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Flesh & Blood Mystery Theater

Thank you for visiting our website. Inside you'll find information about our company Flesh & Blood Mystery Theater as well as general information about Butoh - including material not available anywhere else - and links to other butoh sites.

For those of you who have never encountered Butoh before, we hope you will be intrigued to stay and explore further this fascinating world. For those who already love this art form, we hope we can contribute some small measure to its appreciation and development.

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June, 2010

Kazuo Ohno, one of the founders of Butoh, passed away June 1, 2010 at the age of 103. The world lost a great man and a great light to dancers and performers around the world.

I saw him do three performances at the Japan Center here in NYC in 1999, and I still think back often about those shows, about the beauty and the generosity of his spirit, and how just being there enriched my life.

May we all be blessed with as full and rewarding a life as his was.

You can read the NY Times obituary for him here.

Newest Article: Butoh and Western Art

December, 2007

I've added a page of photos from the performance I did with Stephanie Lanckton, December 9 at The Tank here in NYC. Thanks to Ellen Godena for all her hard work producing this night of butoh.

You can find the photos here.

In the NYC area, Vangeline teaches a weekly class Sunday evenings. You can contact her at her website.

I've uploaded to YouTube some very short archival clips of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ono in performance. You can watch them here:

Hijikata Video

Ono Video

I've also updated my Links page, removing dead links, adding some new ones, and revising out of date ones. If anyone want me to add anything, let me know.

I'm still answering emails. Stay in touch and I should have some more news soon.

Flesh & Blood Mystery Theater

In other news, two tracks of Lenny's compositions for the FBMT show SIgns of the Unseen are available as part of a set of hign res mp3 downloads at Entity Records. Go to the music page and scroll down to Chango Feo. Or go right to this Archive Site. Check it out. You only know half our work, if you haven't heard Lenny's contributions.

And don't forget to check out Lenny's own website Chango Feo for news and info about his new cd ALASKA (Hive Records).

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