Thursday, 9 May 2013

Butoh & Sound Night at OT301 May 3rd

Thank you all for your presence at this amazing event with three solo live performances by Stefano Taiuti, Sakurako and Alessandro Pintus.  Photography by Luc ten Klooster.

Still Water by Stefano Taiuti

Emergency Exit Now-Here by Sakaruko

Rebedo by Alessandro Pintus

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Butoh&Sound Night at OT301 & Workshop at NDSM May 3-5

Butoh & Sound night at OT301 with live solo performances by Sakurako, Stefano Taiuti and a special quest Alessandro Pintus (Rome).

Stefano Taiuti’s installation and performance “Still Water” (21 min) deals with simple elements: water, light, space, time, and the human body, which is presented as an object of nature. The dance is in a reduced space where silent almost motionless drama is taking

                                                       Photo: Simon Howar 

The human condition is the main subject matter of “Emergency Exit Now-Here” (20 min) performed by Sakurako, addressing the concepts of ego and the self. The heroine is undergoing a dramatic transformation in a search of a new feminine way of being in the world, exposing the ego in an attempt to reveal the true self.

                                         Photo: Roman Zotter
The evening’s final performance is an Amsterdam premier of “Rubedo” (30 min) by Alessandro Pintus (Rome). According to the ancient alchemy, Rubedo means the third and last stage of alchemical opera, the ability to transform the raw material into gold. Metaphorically speaking is the last process of elevation of the human spirit to rediscover its true divine nature. Rubedo is a mute cry that wakes up the authentic and urgent need for a new genesis.

May 4th & 5th there is an intensive workshop led by Alessandro Pintus at the dance studio at the NDSM (Amsterdam Noord) open for all levels of participants. For registration please send an email to

May 3rd: Butoh & Sound Night at OT301 presents 3 solos: "Sill Water" by Stefano Taiuti, "Emergency Exit Now-Here" by Sakurako and an Amsterdam premier of "Rubedo" By a special guest Alessandro Pintus (Non Company) from Rome.

Butoh& Sound night starts at 8 p.m. (entrance 8 eur) till 10:30 p.m. From 11 p.m. Power vs Power in-house party of OT301 starts till late (entrance 6 eur). A combo ticket for the Butoh& Sound Night and Power vs Power party - 12 eur.

May 4th and 5th: An Intense Butoh Workshop "LIBERATIO - Body free awakening" led by Alessandro Pintus will take place at the dance studio at NDSM, Amsterdam Noord.
May 4th: 12p.m. - 6p.m.
May 5th: 10p.m. - 5p.m.

The workshop is open for the professional dancers/performers as well people interested in movement and dance. Previous dance experience is not required. Limited places available! Early birds registration 100 eur till April 20th, 120 eur afterwards. Take this chance to burst your dance!!! Please register at

May4th: Re-United Now-Here presents a duet butoh dance performance by Alessandro Pintus & Sakurako revealing yet another episode of the karmic saga "Sakura Dream" in an intimate environment of the Tea Room in Jordaan with the real tea ceremony performed for the guests by the master.
"we part just to meet again some place some day... and when we do- our dance is the only chance to break the eternal recurrence curse". An encounter of two bodies thrown into the unknown without a trace of memory as they just awaken from the oblivion of a dream. The cloth of the vintage komonos they are wearing holds the key to unlock deep body memory. The bodies are being moved to tell an ancient tale, which happened countless lives ago in the distant place. They interact to remember the past, to foresee the future, to remain present in the present, to find out who they are and why they are now-here.
An exclusive chance to experience the dance in a close proximity with the live sound by German Popov and  to taste top quality tea of the new season from China. The tea ceremony is performed by Amanda MF Yiu. (Limited places available presale tickets only - 15 eur including the tea ceremony and the live performance! Please register at
May 5th: 6 p.m. (time to be confirmed) An intervention in the public space at the ferry stop at NDSM -CS

May 6th: 7 p.m. (time to be confirmed) Live performance, video screenings and the artistic talk by Alessandro Pintus and Sakurako at the Book Store Project in Bos en Lommer as a part of the AIR program "Re-United Now-Here" by Sakurako in the Lighthouse.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me,
On behalf of the artists,
Representation & PR,
Gina Hillberg