Nov 12 - 13 2021
Eternity 123, A Part of the Spirit & Place Fes...

Eternity 123, A Part of the Spirit & Place Fes...

Presented by Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective and Big Car at Tube Factory artspace

All attendees ages 12 and older will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (two doses – 2nd dose administered at least 3 weeks prior to the event) and/or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (within 72 hours of the event) for entry into the performance.
Masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. The performer will be mask-less.
Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective, in partnership with Big Car Collaborative, is pleased to present international Butoh Artist, Vangeline, as a part of their OPEN Indy (Original. Performance. Experiments. Now.) annual artist residency program. OPEN Indy 2021 is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group.

Change is a central element to the avant-garde Japanese dance form of Butoh. As a part of the Spirit & Place Festival, choreographer and performer Vangeline presents an original work, Eternity 123, that asks audiences to see Butoh as a way to transmute the pain and discord of societal shits into art. Eternity 123 is the third installment of a feminist dance triptych choregraphed and performed by Vangeline (Elsewhere-2018, Erasure-2019, and now Eternity 123). Eternity 123 traces the symbolic journey of women’s emancipation across time. With this piece, Vangeline also celebrates the impact of women on the art form of butoh, exploring the link between women, butoh, and “cabaret.”

‘In the 70s and 80s, women butoh dancers danced in “cabarets” to make a living in Tokyo”, says Vangeline. “This history has led to unique methods and contributions by women in our field–contributions that have typically been overlooked. In the 1990s, I also made a living in New York as a go go/burlesque/vaudeville dancer. In this piece, I celebrate women trailblazers while playfully exploring these layers of history.”

​Behind all significant cultural movements and changes in history, the lives of countless women can be found, as well as countless voices that have been silenced. As we challenge our collective memory by telling their stories, we redefine the importance of women’s participation in society.

​Butoh is a hybrid form of dance theater that came out of Post WWII Japan. Butoh links physical and spiritual practices from around the globe and accounts for aging or differently abled bodies as well as the energetic qualities of youth. Drawing from many Eastern spiritual traditions, butoh revalues darkness as a transformative agent and an integral aspect to growth, healing and transformation for both performer and audience alike.

Vangeline is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in Japanese butoh. She is the artistic director of the Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese butoh while carrying it into the twenty-first century. She is a 2018 NYFA/NYSCA Artist Fellow in Choreography for Elsewhere (a work that began as an artistic commission from Surface Area Dance Theatre with support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Heritage Lottery Fund UK).

With her all-female dance company, Vangeline’s socially conscious performances tie together butoh and activism. Vangeline is the founder of the New York Butoh Institute Festival, which elevates the visibility of women in butoh, and the festival Queer Butoh. She pioneered the award-winning, 15-year running program The Dream a Dream Project, which brings butoh dance to incarcerated men and women at correctional facilities across New York State. Her choreographed work has been performed in Chile, Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark, France, UK, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance Social Action Award and the 2019 Janet Arnold Award from the Society of Antiquaries of London. Her work as an educator, choreographer, and curator has been supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, Japan Foundation, New York Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Council on the Arts, Robert Friedman Foundation, and Asian American Arts Alliance. Vangeline’s work has been heralded in publications such as the New York Times (“captivating”) and Los Angeles Times (“moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist”) to name a few.

Widely regarded as an expert in her field, Vangeline has taught at Cornell University, New York University, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Sarah Lawrence, and Princeton University (Princeton Atelier). Film projects include a starring role alongside actors James Franco and Winona Ryder in the feature film by director Jay Anania, ‘The Letter” (2012-Lionsgate). In recent years, she has been commissioned by triple Grammy Award-winning artists Esperanza Spalding, Skrillex, and by David J. (Bauhaus).

She is the author of the critically-acclaimed book: Butoh: Cradling Empty Space, which explores the intersection of butoh and neuroscience. Her work is the subject of CNN’s “Great Big Story” “Learning to Dance with your Demons.”

Admission Info

$20

Limited capacity seating.
All attendees ages 12 and older will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (two doses – 2nd dose administered at least 3 weeks prior to the event) and/or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (within 72 hours of the event) for entry into the performance.
Masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. The performer will be maskless.

Phone: 6175012864

Email: info@indymovementarts.org

Dates & Times

2021/11/12 - 2021/11/13

Additional time info:

All attendees ages 12 and older will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (two doses – 2nd dose administered at least 3 weeks prior to the event) and/or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (within 72 hours of the event) for entry into the performance.
Masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. The performer will be mask-less.

Location Info

Tube Factory artspace

1125 Cruft Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203