FIFTH OF BUTOH is a New Butoh Sci-Fi Fantasy by Vangeline Theater presented by Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn on February 7, 8 and 9, 2014.
This brand new show will feature five dances about the 5th:
The 5th dimension, 5th element, 5th position, 5th amendment, and the 5th of Beethoven.
Each dance also represents one the five elements in
Earth, Water, Wind, Fire, and Void.
Great costume makers for great costumes:
Todd Thomas will create Vangeline's costume:
And HouseofHallucination will be making our Sci- Fi costumes.
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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: 5th
The first piece, “Fifth Dimension”, portrays an human being longing to transcend gravity (earth).
The second piece, “Fifth Element”, references the cult French film “the Fifth Element” by Luc Besson and symbolizes the water element.
The third piece is called “Fifth position” and is performed by Japanese Ballerina Sakie Hachiya. This dance references the fifth position in classical ballet. Sakie Hachiya personifies the wind element though the grace and elegance of the form.
The fourth piece is called the “Fifth amendment” and represents the element fire. British violonist and singer Ysanne Spevack (Smashing Pumpkins) will compose and record music for this section. Costume for this section was inspired by a doll built by Japanese artist Yotsuya Simon.
The Fifth piece, “Fifth of Beethoven”, is set to Ludwig Von Beethoven’s “Symphony Number Five in C Minor” and is subtitled : “Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata”. Performed by Butoh dancer Vangeline, this dance is an homage to founder of Butoh Tatsumi Hijikata’s as we approach the 28th anniversary of his passing. Tatsumi Hijikata’s costume worn for his last public solo performance in 1968 is an inspiration for a new costume created by New York designer Todd Thomas for Vangeline. This dance epitomizes the element void.
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