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“Poetry Stones” A Butoh Performance

The avant-garde performance art called Butō, or butoh, is a product of the tumultuous post-war Japanese experience. Blending theater, improvisation, German Expressionist dance, and traditional Japanese performing arts, it inspires performers and spectators alike to examine their unconscious ideas, emotions, and energies.

Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Saturday, April 4 for “Poetry Stones.”  This exploration of form, movement, and spirit is presented by Tucson’s Funhouse Movement Theater and features Japanese-trained visiting artist Joan Laage, who has performed in butoh works from Europe to the Pacific Northwest.

In “Poetry Stones,” you’ll find butoh dancers and musicians dispersed throughout Yume, engaged in compelling, improvisational communion with the sights, sounds, and sensations of the Gardens at twilight. Prepare to be moved.

Tickets for this event cost $18 for members of Yume Japanese Gardens and $25 for non-members and are non-refundable.

Parking is available for this event in the lot inside our main gate at 2130 North Alvernon Way, in the Tucson Botanical Gardens’ parking lot, a block north of the Gardens, and on East Justin Lane, one half block south of the Gardens. Please DO NOT park on East Hampton Place, immediately north of Yume.