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5th of Butoh is a new Sci-Fi Butoh Fantasy by Vangeline Theater to be performed in February 2014 at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn. Read more

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5th of Butoh is a new Sci-Fi Butoh Fantasy by Vangeline Theater to be performed in February 2014 at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn.

About this project

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 Japanese Philosophy:
Earth, Water, Wind, Fire, and Void.

Featuring critically acclaimed Vangeline and the Vangeline Theater, and strings by British composer Ysanne Spevack (Smashing Pumpkins) .

Ysanne Spevack
Ysanne Spevack

We are lucky to add to our roster of great performers Butoh artist Shoshana Green from San Francisco, and from New York Ballerina Sakie Hachiya.

Great costume makers for great costumes:

Todd Thomas will create Vangeline's costume:

Costume created by Todd Thomas
Costume created by Todd Thomas

 And HouseofHallucination will be making our Sci- Fi costumes.

Costumes by houseofhallucination
Costumes by houseofhallucination
Your generous contribution will go directly to cover our production costs for this show. Your donation is 100% tax deductible as we are non profit- save your receipt!

Thank you for supporting Vangeline Theater and this exciting brand new project!

Take a look at our featured video to get a sense of what magic we have in store for you...Read more in depth info about the inspiration for each piece, and of course check out the delightful rewards we have for you!

Gratefully,

Vangeline

REWARDS

limited edition FIFTH pen
limited edition FIFTH pen
Limited edition FIFTH Magnet
Limited edition FIFTH Magnet
Limited edition FIFTH mug
Limited edition FIFTH mug

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.

Tatsumi Hijikata in his last solo dance (1968)
Tatsumi Hijikata in his last solo dance (1968)
Yotsuya Simon "Mechanical Boy 2"
Yotsuya Simon "Mechanical Boy 2"
  

Risks and challenges

We at the Vangeline Theater have been tackling the great challenges of putting performances together for the past 10 years..We understand the challenge and are ready to roll up our sleeves and work until our goal is met and the show is off the ground! Come what may!

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    A Beautiful special edition Vangeline Theater FIFTH magnet

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    a special edition FIFTH Vangeline Theater mug, and two free tickets to the show

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