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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A write up by Andrew Eglinton for the Japan Times. "Cultural disorientation is dancer Yumi Umiumare’s artistic drive".
16(Thur)-20 (Mon) November 2017
Residential workshop exploring the disciplines of Butoh and Body Weather
Led by Yumi Umiumare (Melbourne) & Frank van de Ven (Amsterdam)
Yumi is conducting a ritual with her own unique interpretation of butoh, the modern Japanese dance of darkness. Yumi will choreograph local performers to welcome you to the soil of the Otways.
9-20 March 2017As a part of AsiaTOPA, Evocation of Butoh is a mini festival to activate artistic and cultural exchange in the performance art of Butoh with local arts communities in Melbourne.
Embodied Dance & Butoh By Maria Sangiorgi & Yumi Umiumare @Bali Mountain Retreat at Mt Batukaru, Bali 5-10 June 2017 エンボディーダンス＆舞踏 By マリア・サンジョージ& ゆみ・うみうまれ バリ島、Batukaru山にてのリトリートにて ２０１７年６月５日〜１０日
PopUp Tearoom Series: SpontaneiTEA as a part of Mapping Melbourne festivalMonday5 and 12 December, 4-8pm @Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale
PopUp Tearoom has created during the Wimmera Butoh Residential workshop.
Butoh & Body Weather 25-29 November 2016 Wimmera River Victoria AustraliaResidential workshop exploring the disciplines of Butoh and Body Weather
27 October 2016 – 6 November 2016Presented by Weave Movement Theatre and Yumi Umiumare, White Day Dream is a unique fusion between Butoh and physical theatre performed by dancers with and without disability.
踊りに行くぜ!!vol 7 福岡公演、参加者＆作品募集！！踊りに行くぜ!!vol 7 福岡公演、参加者＆作品募集！！Yumi is commissioned to create a work in Fukuoka, Japan, supported by Japan Contemporary Dance Network (JCDN). The audition is held on Aug 2016, and the work premiered in Feb 2017.
Yumi visited Timor-Leste as artist-in-residence with Lospalos-based NGO Many Hands International. She collaborated with local artists and the community in creating a site-specific pop-up Tearoom space.
2 -10 March @ Arts HouseDurational performance ins dreamlike installations with a Japanese tearoom.Through a series of tea ceremonies, Yumi and her collaborating artists invite you to ingest their unique teas of sereniTea, deformiTea, sensualiTea and more!
Butoh Open Class on Wednesday10am-1pm 3 Feb-2 March 2016(3,10,17,24Feb and 2 March) @ Bottoms Up! Studio, 3 Pitt St Brunswick
Performing in Melaka Festival(Malaysia) and Mapping Melbourne 2015, exploring short work, pop-up tearoom series and site specific performances.
The pop up tearoom space has appeared in front of the historic building of Melaka, St Paul church to create ephemeral and dream like space.
PopUpTearoom series @ ArtsHouse as a part of CulturalLAB, exploring multidimensional performance spaces, collaborated with a dancer, visual artist, media artist, tea ceremony and Ikebana specialists.
BUTOH RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP17(Thur)-20 (Sun) Dec 2015 On the Wimmera River, 15kms west of Horsham Led By Yumi Umiumare and Anthony Pelchen After gaining great inspiration from her recent trips to Europe, Yumi is going to explore diverse aspects of exploring body and landscape.This 130-acre site near Mt Arapiles allows participants to move between bush, sand dunes, open fields, river and elevated rock - opening up the senses to colour, texture, sound and form.
Butoh Weekend Intensivo Yumi Umiumare Giappone / Australia (Butoh Intensive workshop in Italy)@Montignano di Senigallia, Ancona, Italy, 30 August 2015
"esplorando gli elementi fondamentali dell'esistenza fisica e psicologica" "exploring the most fundamental elements of physical and psychological existence"