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january 2018 | Volume 163


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pataSola Dance
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
Feb. 21-24
www.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000

Live dance is back at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and this is year is the perfect time to get out and experience something new!

Metamorphosis Butoh (Puedes Volar Mariposa) is an international collaboration between Argentinian and Canadian artists Gustavo Collini-Sartor and Salome Nieto, co-produced by Mundo Butoh (Argentina) and pataSola dance. This work explores the spirit of death and rebirth; a recurring theme in the vanguard aesthetic of Butoh; a protest against the radioactive ashes with our bodies dancing, entering the threshold to a universal spiritual and poetic orgy to arrive to the new.  The piece is part of a larger project directed and created by Gustavo Collini-Sartor with title “Origins” in which he explores the meaning and connections between ancestral memory, identity, truth and transformation; the underlying themes of this new work.

“In 2011, pataSola dance embarked on a new journey to integrate the two aesthetics that drive my work; Japanese Butoh and the Marvelous Reality and Surrealism of Mexico. This exploration led me to Argentinian Artist Gustavo Collini-Sartor who followed Butoh founder Kazuo Ohno for ten years. Our conversations and explorations of imagery, emotion and the work of Kazuo Ohno, organically led to the emergence of this piece.” – Salome Nieto

Trailer: Metamorphosis Butoh

“…expect to encounter highly evocative dance work, filled with imagery, strong visuals and emotion.” – Nieto

About pataSola Dance

Founded in 2013, pataSola’s mandate is to integrate Latin American artists with those of other ethnic backgrounds, contributing to Canada’s cultural and artistic landscape while exploring the human values that shape our common history.

For show information and tickets visit shadboltcentre.com

Metamorphosis Butoh
Feb 21-24 │8pm
Tickets: Adult $36.00│Youth: $15.00
Opening Night – All Tickets: $15.00
Click for tickets
(Available at the Box Office or online)



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