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    The Vangeline Theater is a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century. Since its inception in 2002, the Vangeline Theater has received numerous positive reviews in publications such as the New York Times, LA Times, and LA Weekly. Time Out Chicago recently named the Vangeline Theater, "one of the best Dance Visits of 2011." Upcoming projects include a starring role alongside actors James Franco and Winona Ryder in the feature film by director Jay Anania, The Letter.


    Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) is a South Bronx presenting organization and theater dedicated to presenting, producing and nurturing cutting edge and challenging works in dance and all artistic disciplines that are empowering to women, people of color and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender. BAAD! was founded by the award-winning dancer/choreographer Arthur Aviles with writer/activist Charles Rice-Gonzalez in 1998, and is the home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and the Bronx Dance Coalition. BAAD! hosts four multidisciplinary arts festivals per year and has an artist in residency program to nurture the creation of new art.

    Butoh Blossoms

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Butoh Blossoms


Friday, September 21, 2012 | 8-9.30pm

Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
841 Barretto Street, Bronx, NY 10474
Cross Streets: Between Lafayette Avenue and Garrison Avenue
Subways: 6 to Hunts Point Av; 2, 5 to Simpson St
Buses: BX6 to Hunts Point Av-Gilbert Pl; BX19 to Southern Bl-Tiffany St, BX5 to Hunts Point Av-E 163 St

$15 General
(718) 842-5223

Choreographed by Vangeline, described by the New York Times as “captivating in her devotion to simple movements,” Butoh Blossoms is a performance of Butoh—the avant-garde Japanese dance form that developed after Hiroshima—that seeks stillness in search of the sacred within. In the course of an hour, the dancers embark on a symbolic journey of human life through moments of elation and struggle as articulated in the unique form of Butoh dance. Vangeline’s closing solo, which conjures up haunting images of the ghosts of women past and their often forgotten sacrifices, has been critically acclaimed and featured in the film The Letter (2012) with Winona Ryder and James Franco.

Choreographed by Vangeline of Vangeline Theater. Performed by Maki Shinagawa, Margherita Tisato, Pamela Herron, Shiho Tanaka, Sindy Butz, and Vangeline.
Presented by Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. This program is supported, in part, by the Japan Foundation.