Moeno Wakamatsu in Hitohana Hitosekai  - One Flower One World
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Moeno Wakamatsu in Hitohana Hitosekai - One Flower One World

Vangeline Theater/ New York Butoh Institute presents in association with Triskelion Arts:

Moeno Wakamatsu

Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World)   

Photo By Richard Greene

Photo By Richard Greene

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9pm

At Triskelion Arts ( Muriel Shuman theater)

106 Calyer Street

Enter on Banker St.

Brooklyn NY 11222

In one flower there is a world.   In one moment there is an entirety.

"The art of disappearance:

To see Moeno Wakamatsu on stage is to experience a fluctuation of the perception where the gaze is disturbed but soothes to be no longer in the obligation to discern between the presence of a body and the contours of the space that surrounds it. Reason forces us to declare that objectively Moeno Wakamatsu is there in front of us but at the same time our senses seem disturbed by a slight turbulence, a shudder of the air, responsible for the uncertain appearance of a vibrating being that can to be in turn so concrete and so transparent. Moeno Wakamatsu invites us both to take the measure of the daily gaze and to slip into the poetry of an uncertain look, where atom after atom, a concentrated presence becomes resonant presence, as diluted in the space it reveals. To see Moeno Wakamatsu on stage is to experience an oscillation between solidity and fluidity, to experience a poetry of appearance and disappearance.

— Lê Quan Ninh, Percussionist

Her solo lured me  into the vortex of the dream of phantasm.    The kimono that she wears has lived a 100 years, woven with memories of days gone by of a young woman….   Her flesh fuses and dissolves with the cloth she wears —  the keepsake from her grandmother.      At this moment of dissolution,  I saw a dream with my eyes open — it loomed large onto the reality called “performance” — a dream of Life and Death that is fleeting, gracefully accepting, and strong, like a flower….

— Atsushi Takenouchi, Butoh Dancer (Japan)

“We usually only see one world and one life. Her dance showed us the world after life — how  a flower looks like when it no longer carries the burden of being a flower —  like a spirit from “the other side “ in darkness. An utmost presence where time and space is put out of order.”

— Audience member, dancer

Photo by Wolfgang Shafer

Photo by Wolfgang Shafer

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Vangeline performs at Daniel Arsham's Lunar Gardens at Cadillac House

VISIONAIRE PRESENTS
A BUTOH PERFORMANCE
BY VANGELINE
IN DANIEL ARSHAM’S
LUNAR GARDEN

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On October 26 from 6-7pm, Visionaire presents a performance by
renowned Butoh dancer Vangeline in Daniel Arsham’s Lunar Garden
at the Gallery at Cadillac House, 330 Hudson Street, New York City.
Butoh, a style of dance also known as ankoku butoh (“the dance of utter
darkness”), originated in Japan when founders Tatsumi Hijikata and
Kazuo Ohno searched for a visual and physical medium they’d never
experienced before.
The dance-style is slow and often performed by white
painted dancers in a dimly lit and empty stage. Vangeline has mastered
the technique and will be moving across the raked, moonlit garden in an
haute couture gown while viewers are invited to experience the zen that
both Arsham’s installation and Vangeline’s elegant movements induce.
The event is free and open to the public.

VANGELINE, PERFORMER she 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. Time OUT Chicago
named Vangeline’s, “one of the best Dance Visits of 2011.” More recently her
BUTOH BEEETHOVEN: Eclipse received critical acclaim in New York and was
dubbed:‘incredibly moving and powerful. It is clear that Vangeline is an artist
who knows the darkness of Butoh well, and has the incredible skill to make that
darkness dance...Vangeline has the control and poise of a true master of Butoh."

MATTHEW PLACEK, DIRECTOR his diverse practice, which includes
photography, video and digital art explores the psychological concerns of
the random encounter and probes the body’s ability to remember. Using his
camera often engaged with a human subject (visible or invisible), placek
makes visible the uncertainty and doubt that we all carry in an age of instant
replays and digital capture. What does remembering mean and how does
the body remember? Placek’s fascination with this subject derives from
watching his grandmother succumb to alzheimer’s. In his last meeting with
her, he was struck by her lack of recall, a traumatic experience, which led to
placek’s early forays into photography. The discipline of photography was the
underpinning of his artistic evolution. Now, Placek engages with immortalizing
his relationships and experiences through various forms of documentation.

DANIEL ARSHAM, ARTIST he re-imagines The Gallery at Cadillac House as
a “Lunar Garden” combining sculpture, sound, and an immersive environment
that offers visitors a re-interpretation of a traditional Japanese rock garden with
a unique colored gradient. At one end of the space is a 9 foot diameter light orb
which resembles the moon. The design in the sand garden is further enhanced
by the single light source. In Arsham’s version of the traditional garden, rocks
have been replaced by a petrified tree and lantern. Arsham’s use of gradient
pink is a significant departure from his earlier work, which relies on a palette
of black, white and gray tones. Arsham is colorblind but has recently been
able to see a broader, more vibrant spectrum of color by using special glasses.
This vibrancy has translated into his work and marks an important new visual
language in this exhibition. “We’re excited to share Daniel Arsham’s vision
with a new audience,” says Cecilia Dean, curator of The Gallery at Cadillac
House along with her Visionaire partner James Kaliardos who adds, “And we
hope it will offer a moment of calm and contemplation.”

 

 

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