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
Composed and live sound by Nick Parkin
Costumes by Yuliya Krylova
Photography by Keiko Ikeuchi