Monday, July 4, 2016

Tanabata + Butoh interpretation of Beksinski x 2

SJG • 6/20/16

by aleks
Tanabata or the Star Festival is happening this coming Saturday, July 9th  in Seatlle Japanese Garden, between 10 am and 7 pm.  Celebrated in Japan on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year, when, according to a Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated from each other by the milky way, are able to meet.  Music, stories, Japanese crafts and games - hope you can visit.

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Zdzislaw Beksisnski (1929-2005) (pronounced ˈzd͡ʑiswaf bɛkˈɕiɲskʲi] was a renown Polish painter, graphic designer, photographer and sculptor, whose hauntingly evocative art is often described as  dystopian surrealism.

Dance interpretation of his work is a project that in 2016 brought together butoh artists from Warsaw, Poland and Seattle. Performed in the Polish cities of Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw in March 2016 to full audiences, Beksiński_Butoh. Untitled2 is a collaboration of LimenButoh Theatre Warsaw/Poland, "The Academy of Social Skills" Association in cooperation with DAIPANbutoh Collective and co-financed by the City of Warsaw.



For gallery of Zdzislaw Beksinski's art go here...

This July Seattle will have a chance to see this work at two unrelated events (both free):

7/9 Sat. 5 pm at Seattle Center, Armory Loft #3  as part of  Seattle Polish Festival:  Robert Jedrzejewski (composer) and Joan Laage (butoh artist) will share Beksiński’s art and their new collaborative work in Beksinski_Butoh Film & Presentation

 7/17 Sun. 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center as part of Seattle Butoh Festival: Sylwia Hanff (butoh dancer) and Robert Jędrzejewski (video artist/composer) with their collaborator DAIPAN’s Joan Laage will present: Beksiński_Butoh. Untitled 2, produced by LimenButoh Theatre Warsaw/Poland, "The Academy of Social Skills" Association in cooperation with DAIPANbutoh Collective and co-financed by the City of Warsaw.

Beksiński_Butoh. Untitled 2 - Hanff and Laage


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