Vangeline Theater/NY Butoh Institute i+ Triskelion Arts present... Moeno Wakamatsu's "Hitohana Hitosekai"
Vangeline Theater / New York Butoh Institute in association with Triskelion Arts present...Moeno Wakamatsu's Hitohana Hitosekai
In one flower there is a world. In one moment there is an entirety.
"The art of disappearance: to see Moeno Wakamatsu on stage is to experience a fluctuation of the perception where the gaze is disturbed but soothes to be no longer in the obligation to discern between the presence of a body and the contours of the space that surrounds it. Reason forces us to declare that objectively Moeno Wakamatsu is there in front of us but at the same time our senses seem disturbed by a slight turbulence, a shudder of the air, responsible for the uncertain appearance of a vibrating being that can to be in turn so concrete and so transparent. Moeno Wakamatsu invites us both to take the measure of the daily gaze and to slip into the poetry of an uncertain look, where atom after atom, a concentrated presence becomes resonant presence, as diluted in the space it reveals. To see Moeno Wakamatsu on stage is to experience an oscillation between solidity and fluidity, to experience a poetry of appearance and disappearance." — Lê Quan Ninh, Percussionist
MOENO WAKAMATSU, born 1975 in Tokyo, in a house of a Jodoshu buddhist temple in Asakusa. At age 10, her family moved abroad to Canada then to the United States. From age 6 to 17, she was classically trained in piano, and later in pipe organ. After age 18, she moved on to plastic art and architecture and moved to New York City. She encountered dance at the age 19. She studied at the School of Merce Cunningham in New York. Soon after, she extensively became involved in the Feldenkrais method, and became a certified practitioner. In the same period, she became also much drawn to the work of several butoh artists. After graduating from The Cooper Union School of Architecture, she worked as an architect in New York City, while dancing and practicing the Feldenkrais Method. At age 27, she left the field of architecture to only pursue dance theatre as a solo artist. She presents her solo work and conducts workshops internationally. She is based in New York City and in Normandy, France.
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