BUTOH RESIDENCY offers three days of live performances, films and a workshop that see Japanese and European musicians, dancers and artists working together to advance the global recognition of Butoh – both as a uniquely Japanese art form and as a vibrant international platform for communicating in or beyond all languages. Collaborating artists include pianist and vocalist Aya Ogawa and dancer Mushimaru Fujieda from Japan; Butoh-Techno from Poland, French electronic musician Pascal Savy and, on film, performances by the late Sapporo based dancer Yoko Muronoi.
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 1 – BUTOH TECHNO
Wednesday 15 May doors 7.30pm – music 8pm Adv £12 / Door £15
Formed three years ago out of a collaboration between the Poland based Shepherds of Cats and Japanse pianist and vocalist Aya Ogawa, Butoh-Techno is an international dance and sound spectacle bringing together the aforementioned improv ensemble, Maciej Piatek aka VJ Pietrushka, saxophonist/composer Matylda Gerber, Butoh dancer Mushimaru Fujieda and Ogawa.
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 2: Film Screening + Live performance
Friday 17 May doors 7.30pm – music 8pm Adv £10 / Door £12
a film show of rare footage paying tribute to the late Sapporo based dancer Yoko Muronoi and Dancer Mushimaru Fujieda performing to sound by Pascal Savy and Aya Ogawa
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 3 – BUTOH WORKSHOP – Sunday 19 May 1pm to 6pm £45 per person
Mushimaru Fujieda Workshop on “Natural Physical Poetry” accompanied by Aya Ogawa
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