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Butoh Beethoven: Eclipse with Vangeline - One Night Only







One Night Only

October 14, 2017

Photo Michael Blase

Photo Michael Blase

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.


Run-time is 80 minutes with a 15 min intermission.

Featuring " Chanson D' Automne" interpreted by American Singer Kesang Marstrand.

Virtuosic solo performance that will make your skin crawl in the best way possible, conjuring the ghosts of tortured geniuses Beethoven and Tatsumi Hijikata and bringing Butoh into the 21st century with technical marvels and masterful skill.
Vangeline is an artist who knows the darkness of Butoh well, and has the incredible skill to make that darkness dance.
— Theasy, NYC


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.

Photo Darial Sneed

Photo Darial Sneed

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