One Night Only
October 14, 2017
After a critically U.S. and International tour Vangeline Theater presents BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata), on October 14, 2017 at 8pm at Theater For the New City, 155 1st avenue New York, NY 10003. New York Butoh dancer Vangeline conjures the ghosts of two passionate giants — Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance.
One night only in the beautiful, spacious Johnsons Theater at Theater for the New City in the heart of the East Village
Tickets are $15 General Admission and $12 for Students/Seniors.
BOX OFFICE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3056947
Run-time is 80 minutes with a 15 min intermission.
Featuring " Chanson D' Automne" interpreted by American Singer Kesang Marstrand.
The word “Eclipse” is derived from the ancient Greek verb ἐκλείπω (ekleípō) which means “to abandon,” “to darken,” or “to cease to exist.” Butoh is likewise the “Dance of Darkness” where performers dance on the threshold of Life and Death.
BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata), is a solo piece that illuminates the darkness of Butoh with the addition of cutting edge lighting technologies such as the futuristic creations of European designer Tilen Sepič and fiber optic costume by the French company Lumigram. After touring this show for the past three years and receiving four stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, five stars at Copenhagen Stage Festival and critical acclaim in New York City, Vangeline shines a new light on Butoh and will transport audiences.
This program is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Publicity by Michelle Tabnick