Triskelion Art

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Address: 118 N. 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY   

Location: 3rd Floor

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I Love Butoh!  | Open: 02/14/18 Close: 02/14/18
 

Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute, presents I LOVE BUTOH! on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8pm at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.  Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-love-butoh-tickets-41627282322.

 

This Valentine's Day, join Triskelion Arts and Vangeline Theater in their love of Butoh, dance and chocolate for a multi-sensory experience to remember! An evening of Contemporary Dance influenced by Butoh featuring renowned Japanese dancer Mari Osanai, from Aomori, Japan and Contemporary dancer/ choreographer Madelyn Sher (New York). Tickets also include a delicious chocolate tasting experience.

 

"I love you I miss my friend and the music is beautiful" performed and choreographed by Madelyn Sher (15 minutes).

Madelyn Sher is a movement-based artist born, raised, and based in New York City. Her choreographic work melds contemporary dance, Butoh, physical theater, and mime. She is an actor represented by Abrams Artists Agency, and dances with the Herbert H. Dance Company. She has danced in works by Vangeline Theater, RediDance, and Ni'ja Whitson. Madelyn holds a B.A. in dance and philosophy from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Lehman and is a graduate of the drama department at LaGuardia Arts High School. She teaches creative movement at P.S. 42 in Chinatown.

  

Boundary choreographed and performed by Mari Osanai (Japan) (50 minutes)

Mari Osanai was born in Aomori (north top of main Island in Japan) Japan. She was trained in Classical Ballet and Modern dance at an early age and later studied jazz dance Tai Chi and Noguchi Taiso. Noguchi Taiso and its philosophy and theory had a great influence on her creations. Her unique and complex movements are created interweaving these techniques as well as taking classes with Mr. Hironobu Oikawa. Mari Osanai's dance works have also been heavily influenced by an early exposure to Butoh in Japan in the 1980's and 90's.

 

VANGELINE THEATER/ NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE aims to preserve the legacy and integrity of Japanese Butoh, while carrying the art form well into the future. The unique art of Butoh originated in post-World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression. The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century.

 

ABOUT TRISKELION ARTS 

Triskelion Arts houses five lovely rehearsal studios, one of which is a the fully-equipped black-box performance space, the Muriel Schulman Theater, and one of which is the Douglas Elliman Studio Theater. The original space, in heart of Williamsburg at 118 N. 11th Street, opened in 2000 where it thrived for nearly 15 years before its recent relocation to a two-story, stand-alone, treelined corner in Greenpoint. Triskelion offers affordable rehearsal, class and performance space to hundreds of working artists and hosts a full roster of shows and classes. The Triskelion Arts Presents program presents full-length or half-evening-length work of over 50 select artists and companies every year. Additionally, Triskelion's annual festivals feature the work of over 75 choreographers, clowns, comics, and film makers. The organization is grateful for past or current support from Dance Theater Workshop, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYSCA, the Brooklyn Arts Council/JP Morgan Chase Regrant Program, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

 

 

Flower-Secret  | Open: 11/17/17 Close: 11/17/17
Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute, presents the World Premiere of Flower - Secret, an evening of Butoh solos with Butoh Master Tetsuro Fukuhara and Vangeline on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8pm; and Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7pm at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.  Tickets are $18 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-vangeline-theater-tickets-35983374241.

 

Tetsuro Fukuhara and Vangeline the second and third generations of Butoh, a physical symbol of evolution- teacher to student, man to woman, past to future. For this collaboration, the artists will work together to share their art making practices to create new work. Fukuhara will perform in a large suspended hollow tube. Vangeline will create a new "Dance of Darkness" work. Through this collaborative performance, the artists seek to reveal the way the art form has grown and shifted, and how individuals are encouraged to adapt the Butoh, ensuring the style is reflective and responsive. 

