UPCOMING


INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY GRANT
Frauke has been granted the International Choreography Grant by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. The International Choreography Grant encourages work for choreographers with a focus on artistic development and research, for a period of two to five months abroad.


YAMA - THREE BODIES REVIEW


Review by Lis Hellström Sveningson for Göteborgs-Posten 28/9 2017. In Swedish:
Fraukes dans är visuell rikedom i råa rum. Butohdansaren Frauke (Caroline Lundblad) går stadigt sin egen väg. Hennes verk närmar sig en form av visuell performance, där olika temperament av dans, scenografi, kostym, ljus, ljudeffekter och musik som smälter samman till en helhet. Till arbetssättet hör även att uppsöka nya, ofta ovanliga spelplatser, som förstärker det suggestiva i Fraukes konst. För Yama- three bodies väljer hon råa, befästa rum. Premiären ägde rum i Strandverket, konsthallen på Marstrand. I ett valv, regerat av mörker spelar Frauke på djupet. Ur en svart skugga vecklar en figur sakta ut sig i Johan Rödströms skimrande flöden av ljusprojektioner. Gerd Karlssons kostym förhöjer med eleganta snitt den visuella rikedomen och Andreas Tillianders elektroniska kompositioner lever i svindlande symbios med de övriga elementen. Allt lyfter allt, det är bara för ögon och öron att ta in. Det traditionellt groteska i butohn är nedtonat här, men Frauke bjuder på utsökt mättad rörelsekonstnär hon både fjärmar sig och närmar sig publiken. Spelas på Skansen Lejonet imorgon och på lördag.



YAMA TICKETS RELEASED
Tickets for the Swedish tour released! Yama - three bodies will be performed in Gothenburg (Skansen Lejonet), Stockholm (Färgfabriken) and Marstrand (Strandverket Art Museum). Follow the link below and buy your tickets!



WORK RESIDENCY AT THE BERGMAN ESTATE ON FÅRÖ
Between the 1th and 14th of September, choreographer Frauke will be artist-in-residence at The Bergman Estate together with the Japanese documentary filmmaker Mile Nagaoka. For two years, he has been following Frauke in her artistic work as butoh choreographer in the mountain village of Kamiyama in Japan. Nagoaka has made a trilogy about Frauke. Part one: Frauke was selected to screen at JSFF Japanese Serbian Film Festival 2016 and premiered in Sweden at the artist-run stage and venue Atalante in Gothenburg during spring 2017. Part two: Frauke 2 premiered internationally at the Tokushima International Film Festival 2017, Japan, and also screened at Frauke's performance in Kobe, Japan. The final part joins Frauke when she practices the art form of dance in the Noh theatre in Kobe with the Noh master Akio Kasada and will now be completed at Fårö during their stay at The Bergman Estate.

The Bergman Estate on Fårö welcomes artists, scholars and journalists from around the world. The estate offer free accommodation and a place of work in an environment intended to nurture contemplative and creative work – the same environment that inspired Ingmar Bergman in his own artistic pursuits through forty years.



YAMA PRESS RELEASE AND TOUR INFORMATION
Performance/Music, Frauke + Andreas Tilliander
BUTOH DANCE: FRAUKE | MUSIC: ANDREAS TILLIANDER | COSTUME: GERD KARLSSON | LIGHT DESIGN/SCENOGRAPHY: JOHAN RÖDSTRÖM | PRODUCTION: GOLDDIGGER PRODUCTIONS | GRAPHIC DESIGN: PETRA LANDSTRÖM | SUPPORTED BY: SWEDISH ARTS COUNCIL, CITY OF GOTHENBURG, THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FOR STUDIES OF JAPANESE SOCIETY, THE BERGMAN ESTATE ON FÅRÖ FOUNDATION AND ASIA-EUROPE FOUNDATION ABOUT:
Hidden yet the sky always find the unrevealed. New beams swirling through the deep forest, no one will ever find this hidden lost island. Deep in the mountain the wind carries the bird of prey to the glowing horizon. Transcending any path. Silent stranger, neighbor, descent dew.

Yama is the first performance in a new trilogy, titled three bodies. Three bodies refers to the natural cyclic process and the three bodies or phases nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and connects the other two bodies. Just as day and night need dusk or dawn.

