Posts Tagged ‘eseohe’

PRESS RELEASE: Eseohe Arhebamen a.k.a. Edoheart develops Butoh-vocal Theatre

Monday, August 31st, 2009


In August, Eseohe Arhebamen led a Butoh dance workshop at The Living Theatre, a performance space located in downtown Manhattan.  Known as the “Dance of Darkness,” Butoh is a contemporary avant-garde dance form which was originally performed in Japan in 1959. Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences from the Japanese artist tradition and performance art.

Born in West Africa, Nigeria, Eseohe is an international multi-media performer residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is also known on stage and in performance, as Edoheart. Eseohe has taught different art forms to adults and children for many years in Detroit and New York; as Edoheart, she intimately incorporates language into her Butoh dance workshops.

An award winning poet, writer, and student of both Butoh and African theater, it is Eseohe’s “passion for language” (her own Nigeria boasts 512 of them) that has led her to explore “the semiotic nature of audio/visual communication” and “the channeling of language through movement.” Typically known for its extreme imagery and white-body makeup, the addition of vocalizations to the art form is quite an innovation coming from the Nigerian artist. (more…)

edoheart’s Hearts- a wwwartexperiment on Facebook

Friday, August 7th, 2009

It so happens that I am obsessed with symbols and semiotics, the signs and signals with which we navigate our various environments, including that of the world wide web and her arachnid offspring, social networks. Similarly am I enamored of all things lingual, language and its turns, puns, limericks, bends and behaviors across different straits. To the end of fashioning myself another tongue with which to explore the rigmarole of metaphors and other signifying sayings, I have created a Facebook application experiment that I hope others will join me in using. (more…)

Magic Making Music with Eric Shieh: The Cement Factory

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

If you haven’t friended him on Facebook, you’re missing some of the most witty “what’s on your mind?” commentary in the facebook news-feed slop-bucket.

I met Eric Shieh, poet, teacher, prisoner-advocate, musician, composer and my good friend, in college. I was still reeling from post-traumatic stress and (more…)

#18 with Michael Freeman and Douglas Allen

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Eseohe in La Tierra Prometida at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center: 5-9PM Feb 7, 2009

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