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.
5 August 2010 (Thursday)
8pm, The Annexe Gallery, Central Market KL
For workshop reservation & enquiries, please call Lai Chee 016 3248497 or Kuan Nam 012 6560812 or log on to www.nyobakan.blogspot.com
JT International Berhad
The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur