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ɪˈreɪʒə (Erasure)

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Theater For the New City

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ɪˈreɪʒə (Erasure) is the second installment of a performance triptych by butoh artist Vangeline. The 60-minute solo explores butoh techniques of erasure, as well as the phenomenon of female erasure taking place in our society.

Vangeline states: “With this piece, I summon up the spirits of women who came before me. Women are the forgotten of history. We have been silenced, erased from memory; even our names have been erased, while famous men were laid in the Pantheon for posterity. How many women writers, artists, scientists are there, whose names we will never know or remember? I am forever in mourning for this tragic loss. Through the magic of Butoh, I will “erase” myself, and give space for women to come back and dance through me.”

This second installment will take place between May 15-19, 2019 at the beautiful, spacious and historic Theater for the New City in the East Village, and will feature new choreography, costume, lighting and music.

Butoh has often explored techniques of self-erasement, and butoh dancers aim at reaching a form of “emptiness”. For the first time in butoh’s history, the rehearsal process will be scientifically recorded with the help of MUSE 2, a device capable of recording brain wave activity.

With ɪˈreɪʒə (Erasure) , Butoh meets feminism and neuroscience and continues to take a place of relevance in the 21st century.

Photo by Michael Blase. Publicity by Michelle Tabnick.

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