Program 2022

Curators Online Meeting

To open the event, we will have a meeting between producers and curators from representative festivals of Butoh from Europe, Asia and America. for this meeting we will have 3 main questions: 1. Presentation of the context of productions in each event; 2. Actions in this context; 3. Possible networking actions between festivals, events and research. Interested in participating with listeners, please apply via the contact form on our page.

 

13h  (CET) - Online by Zoom meeting.

Opening Vernissage - Visual Arts Exhibition

Presentation of photographic works, drawings, paintings, cinema and video art selected in our 2022 open call process. Among the attractions some dance performances will also be realized.

19h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

Tarot Butoh Cards #1

Improvisation game. Tarot Butoh dance. Oracle. Electroacoustic music. Live painting. Performances. Three dancers on the stage. A tarologist opens the Tarot for audience.
"Do you have some question?" According to the letters drawn a musician will compose  ambiences, soundscapes and dramaturgy in electroacoustic constructions. Parallel to these performances a plastic artist will synthesize all the composition of the letters, dance and electroacoustic sounds in paintings of this oracle.

"Decipher me or I devour you"

with:

The Tarot: Sefirot Tarot Deck

Tarologist: Vanillery Garden

Dancers: Maruska Ronchi (IT), Suzi Cunningham (UK), Liviana Angeloni (IT)

and Will Lopes (BR)

Musicians: Christian Tschinkel (AT) and Christoph Punzmann (DE)

 

20h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

Dance & Drinks

Let's dance together!

21h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

I WILL - Foreign Portrait

An invitation to reflect about the human migratory movement from an anthropological poetic panorama, passing through contemporary political and social issues, as well as the personal diaries of an immigrant artist who has just arrived in Europe.

Script, Performance and Direction: Will Lopes (BR)
Photography & Camera: Dino Rekanović
Edition: Amar Tahirović

Produced by: .ditiramb
 

Duration: 50 min

18:30 - 19h:30 - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

Dancers Installation

An installation of 10 dancers selected in our open call 2022. In this session they will present fragments from their dances and performances installed in an exhibition format. The public will be invited to walk among the dancers and enjoy such performances according to their interests. The performance focuses on presenting a first landscape of selected dancers who will work together throughout the festival developing their techniques, dances in different solo and collective performances.

With the resident dancers of our 2022 editon.

Duration: 20 min
 

TRACE

The dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Orlowsky has been moving through the city in search of traces in recent years. Found seemingly insignificant things in order to discover something bizarre, disturbing or poetic in them. In three scenes, random moments and images are translated into a dance language that creates a pulsating space with the help of the driving force of live music.

Dance/Choreography: Elisabeth Orlowsky (AT)
Composition: Petra Stum-Linshalm
Bass clarinet: Heinz-Peter Linshalm

Duration: 20 min

RED MOON

A ritual performance to celebrate feminine energies, where the dancer digs in the subconscious to return archetypal images to the audience. An oneiric and hypnotic representation of reality, deformed, altering the essential elements of the figure, completely free from any reference to reality itself. In this way, referring to a different reality, “subtle worlds”, symbolic worlds, of the unknown, of the removed, of the shadow.

with Maruska Ronchi (IT)

30 min

20h - 21h:30 - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

DANCE/SOUND WALK

Held on the street, the audience will receive headphones from where they will make a sound journey mixed in reality by the ambient sounds. Local, real, fictional stories of the dancers and places will make the composition in patchwork for the dance of the festival's resident artists. An installation in different stations will be tracked in this performance journey.

Museumsquartier

14:30 - 16h

SYMPOIESIS

Exploring soil as an organ with its own metabolism –permeable to the living and dying– this performance is an amalgamation of scientific methods, photographic recordings and movement that is inherent to each particle of earthly structures and chaos.

with Kristina Feldhammer (AT)

18:00 - 19h:15 - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

 

ICON IN CONSTRUCTION

A triptych that combines different performance languages (essentially Butoh dance, sound, and visual art) to convey multiple perspectives or simultaneous narratives around the body and its journey through time and space. Origin. Transmutation. Materialisation. Regression. Rebirth. Decadence. Development. Cycle. Pulse. Revolution. A dialogue between sound and image, between the moment just before now and the moment just after now.