The performance Yama, explores our relationship to the untamed nature. The mountains indicate climax, revelation and transition - they are our highest point while navel of the earth, where everything has its beginning. The piece is an unique live act with butoh artist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander.

Frauke and Tilliander's most recent collaboration was Wolf Moon, the final part in a trilogy that premiered in Sweden 2016 during the Gothenburg Dance & Theatre Festival. The second part and their first collaboration, Nagaame Moon, performed in Skärhamn, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin and Naruto. Nagaame Moon had its first performance during the Nordic Music Days' opening concert at Kongernes Lapidarium in Copenhagen. This new piece, Yama - three bodies, had its international premiere at Guggenheim House in Kobe, Japan, and will tour internationally during 2017.

Frauke is a choreographer focusing on butoh and performance. She is based in Sweden but also does work internationally. She has created her own genre of butoh where her pieces are site specific and unique. Frauke often works with other artists from different artistic disciplines and her performances are inspired by contemporary art and choreography.

Andreas Tilliander has been active within the electronic music scene ever since the beginning of the nineties. Nowadays, electronica is tightly associated with laptops, but rather than following the latest software development Tilliander prides himself on working with equipment that is more or less forty years old. Even if it's principally about the creation of sound, the tactile dimension of it is tremendously important.

21 September 7:30 pm and 22 September 8:45 pm: Strandverket Art Museum Marstrand, Sweden
Both shows, YAMA - three bodies (with Frauke & Andreas Tilliander) and Experiment with Dreams (with Chawki & Runesson) will be performed at Strandverket Art Museum within the GIBCA Extended programme. 21 September you will able to see YAMA for the price of 150 SEK, and both shows 22 September for the price of 250 SEK. Buses will depart from central Gothenburg both nights and will take you to and from Strandverket Art Museum. The price for the bus ride is 50 SEK/night.
29 and 30 September 7 pm: Skansen Lejonet Gothenburg, Sweden
27 and 28 October 7 pm: Färgfabriken Stockholm, Sweden

150-250 SEK
Length: 40 mins


2 JULY 7 PM / FRAUKE 2 SCREENING IN JAPAN
Film screening of Mile Nagaoka's Frauke 2, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan



MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE
ARTIST: BLAK | TITLE: BETWEEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT | LABEL: ELUSIVE SOUND Film director Mile Nagaoka sheds some light on BLAK's debut album Between Darkness and Light with a short film featuring the remarkable dancer Frauke. Mixed and mastered by Randy Cordner at Beast Mansion Studio, BLAK's debut is one of the most highly awaited releases this year. Though mysterious, this cinematic short clearly reveals why.



UPDATED: UPCOMING PIECE / YAMA - THREE BODIES
Performance/Music, Frauke + Andreas Tilliander
BUTOH DANCE: FRAUKE | MUSIC: ANDREAS TILLIANDER | COSTUME: GERD KARLSSON | LIGHT: JOHAN RÖDSTRÖM | PRODUCTION: GOLDDIGGER PRODUCTIONS | GRAPHIC DESIGN: PETRA LANDSTRÖM | SUPPORTED BY: SWEDISH ARTS COUNCIL, CITY OF GOTHENBURG, THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FOR STUDIES OF JAPANESE SOCIETY, KAMIYAMA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE ABOUT:
Hidden yet the sky always find the unrevealed. New beams swirling through the deep forest, no one will ever find this hidden lost island. Deep in the mountain the wind carries the bird of prey to the glowing horizon. Transcending any path. Silent stranger, neighbor, descent dew.

Yama is the first performance in a new trilogy, titled three bodies. Three bodies refers to the natural cyclic process and the three bodies or phases nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and connects the other two bodies. Just as day and night need dusk or dawn.

The performance Yama, explores our relationship to the untamed nature. The mountains indicate climax, revelation and transition - they are our highest point while navel of the earth, where everything has its beginning.

The performance/concert is an unique live act with butohdancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander. Yama - three bodies is touring Japan, Germany and Sweden 2017 and has its premiere at Guggenheim House in Kobe.

