Triskelion Arts presents, in association with Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute:«Flower — Secret»
an evening of Butoh solos with Butoh Master Tetsuro Fukuhara and Vangeline
Friday November 17 at 8pm
Saturday November 18 at 8pm
Sunday November 19 at 7pm
at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets: $18 in advance/ $22 at the door
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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 artmaking 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.
The performance premiere will take place November 17-19 at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn. In advance of the performances, several community engagement and educational activities will occur to build audience and interest, including a a symposium with Fukuhara and Vangeline and a number of other experts at Howl! Arts in Manhattan (November 13, 2017).