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November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until November 13, 2021
Change is a central element to the avant-garde Japanese dance form of Butoh and dancer Vangeline presents original work that asks audiences to see Butoh as a way to transmute the pain and discord of societal shifts into art
Butoh is an avant-garde art form born during the height of the Japanese Counterculture Movement of the 1950s. Influenced by surrealism, neo dada, ballet, and other dance forms, Butoh “represents a shift from the conscious to the subconscious, and each movement, even when choreographed, comes from within ….”
The Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective and Big Car eagerly invite the Indianapolis community to experience what might be an unfamiliar dance form that, at its very core, is about change. Butoh dancers morph into otherness, their bodies taking on qualities of the natural world, mythopoetic characters, or surreal imagery. Butoh reveals “darkness” (that which is subconscious) as a transformative agent that is essential to growth and healing.
A partnership between Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective and Big Car Collaborative.
Questions? Contact 317-603-9330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These will be live, in-person performances. Register by Nov. 12 & 13, respectively. Please note this event will adhere to prevailing local guidance on COVID-19. Thoroughly read confirmation details sent by the host.
Image Credit: Matthew Placek
This event is part of the Spirit & Place Festival. Click here to discover more festival events!
Spirit & Place is a self-funded community initiative housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.