Yama - three bodies Tour dates 2017:
2 July: Guggenheim House Kobe, Japan
21-22 September: Strandverket Art Museum Marstrand, Sweden
29-30 September: Skansen Lejonet Gothenburg, Sweden
27-28 October: Färgfabriken Stockholm, Sweden


EXCITING NEWS! / FRAUKE 2 PREMIERE
This Sunday is the international premiere of the documentary Frauke 2 by Mile Nagaoka. Screening takes place 5 March 10:00 AM at the Tokushima Awagin Hall, Tokushima International Short Film Festival 2017, Japan.

Frauke

Information about the screening in Japanese.
The screening schedule in Japanese.


17 MARCH / LIVE ACT: ITO
BUTOH: FRAUKE | MUSIC: RIKU-PEKKA KELLOKOSKI | VIDEO: MILJA-MAARIA TERHO | COSTUME: IIRIS HERTTUA | SUPPORTED BY: THE SWEDISH ARTS GRANTS COMMITTEE | PHOTO: "FRAUKE" | PHOTOGRAPHER: HÖKAN BERG Live act performance ITO, Frauke and sound artist Riku-Pekka Kellokoski, at Asematila/Vapaan taiteen tila/Talvipuutarha, Helsinki


ABOUT:
ITO - alight with wildness with a breath of wind and movement of silence. Sailing between worlds - the earthly and unearthly. Listening to voices from above and below. Riding the vortex. The central theme of the performance is wilderness and our relationship to nature's instincts, through the birds of prey. The sharp instincts of birds of prey enables them to have an acute awareness. It makes them invisible see-er in the dark. The project ITO is a series of collaborative live acts of Frauke with varying artists. It was initiated in Berlin in 2016.

17 March 7 PM: Asematila Helsinki, Finland
18 March 7 PM: Vapaan taiteen tila Helsinki, Finland
19 March 2 PM: Talvipuutarha Helsinki, Finland

Free entrance
Length: 45 mins


HAPPENING LATER THIS YEAR: NEW PIECE / YAMA
Performance/Music, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander)
ABOUT:
During the late summer and fall of 2017 Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander) will tour internationally with a new piece, Yama - three bodies. Yama is the first piece of a new trilogy titled three bodies. Three bodies refers to nature's cyclical lapse and the "three bodies" or phases nature undergoes in a flow of durability. In Yama, which means "mountain" in Japanese, our relationship to the untamed nature is explored. The mountains indicate climax, revelation and transition - they are our highest point while navel of the earth, where everything has its beginning. The artistic research for this upcoming piece will be carried out in Kobe, Japan, where Frauke will study Noh under the Noh master Kasada Akio.

30 JANUARY 7 PM
Film screening of Mile Nagaoka's Frauke, Atalante, Gothenburg
ABOUT:
This is the documentary about Swedish Butoh dancer Frauke and her stay and performance in a Japanese small village, in the heart of the mountains. We invite to the screening of the documentary Frauke (2016, 17 min), by Japanese filmmaker Mile Nagaoka, at Atalante the 30 January. After the film there will be a talk held by Frauke. The screening at Atalante is the Nordic premiere of the film and a unique opportunity to see the documentary, which is filmed in the mountain village Kamiyama in Japan. In the autumn of 2016 the film was selected by JSFF - Japanese Serbian Film Festival with screenings in Tokyo and Belgrade. The film gives insight into Frauke's preparations, her world of thoughts and feelings about the dance. The film screening and talk is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of butoh, and a unique opportunity to hear Frauke talk about her artistry, and to ask questions.
View trailer.


EXCITING NEWS!
Frauke has been granted financial support from the Gothenburg Cultural Affairs Committee for the first time! Here is the motivation in Swedish: Frauke är en butohdansare och koreograf som fått sin butohskolning både i Japan och Sverige. Hennes verk är nästan alltid platsspecifika och tas ofta fram i gränsöverskridande samarbeten. Frauke är senast aktuell med Wolf, den avslutande delen i en trilogi som hade premiär under Göteborgs Dans- & teaterfestival och som nu turneras internationellt. Kommande år inleder hon arbetet med en ny trilogi Yama. Hon har omsorgsfullt utvecklat Frauke som persona i ett egensinnigt uttryck och som med integritet förenar butohns kvaliteter med sin samtid. Hon har metodiskt stärkt sin konstnärliga verksamhet med noga valda samarbeten. Frauke har på kort tid etablerat sig som ett spännande konstnärskap för en bred och uppskattande publik. Förvaltningen föreslår att bevilja ett verksamhetsstöd på sökt belopp.

