Archive for June 2017


伯父 UNCLE offers audiences an intimate and personal insight into the Butoh world. Yoshito Ohno gifted the waistcoat, exhibited in the center – point of the room, to Nicole after their reunion in Yokohama, at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio in 2016. The waistcoat’s skillful craftsmanship and modest design are emblematic of the qualities that sew and weave the societal fabrics of the Butoh movement.

Waistcoat, courtesy of Yoshito Ohno and the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio

Water Lilies 2 1994, Teatre Fonte, Yokohama (1994). Photography by Eikoh Hosoe, Calligraphy by Masakatsu Gunji.

Kazuo Ohno’s Centenary, Photography by William Klein “Crab Dancer”(1961). Designed by Akira Mabuch.

With support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and Dance City.

Installation support from Arnaud Moinet

International Collaboration with the NY Butoh Institute

Surface Area Dance Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is fast approaching and as part of the evening, Vangeline founder of the New York Butoh Institute will perform the reimagining of Project Godie – Firstly performed at All Saint’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, on the 12 and 13 of August 2016.

“I am thrilled and honored to have the tremendous opportunity to collaborate with Surface Area Dance Theatre and return to Newcastle upon Tyne this year, in the spirit of cultural exchange and friendship between people. I am also grateful for this new opportunity to share the art form butoh with the community and support the creation of new works.” Vangeline.

Photo credit: Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, NYC (January 2016) by Darial Sneed.