Directed by Butoh master
February 24-25, 2012
CounterPULSE, San Francisco
San Francisco Premiere
Oracle and Enigma is a Butoh dance theatre work directed by Master KATSURA Kan. This work explores our human relation to earthly and cosmic elements through the movement of the “curious body”. It is a journey towards the celestial horizon to see ourselves as an Oracle. The work explores knowing and not knowing, walking and listening, prison, paradise and dreams.
San Francisco Premiere with guest performance by Vangeline. Costuming by Bad Unkl Sista.
KATSURA Kan, a native of Kyoto, is a Master Butoh artist from the ranks of Japan’s senior generation of Butoh. He performed with the seminal Butoh troupe, “Byakkosha” 1979-1981 and then researched in Indonesia and Thailand for 20 years. In 2001, Kan started work in Balkan region for the new communication works. He is a celebrated solo and collaborative performer as well as a choreographer. Kan has worked with dancers all over the world, in remote locations throughout Africa, Europe and South East Asia for the past 30 years. Currently, he is researching “Beckett BUTOH Notation” in NYC, and “Oracle & Enigma” as a Dance Oratorio project in Athens.VISIT HIS SITE >