EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
Europapremiere am 08. Oktober um 20 Uhr
Weitere Vorstellung am 09.10. um 20 Uhr
(for English please see below)
Seltene Gelegenheit Mitsuyo Uesugi, die wichtigste Butoh-Tänzerin des japanischen Untergrunds zu sehen, eine der engsten Schülerinnen und Assistentinnen des legendären Kazuo Ohno. Mit dem Stück “M” kristallisert Mitsuyo ihre Arbeiten der letzten 10 Jahre und bringt ihre Arbeit in die nächste Dimension.
Rare occasion to witness the core butoh dancer from Japanese underground, Mitsuyo Uesugi, one of the closest student and assistant of the legend Kazuo Ohno. With the piece “M”, Mitsuyo is crystallizing all of her past 10years works, and bringing her work to the next dimension.
Her dance is called by both the spectators and critics the female incorporation of Kazuo Ohno's style.
Mitsuyo Uesugi (b. 1950, Japan).
Since childhood Uesugi studied classical ballet, later she moved to Tokyo to dance in the Tani Momoko ballet company. In 1973 she met Kazuo Ohno and worked as his assistant till 1985. Her solo Butoh career started in 1975.
At the end of 80s Uesugi was a member of the contemporary dance company “Studio DM” in France and returned to Japan in 1990.
Over the last decade she created several secret Butoh ritual pieces “Madame Melancholia”/“Mademoiselle Melancholia”/“Baby Melancholia-Dream of six nights”, which were awarded by the Japanese Dance Critics Society in 2009.
In 2015 she presented her solo “A Story Of Lady” in Munster/Germany and Zagreb/Croatia in the frames of Kazuo Ohno Festival.
Currently Mitsuyo Uesugi works as a lecturer at Meiji Gakuin University/ Department of Art Studies and teaches her own method of Butoh improvisation.
8 & 9 October 2016 at 20.00
in Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstraße 169/170, Berlin
Tickets: 13,-/ 8,- Euro
Foto: Makoto Onozuka
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at Potsdamer Straße 85
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at schöneberger ufer 57
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at Scherestrasse 1
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