JAPAN IS HERE! 3. PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL  / BUDAPEST     2013/09/23-28                                                                          HU / ENG
NEWS
FESTIVAL VENUE
    Trafó House of
    Contemporary Arts

    1094 Budapest, Liliom u. 41.
    Tel.: (1) 215-1600
    jegypenztar@trafo.hu

    www.trafo.hu

The festival

The biannual festival, organised by Touchpoint Art Foundation for the first time in 2009 under the name Butoh Festival, is now hosted by the National Dance Theatre and Trafó House of Contemporary Arts.

The long-term intentions of the organisers are already reflected in the curatorial concept of 2013 and in the new graphic design. At the beginning the program was focusing solely on the presentation of butoh pieces, this time performances that cannot be strictly categorized in the genre also appear. This attitude is much closer to the philosophy of "new" butoh that often goes beyond social conventions and taboo themes, and where productions and artists from various performing art fields inspired by the philosophy of butoh are very welcome.