Saturday, November 22, 2008

Butoh Workshop with Katsura Kan

Nyoba Kan presents

Butoh Workshop with Katsura Kan
Sat 6 Dec, 2pm to 6pm
Sun 7 Dec, 10am to 1pm & 2.30pm to 6.30pm
KL Performing Arts Centre, Sentul West, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
Admission RM150 for all 3 sessions, RM60 for 1 session
Limited to 20 participants

Join Katsura Kan in this rare opportunity to learn from the master himself the finer points of the art and philosophy of Butoh.

About Katsura Kan
Katsura Kan is a celebrated master Butoh artist, with decades of experience as a solo and collaborative performer, teacher and choreographer. Kan graduated from the Buddhism University in Kyoto and studied Noh Theatre with master Hirota at the Kongo School. He performed with the seminal Butoh troupe Byakkosha (1979-1981) known for its austerity and integrity. Based in Kyoto since 1979, Katsura has since taken his distinctive brand of Butoh around the world, staging acclaimed performances and collaborating with artists in various countries. Among his most significant works include "Bhagavad Gita" (2000, Bangkok) based on the Mahabharata, "La Mort D'Empedocle" (2004, Paris) based on the Greek tragedy, and "Curious Fish" (2001) presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where his company received a five star critics’ rating. In 2001, he began an extensive performance tour that has taken him to Israel, Egypt, West Africa, Eastern Europe, Australia, and the USA. Meanwhile, his work in performance and teaching has taken him to many remote parts of Africa, Europe and Asia. Kan’s current research interest is in the development of Beckett Butoh Notation, utilising the Butoh notation of Tatsumi Hijikata as a point of departure. Kan pursues the possibility of the globalisation of Butoh and an enlightenment of the classical Japanese Noh theatre with the goal of a new communication design for deep democracy.

Enquiries & Workshop Registration
Swee Keong HP: 012 3008255

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