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: GOLD DIGGER 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
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 26 August: La Dolce Berlin Berlin, Germany 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.
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
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)
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
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.
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
Kodama is a new butoh performance created especially for the bamboo sculpture The Reincarnation by Tetsunori Kawana at Milleniumplatsen. The performance is admission free!
Butoh Workshop: Nordiska Teaterskolan → Tokalynga Teaterakademi, Ätran
Film screening: Frauke by Mile Nagaoka at JSFF Japanese Serbian Film Festival
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
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.
Performance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), Torinin, Naruto
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.
Performance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, Gothenburg
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.
Performance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), GlogauAIR, Berlin
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
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.