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WITD presents: Butoh College Performance Series


  • The Headwaters Theatre 55 Northeast Farragut Street Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)

PURCHASE TICKETS

FESTIVAL PASS (all 5 performances): $85; ADVANCED TICKETS: $20 General / $15 Low Income; DOOR TICKETS: $25 General / $20 Low Income

FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH & SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH; 8PM: LOCAL SAMPLER 1 & 2

FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH: LOCAL SAMPLER 1

with Pepper Pepper, Yulia Arakelyan of Wobbly DanceMizu DesiertoMeshi Chavez (with Lisa DeGrace), Hank Logan & Carl Annala (film), at The Headwaters Theatre

SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH: LOCAL SAMPLER 2

with Anastazia Louise (Bad Unkl Sista)Stephanie Lanckton, Douglas Allen, Christopher Mankowski & Meghann Rose, at The Headwaters Theatre

SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH: KEN MAI (HELSINKI)

REQUIEM OF FLOWER 鎮魂歌

 

The lifetime of a flower is fleeting. In only a brief period of days, the totality of the flower becomes as eternal as the cosmos, blossoming unabashedly into the most delicate, ephemeral and erotic expression. Shortly after, the pollen is diffused, absorbed and regenerated again for future descendants. There is no regret in its decay. website

SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND: MARI OSANAI (JAPAN)

P.S-1 

photo by Jenn Shaw

“(Osanai) is simply breathtaking, possessing a supple body that seems to have no spine, yet is anchored on a steel spike of consummate control. She is inspired by the natural elements, and her slow, methodical, yet radiantly beautiful explorations of physicality take her dance to a higher plane”   --DANCE INTERNATIONAL   video sample

SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH: YUKO KASEKI (BERLIN)

SHOOT JEEZ MY GOSH 

This butoh dance performance is inspired by Henry Darger’s fantasy world that juxtaposes innocence with violence. Sounds from real battles found on the Internet are contrasted with iconic corporeal movements that represent innocence. The work attempts to pose a question to the feeling of ambivalence towards the systematic violence of belief that imposes powerlessness, and simultaneously reminds us of the brutal terror that characterizes our epoch.  website