International Gala Butoh & Dance (2012)


Mixed-bill of Butoh dance by Ima Tenko, Qudus Onikeku, Ming Low and Aluba Khan

Production Information

  • Production / Presenting Company:Nyoba Kan
  • Date:7-8 December 2012
  • Total Showing:2
  • Venue:The Actors Studio (TAS) @ Lot 10
  • State:Kuala Lumpur

Individual Dance Items

Item #1

  • Title:Dancing in between
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    Life and death, the afterworld and the mundane world, heaven and earth, cruelty and compassion, stillness and motion, back and front… the point of contact, spaces between provides us the sensory experience of positive (realistic) beauty and dream and time and place.

  • Choreographer:Ima Tenko
  • Category:Butoh
  • Dancers:Ima Tenko

Item #2

  • Title:Qaddish
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    The Past, Presents and the Future, it is within this cycle of time that Qudus’ artistic preoccupations are caught; they remain the central theme within his works, showing the relationship with human memory and the past. With QADDISH Qudus takes on a journey of memory transmission with his 80 years old father, to explore the dualities of father/son and memory/amnesia, as well as the trinity of, background, middle-ground and foreground. With a special attention on the middle-ground, which is undramatic and unspectacular, is neither the origin of things nor the last things; is aware of a future to head into, and a past to fall back on; it is the “home of doubt and indecision, of suspension, of disbelief, of playfulness, of the unpredictable and irony.”

  • Choreographer:Qudus Onikeku
  • Category:Butoh
  • Dancers:Qudus Onikeku

Item #3

  • Title:A Song Within
  • Item Synopsis / Program Notes:

    An exploration of movement and energy flow in relation to space, music and light.

  • Choreographer:Ming Low
  • Category:Butoh
  • Dancers:Ming Low
  • Composer:Aluba Khan
  • Other Information:

    Live music by Aluba Khan