One of our featured Theatre events is the opportunity to work within the discipline of Butoh.
Specialist International Physical Theatre and Butoh Performer, Director and Educator, Mark Hill, works with our Theatre students on this physical art form.
Yugen is Japanese for the sense of beauty that comes from the suggestion of what has not been shown rather than that which is explicitly stated. A cloud obscuring a mountain, a gesture conveying an emotion or a distance obscured by the forest; Yugen draws the observer in and enables them to complete the picture in their own mind.
But what happens when what is formed and obscured is the picture of our most primal fears and aspirations; where humans attempt to explain the un-nameable and construct the natural?
Drawing on the stimulus of Gods and Monsters, this Butoh production explores what we choose to shed light on and what we choose to hide. Come join us for a walk through the forest that resides at the edge of humanity.
2013 Wabi Sabi
There is no meaning in perfection.
No living thing will last.
There will never be an end.
Growth and decay walk hand in hand through the constant cycle of existence.
wabi sabi breaks with our western ties and delves to discover the beauty found between our polarised sense of life’s true course.
wabi sabi invites you to gaze upon the cycles of our transient natural world, to be immersed in the patterns of season and to revere the space between life and death.
It is imperfect.
It will not last.
And the cycle will continue with or with you.
A student devised, Butoh inspired work created by the Academy’s 2012 senior ensemble. Set in the carpark at QACI audiences were invited to join performers in the joy of primary escapism as dirt gives way to mud.