2007
NEW YORK
BUTOH FESTIVAL

October 21
10.30am - 12.30pm Workshop
Art for Families workshop with Yuko Kaseki:
Dancer Yuko Kaseki leads an introductory butoh workshop for families with children ages 5 to 11.
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Venue: Noguchi Museum

October 21
1:00 pm
Performance
Nancy Zendora: The Reluctant Wanderer
Nancy Zendora will perform among the elegant and serene art of Isamu Noguchi, a contemporary of butoh founders Tatsumi Hijikata and Kuzuo Ohno. (More details)

Venue: Noguchi Museum

October 25 (THURSDAY)
1:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Film Series
CUNY Butoh Film Series:
This film series is dedicated to butoh dance's co-founder Kazuo Ohno and is comprised of the videos he gave over to John Solt. Brief remarks and an audience Q&A with John Solt will follow each video. (More details)

Venue: Martin E. Segal Theater Center

October 25 (THURSDAY)
5pm Š 9pm
Workshop
Yuko Kaseki:
A physically charged workshop drawing upon techniques from butoh, Noguchi gymnastics, and Tai-Chi. Concentration on the center of the body (tanden) is the focus.
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Venue: Dance Theater Workshop

October 26 (FRIDAY)
5pm Š 9pm
Workshop
Yuko Kaseki:
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Venue: Dance Theater Workshop

October 27 (SATURDAY)
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Performance & Birthday Party
Butoh Marathon Program:
On October 27, Kazuo Ohno's actual 101st birthday, there will be a marathon of performances from U.S.-based artists whose artistic visions have been influenced by butoh. Closing the evening is Emptiness (Kuu), a solo by Yoshito Ohno, son of Kazuo Ohno. The evening will culminate with a Birthday Party open to ticket holders.
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Venue: Japan Society

October 28 (SUNDAY)
10:00am - 2:00pm
Workshop
Akira Kasai:
Students will generate inner-energy for dance and create the flow of "inner-time and inner-space" while discovering and experiencing KasaiÕs eclectic choreography.
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Venue: Dance Theater Workshop

October 28 (SUNDAY)
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Workshop
Yoshito Ohno:
Students are invited to ask themselves: "What does it mean to create the presence of the body?" Dancers will be introduced to the foundation of butoh, as imparted by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.
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Venue: Movement Research

October 29 (MONDAY)
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop
Yoshito Ohno:
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Venue: Movement Research

October 29 (MONDAY)
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Workshop
Akira Kasai:
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Venue: Dance Theater Workshop

October 30 (TUESDAY)
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop
Yoshito Ohno:
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SOLD OUT
Venue: Movement Research

October 30 (TUESDAY)
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Workshop
Akira Kasai:
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Venue: Dance Theater Workshop

October 31 (WEDNESDAY)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Artist Talk
CAVE Artist Talks: Yoshito Ohno
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Venue: CAVE

October 31 (WEDNESDAY)
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Artist Talk
CAVE Artist Talks: Ko Murobushi
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Venue: CAVE

October 31 (WEDNESDAY)
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Artist Talk
CAVE Artist Talks: Akira Kasai
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Venue: CAVE

November 2 (FRIDAY)
4:30pm - 8:30pm
Workshop
Ko Murobushi
Students are guided through fundamental butoh exercises involving relaxation, breath control, sensory exploration and image-based transformations.
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Venue: Movement Research

November 3 (SATURDAY)
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop
Ko Murobushi
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Venue: Movement Research

November 4 (SUNDAY)
2:00pm
Film Series
Anthology Film Archives Butoh Program: Summer Storm (2003) by Masao Arai
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Venue: Anthology Film Archives

November 4 (SUNDAY)
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop
Ko Murobushi
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Venue: Movement Research

November 4 (SUNDAY)
3:30pm
Film Series
Anthology Film Archives Butoh Program: Beauty and Strength (2001) Assembled by NHK Software
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Venue: Anthology Film Archives

November 4 (SUNDAY)
3:30pm
Film Series
Anthology Film Archives Butoh Program: Beauty and Strength (2001) Assembled by NHK Software
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Venue: Anthology Film Archives

November 4 (SUNDAY)
5:30pm
Film Series
Anthology Film Archives Butoh Program: Un Chien Andalou (1929) by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali; The Seashell and The Clergyman (1928) by Germain Dulac (More details)

Venue: Anthology Film Archives

November 6 (TUESDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Garnica Leimay AcTS Lab: A Timeless Kaidan (World Premiere)
Garnica Leimay AcTS Lab brings together a group of three Japanese butoh dancers: Takuya Ishide, Daiji Meguro,Yuko Kaseki; a design team composed of video and installation artist Shige Moriya, sound designer Nao Sakamoto and a group of ten young New York based performers in an incandescent interdisciplinary performance about human fear.
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 7 (WEDNESDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Garnica Leimay AcTS Lab: A Timeless Kaidan (World Premiere)
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 8 (THURSDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Garnica Leimay AcTS Lab: A Timeless Kaidan (World Premiere)
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 9 (FRIDAY)
7:30pm
Performance
Atsushi Takenouchi: Kizamu (NY Premiere)
Kizamu means to carve very important experience or memories into the body. Takenouchi dances the memory of the space, air and sounds, which he has encountered in the various corners of the world and has carved into his body. Performing with live music by Hiroko Komiya, they collaborate in bringing alive memories in the moment of space and sound.
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 9 (FRIDAY)
9:30pm
Performance
Ko Murobushi: Quick Silver (U.S. Premiere)
Ko Murobushi's latest solo exudes boundless energy from his silver-painted body, like mercury that has exploded its strength away. Using only his formidable physicality, Murobushi radiates the lasting life essence of mercury powder as it waves and rolls its way in all directions across the stage.
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 10 (SATURDAY)
10:00am - 4:00pm
Workshop
Atsushi Takenouchi: This workshop guides participants through a variety of butoh techniques: image body, transformation by internal and external states, conscious and unconscious movement, and a dialogue between the body and the environment.
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Venue: Movement Research

