Photography by Krzy Sien
EN is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
September 13-15, 2019
Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn
ABOUT THE SHOW
We encounter several deep connections in our lives, intentionally and unintentionally. Some connections are brief, while others last a lifetime. This is called EN/縁 in Japanese. EN/縁 can be both positive and negative, and can grow into a relationship. We can create EN /縁 with people, locations, objects, and all living beings. When we feel such connections, what will we do? Our production, EN explores the relationship between Nature and all living beings through Butoh dance and Physical Theatre. It explores whether human beings are capable of creating a relationship with something we’ve so often taken for granted and so carelessly contaminated - the Ocean and Sea Creatures who inhabit it. Is it possible to build bridges instead of burning them? Can we truly care for one another?
Choreographer & Director: Yoshiko Usami (AKA Yokko)
Costume Designer: Deepsikha Chatterjee
Lighting Designer: Rachel Zimmerman
Sound & Projection Designer: Jorge Olivo, Alyssa L. Jackson
Installation : Pei-Ling Ho
Production Photographer/Graphic Design: Krzy Sien
Production Videographer: Mathew Kohn
Assistant Director/Associate Producer: Rui Dun
Associate Producer: Bob Lyness
SALES STARTS in Aug.1
September 13 @ 8pm
September 14 @ 8pm
September 15 @ 3pm
$18- for Limited Advanced Sale
Miles Butler is super stoked to work with the entire Ren Gyo Soh team (especially Rui). You can catch him in an upcoming production, Expansion of Inward Spiral with Japan Performing Arts, Inc. Proud EPIC Players member and Brooklyn College Alumnus. Love to my family, Amy, and Magnus Midtbo. www.milesbutler.com
Annie McCoy is a graduate of Circle in the Square. After graduating she continued to train in various types of physical theatre. This lead to Piper Theatre’s production of Splitfoot, premiering at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After that she began to devise work with the Ume Group as well as train in the art of Butoh with Yokko. She appeared in Ren Gyo Soh’s production of SHINKA at Planet Connections.
EFRÉN OLSON-SÁNCHEZ work has been seen internationally in México, Cuba, Canada, Venezuela, United States, England, Colombia and Spain, winning awards for his directing and performing. He is trained in Acting, Aereal Dance, Contact Improv, Tap, Pantomime, Contemporary Dance, Classic Dance, Jazz, View Points, Suzuki, Biomechanics, Cyr Wheel, Trapeze, Vertical Dance (Wall Harness), Fabric/Sling/Cocoon, Lighting Design, Aereal Yoga, Butoh Dance, Art-Therapy, Music-Therapy and Theater-Therapy. He has also worked with several theater, dance and physical theater companies such as Indie-Viduo Company (MEX), Nadieshda (MEX), Donaldson Dance Company (SPAIN), Bumblefly Theater (UK), TodoArt13 Ltd (UK), and currently performs with LA, BOS and NYC based companies and choreographers/directors such as Theater Jazzo Gruppa, Kelley Donovan Dancers, Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre, The Ume Group, Ren Gyo Soh, Daniel Flores Dance Company, Nocturne Productions, The Family Repertory Company, The Dark Night Productions, A24 Resistance Theater, Trinity Movement Choir, Kay N Collective, En Grade Arts, E. Wray, Rui Dun, Eunjin Choi, David Appel among others.
Deepshika Chatterjee (Costume Designer) is a tenured faculty of Theatre at Hunter College CUNY where she enjoys teaching a diverse student body. She received her undergraduate degrees from University of Madras and National Institute of Fashion Technology before moving to the US for her MFA in Costume Design from Florida State University.Her costume design for Butoh Medea and Hide Your Fires received the Best Costume Design award at United Solo in 2014 and in 2017 respectively. Her designs have been seen recently at Barnard College, Mabou Mines, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Women’s Project, New York Musical Festival, Drive East, United Solo, Pan Asia Repertory, and Capital Fringe. She researches costumes and masks for Indian performance and has received notable grants for this work. Her presentations have been seen at conferences including USITT, Costume Society of America, and Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. She has published articles on Indian and Asian theatre, and Indian fashion. Since 2017 she has served as the dance director for Indo-American Arts Council’s Erasing Borders Dance Festival bringing international dancers to the New York stage.