Category Archive: Female artists

Unhinged Acceptance~ 4 Random Acts of Asheville Fringe

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival starts in a week! Strange daughters butoh presents “unhinged acceptance,” 4 new solos, one every day of the festival Thurs. 1/25-Sun. 1/28. The times and locations have been… Continue reading

Celebrating Day of the Dead

Yesterday and today, we honor and celebrate our loved ones who we have lost. I must admit I have quite the fear of death, so my discovery many years ago of the Day… Continue reading

“Viva La Vida!”

On this day in 1907, Frida Kahlo was born. To me, her fearlessness, rebellious free spirit and strength in both life and art are Butoh!  Frida inspires me to be true to myself,… Continue reading

“Dance, dance. Otherwise we are lost.” -Pina Bausch

Five years ago today, Pina Bausch left this world. She was born July 27, 1940 in Germany as Philippina, and was an amazing and influential dancer, teacher and choreographer who fearlessly explored themes… Continue reading

Inspired by Cells and Spiders

Memory, abandonment, sexuality and distorted reality.  These are themes prevalent in the glorious work of French sculptor Louise Bourgeois, of whom I have long been an admirer.  Then last night my love and… Continue reading