Sunday, 7 February 2010

Deadly Bath - Butoh by Thierry

This Butoh performance is dedicated to those living in social isolation and deprived of essential support. I was moved to create this piece after reading of an elderly lady who slid and fell in her bath. Five days later, someone heard small cries. Her rescuers found her lips had cracked open from dehydration and her body itself had started to putrefy. She was only alive for a short time in hospital afterwards. I dedicate this piece to all of those who have become socially isolated, and fail to receive the support and care all of us are entitled to while on Earth.

Video and Editing by Jonathan Marten ( for Thierry Alexandre (

1 comment:

  1. that was really creepy but powerful representation of a deeply sad story. That poor woman :(