Shadowbody Tour 2016

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Who are We?

We are Adam Koan and Cher Von, two artists with a mutual mission of making public performance art reflective of the full (sub)human experience in the form of a slippery Butoh/sound art.

Adam Koan is a Butoh performer determined to spread the obscure and oftentimes grotesque art that penetrates deep into the psyche-body connection. He is a classically trained dancer and studied butoh in the Indian Himalayas at the Subbody School of Butoh with Rhizome Lee.

Cher is a self-taught experimental vocalist and faux percussionist who utilizes wordless vocalizations (extended vocal technique), free movement, as well as natural and found materials (metal scraps, driftwood, aluminum bowls, etc).

 

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What is the Project?

This collaboration will be given life on the first ever SHADOWbody tour (September-November), wherein Cher makes live soundscapes to accompany Adam’s butoh-based movement. The two will be spending time performing where invited (and also not invited because guerilla) in a plethora of settings (DIY spaces, art galleries, living rooms, etc.) but the main stage will be the streets of Austin, Albuquerque, San Francisco, and many other major cities.

 

Tour Dates

9/3 Asheville, NC – Asheville Contemporary Arts Theater | Workshop
10/16 Louisville, KY – SONICBernheim
10/20 Louisville, KY – OPEN Gallery
10/21 Louisville, KY – OPEN Gallery | Workshop
10/25 Cincinnati, OH – Warsaw Room
10/31 Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
11/3 Nashville, TN – Blackbird Tattoo
11/4 Chattanooga, TN – Tiki Ray’s
11/11 Asheville, NC – Genome Yome
11/16 Atlanta, GA – The Magic Lantern
11/18 Tampa, FL – Revolution Hair Co & Art Gallery | Workshop
11/19 Spring Hill, FL – House of Light Yoga | Workshop
11/20 Tampa, FL – Hare Krsna Temple
12/10 New Orleans, LA – TBA

 

See the Promo Video