Join us for an evening of traditional Okinawan folk music, Butoh dance and Japanese fusion food as Poplar Union transports you to the Orient!
In this special collaboration, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie marks 20 years of producing and organising for Butoh UK by bringing together a programme of international and UK performers. Through a series of short solos and duets, they reveal the many facets of Butoh, an approach to dance that emerged from post-war Japan and acts as a radical challenge and catalyst for a deep and personal enquiry into the moving body.
The evening will showcase a group ensemble directed by Rotie and featuring an intergenerational cast, including Yuka Negoro, Yumino Seki, Angelina Kornecka, Roberto Sbraccia, Chiara Favaretti, Maeva Lamoliere, Robert Suchy, Colin McLean and Kailing Fu.
Live Sound by Nick Parkin.
Joining them are the London Okinawa Sanshinkai, an international group enthusiastic about Okinawan folk, classical music and traditional Japanese dance – and using these to bring together the community to celebrate! They practice weekly on Saturday afternoons at SOAS University of London and perform at various events and festivals in the UK and abroad, such as the Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square, the Palace of Westminster and the annual Eisā day in Okinawa.
A great evening out for the whole family!