With Nuit Blanche, Butoh choreographer Vangeline and contemporary choreographer Eva Perrotta present a new evocative body of work. Both artists were born in France and create dances aspiring towards profundity with near-microscopic subtlety, always looking to broaden and enrich the use of dance. The culminating effect is mesmerizing and stunningly dramatic.
Vangeline Theater fuses the traditions of Butoh dance (characterized by exaggerated, even grotesque, isometric movement) with an aesthetic inspired by glammed-out science-fiction movies like Blade Runner. In her work, Vangeline combines bio-energetic movement, contemporary dance and Japanese Butoh. She is the artistic director of the Vangeline Theater, a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century.
Eva Perrotta first studied theater for several years before starting her dance training. Her works have been presented by the Puffin Room, La Guardia High School of Performing Arts, Merce Cunningham Studio Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, amongst others. In spring 2008 she has been teaching and commissioned to choreograph for the Young Artist Program for the Martha Graham Ensemble season at Theresa Lang Theater. She is currently Artist in Residence at Spoke The Hub in Brooklyn where she will be presenting a full evening length show in November. Nu Dance Theater explores theatrical elements, using the body as a tool to express primal emotions.
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