November 10 (SATURDAY)
7:30pm
Performance
Ko Murobushi: Quick Silver (U.S. Premiere)
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 10 (SATURDAY)
9:30pm
Performance
Taketeru Kudo: Go-Zarashi (Karma Exposer) (U.S. Premiere)
Kudo explores questions he has been harboring since the time of his debut: conflict between the folkloric blood and the wilderness of modernity. These elements will connect with his yearning for dramatic structure, creating total theater by a single man.
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 11 (SUNDAY)
10:00am - 4:00pm
Workshop
Atsushi Takenouchi: See Nov. 10
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Venue: Movement Research

November 11 (SUNDAY)
4:00pm
Performance
Denise Fujiwara: Sumida River by Natsu Nakajima (NY Premiere)
Sumida River is the haunting tale of a woman in search of her stolen child. Internationally acclaimed butoh choreographer Natsu Nakajima has created this spellbinding solo interpretation of the renowned 15th century Japanese noh play for the remarkable Canadian performer, Denise Fujiwara.
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 11 (SUNDAY)
6:00pm
Performance
Taketeru Kudo: Go-Zarashi (Karma Exposer) (U.S. Premiere)
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November 11 (SUNDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Takuya Ishide: To a Wounded Bird Who Doesn't Stop Pecking Me (U.S. Premiere)
"I am discovered by dancing - in addition I am judged. When my image is not real, my flesh discloses it honestly." A former dancer of Tatsumi Hijikata's, Ishide has developed as a solo improvisational dancer. Ishide's dances are characterized by a sense of risk derived from spontaneous constitution of his inner images
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Venue: Theater For The New City

November 12 (MONDAY)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lecture
Sondra Fraleigh: An Introduction to ButohÕs Founders: Hijikata and Ohno
Sondra Fraleigh tells the story of the founding of butoh through the partnership of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, as she weaves its aesthetic development with the social and political issues of post-World War II Japan.
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Venue: Martin E. Segal Theater Center

November 12 (MONDAY)
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lecture
Yukio Waguri: HijikataÕs Butoh-Fu from WaguriÕs Notebooks
Yukio Waguri will share his exploration of the nature of butoh choreography, with its intense physicality and deep relationship to poetry and the visual arts. Butoh-Fu is a system that Waguri has developed directly from the words and choreography of his teacher, Tatsumi Hijikata.
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Venue: Martin E. Segal Theater Center

November 12 (MONDAY)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lecture
Tatsuro Ishii: The International Spread of Butoh: Body as Object
Tatsuro Ishii will discuss various aspects of butoh as they relate to Shamanistic traditions in Asia. Though butoh was born within the limited historical and artistic context of 1950s and 1960s Japan, it has carried with it certain universal aspects of the body that permeate ancient traditions of the body in Asia.
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Venue: Martin E. Segal Theater Center

November 13 (TUESDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Atsushi Takenouchi: SKIN:Improvisation #1
Special international guest improvisation.
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Venue: CAVE

November 13 (TUESDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Atsushi Takenouchi: SKIN:Improvisation #1
Special international guest improvisation.
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Venue: CAVE

November 14 (WEDNESDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Ariane Anthony, Rachel Finan, Leigh Evans
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Venue: CAVE

November 15 (THURSDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Vangeline Theater Mei-Be Whatever Amos Pinhasi
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Venue: CAVE

November 16 (FRIDAY)
7:00pm
Performance
Parker Pracjek, Zack Fuller, Irem Calikusu
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Venue: CAVE

November 16 (FRIDAY)
9:00pm
Performance
Celeste Hastings, Erin Kelly, Tanya Calamoneri
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Venue: CAVE

November 17 (SATURDAY)
2:00pm
Performance
Ariane Anthony, Rachel Finan, Leigh Evans
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Venue: CAVE

November 17 (SATURDAY)
5:00pm
Performance
Parker Pracjek, Zack Fuller, Irem Calikusu
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Venue: CAVE

November 17 (SATURDAY)
8:00pm
Performance
Festival Benefit Performance with Yukio Waguri
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Venue: CAVE

November 18 (SUNDAY)
2:00pm
Performance
Vangeline Theater, Mei-Be Whatever, Amos Pinhasi
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Venue: CAVE

November 18 (SUNDAY)
4:00pm
Performance
Celeste Hastings, Erin Kelly, Tanya Calamoneri
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Venue: CAVE

November 19 (MONDAY)
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshop
Yukio Waguri
This workshop investigates the relationship between Shamanism and Dance and Body. Students will investigate the power of transformation as a fundamental element of butoh.
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Venue: Movement Research

November 20 (TUESDAY)
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshop
Yukio Waguri
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Venue: Movement Research

November 21 (WEDNESDAY)
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshop
Yukio Waguri
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Venue: Movement Research