Doors opening at 8pm
This event aims to enlarge the Butoh experience engaging with the audience through the presentation of a performance (Vulnerable Raw)*, video footage, Q&A and a short workshop* on the spot. The objective of this intimate evening is to create an informal but practical space in which performace, video and practice is accessible to the curious eyes.
Founded by Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo in the late 1950's as a rebellion against established Japanese art and under the influence of the cruelty of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima,Butoh is based on images and personal experiences rather than formalised shapes.
Against a complex historical and socio-cultural background, Butō evolved in a catalytic atmosphere: anti-American protests and experiments of the avant-garde alternated with intercultural inspirations (e.g. existentialism, Ausdruckstanz) and intracultural innovations - e.g. reritualizations of Japanese dance and theatre traditions ((extract from Michael Weiss).
This performance is dedicated to Bridgit McCone and to her wonderful creative energy in making Exploriment! happen.