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Ren Gyo Soh 1st Anniversary Butoh Festival
ABC Sanctuary
New York, NY, NY
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Ren Gyo Soh 1st Anniversary Butoh Festival
Ren Gyo Soh's First Anniversary event, Butoh Festival! There will be 10 butoh performance in one night. this event is also a fundrasing for Butoh Medea for Edingbah Festival this summer.

There will be 3 acts. 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. You can come from the 1st act to stay till last one, or you can leave earlier or you can come later to see some of the late shows.

Guest Butoh Performers:

The Ume Group
(Keelie Sheridan, Jordan Rosin, Byron Hagan, Fabio Motta, Mike McNulty)
Leah Beltran
Lauren Sky
Susanne Sulby
Bob Lyness
Staycy Lynn Smith
Beatrice Schleyer
Ren Gyo Soh
(Jordan Rosin, Byron Hagan, Chris Carlone, Keelie Sheridan and Yokko)

Ren Gyo Soh is muti-awards winning organization which was founded by Yokko in spring of 2014. It produces Yokko's choreographed work with collaborators by using Butoh and other theatre elements. Is has offered seasonal Butoh workshops. (4 times / year)  

Ren Gyo Soh's prior group is Japanese Performing Arts Company which was funded in Eugene, OR in 2008. Yokko shared Japanese Perforimng arts, and performed local communiy.
Awards: Best One Woman Show, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, Best Choreography (United Solo 2014)
International Understanding Award (University of Oregon, 2008)

Recent works: Butoh Medea (2014-) Humore etude vol.1- (2014), Hoich -the earless- (2014), The Red Shoes (2014)KIZUNA-connection- (2012), SHINKA-evolution- (2013-)

The Ume Group is a New York - based Physical Theatre Ensemble dedicated to sharing traditions and developing new work.  We believe that a good Physical Theatre Artist is constantly learning, creating, teaching, and performing. We are hailed by critics for our "commanding, physically impressive performances" (The Village Voice) and "risky physical vulnerability" ( which basically means... we do a lot of handstands.  

The Ume Group has worked in physical disciplines ranging from butoh dance, gymnastics, yoga, and martial arts to ceili dance, clowning, and commedia del arte.  Our productions have ranged from feature-length duets for dance (like Facet) to large-cast martial arts epics (like Butoh Electra).  We are currently exploring the depths of the subconscious mind in our ensemble devised play, Dream Dances.

The Ume Group was founded in 2011 by Syracuse University graduates Jordan Rosin & Christian Leadley along with their producing partner, Chloe Fox as a vehicle to develop their flagship martial arts / butoh dance epic BUTOH ELECTRA.

The Ume Group is based at Grace & St. Paul's Church, 123 West 71st Street on Manhattan's fashionable Upper West Side.  There they develop their work, host classes, and present works-in-progress.  Their work has been seen at theaters & festivals in New York City and across the United States including the New York Fringe Festival, Hollywood Fringe Festival, the Irondale Center, the Wave Rising Series, CoolNY Dance Festival, the Kraine Theatre, and many more!


ABC Sanctuary (View)
638 E 6th St United States
New York, NY, NY 10009
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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