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Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World)  | Open: 04/09/19 Close: 04/14/19
Vangeline Theater and the New York Butoh Institute

in association with Triskelion Arts

present a performance 

Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World)

and the workshop Make Visible

by Butoh Dancer Moeno Wakamatsu

April 9-14, 2019


Vangeline Theater and the New York Butoh Institute present, in association with Triskelion Arts, performance Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World) and workshop Make Visible by Butoh dancer Moeno Wakamatsu. The performance will be held on April 9, 2019 at 8pm at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, and the workshop will run from April 11-14, 2019 at varying times and locations. Tickets for the performance are $18 General Admission and can be purchased at Tickets for the workshop range from $50-$295 and can be purchased at


In one flower there is a world. In one moment there is an eternity.


The title of the piece Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World) originally comes from the Buddhist teachings: 


One flower is one world.

One blade of grass is one paradise.

One leaf is buddhahood,

One grain of sand becomes heaven.

One piece of ground becomes pure land

One laughter is a connection,

One desire becomes stillness.


Moeno Wakamatsu creates and performs original dance works influenced by Japanese Butoh and her Buddhist upbringing. She writes: "Rather than to "create" a dance piece and give it a theme, I approach the dance where the piece will grow out of a dance, and the theme will be harvested by each audience.  It is like to let a flower bloom, but we do not know what flower it will be for each audience.  Each flower is an entire life, and in each life is an entire world. To make such approach, I attempt to give up the self, to give up expression, to let the art be what remains when self-expression is removed."


"To see Moeno Wakamatsu on stage is to experience an oscillation between solidity and fluidity, to experience a poetry of appearance and disappearance."

- Lê Quan Ninh, Percussionist



Thursday, April 11, 7-10 pm, 55 Avenue C NYC 10009

Friday, April 12, 6-9 pm, 55 Avenue C NYC 10009

Saturday, April 13, 1 to 6pm, Cameo Studios, 307 West 43rd Street, Studio B

Sunday, April 14, 1-6pm, 55 Avenue C, NYC 10009




$265 Early bird (by March 1, 2019 - $295 after March 1)



Thurday, April 11, 7-10 pm $50

Friday, April 12, 6-9 pm,  $50

Saturday, April 13, 1 to 6pm, $95

Sunday, April 14, 1-6pm,  $95



Dance is like an apparition. It appears as if out of a void --- it does not explain, nor make meaning, nor bring salvation --- but it makes appear, as the dance, the invisible consciousness of the world. A large part of our reality is invisible to us because it is outside of our perception. We cannot see and we do not know. But the imperceptible can manifest itself as a phenomenon. Like a ripple on water by an invisible wind, the unseen has a way to make itself known. This phenomenon, when it occurs through our body, is dance. Through such dance, the audience too can experience what they might be unaware of. Such dance transforms their physical status and shift their perception and sense of time. With transformed perception, they see the world transformed. We do not create dance, we create a world - more truthfully, we make a world "visible". In the workshop, we address some fundamentals of how we could approach such dance - dance that can "reveal", "make visible". 1. Shift in time. To forget knowledge, to forget function. To give up hierarchy of values. 2. Ways of the Consciousness. 3. To Listen. 4. Training the 'whole self' - physical and awareness as one training. 5. Motivation. Emergence and direction of desire. 6. Externalizing the dance. 7. Imagination. 


Moeno Wakamatsu, born 1975 in Tokyo, in a house of a Jodoshu Buddhist temple in Asakusa. At age 10, her family moved abroad to Canada then to the United States. From age 6 to 17, she was classically trained in piano, and later in pipe organ. After age 18, she moved on to plastic art and architecture and moved to New York City. She encountered dance at the age 19. She studied at the School of Merce Cunningham in New York. Soon after, she extensively became involved in the Feldenkrais Method, and became a certified practitioner. In the same period, she became also much drawn to the work of several butoh artists. After graduating from The Cooper Union School of Architecture, she worked as an architect in New York City, while dancing and practicing the Feldenkrais Method. At age 27, she left the field of architecture to only pursue dance theatre as a solo artist. She presents her solo work and conducts workshops internationally. She is based in Normandy, France.


Vangeline (curator) is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh. She is the Artistic Director of the Vangeline Theater (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century, and the founder of the New York Butoh Institute. 

Vangeline's work has been heralded in publications such as The New York Times ("captivating"), Los Angeles Times ("moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist") and LA Weekly, to name a few. Time OUT Chicago named Vangeline's "one of the best Dance Visits of 2011." More recently her BUTOH BEETHOVEN: Eclipse received critical acclaim in New York and was dubbed: "incredibly moving and powerful. It is clear that Vangeline is an artist who knows the darkness of Butoh well and has the incredible skill to make that darkness dance...Vangeline has the control and poise of a true master of Butoh."

