Singing in public. Dancing in public. Expressing in public. Connecting in public. Being joyous in public. Purging in public.
I don’t want to hide. I want my human experience to be an open book. Smile with me. Move with me. Sing with me. Be human with me.
Who are We?
We are Adam Koan and Cher Von, two artists coming together 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).
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.
9/3 Asheville, NC – Asheville Contemporary Arts Theater | Butoh Workshop
10/16 Louisville, KY – SONICBernheim
10/20 Louisville, KY – OPEN Gallery
10/25 Cincinnati, OH
11/3 Nashville, TN
11/4 Chattanooga, TN – Basement Tiki Lounge
11/7 Asheville, NC – Genome Yome
11/14 Athens, GA
11/17 Atlanta, GA – The Magic Lantern
11/21 Ocala, FL
11/22 Tampa, FL
11/26 New Port Richie, FL – Flow Yoga/Pilates Studio | Butoh Workshop
See the Promo Video
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