Sunday, November 24, 2013

2013 Butoh Fest: Highlight Performances

28th Nov 8:30pm (Full-dressed rehersal photo session) 
* for Show ticket holders on 29/30 Nov only (by registration)
29 & 30 Nov 8:30pm
 ticket:RM48 (adult) / RM38 (students,senior,disabled)
Black Box @ Dpac, Empire Damansara, PJ

  • Unspelled – by Yuko Kaseki (Japan/German)
order of language spilling
spelled and un-spelled voice, spine, fingernails, shadow
broken a part and puzzled landscape in body
breathing the air between
observer, past and I and spelling
 A solo dance performance confronting the body landscape,
before its configurations of language nor orientation.
Deconstruction and Regeneration of being, territory of emotion, sexuality, and
geometrical weight.
Chorea to oscillate death and birth,
Rhythmically piling up dust of memories
Cut out moments of silence.
  • The Thousand Hands Arhat
Based on the concept and image of the Thousand Hands and Thousand Eyes Bodhisattva, The Thousand Hands Arhat accompanies by live music, brings you a new sensory experience.
Choreographed by: Lee Swee Keong
Performers: Kiea Kuan Nam, Jess Liew, Eden Lim & Lee Swee Keong
Live music: Gideon Alubakhan Chen

2013 Butoh Fest-Highlight Performances @ Dpac

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Workshop - Frontier in Body with Yuko Kaseki 舞踏工作坊

Dig and cultivate body as frontier, to find out hidden untouched field of emotions, memories and sensations...

Research each details of body parts, to devide and reconnect.

Observing habit of movement in socialized function. Dysfunktion is a way of creation, to find new layer of vision and body system.

The workshop’s emphasis is to develop original movement through physical training - details of body awareness, and improvisation with image, gesture, space, and relationship.

Physical training is based on Noguchi gymnastics, Butoh methodology, and elements of Tai-Chi. We practice for the whole body to be permeable and awake to deeper layers of sensitivity. Working from the center of our body (Tanden) which is our energy source. Listening honestly to the variants of inner body and develop this in relation to the outer. 

The workshop offers the possibility to seek and experience in solo, duet and group improvisations. Through intensity and reduction everyone can dive deeply into movement and translate it into individual manifestations. It is important for each person to find a unique body, reality, and exposure.

Registration: 010 3061 100 (Jess)/

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Spirits Play 《靈戲》

Inspired by "the Spirits Play", the script by Kuo Pao Kun, it is a production of music, dance and video art.

Date/Time: 26-28 Sept (Thu-Sat) 8:30pm, 29 Sept (Sun) 3:00pm
Venue: Black Box, DPAC (Damansara Performing Arts Center)
Price: RM68 (Adult), RM48 (Student/Senior Citizen/Disable)
Tickets outlets: DPAC (Damansara Performing Arts Center) Tel: 03-40650001, 40650002
Online purchase:

This is a rare collaboration between Germany, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, where involved artists are working together to create opportunities for collaboration and growth, this would also broaden awareness and understanding of each other’s culture, values and tradition.

The script is based on The Spirits Play by Kuo Pao Kun. A notable work in Singapore theatre, The Spirits Play acutely pieces together the intense agony, guilt and turmoil that occur as the price of war. It serves as a memorial towards death, and a reflection upon life.

The Artists

artistic director / chief choreographer / dancer: Lee Swee Keong
music director / composer / musician: Yii Kah Hoe
co-choreographer / dancer: Agung Gunawan
composer / musician: Max Riefer
video artist: Tobias Wulff
dancers: Ahmad Firdaus Che Yahya, Jack Kek, Louise Yow, Foong Siew Ching
musician: Yong Yandsen, Daiske Kino-shita, Saori Nakazawa, Florian Antier, Gideon Alubakhan Chen

Photos by :  Gary Ng