24 MARCH: FRAUKE PERFORMS AT URBANGUILD KYOTO, JAPANAbout: 24/3, Tuesday, FOuR DANCERS vol. 163, dance performance night, with Frauke and ryotaro (sound). The venue opens at 19:00, the show starts at 19:30. Price: adv. 2200 yen + 1 drink, door: 2600 yen + 1 drink, dancer: 1800 yen + 1 drink.
You can find more information here (only in Japanese). Attend the Facebook event.
22 FEBRUARY: HANA - BLOOMING AT TESA, NEW TAIPEI CITY
TESA Artist-in-Residence Program: Hana - Blooming. Costume by Elisabeth Lundblad.
About: The flower stands for nature's ability to renew itself, expanding in rhythmic shifts, retreating and re-spreading. Hana - Blooming represents nagare, meaning flow, the forces found in the spaces in between, spheres of the outside and the inside. The seed vessel is an open secret.
This is the 12th and finale performance of the Hana - three bodies world tour which has been presented in sixth different countries in Europe and Asia. The performance has been developed site-specific in TESA Creative Center to take advantage of what is unique, utilize it into the creation and transform the work into the authentic environment. Butoh dance provides a dialogue between body and room. "With a distinctive visual language, unique energy and curiosity she examines existence – life, death as well as primal natural forces. Through Frauke she becomes one with the universe. We are invited to this visual wealth, and the untamed, the constant changing and the vastness that is life.”
After the dance performance the audience is invited to an artist talk and the showing of a work in progress, a short film with Frauke, filmed in Kyoto December 2019 by Australian Videographer Nam Tran.
We'd like to share a huge thanks to Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, for its generous support.
Information in Taiwanese can be found here. Attend the Facebook event.
8 JANUARY: HANA PART VII AT URBANGUILD
Frauke will perform Hana Part VII at Butoh Night vol. 14 at UrBANGUILD in Kyoto, 8th of January, 7:00 PM. Want to know more, buy tickets? Visit UrBANGUILD's website!
JANUARY: FRAUKE IN HARPER'S BAZAAR TAIWANPhoto: Zhong Lin
Frauke: "It is an honour to be a model for Harper's Bazaar Taiwan January Edition 2020. It is the best thing I have done. Thankyou to the editor and stylist Quenti Lu, photographer Zhong Lin, make up artist Shin Tsai, make up hairstylist Juno and their amazing team."
You can find the article and images at Harper's Bazaar Taiwan's website.
12 DECEMBER: PERFORMANCE IN KYOTO, JAPAN
Frauke will perform Hana Part VI at Velvet Moon vol. 147 at UrBANGUILD in Kyoto, 12th of December, at 6:30 PM. Want to know more, buy tickets? Visit UrBANGUILD's website!
24 OCTOBER: PERFORMANCE IN KYOTO, JAPAN
Frauke will perform at FOuR DANCERS vol. 147 at UrBANGUILD in Kyoto, 24th of October at 7 pm. Want to know more? Visit UrBANGUILD's website, attend the Facebook event, and buy tickets!
HANA - THREE BODIESABOUT
The performance Hana, which refers to the word flower in Japanese, explores our relation to the untouched nature. The flower stands for nature's ability to renew itself, expanding in rhythmic shifts, retreating and re-spreading. Its aroma is hypnotic and capable of changing state of mind. Hana represents nagare, meaning flow, the forces found in the spaces in between, spheres of the outside and the inside. The seed vessel is an open secret.
Hana is the final piece in the trilogy three bodies. Three bodies refer to the natural cyclic process and the three bodies or phases nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and connects the other two bodies. Just as day and night need dusk or dawn. The choreography was created through a collaboration with Beniko, former Maiko and Geisha in Kyoto, Japan, and during a residency at the Centre Pompadour - Laboratoire Néoféministe, Château Lafoutte, France.
