Entangling old world Kabuki mystique with volumetric 3D video, “IN-VOCATION たまおこし” summons the sacred power of female archetypes and deities. In collaboration with
Entangling old world Kabuki mystique with volumetric 3D video, “IN-VOCATION たまおこし” summons the sacred power of female archetypes and deities.
In collaboration with a clairvoyant from Japan, local artists, and an international guest performer, Yumi Umiumare opens a Jujutsu 呪術 (Magic) portal to discover the colourful characters of OKUNI — an initiator of Kabuki Japanese theatre.
Evolving out of Yumi’s solo work, “Buried TeaBowl – OKUNI”, the team of mystics return to prod their collective memories and discover the many essences of the divine feminine.
Punk, playful, and exuberant, this is an intimately epic and profanely sacred ritual that incites an audience revolt of the spirit.
Yumi Umiumare is an established Japanese Australian Butoh Dancer, choreographer and creator of Butoh Cabaret works. She has been creating her distinctive style of works for 30 years and her creations have been seen in numerous festivals around the globe. She is a recipient of the fellowship from Australian Council (2015–16) and a winner of the Green Room Geoffrey Milne Memorial Award (2017). Yumi is artistic director of ButohOUT! festival in Melbourne since 2017 and is a key figure in the international contemporary Butoh scene. Yumi ‘s recent works focus on Dance, Spirit and Tea.
The Centre for Transformative Media Technologies collaboration is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
3D Video: EMD Studio, Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology. Casey Richardson, Emrys McFerrran, John McCormick