版。10年前、脳出血で倒れたうみうまれの兄の姿からインスピレーションを得て創り始めた作品群で、2016年10月にはメルボルンでハンディキャップを追う人たちの演劇カンパニーと共に作品が発表された。Read More
White Day Dream series explores the space between dream and reality. Like a dream itself, the work recalls subconscious emotions, where things are at once unexpectedly linked and disconnected.This is a newly created 30min physical theatre work working with local Japanese visual artists and performers.Read More
ButohOUT! is a newly initiated festival activating local communities in Victoria by fostering artistic and cultural exchanges through the powerful performing arts medium Butoh. Butoh is widely known as a Japanese theatre and dance art form but in this festival, artists will integrate it in the context of uniquely Australian culture, history and landscapes.Read More
PopUp Tearoom Series has been selected for a prestigious showcase opportunity in Brisbane at APAM 2018, presenting to national and international delegates.Read More
Memory Tearoom is a space to reflect and contemplate within an installation reimagining memories of migration. Collaboration between Yumi Umiumare and Brazilian Australian photographer/dancer Gregory Lorenzutti, they will share and collect stories of individual memories using photographs and rituals of tea ceremonies.Read More
A collaboration between Yumi Umiumare's PopUp Tearoom Series and S-Jon's Tumbleweed project, Con-TemporariTEA is a durational performance ritual, exploring freedom and spontaneity. It was a part of Mapping Melbourne Festival.Read More
As a part of Eco-Anxiety festival, Yumi will explore the concept of ‘AnxieTEA’, through various tea ceremony rituals, creating elements between the anxious and calm, sacred and profane, serious and absurdly funny.Read More