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5th, A New Butoh Sci-Fi Fantasy

5th, A New Butoh Sci-Fi Fantasy


Triskelion Arts presents Vangeline Theater


Triskelion Arts' Aldous Theater, 118 North 11th Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY


Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 8:00pm



Triskelion Arts presents Vangeline Theater

Vangeline Theater's 5th, A New Butoh Sci-Fi Fantasy

February 7-9, 2014 @ 8pm

Triskelion Arts Presents
A New Butoh Sci-Fi Fantasy by Vangeline Theater

5 Dances about the 5th: 
5th dimension,  5th element,  5th position, 
5th amendment,  5th of Beethoven
Featuring critically acclaimed Vangeline and the Vangeline Theater,
and live performance by British composer Ysanne Spevack
(Smashing Pumpkins)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, February 7, 8, 9 at 8 PM
Triskelion Arts' Aldous Theater, 118 North 11th Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY 
(between Berry and Wythe)
(by subway: L train to Bedford or G train to Nassau)
Tickets: $15
Reservations: 800.838.3006 or http://vangelinetheater2014.brownpapertickets.com 

The company of ten includes Margherita Tisato, Azumi Oe, Shiho Tanaka, Madelyn Koch, Maiko Ikegaki, Beatrice Schleyer, Pamela Herron, Sindy Butz, Stacy Lynn Smith, Vangeline
Guest dancers: Shoshana Green, butoh artist from San Francisco; Sakie Hachiya, ballet dancer from New York
Guest musician: Ysanne Spevack, violinist/vocalist of the Smashing Pumpkins

            "Vangeline moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced
Japanese butoh artist."
— Los Angeles Times, 2011

— Best Dance Visits/2011, Time Out Chicago      

"a triumph"
— Japan Culture NYC, 2013

"Vangeline is captivating in her devotion to simple movements."
— Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times, 2008

Dancer/choreographer Vangeline continues to carry the art of Butoh into the 21st
Century when her Vangeline Theater premieres "5th", a new butoh sci-fi fantasy of
5 dances about the 5th: 5th dimension, 5th element, 5th position, 5th amendment,
and 5th of Beethoven.   

The Company's unique style, which might be described as "butoh meets film noir," 
is informed by Vangeline's training with Butoh Masters, including Tetsuro Fukuhara,
Diego Pinon and Katsura Kan, as well as performing a Butoh solo on stage and film
(she has a starring role in the feature film "The Letter," appearing alongside James
Franco and Winona Ryder, filmed in New York in 2012).   

Music choices for "5th" are also especially adventurous and forward thinking, and
include compositions by French composer Francis Cabrel, the famous "5th of
Beethoven" from the movie Saturday Night Fever, and Bob Dylan's "Blowing in the
Wind," which will be performed by Ysanne Spevack and Azumi Oe, and included
because it was written in 1963, the same year that it became law to read the fifth
amendment rights  - the right to remain silent - to the accused.

The Vangeline Theater is a NYC-based dance company firmly rooted in the
tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century.Since its
inception in 2002, the Vangeline Theater has fused the post-apocalyptic vision of
Butoh with the aesthetics of 21st century film noir.
French-born dancer/choreographer Vangeline specializes in the Japanese postwar
avant garde movement form Butoh. Vangeline has performed and
taught in venues around the world, and brought
master teachers from abroad to teach workshops in New York.  
Vangeline looks forward to more touring, including appearances at the Avignon
Dance Festival in July 2014.  Their work has been acknowledged with awards from
the Puffin Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the NY Department of Cultural Affairs,
the NY Foundation for the Arts, the Asian American Arts Alliance, the Actor's Fund,
and the Robert Friedman Foundation.   Also active in films, Vangeline's recent roles
include her critically acclaimed performance as Elizabeth Short in the L. A. production
of "The Chanteuse and the Devil's Muse," directed by David J. Bauhaus,
and a starring role, with actors James Franco and Winona Ryder, in the feature film
by director Jay Anania "The Letter (2012-Lionsgate)."  Vangeline Theater was also
featured in an eight-page spread in Vanity Fair Italia in August 2012.



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