TOUR DATES AND VENUES:2 September: International Premiere, Centre Pompadour - Laboratoire Néoféministe, Château Lafoutte, Ercourt, France
12, 13 September: Swedish Premiere, Aftonstjärnan, Göteborg, Sweden
20, 21 September: NOHABs Smedja Trollhättan, Sweden, buy your tickets at Tickster now
25 September: Rigas mazais teatris, Riga, Latvia
29 September: Nirgendwo, Berlin, Germany
13 October: The Kodera Stable, Soraku-en, Kobe, Japan
Facebook events for Hana in Trollhättan (Sweden), Kobe (Japan), Riga (Latvia), including a Butoh masterclass in Riga, and Berlin (Germany).
31 JULY: ANEMONE - FLOWERS OF THE SEA AT URBANGUILD, KYOTOPhoto: Tadahiko ShimazuABOUT
Butoh performance by Swedish butoh dancer Frauke and flower ornaments and costume design by Alley.
Frauke is currently in Kyoto studying with Beniko, a former maiko and geiko. The butoh performance Anemone - Flowers of the Sea is created with inspiration from her dance studies with Beniko. Read more and attend the Facebook event.
PERFORMANCE DATE AND PLACE:Wednesday 31 July at 7 pm, UrBANGUILD Kyoto
INTERVIEW WITH FRAUKE AT MALMÖ OPERA
Watch the interview here. Meet the choreographer of Schlagt she tot!. Caroline Lundblad/Frauke has created a thrilling Butoh choreography. The nine dancers from Nordiska folkhögskolan adds mystique to the grand stage. The evening paper Expressen writes "A choreography that creates the kind of enhancement that makes room for the imagination".
The figurants are: Fanny Färingö, Haraldur Örn Haraldsson, Brita Kronholm, Solina Lujinovic-Magnusson, Johanna Roos Slættanes, Gloria Manzeyl, Simon Nekkonen, Fredric Odenborg, Sanne Sommer.
THE FORTUNA FILMProduction notes by Mile Nagaoka:
September 1, 2017. I set off for Sweden. It had been 19 years since I last spent time there at the age of 19. I transferred in Stockholm to a small propeller plane. My destination was an island called Fårö, bobbing in the Baltic. This is the location of a house where that radiant giant of film history, Ingmar Bergman, lived for 40 years. The dancer Frauke and myself had miraculously been selected for a highly-competitive two-week artist-in-residence that was started after Bergman’s death that lends his home, library, guest house, and studio to people who create art.
There are many Viking graves along the coast of this island, and there is something in the air that suggests it was once a holy place. The rauk sea stacks, a geological landform grouping along the coast, also looked like a scene from hell. We borrowed the guest house as we travelled around the island scouting locations, and thinking about what sort of story we might make. Then, I decided to actually use the landscape in a representation of the afterlife.
Bergman's house was located right in front of us, across the courtyard. We were free to go in anytime. It was not open to the public, and security was tight. We were warned to take care not to damage the rooms in any way. A collection of books said to have cost several hundreds of millions were housed in an overly fine library, and there were stacks of VHS tapes. We sat in the seat that Bergman sat in when he hosted guests, and in the chair he used when he was working, and looked out on the pine woods and the seashore as we imagined he must have done. I had never been particularly aware of him before then, but I felt as though I received several mute lectures just by being there. The house was completely, totally noiseless. The island had nothing you could call a shopping street. We were separated from the hamlet on the island, located on a distant shore. All we could hear were the sounds of waves. The foundation wanted to maintain it as it had been when Bergman was living, so there was no telephone and certainly no internet.
Surprisingly, Bergman lived for forty years this amazing home made of wood and stone, tormented by what he called his "daemons." In scribbles written as though by magic, he wrote: "I built a career, but I'm shaking alone." "Fear, fear, fear." and so on. I cannot find the words to describe it.
We spent the first week scouting locations and writing a script. The first day was t-shirt weather, by on the second say the weather changed to winter and it was though that first day had never existed We took our car on the ferry and crossed the sea before driving two hours to the Salvation Army Shop on Gotland Island where we bought some winter clothes.
