Virtuoso on Koto
Dancer in the style of Butoh
Shashaten brings to the listener and observer traditional
and contemporary music for the Koto combined with Japanese dancer
movements and contemporary Butoh dance.
The duo combines music and movement
by using narrative and non-narrative stories or themes which are
essentially Japanese. This process is portrayed to the audience
with the deepest sensitivity and concentration. Sets and props
are simple and evocative of the theme.
Satsuki Odamura and Yumi
Umiumare aspire to create an understanding
of Japanese life and culture through their art form. They also
wish to show how their work has been influenced and developed
through the artistic and personal experiences while living in
1998. Performed in Studio 19,
Sydney for the opening of the Calligraphy exhibition.
1999. Performed at the opening
of Japanese Festival Glen Eira Arts Complex.
1999. Performed at Asian music
and dance festival Sydney.
1999. Performed at Songs of the
winds Festival Blue Mountains.
Photography and copyright by
Six 6 Photography Brad Hick