Wednesday, May 21, 2014




Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales 《子夜。聊斋》, Butoh Full -length performance, Raise Fund for TARUC Student Trust Fund. Choreographed by Butoh mater Yukio Waguri. 13 & 14 June, klpac, Pentas 2, 8.30pm. Performers: Yukio Waguri, Suhaili Micheline, Foo Chiwei, Lim Siew Ling, Rithaudin Abdul Kadir, Rithaudin, Tan Bee Hung, Lee Choy Wan, Kohini Balasingam, Ling Hooi Meng, Nurulakmal Abdul Wahid, Ren Xin,Yeow Lai chee.

About the Performance:


The original author The Strange Tales Pu Songling (Qing Dynasty) said that maybe only the ghosts or the foxes in the dark forest can understand him well.


Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales dance performance was choreographed, and directed by the acclaimed Butoh master Yukio Waguri from Japan, which based on the world-famous Chinese short story The Strange Tales. Master Waguri will also be performing on stage together with the local dancers! This performance is not only presenting the mystery world of ghosts and spirits, what most important thing is that through the series of the ghost stories, the choreographer and dancers are trying to explore the human nature, and projecting the real human society, revealing out of this world good and evil for the final liquidation , and hoping for a new life!

This performance has been performed successfully in last year in Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong as a tour. In addition, with the generous support from JKKN, Xi Yue Art & Cultural Creative Centre Japan Foundation, this performance was also held by Soubi Sha in a form of work-in-progress in Kuala Lumpur last year on the National Day under the circumstances of insufficient funds. However it was a big succeed presentation, which the performance received an enthusiastic responses from the audiences. And this year, it is honor of Soubi Sha to invite Master Waguri again and to present the full-length version in Kuala Lumpur!
The performance has gathered local Malay, Chinese, and Indian dancers to perform together. Other than this, Master Waguri also combined Butoh, contemporary dance, and traditional dance elements in his creation in order to create a different style and new way of dance; this will be a major highlight of the performance.
Maybe the audience is generally think that Butoh shows darkness , ugliness and grotesque side, but Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales is different, it tries to reflect the different faces of Butoh , also tries to explore the humanity from the darkness .And more importantly, how to find a light in a darkness , honesty, goodness and beauty. We sincerely hope the audiences will be able to absorb the love and beauty.
* Soubi Sha will donate the profits from the ticket sales profit of the show to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s Student Centre 
Fund for Students Study Center new building construction .

Ticket Purchase: 

http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/theatre/dance/1344872--klpac-reminiscence-the-world-of-the-strange-tales-.html

or contact KLPAC Box office +603 4047 9000 or Walk-in (Open 7 days a week/ 10 am – 6:30 pm)


Contact: Lai Chee 0104289528, laichee2234@yahoo.com


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Butoh Season 2014 Education Program #2:

Hijikata Tatsumi Butoh Exhibition
3 -8 June, 8.30pm-5.30pm at TARUC Tun Tan Siew Sin Building Foyer
10-15 June, 10am-10pm, at Foyer of KLPAC

In co-operate with Keio University Art Centre, Butoh Laboratory, Japan.

Free Visit!
The exhibition showcases the precious materials that are kept in Hijikata Tatsumi Archive at Keio University Art Center. It consists of photography of Butoh founder Hijikata, Hijikata’s performance posters, Hijikata’s Butoh notation and choreography, books, sculpture and many more.

Contact Soubi Sha / Lai Chee 0104289528/ laichee2234@yahoo.com

Photo obtained from Butoh Portfolio

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales Butoh Full Length Performance @ Butoh Season 2014

13-14 June, 8.30pm @ Pentas 2, klpac
Ticket: RM53 (Adults), RM25 (Students, disabled guests, & seniors)

Sharman played by Butoh Master Yukio Waguri, awake the spirits, the journey of the Strange Tales begin!

The Scholar is lost in the dark forest.

