Tickets are $30 unless otherwise noted
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:30pm
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:30pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6:30pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5:30pm - Gala Reception & Benefit Performance ($250)
includes a pre-show cocktail reception with special guests and preferred seating for the show
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 6:30pm - Benefit Performance ($100)
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 1:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 6:30pm
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00pm
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:30pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:30pm
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6:30pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 6:30pm
The word “Eclipse” is derived from the ancient Greek noun ἔκλειψις (ékleipsis), meaning “abandonment," “downfall,” or “the darkening of a heavenly body” which in turn stems from the verb ἐκλείπω (ekleípō) which means “to abandon,” “to darken,” or “to cease to exist.” Butoh is likewise the “Dance of Darkness” where performers first appear human, then as ghosts. BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata), is a solo piece that illuminates the darkness of Butoh with the addition of cutting edge lighting technologies such as the futuristic creations of European designer Tilen Sepič and fiber optic costume by the French company LumiGram. After touring this show for the past two years and receiving four stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and critical acclaim in the United States, Vangeline shines a new light on Butoh and will transport audiences.
“Butoh Beethoven: solo done with integrity and bends time as butoh ‘should’.”
- Donald Hutera, Chief Dance Critic at London Times
“A mesmerizing and exhilarating jewel… Vangeline’s exquisite control allows change where there seems no movement… a resplendent piece of performance theatre well worth seeking out: a true tour de force, literally a feat of strength, within and without.”
- 4 stars-Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Spotlight
“…Using subtle and raw choreography, brilliant accompaniment and the power of her presence, Vangeline succeeds in bringing an essence of these iconic individuals to life on stage. The show enthralls from start to finish. Vangeline’s performance is deeply engrossing”
-4 stars-Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Broadway Baby
Vangeline Theater has been a leader in the development of contemporary Butoh dance since its founding in 2002. Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Vangeline, the Vangeline Theater brings to life a timeless and uniquely American style of Butoh that continues to captivate audiences. The Vangeline Theater's mission is to educate the public about Butoh, promoting an understanding of Butoh dance history and its social and cultural significance; to connect Butoh to other art forms and disciplines and to build community through Butoh. The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, providing superior Butoh training to our community. The New York Butoh Institute is dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century, with a special emphasis on scientific research as it relates to Butoh. Since its inception in 2002, Vangeline Theater has fused the post-apocalyptic vision of Butoh (the Japanese dance form that developed after Hiroshima) with the near-cinematic aesthetic of 21st Century science-fiction noir. The company has been heralded in several national publications (New York Times, Los Angeles Times) and won an honorable mention from Time Out Chicago for one of the best dance visits of 2011. For more information, visit www.vangeline.com.
About the Company: AFCollection
Anthony Fusco (Playwright, Director, Actor) started the AFCollection about 3 years ago, with a full length production of Brief Confessions, which ran at the Duplex Cabaret, and the Wings theatre in greenwich village. His focus is to write one act comedy and drama plays that gear towards gay themes. His first one act drama, Rush Hour Madness, made it to the finals at the Strawberry One Act festival last winter 2010. His credits include: Brief Confessions, Big Naked Feet, Rush Hour Madness, Straight Men Are Bitches Too, The Handbag Click-Clack Girls, and his newest one act drama titled Crossing Verrazano to be presented this summer.
Written / Directed / and Produced By:
The featured cast members have studied improv and sketch writing at comedy institutions such as: Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, The Magnet Theater in New York, and The Second City in Chicago.
About the Company: BOULEVARD STUDIOS (in association with Ponder All Productions)
Boulevard Studios & Ponder All Productions are both boutique production companies on the West Coast that focus on human interest and social cultural pieces as well as other genres. Each has previously completed films on sensitive topics such as child abuse, child loss, kidnapping, and are currently in collaboration on a Public Service Announcement on child sex-trafficking.
Running time is 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission.
FREE Cocktail Reception on Opening Day 1 hour before showtime.
Student Rush tickets $15 one hour before show time for any available seats at that time.