Kats D returns to the Twin Cities stage with his newest solo work, created after his intensive study in India. “A Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus” is an evening-length solo work that encapsulates his Butoh work of the last seven years.
“A Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus”, with choreography and performances by Kats D, will run Friday and Saturday, Feb.24-25, at 8 p.m. at Fallout Urban Art Center, 2609 Stevens Ave. S, Minneapolis. This performance is free to the public with donations appreciated.
Inspired by memories, visions and nightmares, Kats D moves through a world beyond ego and self as if in a dream. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enter the mesmerizing world of Butoh!
Butoh is a contemporary performance art form originated in post-World War II Japan. Butoh is the collective name for a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, and movement inspired by the works create by its founder Tatsumi Hijikata. It typically involves playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally performed in white-body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion.
Kats D has been a performer/choreographer in the Twin Cities since 1994. Throughout his career he has studied various movement forms such as tap, modern, Afro-Caribbean, Bharatanatyam and yoga. He has worked with numerous local companies such asZorongo Flamenco, Joe Chvala and Flying Foot Forum and Ragamala Music and Dance Theater as well as Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in U.K.
As the artistic director/choreographer of Paneer Project from 2002 to 2009, he has produced four full-evening performance works and numerous other short works.
Since 2005, Kats D has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner who opened Subbody Butoh School Himalaya in India. “Subbody” means subconscious body.
In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create a world that is completely different from our daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.
Since 2007, Kats D has been creating and performing Subbody Butoh works in U.S. and abroad. For more information, contact Kats D at HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected]m”[email protected] or visit online at HYPERLINK “http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody/”http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody/.