Butoh is a provocative form of dance theater that began in the 1950s in Japan and has grown into a global art form.
Du Yufang has studied with Butoh masters and performed throughout Asia and Europe. She's presenting new Butoh work that seeks to discover the body in the present moment. She will be accompanied by musician Andy Hasenpflug, who's worked with Bill T. Jones, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, and many others.
Each performance will begin with new pieces by the Triptych Collective, a Charlotte-based ensemble that draws on a wide-range of dance experiences. They recently received a Cultural Innovation Grant from the Knight Foundation.