Natsu Nakajima: Informal Performance & Artist Q+A

Natsu Nakajima by Makoto Onozuka - 3.jpg
Natsu Nakajima by Makoto Onozuka - 3.jpg

Natsu Nakajima: Informal Performance & Artist Q+A

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ONE NIGHT ONLY: October 26th - 7pm to 9pm

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WITD is thrilled to host a short, informal performance with Natsu followed by an artist Q+A. This may be the last time that Natsu makes her way to Portland, so we are honored to offer this very special evening to our community.

Natsu Nakajima (b. 1943 Sakhalin) has been one of the most prominent figures in butoh dance since its foundation in Tokyo in the 1960s, and one of its foremost pioneers abroad. Training under both Hijikata Tatsumi and Kazuo Ohno, Nakajima went on to establish her own dance company, Muteki-sha, in 1969, with whom she has been performing and choreographing internationally since the early 1980s. Her highly acclaimed performance of ‘Niwa’ at LIFT ‘83 (London) marked the beginning of this international touring career, and led to performances at festivals such as FIND (Montreal), the Nancy Festival, and the Sydney Biennale. In addition to her performance and choreographic work, Nakajima has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, and has been one of the forerunners of dance for the disabled in Japan.


Natsu Nakajima Solo performance at Edric Theatre, London May 30th 2014. Produced by Marie-Gabrielle Rotie - Japan Producer: Rosa van Hensbergen. Dedicated to the memory of Lizzie Slater, a dear friend of Natsu. Funded and Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.