UK London Camden Fringe with Butoh Dance

The italian-swiss company In-Between will act a Butoh performance about diversity, inspired by The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare at the Camden Fringe Festival in London, UK. Danced by Flavia Ghisalberti and Ezio Tangini, with music by Frank Heierli, the performance Down-A will take place in Camden's People Theatre from 22 till 24th August 2009.

Down-a is about the guilt of the human soul. Difference and folly are acts of revolt in a homogenised, intolerant and repressive society. Each character is, in his own way, a distinct soul entrapped in a guilty net.

    * Sat 22 Aug 2009, 9:15pm Camden People's Theatre
    * Sun 23 Aug 2009, 9:15pm Camden People's Theatre
    * Mon 24 Aug 2009, 9:15pm Camden People's Theatre

The avant–garde, complex choreography with complete improvisation, wild physicality with meditative stillness, butoh defies easy definition and embraces paradox. Described as a confrontational, yet poetic and non-violent dance form that evokes images of decay, fear and desperation, eroticism, ecstasy and stillness -- it connects the conscious and the unconscious.

In the non-verbal performance Down-a, the senses become superior to the mind. The audience has to walk the tightrope between reality and madness and, in a flood of senses, is confronted with its deepest fears, emotions and obsessions.

Down-a, down-a (vai giù, vai giù) is a refrain composed by an italian madrigalist. Down-a is part of the “Project Something in between”. The project has been ideated linked to the evocative history of the memory of psychiatric hospitals and the healing of the legacy of suffering and embarrassment associated to them.

All tickets £7.50
Ticket booking 08444 77 1000 or

The In Between Butoh Dance Company also will give a workshop on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th at 12 o'clock till 3:00 pm at the Camden Eye 2 - Kentish Town Road, London, NW1 9NX.

Sunday, August 23rd 12:00am – 3:00 pm
Monday, August 24th 12:00am – 3:00 pm

6 hours workshop
(not only for dancers, but for everybody)
Fee - £28 (the entire workshop)
or £15 (per day)
cash only – payable at workshop

For further information please contact Ezio Tangini
mobile +39 3385004680 e_mail
For more information on the Camden Fringe please contact Michelle or Zena at
the Etcetera Theatre: 020 7482 4857,

the Camden Eye
2 Kentish Town Road
London, NW1 9NX
Fee - £28 (the entire workshop)
or £15 (per day)

Camden people’s theatre
58-60 Hampstead road
London, NW1 2PY - United Kingdom