Asian American Arts Alliance

Event Description

Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute, presents the World Premiere of Flower - Secret, an evening of Butoh solos with Butoh Master Tetsuro Fukuhara and Vangeline on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8pm; and Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7pm at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.  Tickets are $18 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-vangeline-theater-tickets-35983374241.

 

Tetsuro Fukuhara and Vangeline the second and third generations of Butoh, a physical symbol of evolution- teacher to student, man to woman, past to future. For this collaboration, the artists will work together to share their art making practices to create new work. Fukuhara will perform in a large suspended hollow tube. Vangeline will create a new "Dance of Darkness" work. Through this collaborative performance, the artists seek to reveal the way the art form has grown and shifted, and how individuals are encouraged to adapt the Butoh, ensuring the style is reflective and responsive. 

 

Over the past 60 years, Butoh has become a universal and international movement language. Developed in post-World War II Japan, the minimalist avant-garde dance form has grown, evolved, and travelled worldwide; Butoh is taught and performed across the United States, in Europe, Africa, and Latin America. While the form has its roots in Japan, there are Butoh artists of all cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities continuing its legacy into the 21st century.

 

Photographs of flowers by artist Tal Schpantzer will be projected on Vangeline for her solo.

 

Tetsuro Fukuhara, President of Tokyo Space Dance, is a second-generation movement artist of "Improvisation Butoh." Tetsuro's studied under Akira Kasai, and Butoh founders Kazuo Ohno, and Tatsumi Hijikata. At 68, Tetsuro represents the oldest generation of Japanese Butoh. His style of "New Butoh Space Dance" is a way to socialize Butoh for the general public, bringing together elements of dance, architecture, information, and design. 

 

Vangeline is an internationally-acclaimed French-born New York City-based Butoh choreographer and is regarded widely as an expert in her field in the United States. She is the founder of the New York Butoh Institute and Artistic Director of the Vangeline Theater, an all-female dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century. Vangeline's socially conscious performances tie together Butoh and activism. Her performances have dealt with subjects as varied as feminism, climate change, war and perceptions of gender. 

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