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BB08#02 - Joining The Dots:Shapes Within Life

A Butoh event facilitated by Yumi Umiumare and Janette Hoe

Sat 22 Nov @ 8pm
Sun 23 Nov @ 5pm

Sharma Vrhowec (Picture by Michael Prior michaelprior.com)
Sharma Vrhowec (Picture by Michael Prior michaelprior.com)

VENUE Oki-Do Centre 3 Waterloo Street Carlton
TICKETS $10 full / $8 conc
BOOKINGS 9417 6777
INFORMATION: www.yumi.com.au/BB08

The idea for Shapes Within Life is provoked by the famous debate between Kazuo Ono and Tatsumi Hijikata, the creators of Ankoku Butoh - Dance of Darkness, discussion on the definition of Butoh. Ono said "Life should not be chasing Form but that Form should follow from Life" and Hijikata said "Form should be leading Life".

The performers create movement sequences and collect choreography vocabularies (Shape/Form) from an individualís interpretation toward Life.


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Directed by Yumi Umiumare.


Amadis Lacheta, Ann Fuata, Anna Maclean, Antonia Green, Craig Peade, Ellen Rijs, Felicity Hopkins, Georgia Snowball, Geraldine Morey, Giselle, Janette Hoe, Jeremy Neideck, Josephine Fisher, Lily Paskas, Mariela Paz Laratro, Medea Red Sea Luminea Fox, Myfanwy Aldersun, Natalie OíConnor, Xristi Dcruz

Beyond Butoh (BB0#) series has been directed, curated and facilitated by Tony Yap and Yumi Umiumare since 2001 to provide the local Butoh community an opportunity to investigate, explore and stretch the limits of what we understand as the intrinsic meaning of Butoh. The long-term vision for this series is a grander scale festival encompassing all idiosyncratic interpretation of Butoh in performance from local and international artists.

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