 

Over the past 60 years, Butoh has become a universal and international movement language. Developed in post-World War II Japan, the minimalist avant-garde dance form has grown, evolved, and travelled worldwide; Butoh is taught and performed across the United States, in Europe, Africa, and Latin America. While the form has its roots in Japan, there are Butoh artists of all cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities continuing its legacy into the 21st century.

 

Photographs of flowers by artist Tal Schpantzer will be projected on Vangeline for her solo.

 

Tetsuro Fukuhara, President of Tokyo Space Dance, is a second-generation movement artist of "Improvisation Butoh." Tetsuro's studied under Akira Kasai, and Butoh founders Kazuo Ohno, and Tatsumi Hijikata. At 68, Tetsuro represents the oldest generation of Japanese Butoh. His style of "New Butoh Space Dance" is a way to socialize Butoh for the general public, bringing together elements of dance, architecture, information, and design. 

 

Vangeline is an internationally-acclaimed French-born New York City-based Butoh choreographer and is regarded widely as an expert in her field in the United States. She is the founder of the New York Butoh Institute and Artistic Director of the Vangeline Theater, an all-female dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century. Vangeline's socially conscious performances tie together Butoh and activism. Her performances have dealt with subjects as varied as feminism, climate change, war and perceptions of gender. 

 

Tal Shpantzeris an award-winning Brooklyn-based fine art photographer, recognized both internationally and nationally. Tal Shpantzer's petal portraits, are striking in their apparent simplicity and richness of detail. The portraits both engage with and challenge our traditional notions of flowers as symbols. "My principal interest," Shpantzer says,  "is exploring moments that are undefined on sensory, emotional, and psychological levels. I am fascinated by the dialogue that arises from and intersects with expressions of uncertainty and states of transience. What I see may appear to be the simplest of moments and yet reveal otherwise unknown complexities or evoke imagined histories and hidden truths."

Petal Series:

http://www.talfoto.com/album/thepetalseriespress

www.talfoto.com

 

VANGELINE THEATER/ NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE aims to preserve the legacy and integrity of Japanese Butoh, while carrying the art form well into the future. The unique art of Butoh originated in post-World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression.The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century.

 

ABOUT TRISKELION ARTS 

Triskelion Arts houses five lovely rehearsal studios, one of which is a the fully-equipped black-box performance space, the Muriel Schulman Theater, and one of which is the Douglas Elliman Studio Theater. The original space, in heart of Williamsburg at 118 N. 11th Street, opened in 2000 where it thrived for nearly 15 years before its recent relocation to a two-story, stand-alone, treelined corner in Greenpoint. Triskelion offers affordable rehearsal, class and performance space to hundreds of working artists and hosts a full roster of shows and classes. The Triskelion Arts Presents program presents full-length or half-evening-length work of over 50 select artists and companies every year. Additionally, Triskelion's annual festivals feature the work of over 75 choreographers, clowns, comics, and film makers. The organization is grateful for past or current support from Dance Theater Workshop, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYSCA, the Brooklyn Arts Council/JP Morgan Chase Regrant Program, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

 

 

 

Eye Candy  | Open: 11/11/05 Close: 11/13/05
Eye Candy is a dance theatre piece exploring a humorous interpretation of the dating process. The courtship rituals we all participate in are as strange as any found in the Bronx Zoo aviary, it involves strutting and well-worn pick-up lines; it involves awkward breakfast scenarios and announcements in the New York Times. We decorate ourselves with frill and lace to enhance our presentation. Why? We find ourselves experiencing a collision of behaviors that are at once highly stylized and at the same time connected to our most basic animal natures. This piece examines the satirical and often hypocritical aspects of finding a mate. Eye Candy explores how to attract a mate, find a mate, lose a mate and of course how to keep a mate. Eye Candy blends athletic, dynamic, original contemporary dance with raw dramatic theatre encouraging a playful dialogue between the two. Eye Candy also incorporates: "great American love songs" from such diverse sources as Hot club of Cowtown, Bill Withers, Nat King Cole and Meatloaf, text that springs from conversations with friends and strangers and original music by Dr. Sebastin Birch.