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14.07.2016

Seattle: Joan Laage (Kogut butoh) & Sylwia Hanff (Limen butoh) Beksiński_Butoh. Untitled 2 at Seattle Butoh Festival

On Sunday, July 17, at 7 pm Limen Butoh will present an intuitive butoh performance Beksiński_Butoh. Untitled 2 inspired by the paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński at Seattle Butoh Festival in Seattle (Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave S). The piece, created by Joan Laage (Kogut butoh) and Sylwia Hanff (Limen butoh) in collaboration with Robert Jędrzejewski (music and videoscore), was produced by Limen Butoh Theatre. Zdzisław Beksiński?s paintings are most often perceived as filled with dark visions and an air of horror, while other aspects of his art remain unnoticed. What we would like to do is overcome the stereotypical view...

29.02.2016

Warsaw/Cracow/Wrocław: Joan Laage (Kogut butoh) & Sylwia Hanff (Limen butoh) Beksiński_Butoh. Untitled 1 butoh performance

In March, audiences in Warsaw, Cracow and Wrocław will get a chance to see an intuitive butoh performance inspired by the paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński. The piece, created by Joan Laage (Kogut butoh) and Sylwia Hanff (Limen butoh) in collaboration with Robert Jędrzejewski (music and videoscore), was produced by Limen Butoh Theatre. In Warsaw, the Beksiński_Butoh. Untitled 1 will be presented on 15 March at 7 pm at the Theatre Institute; in Cracow, on 17 March at 7 pm at the Staromiejskie Youth Culture Centre; and in Wrocław, on 19 March at 7 pm as part of the Laboratory of...

04.11.2015

Japanese Butoh Masters Presentations: Butoh at its Source. Yoshito Ohno in Poland begins today

Yoshito Ohno, outstanding artist and heir of the philosophy and methodology of butoh dance founders, will visit Poland in November as part of the project Japońscy mistrzowie butoh ? prezentacje[Japanese butoh masters ? presentations]. Yoshito Ohno will perform in Warsaw, Cracow and Poznań, presenting his solo piece Flower and Bird. Butoh ? Way of Life (Warsaw: 5 November, Cracow: 12 November, Poznań: 14 November). Accompanying events include an exhibition of photographs, and workshops with Yoshito Ohno (Warsaw: 7-8 November, Cracow: 10 November), as well as the meeting with the artist (8 November, 6:00 pm, Museum of Asia and the Pacific...

20.07.2020

Warsaw: August in Warsaw will feature Butohpolis 2nd International Butoh Art Festival

Butohpolis ? 2nd International Butoh Art Festival, organized by?Akademia Umiejętności Społecznych? Association and Limen Butoh Theatre will take place in Warsaw between 5?12 August 2020. This year?s programme is focused on different butoh forms in Europe.   Sylwia Hanff, the Artistic Director of the festival says ? ?We have invited two of the most prominent European butoh dancers ? Yuko Kaseki from Germany and SU-EN from Sweden. We want to present primarily the so-called ?new butoh? ? different from the classical Japanese butoh and seeking contemporary forms of expression. We also want to present artists working on the border of...

12.10.2015

Latest episode of Japanese butoh masters presentations: Butoh at its source. Yoshito Ohno in Poland

Yoshito Ohno, outstanding artist and heir of the philosophy and methodology of butoh dance founders, will visit Poland in November as part of the project Japońscy mistrzowie butoh ? prezentacje [Japanese butoh masters ? presentations]. Yoshito Ohno will perform in Warsaw, Cracow and Poznań, presenting his solo piece Flower and Bird. Butoh ? the Way of Life. Accompanying events include an exhibition of photographs, and workshops with Yoshito Ohno. The project is organised under the honorary patronage of the Japanese Embassy in Poland.    The cycle Japońscy mistrzowie butoh ? prezentacje [Japanese butoh masters ? presentations] is a unique opportunity...

28.10.2015

Japanese butoh masters presentations: Butoh at its source. Yoshito Ohno in Poland starts next week

Yoshito Ohno, outstanding artist and heir of the philosophy and methodology of butoh dance founders, will visit Poland in November as part of the project Japońscy mistrzowie butoh ? prezentacje [Japanese butoh masters ? presentations]. Yoshito Ohno will perform in Warsaw, Cracow and Poznań, presenting his solo piece Flower and Bird. Butoh ? the Way of Life. Accompanying events include an exhibition of photographs, and workshops with Yoshito Ohno. Below you will find details on the artist?s visit to Poland.     Organised under the honorary patronage of the Embassy of Japan in Poland.     November ? calendar of...

01.02.2016

Warsaw/Japanese Butoh Masters: Atsushi Takenouchis butoh show One premieres at Theatre Institute

On Thursday 18 February 2016 at 7 pm the Theatre Institute in Warsaw (ul Jazdów 1), will see a premiere of One, a butoh show by Atsushi Takenouchi, with live music by Hiroko Komiya. The event is part of the Japanese butoh Masters ? presentations series held by the Pompka Foundation under the auspices of the Japanese Embassy in Poland.   In a short comment on the show, the artist writes:   Melting Horizon, earth and sky became one. One flower is born.   We are one. Mountain and sea is one. Wind and fire is one. Day and night is...

19.09.2018

Warsaw: Cracks of Existence” premiere by Sylwia Hanff/Limen Butoh Theatre

On Friday, 21 September (7 pm), the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw (ul. Jazdów 1) and the Limen Butoh Theatre will stage the premiere of the performance Szczeliny istnienia [Cracks of Existence], a new solo by Sylwia Hanff featuring electrocaoustic and acousmatic music by the outstanding French composer Pierre Boeswillwald. The two met in 2017 at the international festival ?En chair et en Son? held near Paris, where they presented their joint project Zmierzch opuszczonych miast [The Dusk of the Abandoned Cities]. Following their first collaboration, Pierre Boeswillwald offered to compose a piece dedicated to the Warsaw-based butoh artist.   Part...

19.09.2016

Warsaw: Limen Theatre/Sylwia Hanff, Robert Jędrzejewski Beksiński_Butoh_Untitled

On 24 September 2016 at 7 pm, Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw (1 Jazdów Street) invites to an intuitive performance inspired by Zbigniew Beksiński?s paintings. Performers: Sylwia Hanff (Limen Butoh) and Robert Jędrzejewski (live and electronic music, videoscore).   I demand from image the same as from music: to put me in a state of ecstasy by using neither what was painted nor how it was painted, but rather by using something intangible, something that I am trying to find in my heart or under my eyelids, something I am not able to name myself.   Zdzisław Beksiński  ...

13.12.2018

Paris: Presentation of Sylwia Hanffs new-look Beksiński_Butoh

On 14 December 2018 (8 pm), the Paris-based cultural centre Point Éphém?re (200 Quai de Valmy) will present the new-look version of Beksiński_Butoh by Sylwia Hanff, the leader of the Limen Butoh Theatre.   Beksiński_Butoh premiered in March 2016. The project was developed as an open form featuring contributions from various dance and music artists in its successive presentations (Robert Jędrzejewski, Joan Laage, Magdalena Jakubów, Lori Goldston) in numerous venues in Poland and abroad (USA, Włochy). This time, Sylwia Hanff extended her invitation to the French composer Michel Titin-Schnaider. The two met in 2017 at the "En chair et en Son"...

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