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

    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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    Photo by Jason Renek

[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

July 5, 2018
  • First Thursday TK Art Walk

    July 5, 2018
    Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, 115 Prefontaine Pl S # 507, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    5-9pm: Ecocentric Theatre Cave Installation by Ivan Daniel Espinosa (NYU) at Tashiro Kaplan Artist Loft Community Room (Pioneer Square)

    7pm: First Thursday TK Art Walk Butoh Parade with Mushimaru Fujieda | Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts & Gallery Walk + sidewalk zones
    8pm: Ecocentric Theatre Cave Installation Performance in TK Community Room

July 6, 2018
  • Seattle Butoh Festival: Main Stage Performance

    July 6, 2018
    Shoreline Community College Theater, 1600, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133, USA

    Friday's program is: Kaoru+Aoi, Sheri Brown+ Dhyana Garcia-Snyder, the guest artist MUSHIMARU Fujieda.
    7:30pm pre show starts
    8pm the performance starts

July 29, 2018
  • Wandering & Wondering: Kubota Garden, Noon-3pm

    July 29, 2018
    Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA

    Kubota Garden: July 29, 12-3 pm

August 2, 2018
  • Wandering & Wondering: Seattle Japanese Garden, 3:30-6:30pm

    August 2, 2018
    Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

    SJG August 1, 3:30-6:30 pm

August 24, 2018
  • Radon Daughters

    August 24, 2018
    Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103

    8pm at the Chapel Performance Space with Patrick Neill Gundran https://www.facebook.com/events/1027930487363422/