Join us for Poetry Stones, an exploration of form, movement, and spirit, performed by Funhouse movement theater, directed by Lin Lucas, and featuring visiting artist, Joan Laage, a Northwest butoh pioneer and student of Butoh Masters Kazuo Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa.
A contemporary, avant-garde performance art, Butoh (舞踏, Butō) is the product of the tumultuous, post-war Japanese experience. A seamless blend of dance, theater, improvisation, German Expressionist dance, and traditional Japanese performing arts, Butoh compels both performers and spectators to investigate primal ideas, emotions, and energies bringing the collective unconscious into the light.
Visitors to this unique Butoh performance will encounter dancers and musicians dispersed throughout the refined splendor of the garden, each engaged in improvisational communion with the sights, sounds, and sensations of the natural environment. Prepare to be moved.
The participation in this event will be scheduled in increments of 1 hour per time slot (6:30pm-7:30pm OR 7:30pm-8:30pm) to guarantee social distancing to our visitors. This is a limited admission event.
General admission: $25
Member admission: $18