We focused on the picture of a shipwreck we had found on just one old tourist pamphlet. We tried to go to it but didn't know where it was. We tried to ask around, but made no progress. After looking around and walking quite a long way, we found the wreck, protruding from the sea. The ship was called Fortuna, a goddess from Greek mythology.
The following week I filmed. I did most during the morning magic hour. With just myself and my subject, we went around shooting on location. The landscape in front of me, my subject, and the air and the sounds told me what to do. There is no reason other than that. The things I met somehow magically started to fit, and this led to a single story. The result is this work.
I think Bergman taught me something. I felt many things, and thought many things. What I shot was just a small fragment. The ghosts of this island that showed up in several small mysterious happenings seemed to say, "Just make it. Make a story."
FRAUKE AT MALMÖ OPERA
Frauke has been appointed choreographer at Malmö Opera, Sweden. She will be working with Schlagt sie tot! during 2018-2019. Read more here.
UMI IN KOBEUmi will be performed in Kobe, Japan, 18 November. Want to know more? Visit the official KIITO webpage or the KIITO Facebook event (in Japanese only).
Photo: Tadahiko ShimazuOFFICIAL FORTUNA TRAILERFORTUNA SELECTED TO SAPPORO SHORT FEST
The film Fortuna is selected as one of the SSF2018 Official Selection. Fortuna is written and directed by Mile Nagaoka and starring Frauke. The music is composed by Hidetoshi Koizumi. Supported by the Bergman Estate on Fårö. See the festival trailer here.
UMI REVIEW IN SWEDISH NEWSPAPER GP"I Umi - three bodies drivs Fraukes butoh av Andreas Tillianders electro/glitch. Lis Hellström Sveningson imponeras av duons dynamiska kraft."
- Lis Hellström Sveningson, Göteborgs-Posten 2018-09-17.
Read the full review here.UMI TOUR DATES AND TICKETSBUTOH DANCE: FRAUKE | MUSIC: ANDREAS TILLIANDER | COSTUME: GERD KARLSSON | LIGHT DESIGN/SCENOGRAPHY: JOHAN RÖDSTRÖM | PRODUCTION: GOLDDIGGER PRODUCTIONS | GRAPHIC DESIGN: PETRA LANDSTRÖM | PHOTO: TADAHIKO SHIMAZU | SUPPORTED BY: SWEDISH ARTS COUNCIL, CITY OF GOTHENBURG, THE SWEDISH ARTS GRANTS COMMITTEE, REGION VÄSTRA GÖTALAND, NORDIC CULTURE POINT AND ASIA-EUROPE FOUNDATIONABOUT:
The performance Umi, which means ocean in Japanese, explores our relationship to the untouched and untamed nature. Umi indicates our bottomless depth, either non-existence or existence. Ancient and primeval is the ocean, our mother's mother. Umi represents a shapeless depth underneath a reflective surface. Umi is the second performance in the trilogy three bodies.
Three bodies refer to the natural cyclic process and the three bodies or phases nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and connects the other two bodies. Just as day and night need dusk or dawn.
The performance/concert is a unique live act with butohartist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander.
11-13 sep kl 19: Studio Gathenhielm, Göteborg
26-27 sep kl 19: F-fabriken/Lilla Götafors, Mölndal
2 okt kl 19: Eric Ericsonhallen/Skeppsholmskyrkan, Stockholm
18 nov kl 18: KIITO Hall, Kobe, Japan
REPORTING FROM RIGA / 16 JUNE / PREMIERE UMIPerformance/Music, Frauke + Andreas TillianderCONCEPT/CHOREOGRAPHY/DANCE: FRAUKE | MUSIC: ANDREAS TILLIANDER | COSTUME: GERD KARLSSON | LIGHT: JOHAN RÖDSTRÖM | PRODUCTION: GOLDDIGGER PRODUCTIONSThe performance Umi, which means ocean in Japanese, explores our relationship to the untouched and untamed nature. Umi indicates our bottomless depth, either non-existence or existence. Ancient and primeval is the ocean, our mother's mother.
Photoreportage from the 5 days of festival published on Arterritory, here. Photos taken by Paulis Jakusonoks.
