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Butoh Festival 18 - Performances # 1 SOLD OUT

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The New York Butoh Institute is proud to present the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018, a celebration of diversity in butoh featuring 16 artists from Japan, Brazil, Chile, UK, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Costa Rica, Spain, and the U.S.

Curated by Butoh artist Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as four nights of groundbreaking performances taking place between October 18 and 21, 2018.

We are proud to primarily present the pioneering work of fierce female butoh dancers from all over the world.

NU CANAL (Nurya Chana)

NU CANAL (Nurya Chana)


First Night of Butoh performances


8-10pm with Intermission


Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater)

155 First Avenue

NY NY 10003



  • Thursday, October 18 at 8 pm: SOLD OUT

Nurya Chana (USA), Yokko (Japan), Margherita Tisato (Italy), Sophie Amieva and Will Atkins (France/ USA), Melissa Lohman (Italy/USA) and Raquel Almazan (Spain/ Costa Rica).

1 hour and 50 minutes including an intermission


  • Friday, October 19 at 8 pm: SOLD OUT

Nicole Watson (U.K.), Keren Shavit (Israel), Alana Rosa

(Brazil); Azumi Oe (Japan), Sindy Butz (Germany), and Mariko Endo (Japan).

1 hour and 50 minutes including an intermission


  • Saturday, October 20th at 8 pm:

Nicole Watson (U.K.);  Natalia Cuellar and Raimundo Estay (Chile).

1 hour and 45 minutes including an intermission.


  • Sunday, October 21st at 3 pm (Matinee):

Nicole Watson (U.K.); Natalia Cuellar and Raimundo Estay (Chile).

1 hour and 30 minutes including an intermission

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Publicity by Michelle Tabnick