Date(s) - 29/07/2014 - 09/08/2014
The Alliance française du Bengale has decided to associate with Arshinagar Project inviting a group of artists who represent different forms, languages and cultures. They include French choreographer Syv Bruzeau – specialist in Butoh; Ebong Amra – a theatre group based in Saatkahoniya village in West Bengal whose members mostly belong to some of the most economically backward sections of society; Bangalore based theatre-veteran Anish Victor; youth theatre group Atelier Expressions from Delhi; Patochitro artist Monimala Chitrakar; Maja Drobac from Croatia; young Baul master Uttam Das Baul; Kolkata based alternative theatre group Bibhaban, and many others.
The performances will take place in venues, such as, small studios, terraces, parks, riverbank etc., in the city of Kolkata. The finale of the festival, which will take place in Tepantar, will be a unique event because it will bring together contemporary performers from India and abroad along with Baul singers, performers from tribal communities and other artists from the grassroots, in an atmosphere of oneness and exchange, in the heart of rural Bengal.
Butoh (舞踏) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance or movement. Butoh arose in 1959 and is difficult to define. Nevertheless, common features of this art form include playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion. However, with time Butoh groups are increasingly being formed around the world, with their various aesthetic ideals and intentions.
Syv Bruzeau will perform in Kolkata on the 7th and the 8th of August 2014 at 6:30pm at Studio 21 and in Tepantar Theater Village, Burdwan, on the 10th.
Syv Bruzeau is a french Butoh dancer and a guide in sound and movement healing and meditation. She discovered this art while she travelled to Japan to explore Asia and its culture. Since then, she left this part of the world only two times to travel to New York City and to the Himalayas to improve her skills in Butoh dance. She has mainly been trained by Japanese Butoh masters.
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