Coming Performances in Northwest Region

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June 27

Seattle Butoh Festival 2015 / Informance (A Free Cross-Cultural Event)
3:30-5:30 pm @ ArtXchange Gallery: 512 First Ave S.  Seattle, WA 9810

The Global Body emerging from Butoh: How Japanese Butoh dance has inspired artists around the world, particularly in Mexico and the United States.

ArtXchange Gallery, La Sala and DAIPANbutoh Collective are proud to present this talk and performance to promote the upcoming Seattle Butoh Festival 2015 this July 10-19. DAIPANbutoh members: Joan Laage, Helen Thorsen, Kaoru Okumura and Diana Garcia-Snyder will talk about the roots of Japanese Butoh and how it has been spreading around the world including Latino America and the United States: Three generations, from Kazuo Ohno being inspired by La Argentina (an innovative Argentinian flamenco dancer), to his Mexican student Diego Piñon, to the students Piñon has been inspiring through his masterful and engaging teaching and performing. In this informance, we will also show a video of our festival’s guest artist Diego Piñon’s work and members of DAIPANbutoh will perform a section of their first collective creation “Luminous” which will be presented on July 17-18 at Broadway Performance Hall along with Diego’s work. Wine and snacks will be served. Help us continue ArtXchange Gallery’s 20th celebration through dance and movement.

July 7

First Thursday Pioneer Square Artwalk: @ Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, 115 Prefontaine Pl S #305; Seattle 98104– Pioneer Square between Yesler and Washington, 3rd and 4th Ave S. 7pm. $5 – 15 suggested donation
Performance by workshop students, and DAIPANbutoh members. Detail TBD

July 10 – 19

Seattle Butoh Festival 2015 – Exploring the Global Body, July 10 ~ 19
Special Guest: Diego Piñón, Butoh Ritual Mexicano

See also Seattle Butoh Festival page

  • July 15, 5:30 pm: Art in the Park @ Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave. Seattle. Free out door event by DAIPANbutoh & Maureen Freehill
  • July 17 & 18, 8 pm @ Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle
  • July 19, 12-3 pm @ Kubota Garden. 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle. Free out door event organized by KOBUT Butoh

August 1

GALAANZA III, Art Street Fair
@Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, and on Prefontaine Pl. Seattle

August 6

“Hiroshima to Hope” @Green Lake. Kaoru Okumura, et. al with collaboration with Yukiyo Kawano

August 16

Wondering and Wandering @Seattle Japanese Garden
2-5pm. Organized by Kogut Butoh


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