The foxies are playing a fool out of the scholar

The hungry ghost in the fire hell

The whales transformed to angels, the new life begin


The fox lady, good or evil?
The original author The Strange Tales Pu Songling (Qing Dynasty) said that maybe only the ghosts or the foxes in the dark forest can understand him well.
Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales dance performance was choreographed, and directed by the acclaimed Butoh master Yukio Waguri from Japan, which based on the world-famous Chinese  short story  The Strange Tales. Master Waguri will also be performing on stage together with the local dancers! This performance is not only presenting the mystery world of ghosts and spirits, what most important thing is that through the series of the ghost stories, the  choreographer and dancers are trying to explore the human nature, and projecting the real human society, revealing out of this world good and evil for the final liquidation , and hoping for a new life!
This performance has been performed successfully in last year in Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong as a tour. In addition, with the generous support from JKKN, Xi Yue Art & Cultural Creative Centre Japan Foundation, this performance was also held by Soubi Sha in a form of work-in-porgess in Kuala Lumpur last year on the National Day under the circumstances of insufficient funds. However it was a big succeed presentation, which the performance received an enthusiastic responses from the audiences. And this year, it is honor of Soubi Sha to invite Master Waguri again and to present the full-length version in Kuala Lumpur!
The performance has gathered local Malay, Chinese, and Indian dancers to perform together. Other than this, Master Waguri also combined Butoh, contemporary dance, and traditional dance elements in his creation in order to create a different style and new way of dance; this will be a major highlight of the performance.
Maybe the audience is generally think that  Butoh shows darkness , ugliness and grotesque side, but Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales is different, it tries to reflect the different faces of Butoh , also tries to explore the humanity from the darkness .And more importantly, how to find a light in a darkness , honesty,  goodness and beauty. We sincerely hope the audiences will be able to absorb the love and beauty.
* Soubi Sha will donate the profits from the ticket sales profit of the show to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s Student Centre Fund for  Students Study Center  new building construction .


Ticket Purchase: http://www.ticketpro.com.my/
Contact KLPAC Box office +603 4047 9000 
Walk-in (Open 7 days a week/ 10 am – 6:30 pm)

Inquiry on Performance
General Inquiry: Yeow Lai Chee (MS), 0104289528 / laichee2234@yahoo.com
Booking: Chin Kwee Lin 013 3903235/ kweelin321@gmail.com /

for more details, please visit www.facebook.com/butohseason


Butoh Season 2014, 6-14 June, International Butoh Conference & Performance, Kuala Lumpur, M'sia




Welcome to Butoh Season 2014!

A Butoh education and performance event that allows you to understand Butoh in Japan, Malaysia deeply, also the develop of Butoh in SEA.

A joint work by Soubi Sha,and Japan Foundation KL, co-organized by Tunku Abdul Rahman Uni. College, which will happen from 6-14 June 2014, at TARUC and klpac.

Programs at TARUC:

Auditorium at Tun Tan Siew Sin Building:

1. Hijikata Butoh Lecture & Video Screening, by Prof Takashi Morishita, Keio University Art Centre, Butoh Laboratory, Japan.
6 June, 3pm-5pm, Free Admission.

2. Butoh Workshops by Japan and SEA Butoh dancers
7-8 June, 10am-12pm, RM30 per pax, limited to 35 participants

3. Butoh Conference (Highlight education program) by Butoh researchers and dancers from Japan, Malaysia and SEA.
7-8 June, 2pm-6pm, free admission

4. Hijikata Exhibition @ auditorium foyer by Keio University Art Centre, Butoh Laboratory, Japan.
3-8 June, Free visit

Dancing Room:

1. Butoh Solo showcase by Butoh dancers from Japan, Malaysia, & SEA.
7 June, 8pm, RM20 for adults, and RM10 for students, disabled and seniors

Booking & Inquiry
Program at TARUC:
Ticket booking (payment on the day)
Please send (1) Program date, (2) Name, (3) Contact number to butohseason@yahoo.com 
Contact the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (Tel 03-2284-6228 Mon-Fri / 8.30am-4.30pm)

Pentas 2:

1. Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales Butoh full length performance by Butoh master Yukio Waguri and 12 local dancers.
13-14 June, 8.30pm. RM53 for adult, RM25 for  students, disabled and seniors.

Ticket Purchase: http://www.ticketpro.com.my/
Contact KLPAC Box office +603 4047 9000 
Walk-in (Open 7 days a week/ 10 am – 6:30 pm)


2. 4. Hijikata Exhibition @ auditorium foyer by Keio University Art Centre, Butoh Laboratory, Japan.
10-15 June, Free visit

Enquiry on Performance and Workshop: 
General Inquiry: Yeow Lai Chee (MS), 0104289528 / laichee2234@yahoo.com
Booking: Chin Kwee Lin 013 3903235/ kweelin321@gmail.com /






This Program is also supported by JKKN, through Royal Gala Arts Fund, MyPAA, Han Production, Asian Musical Production, Epson Sdn. Bhd, Rimbun Dahan, klpac, Chialat Printing


Please visit https://www.facebook.com/butohseason for more details


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 / laichee2234@yahoo.com

Theatre Location: 
The Actors Studio @ KuAH Theatre
Pusat Kanak-Kanak Tunku Bainun, 48, Jalan Mohd Fuad,
Jalan Taman Tun, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
http://www.theactorsstudio.com.my/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/map.jpg

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 laichee2234@yahoo.com

Workshop location: The Actors Studio @ KuAH Theatre
Pusat Kanak-Kanak Tunku Bainun, 48, Jalan Mohd Fuad,
Jalan Taman Tun, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
http://www.theactorsstudio.com.my/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/map.jpg

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

Enquiry:

Yeow Lai Chee, 010428 9528 / laichee2234@yahoo.com