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Overview


DANCING WITH GHOSTSA CONTEMPORARY BUTOH DANCE/THEATER PERFORMANCE


TWO SOLO WORKS


BLUE CLIFF PRESENTS
BY THE FADING LIGHTBY YAEL GAATHON (DK/ISR)

&

VANGALINE THEATER PRESENTs
BUTOH BEETHOVENBY VANGELINE (USA/FR)

 

1–3 JUNE 2016 | AARHUS | PERFORMANCEs | SVALEGANGEN

4–5 JUNE 2016 | AARHUS | WORKSHOP | BROBJERGSKOLEN

7–8 JUNE 2016 | COPENEHAGEN | WORKSHOP | TEATERØEN

10–12 JUNE 2016 | COPENEHAGEN | PERFORMANCEs | TEATERØEN

15–16 JUNE 2016 | BERLIN | PERFORMANCEs | ACKER STADT PALAST

18–19 JUNE 2016 | BERLIN | WORKSHOP | TATWERK

 

TICKETS & WORKSHOPS

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Overview


DANCING WITH GHOSTSA CONTEMPORARY BUTOH DANCE/THEATER PERFORMANCE


TWO SOLO WORKS


BLUE CLIFF PRESENTS
BY THE FADING LIGHTBY YAEL GAATHON (DK/ISR)

&

VANGALINE THEATER PRESENTs
BUTOH BEETHOVENBY VANGELINE (USA/FR)

 

1–3 JUNE 2016 | AARHUS | PERFORMANCEs | SVALEGANGEN

4–5 JUNE 2016 | AARHUS | WORKSHOP | BROBJERGSKOLEN

7–8 JUNE 2016 | COPENEHAGEN | WORKSHOP | TEATERØEN

10–12 JUNE 2016 | COPENEHAGEN | PERFORMANCEs | TEATERØEN

15–16 JUNE 2016 | BERLIN | PERFORMANCEs | ACKER STADT PALAST

18–19 JUNE 2016 | BERLIN | WORKSHOP | TATWERK

 

TICKETS & WORKSHOPS

DANCING WITH GHOSTS

In this international cultural mix of Japan, Denmark, Israel, USA and France, two modern-day Butoh artists, Yael Gaathon and Vangeline, bring to the stage two solo pieces with complementary and contradictory styles and atmosphere.

By the Fading Light is a Butoh-theater piece about age and aging. In it Yael Gaathon (DK/ISR) unfolds the inner story of a woman past and present, journeying through memories, fears and acceptance.

In Butoh Beethoven Butoh dancer Vangeline (USA/FR) conjures up the ghosts of two passionate giants - founder of Butoh Tatsumi Hijikata and composer Ludwig van Beethoven – creating an hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance.

 

BLUE CLIFF

YAEL GAATHON

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By the Fading Light

is a Butoh-theater piece about age and aging. It deals with a woman's relationship to death and her encounters with ghosts of memories and dreams. It unfolds her inner story past and present. All ages exist within her – a young naive self, a disappointed mature self, a bitter ageing self, a wiser older self. She journeys between these identities, fighting with invisible demons of self image, mourning the loss of forgotten dreams, finding peace in the wisdom of perspective.

Choreography and dance: Yael Gaathon
Music: Israel Bright
Light: Mogens Kjempff

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VANGELINE THEATER

VANGELINE

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Butoh Beethoven

by Butoh dancer Vangeline ((USA/FR) is a 35 minute solo which premiered in 2014 in New York. This award winning performance has toured in the US and was presented at the Edinburgh Festival, receiving rave reviews. In it Vangeline conjures up the ghosts of two passionate giants – founder of Butoh Tatsumi Hijikata and composer Ludwig van Beethoven – creating an hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance.

Choreography and dance: Vangeline
Music: Geoff Shelton
Costume: Todd Thomas

 

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Tickets & REGISTRATIONS


TICKETS & WORKSHOPS

Tickets & REGISTRATIONS


TICKETS & WORKSHOPS

AARHUS

1 – 3 JUNE 2016

PERFORMANCeS

17:00 (16:00)*

TEATRET SVALEGANGEN

ROSENKRANTZGADE 21
8000 AARHUS C

*THE HOUSE WILL OPEN FROM 16:00. IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO BUY DRINKS WHILE WATCHING A FREE SCREENING OF A SHORT FILM ABOUT BUTOH AND THE ARTISTS.