Read more here(only in Latvian)16 JUNE 8 PM / INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF UMICONCEPT/CHOREOGRAPHY/DANCE: FRAUKE | MUSIC: ANDREAS TILLIANDER | COSTUME: GERD KARLSSON | LIGHT: JOHAN RÖDSTRÖM | PRODUCTION: GOLDDIGGER PRODUCTIONS
The performance Umi, which means ocean in Japanese, explores our relationship to the untouched and untamed nature. Umi indicates our bottomless depth, either non-existence or existence. Ancient and primeval is the ocean, our mother's mother. Umi represents a shapeless depth underneath a reflective surface. Umi is the second performance in the trilogy three bodies. Three bodies refer to the natural cyclic process and the three bodies or phases nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and connects the other two bodies. Just as day and night need dusk or dawn. Umi - three bodies is touring internationally 2018.
When and where? June, 16 / 8 pm - 9 pm, Riga Performance Festival, RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O6, AISTERE HALL. Address: Durbes street 4, Riga.
11-12 JUNE 6 PM / WORKSHOP AT RIGA PERFORMANCE FESTIVALButoh dance studies nature's conditions, processes and cycles. To understand a physical condition, the dancer study, through the body, the journey of a movement. The aim is to master the cycle of the conditions - to send out a movement and also being able to bring it back - to know the route back. It is one of butoh's "invisible" techniques, the dance is active in all stages of the cycle of a physical condition. When the dance works in cycles, movements are sent out and returned, the body becomes a transparent container, an invisible body. Frauke's artistic ambition for her dance is to create a context which opens up for participation through multiple senses.
For Frauke it's a matter of dancing, from the body's smallest cell to the air around it.
The dance is born from an empty body - a body available for transformation. Frauke is interacting non symbolically, without an intent from an artist subject, and directly with the world - with darkness, with light, with trees and water - she embraces their qualities and behaviors and makes body of them.
The workshop aims to expand the idea of shifting the body/erasing and being blurred in order to in vite a new condition to be born. The choreographic materials, a selection of conditions seen in nature are demonstrated and trained.
When and where? June 11-12 / 6 pm – 9 pm, Riga Performance Festival, MA TELPA Artist residency & Education Centre, Miera street 15 (entrance from the yard), Riga.
Application: Please, send application to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org till June, 5. Number of participants are limited. Class is open as for professional artists, dancers as for everybody interested in butoh, body-work and performance. Workshop fee: Euro 20,- (per both classes).
Documentaries Frauke 1 & 2 by Mile Nagaoka will be screened in Tokushima International filmfestival March 15 at 6 pm, AEON cinema theater.
Read more(only in Japanese)NEW INTERVIEW
Interview with Noh Master Akio Kasada and Frauke in Japanese Newspaper "The Mainichi" by writer Kida Chikako, 1/2 2018.
View press clipping or read the interview here.PERFORMING ARTS MEETING IN YOKOHAMA
Frauke is attending TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) 12-15 February. TPAM is a space where professionals from various places in the world who explore the possibility of contemporary performing arts exchange through performance and meeting programs to gain information, inspiration and network for the creation, dissemination and vitalization of performing arts. Established in 1995 as Tokyo Performing Arts Market and moved in 2011 to the "Creative City" Yokohama. Reinforcing its focus on Asia and having started to involve itself in Asian co-production, TPAM is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia.
Read more.RESIDENCY AT UEDA NOH GAKUDO
Frauke is currently stuying with Noh Master Kasada Akio, Kobe, Japan.
Read more.INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY GRANTFrauke has been granted the International Choreography Grant by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. The International Choreography Grant encourages work for choreographers with a focus on artistic development and research, for a period of two to five months abroad.
