Red. Improvisational performance fore the camera. Photo: Alex Colby

Red. Improvisational performance fore the camera. Photo: Alex Colby

BUTOH:MOVEMENT

 

IN HONOR OF BUTOH

 

My extensive study of butoh has had a profound impact on the work that I create. Butoh is a deep and hypnotizing form of post- modern dance originated in post-WWII Japan. It’s also influenced by European expressive dance, think Pina Bausch meets Artaud. I consider the majority of my dance work post-butoh, gleaning its more theatrical elements channeled through narrative-driven character creations. I have trained with second generation masters such as Akira Kasai and Ko Murabushi and most extensively with master instructor Diego Piñon, whom I consider the "Stanislavsky of Butoh" because of his deep emotional memory work.  

 
Loss

Loss

Tomato Hands, Knife Feet

La Chanteuse d’Opera

La Chanteuse d’Opera

Yellow Creeping Paper

Yellow Creeping Paper

The Suitcase with Bob Lyness. Photo: Vane Terán.

The Suitcase with Bob Lyness. Photo: Vane Terán.

Water Cure


SITE SPECIFIC MOVEMENT INSTALLATIONS

 

I have a love of site specific performance installations both public and private. Not quite butoh and not quite dance, these works live in the stylized space of physical theatre.

 
Faun

Faun

Post Modern Chick

Post Modern Chick

Mask in the Mirror

Mask in the Mirror

Sea Herself

Sea Herself


NEUVO BUTOH HARPA COLLABORATION

Madam May

Madam May

The Elements: Air

Neuvo Butoh Arpa, was created with electric harpist and composer Mia Theodoratus. Infusing a true multicultural flavor, we combined the sounds of North Indian Classical, experimental, and pop music with Japanese butoh dance and European physical theatre. We specialized in interactive and site-specific performance installations. Works include Sickness, Madam May, and the Elements performed in parks, rooftops, back yards, galleries, and most notably at the Gershwin Hotel, NYC.


SYLVIA NAGY MOVEMENT COLLABORATIONS

 

Internationally recognized sculptor and artist Sylvia Nagy and I collaborated to create site-specific live "action sculpture" where Nagy created replicas of her work directly on by body in a dance between artist and mover. Works include Moving Point of View, Global Warming, I Dream of Colored Ink, performed primarily at BWAC, Brooklyn, NY. 

Moving Point of View

Global Warming