This year’s Nyoba Kan Buto Festival kicks off with a special exhibition entitled “Lurking” which features selected photographic works by the late Caecar Chong, a photographer, designer and principal dancer with Nyoba Kan. Curated by Caecar’s close friend and director of Nyoba Kan, Mr. Lee Swee Keong, this exhibition showcases Caecar’s unique and keen eye as a photographer influenced by his practice of the Buto art form & his training as an architect.

In this event, there will also be an appearance by Mr. Yukio Waguri, a prominent Japanese Buto artist who had studied the art directly under Tatsumi Hijikata, and later became the main dancer in Hijikata’s company. He is famous among the buto practitioners and has been performing and conducting workshops on Buto all over the world for more than 30 years. He will collaborate with the local artists for two performances for the public on the 6 & 7 August 2010. He will also conduct a workshop on the 8 August 2010.

Check out this date and feel the spirit of Buto art in KL.  Don’t miss it!!
Opening Ceremony
5 August 2010 (Thursday)
8pm, The Annexe Gallery, Central Market KL

Caecar Chong Charity Photography Exhibition
5 ? 15 August 2010
The Annexe Gallery, Central Market KL

Buto Jam
8 Aug 2010 (Sunday)
The Annexe Gallery, Central Market KL


The Lost Testimony of Rashomon (Japan & Malaysia)
6-7 August 2010 (Friday-Saturday)
8.30pm, The Actor Studio Theater @ Lot 10, rooftop level 8, KL
RM40 & RM30
RM20 (students, elderly & disabled)

Triple Bill (Brazil, Hong Kong & Malaysia)
13-14 Aug 2010 (Friday-Saturday)
8.30pm, PJLA Theater, Jaya 1, Jalan University, PJ
RM20 (students, elderly & disabled)


Buto workshop with Yukio Waguri (Japan)
8 Aug 2010 (Sunday)
KLPac Studio 5, Jalan Strachan, Sentul West, KL
RM60 (*limited to 25 participants only)

Buto workshop with Joao Roberto De Souza (Brazil)
15 Aug 2010 (Sunday)
KLPac Studio 5, Jalan Strachan, Sentul West, KL

For workshop reservation & enquiries, please call Lai Chee 016 3248497 or Kuan Nam 012 6560812 or log on to

Main Sponsors
JT International Berhad
The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Supported by
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac)
The Actors Studio
PJ Live Arts
The Annexe Gallery
Central Market
Citta Yoga
Purple Cane
Why Comm
Kechara House
Kelab Shashin Fotografi Kuala Lumpur (KSFKL)
MyDance Alliance

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