YAMA - THREE BODIES REVIEW
Review by Lis Hellström Sveningson for Göteborgs-Posten 28/9 2017. In Swedish:
Fraukes dans är visuell rikedom i råa rum. Butohdansaren Frauke (Caroline Lundblad) går stadigt sin egen väg. Hennes verk närmar sig en form av visuell performance, där olika temperament av dans, scenografi, kostym, ljus, ljudeffekter och musik som smälter samman till en helhet. Till arbetssättet hör även att uppsöka nya, ofta ovanliga spelplatser, som förstärker det suggestiva i Fraukes konst. För Yama- three bodies väljer hon råa, befästa rum. Premiären ägde rum i Strandverket, konsthallen på Marstrand. I ett valv, regerat av mörker spelar Frauke på djupet. Ur en svart skugga vecklar en figur sakta ut sig i Johan Rödströms skimrande flöden av ljusprojektioner. Gerd Karlssons kostym förhöjer med eleganta snitt den visuella rikedomen och Andreas Tillianders elektroniska kompositioner lever i svindlande symbios med de övriga elementen. Allt lyfter allt, det är bara för ögon och öron att ta in. Det traditionellt groteska i butohn är nedtonat här, men Frauke bjuder på utsökt mättad rörelsekonstnär hon både fjärmar sig och närmar sig publiken. Spelas på Skansen Lejonet imorgon och på lördag.YAMA TICKETS RELEASEDTickets for the Swedish tour released! Yama - three bodies will be performed in Gothenburg (Skansen Lejonet), Stockholm (Färgfabriken) and Marstrand (Strandverket Art Museum). Follow the link below and buy your tickets!
WORK RESIDENCY AT THE BERGMAN ESTATE ON FÅRÖBetween the 1th and 14th of September, choreographer Frauke will be artist-in-residence at The Bergman Estate together with the Japanese documentary filmmaker Mile Nagaoka. For two years, he has been following Frauke in her artistic work as butoh choreographer in the mountain village of Kamiyama in Japan. Nagoaka has made a trilogy about Frauke. Part one: Frauke was selected to screen at JSFF Japanese Serbian Film Festival 2016 and premiered in Sweden at the artist-run stage and venue Atalante in Gothenburg during spring 2017.
Part two: Frauke 2 premiered internationally at the Tokushima International Film Festival 2017, Japan, and also screened at Frauke's performance in Kobe, Japan. The final part joins Frauke when she practices the art form of dance in the Noh theatre in Kobe with the Noh master Akio Kasada and will now be completed at Fårö during their stay at The Bergman Estate.
The Bergman Estate on Fårö welcomes artists, scholars and journalists from around the world. The estate offer free accommodation and a place of work in an environment intended to nurture contemplative and creative work – the same environment that inspired Ingmar Bergman in his own artistic pursuits through forty years.
YAMA PRESS RELEASE AND TOUR INFORMATIONPerformance/Music, Frauke + Andreas TillianderBUTOH DANCE: FRAUKE | MUSIC: ANDREAS TILLIANDER | COSTUME: GERD KARLSSON | LIGHT DESIGN/SCENOGRAPHY: JOHAN RÖDSTRÖM | PRODUCTION: GOLDDIGGER PRODUCTIONS | GRAPHIC DESIGN: PETRA LANDSTRÖM | SUPPORTED BY: SWEDISH ARTS COUNCIL, CITY OF GOTHENBURG, THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FOR STUDIES OF JAPANESE SOCIETY, THE BERGMAN ESTATE ON FÅRÖ FOUNDATION AND ASIA-EUROPE FOUNDATIONABOUT:Hidden yet the sky always find the unrevealed. New beams swirling through the deep forest, no one will ever find this hidden lost island. Deep in the mountain the wind carries the bird of prey to the glowing horizon. Transcending any path. Silent stranger, neighbor, descent dew.Yama is the first performance in a new trilogy, titled three bodies. Three bodies refers to the natural cyclic process and the three bodies or phases nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and connects the other two bodies. Just as day and night need dusk or dawn.
The performance Yama, explores our relationship to the untamed nature. The mountains indicate climax, revelation and transition - they are our highest point while navel of the earth, where everything has its beginning. The piece is an unique live act with butoh artist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander.