5 DECEMBER 4 PM
Performance Kodama, Frauke, Milleniumplatsen/Kungsplatsen, Gothenburg
ABOUT:
Kodama is a new butoh performance created especially for the bamboo sculpture The Reincarnation by Tetsunori Kawana at Milleniumplatsen. The performance is admission free!


23-25 NOVEMBER
Butoh Workshop: Nordiska Teaterskolan → Tokalynga Teaterakademi, Ätran

5-13 NOVEMBER
Film screening: Frauke by Mile Nagaoka at JSFF Japanese Serbian Film Festival
ABOUT:
The documentary short film Frauke by Mile Nagaoka has been selected to screen at the JSFF Japanese Serbian Film Festival. JSFF is a global platform with core events in Tokyo (Japan) and Belgrade (Serbia) and series of global promotional screenings around the world. JSFF represents a pionir of contemporary multidisciplinaryevents giving the opportunity to visitors to meet, familirize and participate in network development between these two countries.

28-29 OCTOBER 7 PM
Performance Wolf MOON, Frauke + Andreas Tilliander, The Biological Museum, Stockholm
ABOUT:
The central theme of the performance Wolf is to highlight the relationship between day and night, the cycles of the moon, and how it affects nature's drives and instincts. The performance Wolf explores our basic needs, how they act in tune with the phases of the moon and the interplay of day and night. Wolves' relation to the moon is a sign of their affinity with its life giving force. Wolf is the final performance in the trilogy MOON. The moon's gravitational force controls the rhythm and cycle of water. It is the middle ground between the light of the sun, the darkness of night, and the sphere between the conscious and the unconscious. The performance/concert is an unique live act with butohartist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander.

25 SEPTEMBER
Performance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), Torinin, Naruto
ABOUT:
Since 2015 Frauke has collaborated with Green Valley/KAIR through independent artistic research especially focused on local dance rituals "amagoi odori" and creating new work at the Yorii-za Theatre. Last year she gave the performance Nagaame MOON, an outdoor performance on the mountain at Skii-land, Kamiyama. For this production she is collaborating with costume designer Hiromi Onodera from Tokushima, educated at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium and Musashino Art of University, Tokyo. The costume is inspired by wolves similar behavior to human beings; they do care about their family and live as a pack. Hiromi's personal keywords are "Family", "Bond", "Love", and "Pray". In ancient times, people believed that the wolf is the bond of God and an object for worship and pray.

18 AUGUST
Performance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, Gothenburg
ABOUT:
Wolf is touring internationally 2016 and has its premiere at Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival. The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival is an international performing arts festival taking place for ten days in August, in the great city of Gothenburg with surroundings. The festival was founded in1994 and has ever since invited international artists to share their stories with diverse audiences; stories from all around the world; stories that enhance reality. Stories that reflect on the world as it is today, right here and now.

29 JULY
Performance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), GlogauAIR, Berlin
ABOUT:
The central theme of the performance Wolf is to highlight the relationship between day and night, the cycles of the moon, and how it affects nature's drives and instincts. The performance Wolf explores our basic needs, how they act in tune with the phases of the moon and the interplay of day and night. Wolves' relation to the moon is a sign of their affinity with its life giving force. Wolf is the final performance in the trilogy MOON. The moon's gravitational force controls the rhythm and cycle of water. It is the middle ground between the light of the sun, the darkness of night, and the sphere between the conscious and the unconscious. The performance/concert is an unique live act with butohartist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician TM404 (Andreas Tilliander).

1 JULY - 31 JULY
GlogauAIR Artist in Residence Program, GlogauAIR, Berlin
ABOUT:
GlogauAIR offers the use of a studio space in a superb location in Berlin and a unique expirence taking part in the residency program. A base in Berlin to be able to visit the city and it's thousand cultural venues and a place where other artists are living a similar experience in an athmosphere of friendship and collaboration.
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