Evocation of Butoh, mini Butoh Festival in Melbourne



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. This genre of dance/theatre was started in the late 50’s in Japan in the aftermath of WWII. Butoh, originally called the ‘Dance of Darkness’, finds expression through dance and movement for the visible and invisible states of living. This is a unique opportunity for audiences in Melbourne to experience sublime works by local and international practitioners: a diaspora of artists who left their countries of origin to extend their practice in contemporary society.Intensive workshops, a public forum and an artists’ talk will also be presented to stimulate discourse around what Butoh is now in Australia.

PERFORMANCE& FORUM @ Lamama Courthouse, as a part of Asia TOPA Program1 9(Thur) and 10(Fri) 7:30pm March 2017 Tony Yap (Malaysia/Australia) Yumi Umiumare (Japan/ Australia) Helen Smith (England/ Australia)

Program2 11(Sat) 7:30pm, 12(Sun) 5pm, March 2017 Yumiko Yoshioka (Japan/Germany) and pre-show performance by Alana Hoggart, Miguel Camarero

PUBLIC FORUM What is Butoh now in Australia? 12(Sun) 12-3pm March 2017 Free Admission

Booking and Detail

WORKSHOP WORKSHOP1 Butoh 3 nights Intensive workshop by Yumiko Yoshioka 14(Tue), 15(Wed) ,16(Thur) March 6:00pm - 9:00pm@Abbotsford Convent $250 (Full) & $230 (Concession)

WORKSHOP 2 Residential workshop in Stuart Mill by Yumiko Yoshioka facilitated by Yumi Umiumare 17th (Fri) March to 20th (Mon) March @ Camp Seed $450 (Full) & $420 (Concession)

*$600 when both workshops 1 & 2 are applied.

Workshop inquiry : info@takashitakiguchi.com

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