A beautiful end-of the summer day, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 I 5:30 p.m., we gathered at Concordia University, NE Portland, OR., and opened the one-hour work-shop. My opening introduction stating “this workshop is a collaboration between a butoh dancer, Teresa Vanderkin and me, a visual artist, Yukiyo Kawano. Together, we investigate what exists beyond the visible.” Then Teresa … Read more
In my reflecting the pre-show performance (Centennial Play – “Words That Burn”) with a Butoh dancer, Meshi Chavez, on Sep., 27th, 2014. One of the way I understood about that moment — the moment felt like a phantom; the sense of impossibility filled the space; We all have experienced a nihilistic desire; imagine our own death… … Read more
Performance, August 1 2012 from Yukiyo Kawano on Vimeo.