April 21st, 2018 at 8pm
Vangeline Theater present Japanese Butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka (principal dancer with celebrated butoh company Sankai Juku), Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 8 pm at Cameo Studios, 307 West 43rd Street, Studio A in Manhattan as part of our brand new Studio Series.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here: https://nine.brownpapertickets.com
With this performance, Vangeline Theater Vangeline Theater debuts its Studio Series, where audiences enjoy the unique opportunity to witness the skill and polish of talented dancers in an intimate setting.
Dai Matsuoka is a Butoh Dancer and the Artistic Director of LAND FES. He has been a principal dancer with SANKAI JUKU since 2005 and has danced in eight Sankai Juku pieces including "Kinkan Shonen", "Tobari", "Meguri" and "Unetsu".
Dai Matsuoka is also in collaboration with puppet company Phantom Limb (NYC) and a member of The Dance Archive Network dedicated to the preservation of Butoh legend Yoshito Ohno's digital motion data.
VANGELINE THEATER/ NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE aims to preserve the legacy and integrity of Japanese Butoh while carrying the art form well into the future. The unique art of Butoh originated in post-World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century.
Doors open at 7:45pm – Space is limited to 60
307 West 43rd Street studio A-
Subways: A. C, E to 42nd St/Port Authority