Butoh: danse macabre
Spank Dance Company
September 20th
Salvage Vanguard Theatre

      Spank Dace Company performers Mari Akita, Ellen Bartel, and Caroline Sutton Clark present a monthly “dance of transformation” with “Butoh: danse macabre.”  The free performance is offered the third Thursday of every month at Salvage Vanguard Theater.
     Butoh is a contemporary avant-garde dance form that originated in Japan - and which was first performed there in 1959.  It combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts with German Expressionist dance (Neue Tanz) and performance art to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression.
     The dance style has evolved to become an international art form, with artists and groups devoted to teaching and performing it all over the world.  This dance is an improvisation, and can be as short at 20 minutes or as long as 60 minutes.
    Salvage Vanguard Theatre is located at 2803 Manor Road, and performances begin at 7 p.m.  For more information, visit visit www.SpankDance.com.
(Photos by Ellen Bartel)
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