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Kew Gardens London: The Temperate House 

October 2021
8th and 9th and 15th and 16th

The event runs from 6.30pm to 10.30pm with repeated Butoh solo improvisation performances at the following times: 

6.35pm to 6.55pm 
7.35pm to 7.55pm 
8.35pm to 8.55pm 
9.35pm to 9.55pm 





    flower petals fall
    but the flower endures

    As part of Japan After Hours|Kew, Dance collective Butoh UK will perform a series of solos for Mujokan throughout the Temperate House, taking inspiration from the surrounding plants.

    Butoh-informed dancers and live artists, under the artistic direction of Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, will perform a series of vignettes.

    They will embody the flower in its stages of blooming, fragrance and decay, to underscore the transience of all existence.

    Butoh creates a rich, open space for the audience to enter and explore their thoughts and dreams.

    Invited solo dancers:

    Eeva Maria Mutka

    Yumino Seki 

    Yuka Negoro

    Yuliya Krylova

    Hollie Miller

    Athina Vahla 

    Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

    Composed and live sound by Nick Parkin

    Costumes by Yuliya Krylova 

    Photography by Keiko Ikeuchi 

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