Frauke and Tilliander's most recent collaboration was Wolf Moon, the final part in a trilogy that premiered in Sweden 2016 during the Gothenburg Dance & Theatre Festival. The second part and their first collaboration, Nagaame Moon, performed in Skärhamn, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin and Naruto. Nagaame Moon had its first performance during the Nordic Music Days' opening concert at Kongernes Lapidarium in Copenhagen. This new piece, Yama - three bodies, had its international premiere at Guggenheim House in Kobe, Japan, and will tour internationally during 2017.
Frauke is a choreographer focusing on butoh and performance. She is based in Sweden but also does work internationally. She has created her own genre of butoh where her pieces are site specific and unique. Frauke often works with other artists from different artistic disciplines and her performances are inspired by contemporary art and choreography.
Andreas Tilliander has been active within the electronic music scene ever since the beginning of the nineties. Nowadays, electronica is tightly associated with laptops, but rather than following the latest software development Tilliander prides himself on working with equipment that is more or less forty years old. Even if it's principally about the creation of sound, the tactile dimension of it is tremendously important.
21 September 7:30 pm and 22 September 8:45 pm: Strandverket Art Museum Marstrand, Sweden
Both shows, YAMA - three bodies (with Frauke & Andreas Tilliander) and Experiment with Dreams (with Chawki & Runesson) will be performed at Strandverket Art Museum within the GIBCA Extended programme. 21 September you will able to see YAMA for the price of 150 SEK, and both shows 22 September for the price of 250 SEK.
Buses will depart from central Gothenburg both nights and will take you to and from Strandverket Art Museum. The price for the bus ride is 50 SEK/night.
29 and 30 September 7 pm: Skansen Lejonet Gothenburg, Sweden 27 and 28 October 7 pm: Färgfabriken Stockholm, Sweden 150-250 SEK Length: 40 mins
2 JULY 7 PM / FRAUKE 2 SCREENING IN JAPANFilm screening of Mile Nagaoka's Frauke 2, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan
MUSIC VIDEO PREMIEREARTIST: BLAK | TITLE: BETWEEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT | LABEL: ELUSIVE SOUNDFilm director Mile Nagaoka sheds some light on BLAK's debut album Between Darkness and Light with a short film featuring the remarkable dancer Frauke. Mixed and mastered by Randy Cordner at Beast Mansion Studio, BLAK's debut is one of the most highly awaited releases this year. Though mysterious, this cinematic short clearly reveals why.
UPDATED: UPCOMING PIECE / YAMA - THREE BODIESPerformance/Music, Frauke + Andreas TillianderBUTOH DANCE: FRAUKE | MUSIC: ANDREAS TILLIANDER | COSTUME: GERD KARLSSON | LIGHT: JOHAN RÖDSTRÖM | PRODUCTION: GOLDDIGGER PRODUCTIONS | GRAPHIC DESIGN: PETRA LANDSTRÖM | SUPPORTED BY: SWEDISH ARTS COUNCIL, CITY OF GOTHENBURG, THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FOR STUDIES OF JAPANESE SOCIETY, KAMIYAMA ARTIST IN RESIDENCEABOUT:Hidden yet the sky always find the unrevealed. New beams swirling through the deep forest, no one will ever find this hidden lost island. Deep in the mountain the wind carries the bird of prey to the glowing horizon. Transcending any path. Silent stranger, neighbor, descent dew.Yama is the first performance in a new trilogy, titled three bodies. Three bodies refers to the natural cyclic process and the three bodies or phases nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and connects the other two bodies. Just as day and night need dusk or dawn.
The performance Yama, explores our relationship to the untamed nature. The mountains indicate climax, revelation and transition - they are our highest point while navel of the earth, where everything has its beginning.
The performance/concert is an unique live act with butohdancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander. Yama - three bodies is touring Japan, Germany and Sweden 2017 and has its premiere at Guggenheim House in Kobe.
Yama - three bodies Tour dates 2017:
2 July: Guggenheim House Kobe, Japan 21-22 September: Strandverket Art Museum Marstrand, Sweden 29-30 September: Skansen Lejonet Gothenburg, Sweden 27-28 October: Färgfabriken Stockholm, Sweden
EXCITING NEWS! / FRAUKE 2 PREMIEREThis Sunday is the international premiere of the documentary Frauke 2 by Mile Nagaoka. Screening takes place 5 March 10:00 AM at the Tokushima Awagin Hall, Tokushima International Short Film Festival 2017, Japan.
Information about the screening in Japanese.The screening schedule in Japanese.17 MARCH / LIVE ACT: ITOBUTOH: FRAUKE | MUSIC: RIKU-PEKKA KELLOKOSKI | VIDEO: MILJA-MAARIA TERHO | COSTUME: IIRIS HERTTUA | SUPPORTED BY: THE SWEDISH ARTS GRANTS COMMITTEE | PHOTO: "FRAUKE" | PHOTOGRAPHER: HÖKAN BERGLive act performance ITO, Frauke and sound artist Riku-Pekka Kellokoski, at Asematila/Vapaan taiteen tila/Talvipuutarha, HelsinkiITO - alight with wildness with a breath of wind and movement of silence. Sailing between worlds - the earthly and unearthly. Listening to voices from above and below. Riding the vortex. The central theme of the performance is wilderness and our relationship to nature's instincts, through the birds of prey. The sharp instincts of birds of prey enables them to have an acute awareness. It makes them invisible see-er in the dark. The project ITO is a series of collaborative live acts of Frauke with varying artists. It was initiated in Berlin in 2016.
17 March 7 PM: Asematila Helsinki, Finland 18 March 7 PM: Vapaan taiteen tila Helsinki, Finland 19 March 2 PM: Talvipuutarha Helsinki, Finland Free entrance Length: 45 mins
HAPPENING LATER THIS YEAR: NEW PIECE / YAMAPerformance/Music, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander)
During the late summer and fall of 2017 Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander) will tour internationally with a new piece, Yama - three bodies. Yama is the first piece of a new trilogy titled three bodies. Three bodies refers to nature's cyclical lapse and the "three bodies" or phases nature undergoes in a flow of durability. In Yama, which means "mountain" in Japanese, our relationship to the untamed nature is explored. The mountains indicate climax, revelation and transition - they are our highest point while navel of the earth, where everything has its beginning.
The artistic research for this upcoming piece will be carried out in Kobe, Japan, where Frauke will study Noh under the Noh master Kasada Akio.
30 JANUARY 7 PMFilm screening of Mile Nagaoka's Frauke, Atalante, Gothenburg
This is the documentary about Swedish Butoh dancer Frauke and her stay and performance in a Japanese small village, in the heart of the mountains. We invite to the screening of the documentary Frauke (2016, 17 min), by Japanese filmmaker Mile Nagaoka, at Atalante the 30 January. After the film there will be a talk held by Frauke. The screening at Atalante is the Nordic premiere of the film and a unique opportunity to see the documentary, which is filmed in the mountain village Kamiyama in Japan. In the autumn of 2016 the film was selected by JSFF - Japanese Serbian Film Festival with screenings in Tokyo and Belgrade. The film gives insight into Frauke's preparations, her world of thoughts and feelings about the dance. The film screening and talk is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of butoh, and a unique opportunity to hear Frauke talk about her artistry, and to ask questions.
View trailer.EXCITING NEWS!Frauke has been granted financial support from the Gothenburg Cultural Affairs Committee for the first time! Here is the motivation in Swedish:Frauke är en butohdansare och koreograf som fått sin butohskolning både i Japan och Sverige. Hennes verk är nästan alltid platsspecifika och tas ofta fram i gränsöverskridande samarbeten. Frauke är senast aktuell med Wolf, den avslutande delen i en trilogi som hade premiär under Göteborgs Dans- & teaterfestival och som nu
turneras internationellt. Kommande år inleder hon arbetet med en ny trilogi Yama. Hon har omsorgsfullt utvecklat Frauke som persona i ett egensinnigt uttryck och som med integritet förenar butohns kvaliteter med sin samtid. Hon har metodiskt stärkt sin
konstnärliga verksamhet med noga valda samarbeten. Frauke har på kort tid etablerat sig som ett spännande konstnärskap för en bred och uppskattande publik. Förvaltningen föreslår att bevilja ett verksamhetsstöd på sökt belopp.5 DECEMBER 4 PMPerformance Kodama, Frauke, Milleniumplatsen/Kungsplatsen, GothenburgABOUT:
Kodama is a new butoh performance created especially for the bamboo sculpture The Reincarnation by Tetsunori Kawana at Milleniumplatsen. The performance is admission free!
