ROPEBERRY Butoh and Shibari Theatre Live Performance
MaHalla Berlin, April 2022
Shibari/Direction/Choreography: Coco Katsura
Butoh/Direction/Choreography: Valentin Tszin, Carmen Lafran
Voice: Alexey Kokhanov
Sound: Daniel Williams
Videography/Edit: Yozy Zhang
RopeBerry is a dance theatre project, originated as the encounter of Butoh and Shibari, investigating ways of interweaving two genres of underground art into unorthodox narratives. 2022 the production has been staged various times, hosting guests from different disciplines to make each performance a unique experience for the audience. Elements of nihon buyo, kabuki, rituals, experimental sound, opera singing and unconventional ikebana add to the final recipe an oriental atmosphere with an ironic and grotesque aftertaste.