Kaoru Okumura butoh

2016.11.03: Beyond the Metaphors – Butoh x DeepDream,
in Arts and Machine Learning Summit
at Google Cultural Institute Paris. Sponsored by Google Art and Culture

Kaoru Okumura is a Japanese Butoh artist,
based in Seattle area from 2008.

“Kaoru moves with crane’s grace and silk tenderness, musing with music.”
by Esse

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    Second Growth @ Bemis Arts Biannual

    2016.04.24
    photo by (c) Wendy Simons

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    Hijikata Tatsumi’s memorial 2017 in Seattle

    2017.01.21 @ Theatro de la Psychomachia

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    SHIRANUI

    2015.07.05

    Photo by Jason Renek

Sampler
[0:00] Butohlet – Credo, quia absurdum
[3:44] Youmiachi Gusa
[7:13] Shadow Flower

Orasho – The Prayers of Nagasaki [highlights]: @ Seattle Butoh Festival 2017
Stage Art: “FatMan” by Yukiyo Kawano. Sound: “We mourn those buried by water and earth” by Virgines Vestales; “Orasho – prayer of hidden Christian” by Joy Von Spain & Vanessa Skantze. 2017.04.09

Coming Performance

September 21, 2019
  • Event @ Youngstown

    September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019 @ 
    Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

    Oct 25,26: Youngstown (Organized by Helen)

September 22, 2019
  • Event @ Youngstown

    September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019 @ 
    Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

    Oct 25,26: Youngstown (Organized by Helen)

October 25, 2019
  • Natsu Nakajima Workshop

    October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019 @ 

    Friday: JCCCW
    Saturday: Taoist Studies Institute
    Sunday: JCCCW

October 26, 2019
  • Natsu Nakajima Workshop

    October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019 @ 

    Friday: JCCCW
    Saturday: Taoist Studies Institute
    Sunday: JCCCW

October 27, 2019
  • Natsu Nakajima Workshop

    October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019 @ 

    Friday: JCCCW
    Saturday: Taoist Studies Institute
    Sunday: JCCCW

November 1, 2019
  • Seattle Butoh Festival 2019

    November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019 @ 

    Kaoru will be on Saturday 11/2

November 2, 2019
  • Seattle Butoh Festival 2019

    November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019 @ 

    Kaoru will be on Saturday 11/2

November 3, 2019
  • Seattle Butoh Festival 2019

    November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019 @ 

    Kaoru will be on Saturday 11/2

November 9, 2019
  • DAIPANbutoh Workshop @JCCCW

    November 9, 2019

    Noon-6pm?

December 7, 2019
  • Rob Angus +, @ Good Shepherd Center

    December 7, 2019
    Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    Detail TBD