Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, this tour has been postponed.
In the future, if a new date and time is determined, we will post the information again.
We sincerely hope that the chaotic situation of the world will converge.
Japan 2020 is a heady encounter with the new face of Japanese arts and culture.
A younger generation of artists are conflating east and west, traditional and contemporary to produce something startlingly fresh and exhilarating that challenges artistic norms.
Throughout May we present an eclectic mix of dance, theatre, photography, fashion and irezumi - the ancient art of tattooing - personally curated by The Coronet Theatre’s Artistic Director, Anda Winters.
Fri 15 – Sat 16 May, 7:30 pm
Barabbas Okuyama Solo
"TRIGGER POINT-Nature" 20 min.
Kentaro Kujirai & Barabbas Okuyama Duo
"A HUM SAN SUI" 60 min.
Barabbas Okuyama has danced with the eminent Japanese Butoh Master choreographer Akaji Maro for 15 years.
Now at the forefront of the new generation of Japanese choreographers, he brings his own very contemporary take on Butoh with the mesmeric solo TRIGGER POINT - Nature.
Since 2002 Kentaro Kujirai has danced with another eminent Japanese Butoh Master choreographer Akira Kasai.
Performed by Kentaro Kujirai and Barrabas Okuyama, and created by Kujirai in collaboration with Okuyama, A HUM SAN SUI (“Scenery of Alpha and Omega”), was hailed as breathing fresh life into Butoh when it premiered in 2018.
This performance will mark the first time the pair have performed together in Europe.
Butoh (or Butō), meaning ‘Dance of Darkness’ is an idiosyncratic and physically demanding dance form, based around fluidity in motion in response to sound and space, that emerged out of Japan in the 1950s.
Expect distinctive, hyper-expressive choreography – raw, haunting, beautiful, and magical.
Scenography, A HUM SAN SUI
Composer, A HUM SAN SUI
Photo: Top- Bozzo
Photo: Bottom- Pettendi Szabo Peter
Buy tickets for 2 or more events in a single transaction & get a 10% discount (applied automatically at checkout).
Supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)