THE 2008 KOREA EXPERIMENTAL ARTS FESTIVAL
The purpose of Korea Experimental Arts Festival is to build a communication between audiences and experimental arts. This festival happens every year since 2002 under the art director of Kim Baek Ki who is a performance artist and chief of KoPAS.
Select performers were invited to showcase materials of their performance at the Expression Gallery YOGIGA. Forward Motion Theaterâ€™s collaboration with Eseohe Arhebamen, Fire Butoh 3, was on display. The festival was carried by South Koreaâ€™s major broadcasters.
Eseohe Arhebamen in collaboration with Forward Motion Theater for the Korean Experimental Arts Festival and the Expression Gallery YOGIGA, Seoul, 2008.
Third installment in the series. Filmed 8/21/2008.
Fire Butoh 3 created, choreographed and performed by Eseohe Arhebamen
Sound works, â€œHarmonyâ€ and â€œMrs. Obulu, the Cloudâ€ created and performed by Eseohe Arhebamen. Improvisational sound collaborations by Toshio Kajiwara
Video design by Forward Motion Theater / FMT
Special thanks to â€œLexyâ€ Osazuwa (University of Benin- Edo State, Nigeria)
Fire Butoh 3 Copyright Â© 2007 EdoHeart
â€œIn this work, I am possessed by the spirits of Fire in a dance of internal transformation. Through the mask of Ankoku-butoh, I make visible, aspects of Afrikan spiritual possession present in the multimedias of Afrikan Theater. Fire has many forms. It is healing, cauterizing, destructive, holy, clarifying and also gives warmth. This is the third installment in the FIRE BUTOH Series. The traditional Nigerian dances performed are Swange, Atilogun, and Ekombi.â€
â€“ Eseohe Arhebamen
FOR PRESS AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
Last 5 posts in Art
- Animation as Artistic Practice at Harvestworks
- Sky Clock Installation by Wetcircuit
- L.I.C. Open Studios
- Blood is Life video installation
- NUTUREart Education Outreach
Last 5 posts in Performance