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Butoh

Art Beat

No one could seriously complain about the lack of dance shows in Hong Kong, not this month anyway. There are enough dance performances in the next three weeks to make West Side Story pale by comparison.

Friday, 7 July, 2000, 12:00am

A self-created theatre of beauty

When choreographer Ea Sola returned to Vietnam after 15 years, a lifetime away from her homeland, she found that everyday life had changed beyond comprehension, and that, in another deeper way, it was the same.

Her theatre works - presenting traditional music and dance in a contemporary way - reflect that paradox.

25 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Pappa Tarahumara

Pappa Tarahumara: Spring Day and Shima Island. Cultural Centre Studio. Oct 31. Festival of Asian Arts.

3 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Dance reveals spirit and soul

Each person has his own definition of beauty, and butoh certainly has its own beauty It is another kind of dance. It does not have the light and elegant movements of ballet, nor does it have the classic steps of Chinese dance.

But butoh has its own distinctive style which makes it stand out and such an influence in the world of contemporary dance.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

The show must go on...

IT has included faked orgasms in the shower, a Butoh dance set in a simulated Tokyo disco, and a woman who falls in love with a fish. For Lindsey McAlister, Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival director and theatre reviewer for RTHK, the 1996 Fringe Festival has also included her worst experience in more than a decade of theatre-going.

28 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Apocalypse now

IN their strange, mesmerising performance for the Fringe Festival the dance group 66B from Tokyo explored the powerful imagery that can be created by computer video graphics projected against the human body, all to the accompaniment of loud heart-thumping music.

12 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Italy's finest carve a niche

ART critic Nigel Cameron believes Cecco Bonanotte's sculptures are metaphors, offering ''pictures of life's dilemmas.'' It's a tempting view, for while Bonanotte leaves faces almost expressionless, the bodies he fashions convey immense and often painful emotion.

30 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Avant-garde but not fringe performers

SEVERAL acts at this year's Hongkong Arts Festival can be described as genre bending; opening new doors on sound, style and idiom.

Stomp, by a group called the Yes/No People is a one-hour piece during which none of the performers speaks, sings or plays a musical instrument.

It is comprised of a series of percussive journeys.

29 Jan 1993 - 12:00am