Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute in collaboration with The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue) presents the sixth annual Queer Butoh 2022. An online on-demand presentation will be available from June 1–30 at www.vimeo.com/vangeline . An in-person performance will take place at The Brick from June 28–30 at 8 p.m.; tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.bricktheater.com/event/queer-butoh-2022.
This year’s Queer Butoh programming will feature artists from France (Hélène Barrier), Singapore (XUE, Merwin Wong), Mexico (Fer Zam), Hong Kong/United Kingdom (Yarli & Yin), and New York (Dustin Maxwell).
Defining Butoh is difficult as the style thwarts being placed in a neat little box. This dance movement was created around 1959 in Japan by Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata. The style is generally known for its slow movements, exaggerated facial expressions, and body paint, but Butoh is also known for breaking the mold and being an outlaw dance. Like any performance, Butoh is more about the experience and connection between performer and audience that cannot be described by a list of elements.
For more information go to: www.vangeline.com/calendar-of-upcoming-events/2022/6/1/queer-butoh-2022-online or www.bricktheater.com/event/queer-butoh-2022