RISE AND FALL OF A WHITE FLOWER
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
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.