International Collaboration with the NY Butoh Institute
June 4, 2017
Surface Area Dance Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is fast approaching and as part of the evening, Vangeline founder of the New York Butoh Institute will perform the reimagining of Project Godie – Firstly performed at All Saint’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, on the 12 and 13 of August 2016.
“I am thrilled and honored to have the tremendous opportunity to collaborate with Surface Area Dance Theatre and return to Newcastle upon Tyne this year, in the spirit of cultural exchange and friendship between people. I am also grateful for this new opportunity to share the art form butoh with the community and support the creation of new works.” Vangeline.
Photo credit: Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, NYC (January 2016) by Darial Sneed.
In June 2007 Surface Area Dance Theatre was officially incorporated as a Community Interest Company; to mark this special occasion we are presenting an evening of work in celebration of our 10th Anniversary.
Highlighted performances include:
• An excerpt of Auricular returning to the region after touring in April 2017 to CCA Glasgow, Gymnasium Gallery Berwick and Turner Contemporary.
• The staging of Project Godie by Vangeline, Director of the New York Butoh Institute.
• The reimagining of Nullius (2008) choreographed and performed by founding dance artists Joel Daniel and Molly Procter.
Director Nicole Vivien Watson has thoughtfully selected the programme of repertoire to create a dynamic evening of performances, to be followed by a live-set from the widely appreciated Electropop duo Face+Heel.
Surface Area Dance Theatre CIC including collaborators, members and advisors have chosen to donate all proceeds from the evening’s performances to The Children’s Society, in support of SCARPA, which works with young people who run away and are at risk of sexual exploitation and is a charity close to our hearts.
“Our work is designed to help young people make better choices, develop resilience, reduce missing episodes and reduce risks. It is not ‘one size fits all’ and we have a number of resources focusing on topical issues including online safety. We also recognise that sometimes young people need time to engage with a trusted worker and we pride ourselves on having a persistent approach”.