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New York Butoh Institute Festival 19


Tove-Elena Nicolaysen. Photo by Audun Bacic

Tove-Elena Nicolaysen. Photo by Audun Bacic

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New York Butoh Institute

in association with

Theater for the New City

present

NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE FESTIVAL 19

BUTOH. BOLD. WOMEN.

Eri Chian. Photo by Wei Chi.

Eri Chian. Photo by Wei Chi.

This October, in celebration of Butoh’s 60th anniversary, the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2019 is proud to present in association with Theater for the New City bold butoh works by 13 female dancers from Japan, Colombia, Norway, Italy, Germany, France, 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 seven nights of groundbreaking performances co-presented by Theater for the New City between October 17 and 27th, 2018.

Hijikata’s original costume of  Revolt of the Body  (1968). Photo by Matthew Placek.

Hijikata’s original costume of Revolt of the Body (1968). Photo by Matthew Placek.

Thanks to a loan from the Tatsumi Hijikata Archives and a Janet Arnold Award from the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Festival will showcase an exact replica of founder of Butoh Tatsumi Hijikata’s 1968 iconic costume of Revolt of the Body. Vangeline will wear the costume replica for the premiere of her new solo Hijikata Mon Amour (October 14-26). The Festival will conclude with a short film of Tatsumi Hijikata in his 1968 solo, and a lecture with costume expert Todd Thomas, who recreated this legendary costume.

Vangeline wearing the replica of Tatsumi Hijikata’s costume by Todd Thomas. Photo by Matthew Placek.

Vangeline wearing the replica of Tatsumi Hijikata’s costume by Todd Thomas. Photo by Matthew Placek.

Performances@

Theater for the New City

155 1st Avenue

NY NY 10003

(between 9th and 10th Street)

Telephone: (212) 254-1109

October 17, 18, 19 at 8pm (Thu-Sat) and October 20th (Sun) at 3pm

October 24, 25, 26 at 8pm (Thu-Sat)

Lecture October 27 (Sun) at 3pm

TICKETS:

$20 General Admission

$18 Seniors/ Students

Lecture: Free Admission

Artists Featured:

Eri Chian (Osaka, Japan); Mari Osanai, (Aomori, Japan), Tove-Elena Nicolaysen (Chile/Norway), Salome Kokoladze (Georgia), Sindy Butz (Germany), Katherine Adamenko (USA), Madelyn Sher (USA), Angela Newsham  (Hawai-USA), Melissa Lohman (Italy), Margherita Tisato (Italy), Yazmin Gonzalez (USA), Lauren Farber (USA), Vangeline, (France) and Brenda Polo (Colombia).

CALENDAR OF FESTIVITIES:

This program was made possible by a Janet Arnold Award from the Society of Antiquaries of London and a loan from the Tatsumi Hijikata Archives.

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.

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.

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