B-Floor Theatre, Butoh Co-Op Thailand and Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre present: EVOLUTION/REVOLUTION: THE 11th INTERNATIONAL BUTOH FESTIVAL THAILAND 2016
This year's Festival is dedicated to Ko Murobushi an extraordinary Butoh artist who passed away last year. May his spirit dance on inside us.
EVOLUTION/REVOLUTION: THE 11th INTERNATIONAL BUTOH FESTIVAL THAILAND 2016 will take place in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, December 8 -18, 2016. The featured artists for this year’s event are Takayuki Takita (Japan), Yuko Kawamoto (Japan), Rosana Barra (Brazil/Spain), Tony Broer (Indonesia), Calé Miranda (Brazil) and Teerawat Mulvilai (Thailand). Also featuring a Butoh symposium with Takashi Morishita (Japan), curator of the Hijikata Tasumi Archive.
Butoh was born in Japan in the late 1950s by Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazou. Since then this revolutionary art form that caused riots and chaos on its first presentation to public audiences, continues to evolve on a global scale after 57 years. Today, 30 years after Hijikata Tatsumi’s death, Butoh is currently being used as dance therapy and rehabilitation for incarcerated prisoners. Butoh influences can be seen integrated with other art forms such as sculpture, architecture, photography, music, and film. Revolution implies change, EVOLUTION/REVOLUTION seeks to follow the evolution of that change, the initial revolution to what is present day Butoh.
December 10, 13:00-16:00 with Takayuki Takita (Japan).
December 11, 13:00 – 16:00 with Yuko Kawamoto (Japan).
December 13, 18:00-21:00 with Tony Broer (Indonesia).
December 17, 13:00-16:00 with Rosana Barra (Brazil/Spain).
December 18, 13:00-16:00 with Calé Miranda (Brazil), Afro-Butoh.
*** Workshops 1000THB each or all workshops 4500 THB.
December 9-11; 19:00 featuring: Tony Broer (Indonesia), Rosana Barra (Brazil/Spain), and Calé Miranda (Brazil).
December 16-18; 19:00 featuring: Takayuki Takita (Japan), Yuko Kawamoto (Japan) and Teerawat Mulvilai (Thailand).
December 18: 16:00 Butoh Symposium with Takashi Morishita (Japan), curator of the Hijikata Tasumi Archive.
*** Program A & B, tickets 600 THB each or both Programs for 1000 THB. Student tickets 500 THB each or both Programs for 800 THB. Program C is free and open to the public.
Supported in part by B-Floor Theatre and Ray of Light Productions.