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Legacy Butoh and the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre are honored to present the Asheville Butoh Festival April 20 – 23, now in it’s 11th year. The 2017 festival, will feature international guest artists, Paul Michael Henry and Ken Mai as well as local butoh artists, Sara Baird, Jenni Cockrell, Constance Humphries and Julie B Gillum.

We are pleased to welcome Paul Michael Henry from Glasgow, Scotland and Ken Mai from Japan via Helsinki, Finland. Both of these seasoned butoh dancers, have toured their work throughout the European festival circuit, including Edinburgh Festival, WOMAD Festival UK, Moving Bodies Festival in Italy and Ireland, FLOW Festival in Helsinki, and various butoh festivals worldwide.

New work by local butoh dancers Sara Baird, Jenni Cockrell, Constance Humphries and Julie B Gillum will highlight the festival as well.

The 2017 Asheville Butoh Festival will include 4 evenings of performance April 20 – 23 Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 7:00 PM.

Workshops will be on Saturday April 22 and Sunday the 23rd, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

All events will take place at the BeBeTheatre, 20 Commerce Street in downtown Asheviille.

Meet the Dancers

Paul Michael Henry – paulmichaelhenry.com
Ken Mai – kenmaibutoh.blogspot.com
Julie Gillum – ashevillebutoh.org
Sara Baird – anemonedance.org
Jenni Cockrell – strangedaughtersbutoh.com
Constance Humphries – constancehumphries.com

11th Asheville Butoh Festival Schedule of Events

PERFORMANCES
General Admission $18, Students and Seniors $15

Thursday, April 20th, 8pm
Local Color Asheville’s own butoh crew: Sara Baird, Jenni Cockrell, Julie B Gillum, Constance Humphries, with composer: Zach Cooper

Friday & Saturday, April 21st & 22nd, 8pm
Requiem of Flower created and performed by Ken Mai
Laughter at Being Crushed created and performed by Paul Michael Henry

Sunday, April 23rd, 7pm
Local Color Asheville’s own butoh crew: Sara Baird, Jenni Cockrell, Julie B Gillum, Constance Humphries, with composer: Zach Cooper

WORKSHOPS
Workshop Cost: $40 each; $75 for both

Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00-4:00 pm
Workshop by Ken Mai

Sunday, April 23rd, 1:00-4:00 pm
Workshop by Paul Michael Henry

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BeBe Theatre 828 254 2621
Box Office hours: M – F, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Support the Festival

Please consider making a tax deductible donation via Indiegogo: https://igg.me/at/11thashevillebutohfestival

All proceeds go towards the production costs of the festival.

Production costs for the 4 evening-length shows are $3200. Your tax-deductible donations are going toward the cost of presenting these important performances at the BeBe Theatre. All funds raised will contribute to the costs associated with presenting this unique and important festival.

Contact ACDT at office@acdt.org if you would like to make your donation tax deductible.

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