PopUp Tearoom Series at APAM Brisbane

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PopUp Tearoom Series has been selected for a prestigious showcase opportunity in Brisbane at APAM 2018,  presenting to national and international delegates. 

Enter a dreamlike installation space, where Yumi Umiumare’s unique fusion of Butoh, physical theatre and spoken word are interspersed with classical and contemporary tea ceremonies.

Since the 16th century, tea ceremonies have been performed to relieve emotional stress and restore social order. Curious about what sort of ‘tea’ we can make today, Umiumare invokes the Japanese notion of ‘ma’ or ‘active pause’. The deep sense of presence and silence afforded by the PopUp Tearoom offers participants a chance to pause and reflect, but in true Umiumare style there’s an element of provocation too.

FRI 23 FEB 2:00pm - 4:00pm
at Rooftop Terrace | Brisbane Powerhouse
2 hrs Durational Performance


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