4 – 5 JUNE 2016

WORKSHOP

10:00 – 18:00

BROBERGSKOLEN

FREDERIKS ALLÉ 20A
8000 AARHUS C


COPENHAGEN

7 – 8 JUNE 2016

WORKSHOP

10:00 – 18:00

TEATERØEN

WILLIAM WAINS GADE 11
1432 KØBENHAVN


10 –12 JUNE 2016

performances

20:00

TEATERØEN

WILLIAM WAINS GADE 11
432 KØBENHAVN

The performances are part of CPH Stage festival.


BERLIN

15 – 16 JUNE 2016

PERFORMANCEs

20:00

ACKER STADT PALAST

FREIE BüHNE MITTE E.V.
ACKER STR. 169/170
10115 BERLIN


18 – 19 JUNE 2016

WORKSHOP

10:00 – 18:00

TATWERK

HASENHEIDE 9
10967 BERLIN

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Yael Gaathon


BLUE CLIFF
YAEL GAATHON

Yael Gaathon


BLUE CLIFF
YAEL GAATHON

Yael Gaathon

based in Aarhus Denmark, is the artistic director of the Butoh company Blue Cliff. She has been working with Butoh for over 20 years choreographing, performing and teaching. She views Butoh as an extreme form of sincerity, both in presence and in creation. It is the soul that dances, revealing itself and sharing intimacy and darkness, joy and weakness. 

Yael started her career as a theater actress in Israel and was a member of the internationally acclaimed Itim Theater Ensemble, performing with them worldwide at prestigious places such as The Barbican Centre in London, Wiener Festwochen in Vienna and Adelaide festival in Australia. She began her training in Butoh in the middle of 1990s, and became a student of Yoshito Ohno. Today Yael Gaathon choreographs, directs, performs and teaches Butoh and theater, working among others with The National Theater School (DK) and the The Danish Actors Association.

Her appearance on stage was marked as:

 

“… dance with thrilling energy ”

The New York Times 

 

" Yael (Gaathon) ... is brilliant "

Information, DK

 

" Tall, striking Yael Gaathon...radiates serenity in repose "

“… DANCES WITH SHAMANIC INTENSITY ”

“… ONE OF THE CAST’S 10 REMARKABLE ACTORS ”

San Francisco Examiner

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Vangeline


VANGELINE THEATER
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Vangeline


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Vangeline

is an award-winning Butoh dancer and choreographer. She is the founder and artistic director of The Vangeline Theater Inc, and The New York Butoh Institute. Vangeline Theater is an all-female dance company that is committed to honoring the legacy of the art form while moving Butoh forward into the 21st century.

 

Vangeline's work has been heralded in publications such as:

“ captivating ”

The New York Times 

“ moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist ”

Los Angeles Times

" one of the best Dance Visits of 2011."

Time OUT Chicago

 

More recently her 4-star performance of BUTOH BEETHOVEN received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 and was dubbed: 

" Exquisite… a resplendent piece of performance theatre; a true tour de force, literally a feat of strength, within and without. ”

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

 

Vangeline is the founder of the 9-year running, award-winning program “Dream a Dream Project", which brings Butoh dance to incarcerated men and women at correctional facilities across New York City. 

She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award recognizing excellence in the field of Community Action. Her Butoh work has been commissioned by Atlantic Records’ Grammy award-winning artist SKRILLEX, and is featured in a major motion picture “The Letter” with James Franco and Winona Ryder. 

In her workshops Vangeline provides an opportunity to explore and move deeply into an embodied process, awakening lost parts of the human being, exploring all human qualities to transform our dance, our daily life and offer creative energy to the community.

Participants start a spiritual and energetic journey to express, heal and transform hidden aspects of themselves. The work incorporates Japanese Butoh techniques, guided imagery, bio-energetics, core energetics, creative movement, improvisation, release techniques, elements of Noguchi gymnastics. 

www.vangeline.com