I LOVE BUTOH! With Mari Osanai and Madelyn Sher on Valentine’s Day
Wednesday, February 14 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Triskelion Arts – 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn
Admission: $20/$22 at the door
Triskelion Arts and Vangeline Theater present a multi-sensory experience to remember with I LOVE BUTOH! Enjoy an evening of contemporary dance influenced by Butoh featuring renowned Japanese dancer Mari Osanai and contemporary dancer/choreographer Madelyn Sher. Osanai will perform “Boundary,” a 50-minute piece she choreographed, and Sher will perform a 15-minute piece she choreographed entitled “I love you I miss my friend and the music is beautiful.”
Hailing from Aomori, Japan, Mari Osanai was trained in classical ballet and modern dance at an early age and later studied jazz dance, Tai Chi, and Noguchi Taiso. Noguchi Taiso, a form of movement training that gives the perception that the performer is moved by invisible forces, and its philosophy and theory had a great influence on her creations. Her unique and complex movements are created interweaving these techniques as well as taking classes with Hironobu Oikawa. Osanai’s dance works have also been heavily influenced by an early exposure to Butoh in Japan in the 1980s and ‘90s.
Madelyn Sher is a movement-based artist born, raised, and based in New York City. Her choreographic work melds contemporary dance, Butoh, physical theater, and mime. She holds a B.A. in dance and philosophy from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Lehman and is a graduate of the drama department at LaGuardia Arts High School. In addition to dancing with the Herbert H. Dance Company and performing in works by Vangeline Theater, RediDance, and Ni’ja Whitson, she teaches creative movement at P.S. 42 in Chinatown.
There will be a complimentary chocolate tasting as well.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Vangeline Theater’s website.