ELSEWHERE by Vangeline and Yuka C. Honda
Thursday, May 24 through Saturday, May 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center – 280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers Street)
Admission: $15 in advance / $20 at the door
Renowned Japanese composer and musician Yuka C. Honda (Japan) and butoh dancer Vangeline (France), perform the World Premiere of Elsewhere.
Celebrating the life of female Japanese pioneering acrobat Omoto Tannaker (1842-1916), Elsewhere explores the themes of immigration, cultural hybridity, and shared space from a female perspective, articulated through butoh language and improvised music. Women are often the unsung heroes of history; behind all significant cultural movements and changes in history, the lives of countless women can be found, as well as countless voices that have been silenced. As we challenge our collective memory by telling the stories of women pioneers, we carve out a much needed space to redefine the importance of women’s participation in society.
Honda, who is best known for her work with Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon, and Yoko Ono, will perform improvised live music each night, and critically acclaimed butoh dancer Vangeline will perform a choreographed dance adapted to each evening’s music.
To purchase tickets, please visit Gibney Dance’s website.