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  • 5 years ago
snacktime - darin gray, tatsuya nakatani, & vanessa skantze

snacktime - darin gray, tatsuya nakatani, & vanessa skantze

For the second portion (and main event) of the evening, Darin & Tatsuya were joined by butoh dancer Vanessa Skantze, who gave a truly beautiful, haunting, and mesmerizing performance (other adjectives used that evening also included “gut-wrenching,” “grotesque,” and “horrifying”).  Butoh, if you didn’t know, is a subversive, confrontational, and often painfully awkward style of dance that emerged in post-WWII Japan after a series of student riots.  Tom Hill’s video of the performance is well worth watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1rolN6ZnsM

As before, this recording was made at Lemp Neighborhood Arts cen [...]

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