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Presenting Fire Butoh 4!

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Dear friends,

It’s been a long time since I updated this blog. Thanks to you all who are following! Things have been wild and surprising since my last post.

I was accepted to NYU – Tisch’s Performance Studies Master’s program and have been reading all sorts of beautiful, inspiring and complicated theories about the ways we humans perform ourselves and our identities and how we structure society and experience…

I made a trip to Nigeria in which I narrowly missed being in Abuja on the same day of a bombing that claimed many lives.

I’ve also gotten into a television series that will premiere on channel 25 here in NYC but that’s another story for another time.

Before I began my studies at NYU, I collaborated with some friends on a new and I think, final, installment in my Fire Butoh Series that began in 2007.

I have been very emotionally affected by fire all my life. The basement of of our first house in America caught on fire once… and I’m a fire sign. Fire keeps us warm, lights our way in the dark, cooks our food and dances. I hoped to be that magical and have given much consideration to this living organism, fire.

Without further ado, I present to you, “Fire Butoh 4!”

Thanks to Mikhail Torich, Teddy Bonsu, Kristen Bacino and Bryant Keller for all their help on this shoot! Lots of love!! -E.

Love The Empress Edoheart + Samm Bennett + Pikacyu (Afrirampo) + Bun666 & The Angels (Fumihiro Nishibori + Keiko Okumura- ex. Papa Wemba Viva La Musica + nilksnow + Ryushi Kinugawa + Sei Koichi + Roberto Salgado Santana + Takahashi Kinukawa + Junji Kano) + K.E.I. (VOVIVAV) @ Super-Deluxe 7/5 Tokyo

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

開場 … 19:30
開演 … 20:00
料金 … 2000円 (ドリンク付き)

LIVE: Edoheart + Samm Bennett + ピカチュウ(あふりらんぽ) + Bun666 & The Angels / K.E.I.(VOVIVAV) タロットの大アルカナの3番目のカード「女帝」から発想を得た作品の世界ツアーでスピリチュアルなパフォーマンスアートをすばらしいゲスト陣とともに公演中のEdoheartがSuperDeluxeに登場。

Introduction to Edoheart with a spiritual multimedia sound+performance-art project on world tour and very very special guests. Inspired by the 3rd Major Arcana card in traditional tarot-The Empress.

Love The Empress♥Edoheart + Pikacyu(Afrirampo) + Bun666 & The Devil’s Discipline feat. Keiko Okumura + Roberto Salgado Santana + DJ Sandnorm +++♥ @ bar bonobo 7/4 Tokyo

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

bar bonobo
7/4 (日) Start 7pm − Last train
2,000円w.1 drink

EDOHEART♡ “Love The Empress” Tour from NY ( African Butoh Dancer+Vocalist )
PIKACYU☆ ( Drums,Vocalist / あふりらんぽ )
BUN666 & THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLINE ( 元ミライのギターリスト、西堀Bun666文啓のミニマル・ジャズ・ユニット )
KEIKO OKUMURA ( Conga,percussion / Ex.Papa Wemba Viva La Musica )
ROBERTO SALGADO SANTANA ( Conga,percussion from Cuba )
成浩一 ( Bass / Ex.のいづんずり )
衣川隆司 ( Drums)
かの順治 ( Guitar / Ex. HMS from Ashikaga )

DJ Sandnorm

Preview: Eat Me & Drink Me

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Eat Me & Drink Me is an experimental multimedia performance-art, “Butoh-vocal theatre” work being jointly created by Eseohe Arhebamen, Douglas Allen, Jorge Rojas, Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Rosamond S. King.

The photo below is from a scene written by Jorge Rojas.

Project Website (itself an ongoing performance artwork)

An extension of butoh-vocal theatre workshops held by Edoheart (Eseohe Arhebamen) at New York’s multiple-OBIE award winning Living Theatre, our purpose as an ensemble stems from our multidisciplinary backgrounds in the arts, our united interest in experimental performance art and our own sociopolitical perspectives as persons of “other” categories. An allegory of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Eucharist and a reference to a function of celebrity in American mass media culture, Eat Me & Drink Me is a unique performance experience dealing with themes of perception, sacrifice and consumption.

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