Wednesday April 26, 2017
Park Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11206
The Map is Not the Territory is proud to host a performance by renowned dancer Vangeline, founder of the Vangeline Theater / New York Butoh Institute, as part of their program on April 26th, 2017, 8PM in their exhibition space on the 5th floor.
The performance will be followed by an artist talk with Vangeline, herself, and Helene Nymann, one of the artists in the exhibition.
Two of the curators, Natalia and Jacqueline, will also be conducting walkthroughs before and after the performance at 7:30PM and 8:30PM, respectively.
Please find details of the exhibition here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1788306318156129/?active_tab=about
SVA MA Curatorial Practice
Free and Open to the public
Helene Nymann: http://www.helenenymann.com/
The artistic practice of Copenhagen-based multi-disciplinary artist Helene Nymann (AKA “Ima”) addresses the notion of embodied knowledge and the way in which associative images stimulate memory. Interested in the borderline between the natural and the digital worlds, Nymann constructs performative environments
in which the moving image, sound, and sculpture make way for transformative arrays of consciousness.
Vangeline is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh. She is the Artistic Director of the Vangeline Theater (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century, and the founder of the New York Butoh Institute. Vangeline's work has been heralded in publications such as the New York Times (“captivating”), Los Angeles Times, (“moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist”) and LA Weekly to name a few.
With her all-female dance company, 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. She often infuses drag elements into butoh pieces honoring artists such as Klaus Nomi, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Butoh’s founder, Tatsumi Hijikata.