Sunday, July 14, 2013

Reminiscence. The World Of The Strange Tales Dance Demonstration with sharing session

                                                   Presented by Soubi Sha

                                             Date   : 31 August 2013
                                   Time   : 8.30pm
Venue: The Actors Studio @ KuASH THEATRE
By Donation RM20

A work-in-progress showcase of the full length performance entitled Reminiscence : The Word of The Strange Tales. Choreographed by renowned Butoh Master Yukio Waguri from Japan – which combined Butoh, contemporary, and traditional dance vocabularies – in collaboration with Japanese and Malaysian dancers of various disciplines. The creation is based on the early Qing Dynasty legendary Chinese supernatural stories –The Strange Tales (聊齋志異) written by Pu Song Ling. The full-length feature is scheduled to be performed at Penang and Kuala Lumpur in 2014. Performers: Yukio Waguri, Yukio Waguri, Moemi Yahagi, Rina Sakiyama 
Yuka Esumi, Leng Poh Gee, Foo Chi Wei, Rithaudin Abdul Kadir, Kohini Balasingam, Lee Choy Wan, Lim Hooi Meng, Lim Shin Hui, Lim Siew Ling
Suhaili Michelin, Tan Bee Hung, & Wong Sze Pooi.

Video Mapping Design: Yang Wei Han             Graphic Design & Photography: Senteruo Lee

This Program was supported by JKKN, Japan Foundation, Han Production, Mydance Alliance, British Council @ Xi Yue Art & Culture.

Seat reservation / enquiry:
 Yeow Lai Chee, 010428 9528 /

Theatre Location: 
The Actors Studio @ KuAH Theatre
Pusat Kanak-Kanak Tunku Bainun, 48, Jalan Mohd Fuad,
Jalan Taman Tun, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Butoh Notation (Butoh Fu) Intensive Workshop by YUKIO WAGURI

                                                                                      Photo Provided Butoh Porfolio

Host by Soubi Sha

Date       : 27 August 2012
Time       : 7.30pm-10.30pm
Venue    : The Actors Studio @ KuASH Theatre
Fees        : RM100 per pax
**Limited to 30 participants only


About the Workshop

This workshop will begin with a simple explanation of the movement and methodology of Butoh and Butoh notation.

We will explore the importance of walking in butoh through a number of exercises, such as Maya, the stick, pollen, the glance, and the burn (or scald). From here we will seek various means of transformation into the doll, the beast, the smoke, and the flower. We will pose questions about the nature of the physical body as a medium, about whether the body can be passed through, about what craziness is. We will seek ways to dance within the brain or the nerves only, to walk only from the brain or nerves, to become electricity, to experience the crisis of the body and of the mind, and to enter the world of Francis Bacon. Reviewing this range of explorations and experiences, the workshop will build towards the composition of a short work.

About Yukio Waguri

Yukio Waguri (born Tokyo, 1952) was the disciple and main male dancer of Hijikata Tatsumi. He performed in a number of Hijikata’s works such as 27 Nights for Four Seasons (1972) and A Silent House (1973), as well as many Hakutobo performances (1974-78), and has performed worldwide since 1990. His dance is characterized by many nuances of style – from the rigid to the flexible, the sharp to the delicate, the beautiful to the grotesque. It often explores a transformation through different subjects and suggests new possible ways of working in dance. Waguri works with the unique lineage of Hijikata’s butoh-fu to draw out physical images through a particular attention to language. His release of the Butoh Kaden CD in 1998 provided an opportunity for the re-evaluation of the Hijikata method. As well as various performance activities, including collaborations with artists from diverse genres, Waguri holds workshops widely in association with research organizations and universities, both locally and overseas.

For registration please contact Yeow Lai Chee at 010 4289 528 or

Workshop location: The Actors Studio @ KuAH Theatre
Pusat Kanak-Kanak Tunku Bainun, 48, Jalan Mohd Fuad,
Jalan Taman Tun, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

This program was supported by Japan foundation

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Butoh Can Be Played Like This! Butoh Video Showreel & Sharing Session

Painting by Francis Bacon

Presented by Soubi Sha

Questions about Butoh are always being asked such as what is Butoh? Why Butoh is so slow? Got dynamic Butoh ah? Can a contemporary dancer do Butoh? Ok, ladies and gentlemen, this Butoh video showreel session will show few different styles and methods of Butoh performance around the world. You will be able to see the different perspective of Butoh. After the video session, a sharing session will be continued, let's just share your opinions no matter you know or you do not know Butoh, You like or you hate Butoh!

Date: 28 July 2013
Time: 1pm-2.30pm
Venue: Five Arts Centre


Yeow Lai Chee, 010428 9528 /

Friday, May 10, 2013

Intensive Butoh Fu Workshop by Yukio Waguri

@ Asia Musical Production,
25-27 Jan 2013
Presented by Soubi Sha

Photos provided by Leo Yap, AMP (Top 6) & Soubi Sha

Ankoku Butoh Talk by Yukio Waguri

@ Asia Musical Production, Jan 2013
Collaboration between Soubi Sha & AMP


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Butoh Fu Workshop by Yukio Waguri @ Mydance Alliance

@ Rimbun Dahan, Jan 2013
Host by Mydance Alliance

Photos provided by Soubi Sha