The show will feature one of the alter-egos Ligtas employs in his various performances that lead him to appropriate Butoh as another artistic medium.
Butoh rose in 1950s Tokyo-Japan, when Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno pioneered a certain technique of intimate and haunting dances. Butoh strikingly dwells more on the relationship of the performer’s body with his soul; his subconscious in an exhibition of usually slow and controlled movements. Naturally evasive of a fixed definition, Butoh has spread across the world and entices performers and audience alike. Ligtas draws himself to this raw experience, and has since been relaying his ideas through the obscure but captivating art form.
“Mdm B. Niyaan” is an autobiographical piece in three parts titled “Fight”, “Struggle”, and “Surrender”. These three sections map out a series of events from a specific period and aspect of the artist as a lover rendered in a collection of Butoh dances, interactive performances, and songs. The show will bring in Ligtas’ artistic roots and is infused with various elements of performance art and theatre.
Performance date is on April 01, 2011 April Fool’s Day. Visual artist, writer, and film artist Bambi Beltran hosts the venue in Diwata Galeri at Kukuk’s Nest North, Talamban Road, Nasipit.
Limited seating only, for reservations, please contact these numbers: 4163443 / 09123109642
Tickets are priced with dinner at Php200 (Cordon Bleue with Papaya Salad) and Php300 (Beef Rouladen with Cucumber Salad) for regular and special menu respectively. Dinner starts at seven o’clock in the evening, show begins at eight thirty.
***Russ Ligtas and Bambi Beltran
Categories: Performance Arts