Three days of live performances, films and a workshop in recognition of Japanese art form Butoh
Over the course of three days at London's Iklectik a selection of events will take place in celebration of the Japanese theatre style Butoh.
The main performance is Butoh Techno, a collaboration between pianist and vocalist Aya Ogawa, dancer Mushimaru Fujieda, Polish group Shepherds Of Cats, visual artist Maciej Piatek aka VJ Pietrushka and saxophonist and composer Matylda Gerber. There will also be a piece by Fujieda performing to music by Pascal Savy and Aya Ogawa.
Film screenings include rare footage of the late Sapporo based dancer Yoko Muronoi and a film by Holly Warburton featuring a performance by Yoko Muronoi.
Sunday will host a Butoh workshop called Natural Physical Poetry.
On 14 May Butoh Techno will visit Brighton The Rose Hill, followed by Bradford Fuse Art Space (16), and Sheffield Access Space with Charlie Collins on percussion and Beatrix Ward-Fernandez on violin (21).
The Butoh residency takes place at Iklectik between 15–17 May. Watch a video from a Butoh Techno performance in Poland below.