CAVE presents the second biennial New York Butoh Festival celebrating the origins and international evolution of butoh in a series of performances, workshops, films and lectures. Butoh is a contemporary dance form that emerged in Japan and is now created worldwide. Fusing the traditional with the avant-garde, complex choreography with complete improvisation, wild physicality with meditative stillness, butoh defies easy definition and embraces paradox.

This year's festival is greatly expanded from the 2003 festival (winner of a Village Voice "Best of New York" award) and features an array of established and emerging artists from Japan, Europe and the Americas. This is the only current festival in the U.S. dedicated to presenting butoh's international spectrum. Various venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn include Anthology Film Archives, CAVE Gallery, the Japan Society, the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center/CUNY, and Theater for the New City.

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