second week: butoh-kan masters

ko_by_dola_baroniNovember 12 & 13, 7:30 pm (Thurs & Fri)
Ko Murobushi (at DNA)
“Quick Silver”
After Performance Talk on Nov. 13

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Ko Murobushi’s latest solo returns to the NY Butoh Festival due to public demand. Murobushi exudes boundless energy from his silver-painted body, like mercury that has exploded its strength away. Using only his formidable physicality, Murobushi radiates the lasting life essence of mercury as it waves and rolls its way in all directions across the stage.


November 14, 6:00 pm (Sat)
November 15, 7:00 pm (Sun)
Post-Performance Talk on Nov. 14 (Sat)
Daisuke Yoshimoto (at DNA)
“Ruined Body” (U.S. premiere)

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“It is for dignity of the body” Daisuke Yoshimoto.
Daisuke Yoshimoto’s dance experience includes collaborations with: Kazuo Ohno, Hisayo Iwaki, and Shoji Kojima. Primarily a solo artist, over the past 20 years he has carved out his own unique and theatrical style, working as creator and director of progressive plays for many years before he established his dance studio “Ultraego”.

mari_osanai_by_kraeva November 14, 9:00 pm (Sat)
November 15, 3:00 pm (Sun)
After Performance Talk on Nov. 15 (Sat)
“Female perspectives on butoh”Mari Osanai & Yuko Kaseki” (Double Bill at DNA)

Evening includes “Seesaw” (world premiere) Mari Osanai & Yuko Kaseki by the other artist

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Mari Osanai describes “Seesaw” as “Dancing from unbalance… Oh there are many seesaws in my body.”

MARI OSANAI trained in Classical Ballet, Noguchi Gymnastics, Yoga, Tai Chi and Hip Hop.  Her unique movements are realized through interweaving these diverse techniques and the philosophy and practice of Noguchi Gymnastics has had a strong influence on her creations.

The evening will also include “UNSPELLED,” a work by YUKO KASEKI.  It is a solo dance performance confronting the landscape of the body before its configurations of language or orientation.  Playing in deconstruction and construction of self-image, territory of emotion, sexuality, and geometrical weight, the dance repeats death and birth, rhythmically piling up memory and cutting out moments of silence.

YUKO KASEKI is a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in Berlin. Kaseki has developed her own rich choreographic vocabulary that is rhythmic and elegant.


Nov. 12-15
280 Broadway, 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers)
Tickets to this program should be purchased directly through Dance New Amsterdam .
Telephone: 212 625 8369 Online: or
Ticket prices: Students $18, Non-Students $20 (Except for Ko Murobushi performance).
Ticket Price for Ko Murobushi performance: Students $20 Non-Students $24

Photos by: Dola Baroni and Yana Kraeva.


The New York Butoh Festival project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The CAVE NY Butoh Festival performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts. A state agency. CAVE performance season is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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