by Nyoba Kan
The 9th Nyoba Kan International Butoh Festival 2016 pulls together practitioners of different backgrounds from theatre, dance, music, design, installation art, to video art. An art form blends into another to transform its potential and to accelerate its capacity to create meaning, experience, and idea. Dancers, performers, musicians, designers, and artists work together to explore the process and collaboration of different disciplines. By bridging multiple art forms, practitioners interact with and respond to each other’s social space to create a multi sensory festival.
Car Park and The Six Incidents of Murder Based on William Shakespeare’s Richard III
Date: 21-23.07.16 （ Thu-Sat）Time: 8.30pm
Date: 24.07.16 (Sun) Time: 3pm
Venue: Pentas 2, KLPAC
As the world celebrates Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary, Nyoba Kan has conceived a production based on William Shakespeare’s Richard III — with a Butoh injection and interpretation.
As passionate Butoh practitioners in Malaysia, we have a strong desire to communicate and interact with Japanese Butoh Artistes; to work, to collaborate and learn from one another, in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome in our work. Thus this year we have invited a young, up and coming Butoh artiste Nobuyoshi Asai to work with us in this production. We hope to cultivate a platform of exchange where it can also provides an opportunity for Japanese Butoh Artistes to learn about ‘Butoh in Malaysia’.
Director / Set ＆ Lighting Designer : Loh Kok Man
Butoh Artiste: Nobuyoshi Asai, Lee Swee Keong
Composer: Yii Kah Hoe (Xiao)
Musician: Max Riefer (Percussion), Min-Yung Lee (Cello), Anne Harley (Voice)
Costume: Dominique Devorsine
Partner : Shakespeare 400 The Actors Studio
Presented by : The Actors Studio
Supported by : Asia Center, Japan Foundation, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Category / Theater