28 August -1 September
Black box, Furukawa Fish Market, Utou Shrine, Station plaza, Shopping street etc...
Open to anyone
No booking required
Koichi and Hiroko Tamano, Katarzyna Pastuszak (Ph.D./Poland), Shoichi Fukushi, Nadya Moretto, Shuhei Okawara
Koichi and Hiroko Tamano
Born near Mt. Fuji in Japan, Koichi Tamano studied under butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata for 10 years. He, alongside his wife Hiroko Tamano, danced in Hijakata’s company throughout the ’60s and ’70s in Tokyo. Koichi arrived to San Francisco in 1976, with a group of contemporary fine artists for the San Francisco Art Exhibition “Japan Now”, introducing the avant guard art of butoh to American audiences for the first time. Koichi and Hiroko Tamano relocated to Berkeley in 1979 and formed the Harupin-Ha Butoh Dance Company. In the years that followed, the Tamanos collaborated with local and world-renowned artists. The opening of the Subterranean Art house in 2009 marked a new chapter for the Tamanos and now serves as Harupin-Ha’s permanent base.
Katarzyna Pastuszak (Ph.D./Poland)
Dancer and artistic director of Amareya Theatre (Gdansk, Poland); curator of the Gdansk Dance Festival (Club ZAK Gdansk, Poland), honourable member of the Gdansk Culture Council. Graduated from Scandinavian Studies (Gdansk University, MA Tracing the Essence of Odin Teatret) and Theatre Studies (Theatre Academy, Warsaw, MA Introduction to Butō). In 2010 she finalised her Ph.D dissertation Hijikata Tatsumi’s Ankoku butō – the Theatre of the body-in-crisis at the Department of Cultural Studies, Gdansk University. As dancer and artistic director of Amareya Theatre she has created performances presented at festivals in Poland and abroad.
Born in Aomori, 1953. Inspired by Shuji Terayama's visit to his high school, Fukushi began theatre training at Yamagata University, where he met Shigeya Mori, a Butoh dancer based in Yamagata. Mori was a dancer and official, who continued dancing in the village life. Fukushi found the true essence of dance in Mori's approach and worked with him. After he's back to Aomori, he himself became the official of Aomori city and has been performing as a 'Dancing Bureaucrat' for 35 years. His performance 'Odradek Street Butoh Theatre' softly breaks into everyday life, at locations such as the garden of farmer, the ground of temples/shrines, markets and streets.
Born in São Paulo,1983. She studied contemporary dance and folk dance of Brazil in the State University of Campinas. Learning Kung-Fu, Japanese traditional dance, she has interest in the oriental corporeality . She is organizing the monthly project of performance called “Ação entreVão” in São Paulo and presenting collaboration works with various artist, such as plastic art, video art, music, etc.
Born in 1990, Aomori. Teaching Dubstep Dance by himself, he started learning from Shoichi Fukushi at the age of 17. He is now based in Tokyo. He is interested in finding and re-evaluating 'Dance-like' movements in everyday life. His work includes: Beans Performance Series, Radio Exercises Performance.
mulher da montanha
Friday, 28 August 20:00-21:00 Nadya Moretto D’ALMEIDA
La danseuse malade –prologue
Tuesday, 1 September 18:00-21:00 Katarzyna PASTUSZAK
Tuesday, 1 September 19:00-21:00
Koichi & Hiroko TAMANO, Shoichi FUKUSHI, Shuhei OHKAWARA
Odradek Street Butoh Theatre
Sunday, 30 August 10:30- and 14:00
Furukawa Fish Market, Utou Shrine, Station plaza, Shopping street etc...
Enquiries and bookings
Keio University Art Center
Organised by: Keio University Art Center, Aomori Dance Experience Association, PSi Aomori Fringe