23-25 NOVEMBERButoh Workshop: Nordiska Teaterskolan → Tokalynga Teaterakademi, Ätran5-13 NOVEMBERFilm screening: Frauke by Mile Nagaoka at JSFF Japanese Serbian Film FestivalABOUT:The documentary short film Frauke by Mile Nagaoka has been selected to screen at the JSFF Japanese Serbian Film Festival. JSFF is a global platform with core events in Tokyo (Japan) and Belgrade (Serbia) and series of global promotional screenings around the world. JSFF represents a pionir of contemporary multidisciplinaryevents giving the opportunity to visitors to meet, familirize and participate in network development between these two countries.
28-29 OCTOBER 7 PMPerformance Wolf MOON, Frauke + Andreas Tilliander, The Biological Museum, StockholmABOUT:The central theme of the performance Wolf is to highlight the relationship between day and night, the cycles of the moon, and how it affects nature's drives and instincts. The performance Wolf explores our basic needs, how they act in tune with the phases of the moon and the interplay of day and night. Wolves' relation to the moon is a sign of their affinity with its life giving force. Wolf is the final performance in the trilogy MOON. The moon's gravitational force controls the rhythm and cycle of water. It is the middle ground between the light of the sun, the darkness of night, and the sphere between the conscious and the unconscious. The performance/concert is an unique live act with butohartist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander.
25 SEPTEMBERPerformance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), Torinin, NarutoABOUT:Since 2015 Frauke has collaborated with Green Valley/KAIR through independent artistic research especially focused on local dance rituals "amagoi odori" and creating new work at the Yorii-za Theatre. Last year she gave the performance Nagaame MOON, an outdoor performance on the mountain at Skii-land, Kamiyama. For this production she is collaborating with costume designer Hiromi Onodera from Tokushima, educated at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium and Musashino Art of University, Tokyo. The costume is inspired by wolves similar behavior to human beings; they do care about their family and live as a pack. Hiromi's personal keywords are "Family", "Bond", "Love", and "Pray". In ancient times, people believed that the wolf is the bond of God and an object for worship and pray.
18 AUGUSTPerformance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, GothenburgABOUT:Wolf is touring internationally 2016 and has its premiere at Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival. The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival is an international performing arts festival taking place for ten days in August, in the great city of Gothenburg with surroundings. The festival was founded in1994 and has ever since invited international artists to share their stories with diverse audiences; stories from all around the world; stories that enhance reality. Stories that reflect on the world as it is today, right here and now.
29 JULYPerformance Wolf MOON, Frauke + TM404 (Andreas Tilliander), GlogauAIR, BerlinABOUT:The central theme of the performance Wolf is to highlight the relationship between day and night, the cycles of the moon, and how it affects nature's drives and instincts. The performance Wolf explores our basic needs, how they act in tune with the phases of the moon and the interplay of day and night. Wolves' relation to the moon is a sign of their affinity with its life giving force. Wolf is the final performance in the trilogy MOON. The moon's gravitational force controls the rhythm and cycle of water. It is the middle ground between the light of the sun, the darkness of night, and the sphere between the conscious and the unconscious. The performance/concert is an unique live act with butohartist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician TM404 (Andreas Tilliander).
1 JULY - 31 JULYGlogauAIR Artist in Residence Program, GlogauAIR, BerlinABOUT:GlogauAIR offers the use of a studio space in a superb location in Berlin and a unique expirence taking part in the residency program. A base in Berlin to be able to visit the city and it's thousand cultural venues and a place where other artists are living a similar experience in an athmosphere of friendship and collaboration.