November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$20
Change is a central element to the avant-garde Japanese dance form of Butoh. As a part of the Spirit & Place Festival, choreographer and performer Vangeline presents an original work, Eternity 123 , that asks audiences to see Butoh as a way to transmute the pain and discord of societal shifts into art.
Eternity 123, is the third installment of a feminist dance triptych choreographed and performed by Vangeline. Eternity 123 traces the symbolic journey of women’s emancipation across time. With this piece, Vangeline also celebrates the impact of women on the art form of Butoh, and “cabaret.”
Butoh is a hybrid form of dance theater that came out of Post WWII Japan. Butoh links physical and spiritual practices from around the globe and accounts for aging of differently abled bodies as well as the energetic qualities of youth. Drawing from many Eastern spiritual traditions, Butoh revalues darkness as a transformative agent and an integral aspect to growth, healing and transformation for both performer and audience alike.