Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Vangeline Theater Butoh for Waste Prevention: Reducing Coffee Trash in New York

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Vangeline Theater Butoh for Waste Prevention: Reducing Coffee Trash in New York

Time: April 20, 2017 at 8pm to April 22, 2017 at 8pm
Location: Triskelion Arts
Street: 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
City/Town: Brooklyn
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/…
Phone: 6467654773
Event Type: dance, performance
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2016

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Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater, presents Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – Butoh for Waste Prevention: Reducing Coffee Trash in New York at Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222) from April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm. Tickets are $16 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-vangeline-theater-tickets-30044256179.

Vangeline Theater seeks to increase environmental awareness in New York and nationally, resulting in a positive impact on our ecosystem. As a key component of this initiative, Vangeline Theater will remount an evening-length Butoh performance piece, for a total of three performances, and the final show will coincide with Earth Day on April 22, 2017.

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee utilizes the intensity of the art form Butoh to convey a serious problem: the environmental repercussions of non-recyclable waste. The tradition and techniques of Butoh are rooted in an art form that has the power to bring us back to our humanity and become closer to the Earth through meditative and hypnotic movement motifs. This includes uncomfortable truths we need to face, such as confronting the “garbage,” or grotesque parts of our society. The performers will literally dance through garbage; a set made of collected unsalvageable coffee cups. This initiative will serve to increase environmental awareness in New York City through dance and have a tangible impact on our ecosystem.

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