PopUp Tearoom Series at Abbotsford Convent Open Spaces 2018
'CuriosiTEA' Pop-up Tearoom at Abbotsford Convent' Open Spaces 2018
Nov 17(Sat) 2 – 9pm & 18(Sun) 12 – 6pm @ Oratory, Sacred Heart building
A fusion of Butoh, dance, performance and installation, with classical and contemporary Japanese tea ceremonies, audiences are invited to come and go, pause and reflect. As long ago as the 16th century, tearooms were created in war zones, with the tea ceremony functioning to relieve emotional stress and restore social order. Curious about what sort of ‘tea’ we can make today, Yumi invokes the Japanese notion of ‘ma’ or ‘active pause’ and serves you a bowl of 'curiosiTEA' with an element of surprise and provocation. Yumi is behind the dyanamic ButohOUT! Festival, held annually at the Convent and regularly performs and producers work onsite.