From Performances

From the ground of sanatorium
Hijikata Tatsumi Memorial 2017, Seattle
Teatro de la Psychomachia. Jan 21, 2017

Movement: Kaoru Okumura, Aoi Lee
Sound Scape Design, Correography: Kaoru Okumura

Butoh night for Akiko Motofuji 2015/10/18, the day of Akiko Motofuji’s 12th Memorial at Teatro de la Psychomachia, Seattle WA.

Movement: Kaoru Okumura, Aoi Lee
Sound Scape Design, Correography: Kaoru Okumura

Credo, quia absurdum 『不合理ゆえに吾信ず』
Seattle Spring Solo Butoh Festival
Taoist Studies Institute. May 31, 2014

Movement & Sound Scape Design: Kaoru Okumura

All Souls Day Butoh Taoist Studies Institute. November 02, 2013

Part 1: Kurokami
Chigusa Kitai: Jiuta Shamisen
Movement by Kaoru Okumura, Shoko Zama

黒髪: 北井千種(地唄)
奥村薫、座間晶子(Movement)

Part 2: Yomi

Organized by Kaoru Okumura with Aoi Lee, Shoko Zama, Chika Tokara. Art: Yoshiko Higashimura.
Chigusa Kitai (Shamisen), Larry Lawson (Shakuhachi)

企画・舞踏:奥村薫
Movement: リーあふひ、座間晶子、とからちか、東村祥子
舞台美術: 東村祥子

All Those Born With Wings Seattle Japanese Garden. July 07, 2013

Movement: Joan Laage, Kaoru Okumura with Aoi Lee, Yoshiko Higashimura
Sound design: Kaoru Okumura

2013/07/07 at Seattle Japanese Garden, Tanabata Festival

シアトル日本庭園、七夕の夕 2013年7月7日
企画・舞踏:奥村薫、Joan Laage
Movement: リーあふひ、東村祥子
舞台美術: 東村祥子

Minazuki 『水無月の宵』
at Taoist Studies Institute, Seattle. June 22, 2013

Movement: Kaoru Okumura with Chika Tokara, Shoko Zama.
Live sound: Chigusa Kitai (Koto)

2013/06/22 at  Taoist Studies Institute, Seattle

『水無月の宵』@シアトル道教学院2013年6月
企画・舞踏:奥村薫
琴: 北井千種
Movement: とからちか、座間晶子
書・舞台美術: 東村祥子

MICHIYUKI 『道行』 In 1st Thursday Seattle Artwalk, June 2013

Movement: Kaoru Okumura
Calligraphy and Art Design: Yoshiko Higashimura

2013/06/06 at Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts/ 115 Prefontaine Pl S. SeaSeattle. WA USA

『道行』@シアトル アートウォーク2013年6月
企画・舞踏:奥村薫
書・舞台美術: 東村祥子

SETSUNA 『刹那』Butoh + hanting

In Seattle Butoh Festival 2012
Koyasan Shomyo Chanting: Rev. Yuren Tai
Movement: Kaoru Okumura with Aoi Lee & Yoshiko Higashimura
Art Design: Yoshiko Higashimura

Oct 26th. Velocity Dance Center, Seattle WA USA

『刹那』高野山声明+舞踏@シアトル舞踏フェスティバル2012 企画・舞踏:奥村薫

White Autumn

Solo Improvisational Butoh Performance at Taoist Studies Institute, Seattle WA

Shadow Flower

Noh/Butoh Lecture and Performance at Taoist Studies Institute, Seattle WA

Solo Improvisation, “A Dream of Hina”, Taoist Studies Institute benefit event.

2012.03.03. live sound: Larry Lawson (Indian flute, voice ); at Taoist Studies Institute, Seattle, WA.

Solo Improvisation, “A Taste of Butoh”, Taoist Studies
Institute benefit event.

2012.01.07. at Taoist Studies Institute, Seattle, WA.

Solo Improvisation with pulling out the light – live at Hipster Death Fest 2011

2011.10.13. sound: pulling out the light; at Teatro de la Psychomachia, Seattle, WA.

“Miserere Mei” – Danse Perdue @ Seattle Butoh
Festival 2011

2011.06.04. Butoh: Danse Perdue (Vanessa Skantze, Alex Ruhe, Kaoru Okumura); sound: Joy von Spain and Masaki Satsu; at Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA.

“Climbing Down” – anse Perdue live at Valence

2011.04.09. Butoh: Danse Perdue (Vanessa Skantze, Alex Ruhe, Kaoru Okumura, Helen Thorsen);
Sound: Joy von Spain and Sioux City Pete; video by benj cameron

Irruptions: Ankoku Butoh Ritual & Sound at The Chapel

Butoh: Danse Perdue (Alex Ruhe, Vanessa Skantze, Kaoru Okumura)
Sound: noisepoetnobody / loopool / Joy Von Spain
Sep 18th 2010, at The Good Shepherd Center

The tree of sacrifice – July 2010
Music by Jenny, Movement by Kaoru and Lugh.
Jul. 12, 2010 @ Rattlesnake Lake, WA

Daily Butoh Dance #10, Apr. 22, 2009

in a Japanese style room in my parents’ house. This is my last stay there, for I’m executing their legacy. Within a few days this property will be handed over to a new owner…

Performance with Soriah & Ashkelon Sain

SEATTLE: Thursday, January 14th 2009, 10 pm @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre. 2322 2nd Ave. Seattle (Belltown)

  • Soriah with Ashkelon Sain, Danse Perdue with Kaoru Okumura

OLYMPIA: Friday, January 15th 2009, 8 pm or 9 pm? “An Ankoku Butoh ritual performance journey”
@ the Hall of the Woods, Olympia 3712 Sapp Rd. SW Olympia, WA

  • Soriah with Ashkelon Sain, Danse Perdue ensemble (Alex Ruhe, Vanessa Skantze, Kaoru Okumura, Lugh, Richard Woods, Meghann Nichols, Katrina Sataray, celadon, etc.)