DasSHOKU SHAKE! 27 September - 7 October, 2012

A Japanese Australian Butoh Cabaret Extravaganza

By Yumi Umiumare with Theatre Gumbo & local and international Artists.

27 September - 7 October 2012

"Wild extremes in fearless performance shock, fascinate..." The AGE (DasSHOKU Hora!)



fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne Wednesday - Saturday 8pm, Sunday 5.30pm $27 Full / $22 Concession $18 Preview (27 Sep) / $18 group of 6 people

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www.fortyfivedownstairs.com (03)9662 9966 - Click here to book. www.melbournefringe.com.au (03)9660 9666



Be ready to get lost in this funky cross cultural emo shake up! DasSHOKU SHAKE! is the fourth work in the award winning DasSHOKU repertoire - the unique culture-crushing dementia, which has been recognized by audiences in sell-out seasons nationally and internationally since 1999. Dasshoku means ‘to bleach’.

Butoh Punkess Yumi Umiumare ignites her next infamous DasSHOKU Cabaret, bursting from the shaking earth. Osaka's legendary Theatre Gumbo, international guest artists from Japan plus four of Melbourne’s shock-toy acolytes bring things of darkness out into footlights. Jap-pop and white mysticism assault Buddhist Heart sutra! Comic! Bizarre!

Does devastation transform us, cleanse us or bleach us?














Photo by : Vikk Shayen

★★★★ "This is a riot... black humour, absurd juxtapositions and occasional poignancy with skills for thrills." THE ADVERTISER (Theatre GUMBO)

















Photo  by Masami Kikuchi



AUSTRALIA Yumi Umiumare Matt Crosby Helen Smith Willow J Harrison Hall

THEATRE GUMBO Kayo Tamura Kenichi Mabuchi Ryo Nishihara Nono Miyasaka

FROM OSAKA Hiromitsu Oishi Chizuru Misaki (intere-P) Tomomi Nakayama (joli ma coeur) AYA (Osaka Shinsengumi)


Co-Director Yumi Umiumare & Kayo Tamura Dramaturgy Matt Crosby Set Design Ellen Strasser Sound Design Dan West Costume Design Kiki Ando and Theatre GUMBO Lighting Design Tom Willis Stage Manager Rita Khayat Front of House Ballerina Masami Sato

Photo & Design Vikk Shayen Photo Masami Kikuchi (Japan)



















































Photo by : Vikk Shayen





Photo  by Masami Kikuchi

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