With her all-female dance company, Vangeline's socially conscious performances tie together Butoh and activism. Vangeline is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award. Film projects include a starring role alongside actors James Franco and Winona Ryder in the feature film by director Jay Anania The Letter (2012-Lionsgate). She is pioneering a project exploring the intersection of Butoh and Neuroscience and has recently been invited to perform with/for Grammy Award Winning artists SKRILLEX and Esperanza Spalding. 


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.



Cardboard Stage  | Open: 10/18/18 Close: 10/20/18
277 Dance Project’s newest work, Cardboard Stage, a cross-media work featuring dance, video, live music, and spoken word, is a culmination of a two-year collaborative experiment in urban immersion. Having spent an extensive period of time in the Bronx, exposed to a vibrant and gritty urban landscape, the choreographer Nicole Philippidis and her performers were compelled to delve into social inequities still plaguing the American metropoles. The resulting work is a story about power and powerlessness, told in six chapters, focusing on different facets of urban life in the shadows of what lies in the glamourous spotlight of the mainstream media. The piece features a dance film by Jennifer Klein. Original music and sound score for Cardboard Stage, created and performed live by Nicole’s brother John Philippidis (of the award-winning indie folk band Burlap to Cashmere,) captures the stark industrial mood of the inner city.

The six-person cast includes longtime company member Mika Yanagihara as well as dancers Stephen Galberth, Christopher Makens, Elisa Schreiber, Emily Tellier, and Eric Parra.


The Hive New York: An Afternoon of Contemporary Dance  | Open: 05/29/16 Close: 05/29/16
The nomadic multi-generational arts collective ArtBark International -- last seen at Slovenia’s premiere opera house The Cankarjev Dom -- joins New York based artists Kristin Hatleberg, Garnet Henderson and Sarah Lass in a shared program of contemporary dance works “The Hive: New York” on May 29, 2016 at 4:00PM at The Muriel Schulman Theater at Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St., Brooklyn, NY 11222; Enter on Banker St.) Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online at The Hive is a progressive arts community seeking sustainable ways to share their work with the world.

2010: Our Hideous Future  | Open: 08/03/12 Close: 08/04/12
It’s the way far distant future, AD 2010, and it’s a bad time to be human.  Lonely human freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a last stand against the oppressive Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Foursquare.  But judging by the apathy of her lover Dehnise Compuserve and of her fellow humans, it may be too late.

2010is a synthpop-infused, queer-friendly musical comedy homage to the great dystopian classics of the 1980s and '90s.  Playwright Carl Danielson brilliantly riffs on classics like Blade Runner, Max Headroom, The Matrix, and Snow Crash. Meanwhile, local songwriter/audio producer Andy Hicks (of The Pluto Tapes) provides delightfully twisted tunes like "Near Futuristic Dystopia!" and"Bangor Boogie.”

2010has been performing to large, screaming crowds in the Boston area for the past two years.  The show has graced diverse stages: the Boston Playwrights Theatre in August 2010, the 2011 Arisia Sci-Fi Convention at the Boston Westin Waterfront, Harvard Square’s esteemed Club Oberon, and ImprovBoston’s long-running Geek Week festival.  This talented ensemble, led by Massachusetts-based Kamela Dolinova and Providence-based Emily Taradash, will now be blowing the minds off the audience of Triskelion Arts.

2010features Kamela Dolinova, Emily Taradash, Julia Lunetta, Timothy Hoover, John Deschene, Kay Coughlin, Katie Drexel, Ginger Lazarus, and Brad Smith.  Music and lyrics by Andy Hicks.  Book by Carl Danielson.  Choreography by Alex Nemiroski and Andy Hicks.

Songs From The Pac-man  | Open: 09/07/06 Close: 09/09/06
Dust off the old arcade game and warm up your joystick, because everybody's favorite little yellow fellow is BACK! In this off-kilter tribute, join Pac-Man as he travels through an endless world of chasing dots, chasing Ms. Pac-Man, and chasing that elusive cherry.

Equal parts gaming-manual and Brechtian postmodernist absurdism, SONGS FROM THE PAC-MAN inhabits a world of over-consumption and repetition, sex and death, high-scores and game-overs, where there may be NO end... as long as you don't run out of quarters.

Zoo  | Open: 05/11/06 Close: 05/20/06
May 11th-13th and 18th-20th, 2006, 8pm
ZOO will feature the hidden and not-so-hidden talents of Kenneth Lang,Marisa Gruneberg,Jackie Moynahan,Hilary Maia Grubb,Megan Demarkis,TraDon Turner,Janessa Olsen,Josie Carbone,Jessica Seeman,Tommy Wilkinson,Kate Kaminski,Marissa A. Schoenfeld,Christiano Veracosa,Danielle Loustau-Williams,Carlo Fiorletta,Rachael Vacharosovan,Yuka Ogata,Julia Peck and Katie O'Neill in a story of entrapment, longing and twisted whimsy.
Choreographed and conceived by Abby Bender
Lighting by Brian Aldous
Video by Cree Nevins
Sets and costumes by Abby Bender, TraDon Turner, and Ijeoma Iheanacho.