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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee with Vangeline Theater

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee with Vangeline Theater

Time: June 26, 2015 at 8pm to June 27, 2015 at 8pm
Location: Triskelion Arts
Street: 106 Calyer Street
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Event Discipline: dance
Organized By: Vangeline Theater
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2015

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Event Description

Triskelion Arts presents:
Butoh for Waste Prevention- Reducing Coffee Trash

A New Butoh Fantasy by Vangeline Theater 

Friday, Saturday, June 26 and 27, 2015 at 8 PM
Triskelion Arts'
106 Calyer Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11222 

Tickets: $15

The company of ten:, Azumi Oe, Leah Beltran, Juri Nishio, Maki Shinagawa, Maiko lkegaki, Beatrice Schleyer, Margherita Tisato, Sindy Butz, Stacy Lynn Smith, Vangeline

Dancer/choreographer Vangeline continues to carry the art of Butoh into the 21st Century with the New York premiere of "WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE". Vangeline Theater will dance in a set made of disposable coffee cups to illustrate how much waste our society generates. Audiences are invited to buy reusable cups and commit to being part of a positive change for our community.

Two performances, June 26 and 27 at 8 PM at Brooklyn's Triskelion Arts

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"As an artist, I want to contribute positively to raise awareness”, Vangeline says.” This piece will feature all the disposable coffee cups our dancers have been using between February and June 2015. We are hoping to show audience members how much garbage 10 people can generate by only drinking coffee over the course of 4 months. We will be campaigning for audiences to buy reusable cups at the show and commit to being part of a solution to protect the environment.”

Coffee cups are generally coated with plastic, which makes them neither recyclable nor compostable. Paper and cardboard make up over 40 percent of the solid waste sent to die in North American landfills. 

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