photo: Karolina Bieszczad-Roley
2019 Butoh Encounters: visual embodies // Multiverse
...memories of the past, archived for the future...
Butoh Encounters presents a holographic performance Multiverse featuring legendary Butoh dancers: Yoshito Ohno (80), Daisuke Yoshimoto (77) and Saga Kobayashi (72). Due to their age, it is no longer easy or possible for them to perform in Europe, hence we bring them to Norway in a form of digital ghosts. By using modern technology we let them dance in one of the most exciting new venues in Oslo - Tårnet Kulturarena. We get an exclusive access to this 11 floors concrete tower before it is rented out to various artists. The event is accompanied by the live performance of an Oslo-based Japanese Butoh dancer Azumaru.
Multiverse blends Butoh, music and technology into a mystic event, which celebrates nostalgia of the vanishing dance in a digital context.
Premiere: 3rd November 2018
Tårnet Kulturarena, Oslo
Director: Karolina Bieszczad-Roley
Producer: Sophie Barth
Dancers: Yoshito Ohno, Daisuke Yoshimoto, Saga Kobayashi
Cinematography & light design: Stein Stie
Digital artist: Damien Serban
Music: Simen Korsmo Robertsen