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

January 13, 2018
  • ButohPlus #2

    January 13, 2018
    18th and Union Theater, Seattle

January 20, 2018
  • Tatsumi Hijikata Memorial in Seattle, 2018

    January 20, 2018
    Teatro de la Psychomachia, 1534 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

    Show starts 7pm.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1346531055476667/

    On January 21st 1986, Hijikata Tasumi passed away abruptly from liver failure at the age of 57. We are going to get together for his memorial at Teatro de la Psychomachia in Seattle.

    * Joan Laage
    * Kaoru Okumura + Aoi Lee
    * Vanessa Skantze