 

Butoh dance, voice, costume design: Josephine Grundy (UK)
E
lectric guitar and effects: El Pepe Bolívar (VE)

40 min

19:30 - 20:45h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

ECATE - Eights steps into eternity

When a loved one crosses life's threshold, the whole world seems new. How is it possible to turn an experience of mourning into a dance? "Ecate" is a dance with which Damiano Fina remembers his mother Maria Novella, who passed away prematurely in 2021. The recording of the original performance took place at the spaces of Villa Godi Malinverni, a Palladian project from 1542. In evoking memories of the close bond connecting him with his mother, Damiano Fina wore her wedding dress.

with Damiano Fina (IT)

40 min

黑蕨 BLACK FERN - The vitality from ancient times, a light booming in the dark

Ferns have appeared on the earth as early as 400 million years ago. They are the most primitive group of vascular plants. They can also grow and bloom in a humid and harsh environment. Under the difficult international situation and political environment, Taiwan still tenaciously conveys the value of democracy and freedom Taiwan is well known as “Kingdom of Ferns”, with more than 650 different types of ferns, 60 of which are endemic, and more than 200 rare. Unique culture and art have been nurtured in such a place with outstanding people. I believe it can bring contemporary Butoh even more different vision and excitement.

with HuChia (TW)

20 min

21 - 22:15h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

DANCE/SOUND WALK

Held on the street, the audience will receive headphones from where they will make a sound journey mixed in reality by the ambient sounds. Local, real, fictional stories of the dancers and places will make the composition in patchwork for the dance of the festival's resident artists. An installation in different stations will be tracked in this performance journey.

Stephansplatz

14:30 - 16h

LADY LAZARUS PROJECT (not yet)

A body crossing a liminal space. An attempt at a profane ritual to carefully reopen one's wounds one by one, to unstitch all the scars, abandoning any temptation of fictitious healing.

with Liviana Angeloni (IT)
20 min

RULES TO LIVE BY

The idea for Rules to Live By came in 2018 after the death of one of Suzi’s teenage idols, Mark E. Smith of the band The Fall, whose collaboration with Michael Clark led her to train as a dancer. Beginning as a spontaneous tribute dance in front of 150 people on the night of his death, it has grown into a requiem for heroism, hedonism, rebirth, with dark disturbing humour. A celebration of transformation, a bid to be unforgotten, a dance of rules, constriction, sugar highs and lows- and the consequences of human hedonism, Rules To Live By is a rebellious aspiration to a hero’s punk anarchy.

with Suzi Cunningham (UK)

20 min

 

WARS. HOLY BLOOD OF THE DREAMERS

Alexandre's music took me on a transformative journey, for a walk on the edge of the Abyss. Through destruction, it led me to the belly and heart of the world and life. How to change Butoh performance into a transgressive act that transforms consciousness?

with Sylwia Hanff (PL)

20 min

18:30 - 20h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

ID(22)

The human being is the sum of its experiences. And yet, everyone has an innate core that forms the true and pure self. This core is stored in every cell of the body and dates back up to the birth of the universe. On our karmic journey we seek to clear layer for layer of every birth and death in order to reveal this first sight of existence. ID(22) is the sequel to ID from 2004. The piece holds the mirror up to the soul and looks behind it for that Self that survived for billions of years.

With DaniMayu (AT)

50 min

20h:30 - 21:30 - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

DANCERS MEETINGS WORKSHOPS #1

Exchange of practices between dancers resident of the festival and workshops for the general public. The full program will be available on Oct 21, 2022.

10h - 18h - Lalish Theaterlabor

Gentzgasse 62, 1180 Wien

PERFORMANCE: RESIDENT DANCERS Collective Creation #1"

After a day of workshops, exchange of techniques and knowledge, the resident dancers of the first Hybrid Butoh Vienna Art Festival, class participants will present a 50 min performance resulting from the hybridization of their works. The performance will feature dancers from Mexico, Taiwan, Spain, Ireland, South Korea, Ukraine, US, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Brazil and Austria.


20h - 21h 

Lalish Theaterlabor

Gentzgasse 62, 1180 Wien

10€ - 25€

Information, reservations and registration

office.lalishtheater@gmail.com

DANCERS MEETINGS WORKSHOPS #2

Exchange of practices between dancers resident of the festival and workshops for the general public. The full program will be available on Oct 21, 2022.

10h - 18h - Lalish Theaterlabor

Gentzgasse 62, 1180 Wien

RESIDENT DANCERS PERFORMANCE - Collective Creation #2"

After the second day of workshops, exchange of techniques and knowledge, the resident dancers of the first Hybrid Butoh Vienna Art Festival, class participants will present a 50 min performance resulting from the hybridization of their works. The performance will feature dancers from Mexico, Taiwan, Spain, Ireland, South Korea, Ukraine, US, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Brazil and Austria.


