October 25, 2013 Progress Lab
This Butoh is Not Political
Created and performed by Marcus Youssef, Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, and Dawn Petten / Original music by Zak Youssef / Designed by Parjad Sharifi / Produced and Stage Managed by Chelsea Haberlin
These were our Obstructions:
- Neworld must create a contemporary Butoh piece featuring its artistic leadership, that climaxes in a messy act of destruction.
- No intelligible text, written, spoken or delivered by any other means, can be used.
- The piece must contemplate beauty by concentrating on the perfection of form without any kind of worldly agenda or intrusion of utility or politics.