The following information was sent in by our friend Bridget Scott, for further details please see the website: http://butohtoi.wix.com/meguru
What is “Butoh”?
What is “Butoh” asking of us who are living today?
For one week from Monday 18th May to Sunday 24th, a series of butoh performances, workshops and lectures will take place in Kyoto. There will be performances, workshops and lectures featuring 30 butoh dancers, held at 5 different venues. This is are great opportunity for butoh fans, as well as those who are discovering the genre for the first time, to encounter what the expression of butoh is today. A celebration of butoh on this scale has not been seen in Kyoto for over 20 years!
The Forum “The Question of Butoh”
It has been over a half century since the word “butoh” was born. Butoh has been continuously changing as it’s passed on from person to person. This event is an attempt to find “butoh” in each butoh dancer / contemporary dancer who is living and expressing today. Over seven days, covering six themes, performances and workshops will be held by over 30 people/groups at 5 different venues around Kyoto. Kansai based performers will be joined by performers from Tokyo, Fukuoka and Yakushima.
“ To Become・To Transform”
19th May (Tuesday) 18:30start＠space ALS-D
performers：Hiraoka Hideyuki, Yurabe Masami, Saisaku (from Tokyo)
“SUITAIGAIRO *extrapyramidal movements”
20th May (Wednesday) 19:00start＠UrBANGUILD
performers：Kuroko Sanae , Seisaku, Takeshiyo Mariya, Yamaguchi Keiko
“At The Beginning and The End” Solo and improvisation while listening to a faint something
21st May (Thursday) 18:30start＠Social Kitchen
perfomers：Atashi Yoshiko, Ichikawa Maya, Ozaki Nobuyuki, Keruko, Sakata Kaori, Takeda Keiko, Tamara Kouji, Nakamura Miharu, Hirano Akihiro, Matsumoto Kiyokazu, Yamamoto Masashi
“Wear, Wrap, Dress, Take Off”
22st May (Friday) 19:00 start ＠UrBANGUILD
perfomer：Ima Tenko, Kinki Iori, Harada Nobuo（Butoh Seiryukai,, from Fukuoka), Bridget Scott
“Butoh For the Dead”
23rd May (Saturday) 18:00start＠Nishijin Factory Garden, Space ALS-D
performer：Seki Noriko, Tanaka Seiji, Rosa Yuki
“The [traditional] body”
24th May （Sunday）17:00 start＠Nishijin Factory Garden
performer：Fukurozaka Yasuo, Fujieda Mushimaru (from Yakushima), Butoh Company KIRAZA, Yamamoto Kazuma, Yangjah＋Bando Chikako
18th May (Monday) 10:20～19:00＠Space ALS-D
facilitator: Yurabe Masami, Hiraoka Hideyuki, Seisaku
22nd May (Friday) 14:00～17:00＠Nishijin Factory Garden
facilitator: Fujieda Mushimaru
23rd May （Saturday）13:00～15:00＠Ima Tenko Butoh Kenkyujo
facilitator: Ima Tenko
24th May （Saturday）14:00～15:30＠Nishijin Factory Garden
lecturer：Kobayashi Masahiro（Professor of The Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences）
For more details and reservation, please visit the website:
※Please note each venue has limited number of audience seats.
Kindly reserve your tickets as soon as possible.
Produced by: The Committee of “the question of butoh”