20h - 21h 

Lalish Theaterlabor

Gentzgasse 62, 1180 Wien

10€ - 25€

Information, reservations and registration

office.lalishtheater@gmail.com

TAROT BUTOH CARDS #2

Improvisation game among the festival's resident dancers. Tarot Butoh dance. Oracle. Electroacoustic music. Live painting. Performances. 10 dancers on the stage. A tarologist opens the Tarot for the audience. "Do you have any questions?" According to the letters drawn, a musician will compose ambiences, soundscapes and dramaturgy in electroacoustic constructions. Parallel to these performances, a plastic artist will synthesize all the composition of the letters, dance and electroacoustic sounds in paintings of this oracle.

with the festival's resident dancers

30 min

PO OWOCACH - By the fruits /After fruits

Like a stick

Nostalgically, rhythmically

And bang!

To the ground, to the sand

Flourishing navel

 

Butoh: Anita Zdrojewska (PL)

Live music: Ruff Libner

Duration: 30 min

19h - 20h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

HANA - FLOWERS

Open your life to the universe. Embracing the life of the tribute and the memory of the soul of billion years, the innocence from darkness to light and death to life is constantly repeated and continues to open. The beginning of the universe is love. The flowers stare at the stars.

Butoh, choreography: Atsushi Takenouchi (JP)
Live music: Hiroko Komiya (percussion, voice, zither )

70 min

20h:30 - 21:30 - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

EMBRACE & TRANSFORM WORKSHOP

First day of an intensive workshop; a deep dive into the ocean of life-giving dance, a transformative Butoh dance journey with live music guided by world-renowned Butoh master Atsushi Takenouchi and his companion and sound artist Hiroko Komiya.

14h - 18h - Feldenkrais Institut Wien

Taborstraße 71, 1020 Wien

SPLENDORE

A white swan, wounded, oblivious of its splendour, dies and seems to scream: what is my name? How can one make the poison of the world's energies serve higher purposes? We can digest the poison or hold the nectar under our control.

Butoh performance: Kea Tonetti (IT)
Live music: Tivitavi
Compagniakha - IT

Duration: 40 min

20h:00 - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

 

CAGE

A cage is a limit, physical, psychological, and political, it compresses and fragments our
capacities, our possibilities, and our freedom. But, on the other side, in this little tiny
space, we can feel complete, because we don’t have distractions. We don’t see
anybody, we don’t have to make choices, and this limit gives us safety.

Dance: Anna Orkolainen (FI)
Music: Marja Burchard (DE)
Installation: Bobby Packham (DE)
Visuals: Gerardo Vitale (IT)

21h:00 - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

EMBRACE & TRANSFORM WORKSHOP

Second day of an intensive workshop; a deep dive into the ocean of life-giving dance, a transformative Butoh dance journey with live music guided by world-renowned Butoh master Atsushi Takenouchi and his companion and sound artist Hiroko Komiya.

10h - 18h - Feldenkrais Institut Wien

Taborstraße 71, 1020 Wien

 

SITTING IN THE ROOM

...a transdisciplinary art format and, in addition to performance, film and literature, has a focus on experimental and electroacoustic music.

Music: Hiroko Komiya (JP), Girilal Baars (SE), Thommy Wahlström (SE), Christoph Punzmann (GE), Christian Tschinkel (AT), Antti Virtaranta (FI/GER), Paul Gründorfer, Mikko Savella

with the Butoh Performances:

EDGE OF PRESENCE
audio visual performance with dancers

 

Super 8 film: Chris H.Lynn (US)
Field recordings, sounds, objects, music: Chris H.Lynn & Hiroko Komiya (JP)
Dancers:
Carla Rihl & David Gazsi (AT)
Durations: 20 minutes

SOMNIFICATIONS

addresses the fictitious audibility of the state of sleep. The conceptual structure is based on scientific findings about its stages.

with Monika Jantschnig aka Harley in Cooperation with

the Acousmatic Christian Tschinkel

Duration: 20 minutes

19:30h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

EMBRACE & TRANSFORM WORKSHOP

Third day of an intensive workshop; a deep dive into the ocean of life-giving dance, a transformative Butoh dance journey with live music guided by world-renowned Butoh master Atsushi Takenouchi and his companion and sound artist Hiroko Komiya.

10h - 18h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

SITE OF PASSAGE

Journeys, actual and imagined, live voices interjected, transcribed rhythms.

with Joan Laage/Kogut Butoh (US)

41 min

WORKSHOP GROUP PERFORMANCE

As a result of a 3-day workshop with Atsushi Takenouchi and Hiroko Komija, the dancer group will perform the final closing performance. This performance will bring together all the participants present at that moment. In the end, dancers, musicians and installations will be celebrated in thanks to the 11 days of the festival.

20h - 21:30h - Das Lot Space

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien