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NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE FESTIVAL 19

Theater for the New City

Crystal Field, Executive Director

in association with

New York Butoh Institute

present

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NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE FESTIVAL 19

This October, in celebration of Butoh’s 60th anniversary, the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2019 proudly presents bold butoh works by 13 female dancers from Japan, Columbia, Norway, Italy, Germany, France, and the U.S.

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8pm to 10pm

at

Theater for the New City (Chino)

155 1st Avenue

NY NY 10003

(between 9th and 10th Street)

Telephone: (212) 254-1109

TICKETS:

$20 General Admission

$18 Seniors/ Students

PROGRAM:

2 hours with two short intermissions.

Salome Kokoladze (Georgia) in How to Breathe Like a Predator

Katherine Adamenko (USA) in TRES CHIC: The Beauty Borg

Angela Newsham (Hawai) in Are we Listening

Madelyn Sher and Daniel Arthur Johnson (USA) in 396

Eri Chian (Osaka, Japan) in Butoh Improvisation.

Salome Kokoladze  (Georgia).   How to Breathe Like a Predator.  Predators spend more time sleeping than their prey, which attempt to increase their chances of survival by staying vigilant for a longer amount of time.  How to Breathe Like a Predator  observes bodies that are perpetually on the watch. Situating muscle tension, shallow breathing and stress within oppressive power structures such as patriarchy, the work questions what it means for a vulnerable body to relax.

Salome Kokoladze (Georgia).

How to Breathe Like a Predator. Predators spend more time sleeping than their prey, which attempt to increase their chances of survival by staying vigilant for a longer amount of time. How to Breathe Like a Predator observes bodies that are perpetually on the watch. Situating muscle tension, shallow breathing and stress within oppressive power structures such as patriarchy, the work questions what it means for a vulnerable body to relax.

Katherine Adamenko    Tres Chic: The Beauty Borg  examines and questions the forms and norms of (often oppressive/sometimes self-repressive) ritualized feminine beauty worldwide. The true objective of this piece is to shine the light on the more contemporary and technologically invasive obsessions with beauty (in the name of what?) in cultures and countries where women are no longer shackled with this fear. Ordinary woman is transformed into a multi-culti cyborgian goddess. Photo by Alex Colby.

Katherine Adamenko

Tres Chic: The Beauty Borg examines and questions the forms and norms of (often oppressive/sometimes self-repressive) ritualized feminine beauty worldwide. The true objective of this piece is to shine the light on the more contemporary and technologically invasive obsessions with beauty (in the name of what?) in cultures and countries where women are no longer shackled with this fear. Ordinary woman is transformed into a multi-culti cyborgian goddess. Photo by Alex Colby.

Angela Newsham     Are We Listening   is a   performance response to patriarchal male dominance. Butoh artist Angela Newsham wears a hand-sewn costume with academic documents on misogyny, and its personal impacts on her familial lineage. She moves with statements by Toni Morrison to draw a connection between racism and sexism, where she is oppressed and holds political power and accountability. While audience members read aloud the documents from her costume, she focuses on her internal cellular archive and wisdom. Photo by Caryn Liau.

Angela Newsham

Are We Listening is a performance response to patriarchal male dominance. Butoh artist Angela Newsham wears a hand-sewn costume with academic documents on misogyny, and its personal impacts on her familial lineage. She moves with statements by Toni Morrison to draw a connection between racism and sexism, where she is oppressed and holds political power and accountability. While audience members read aloud the documents from her costume, she focuses on her internal cellular archive and wisdom. Photo by Caryn Liau.

Madelyn Sher     396   (performed by Madelyn Sher and     Daniel Arthur Johnson)  "As human beings, we don't grow while on the move, but during those dreams we inhabit as we stop and rest for a while. Isn't it at such times that our souls evolve?"- Kazuo Ohno  Photo Stephen Delas Heras.

Madelyn Sher

396 (performed by Madelyn Sher and Daniel Arthur Johnson)

"As human beings, we don't grow while on the move, but during those dreams we inhabit as we stop and rest for a while. Isn't it at such times that our souls evolve?"- Kazuo Ohno

Photo Stephen Delas Heras.

Eri Chian   Our international featured guest, Butoh dancer  Eri Chian  comes all the way from Osaka, Japan. Not to be missed! Photo by Wei Chi.

Eri Chian

Our international featured guest, Butoh dancer Eri Chian comes all the way from Osaka, Japan. Not to be missed! Photo by Wei Chi.

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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.

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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Earlier Event: October 10
New York Butoh Institute Festival 19
Later Event: October 18
Friday, October 18 performances