Butoh & Performance Art

"PRESENCE"
A performance art piece by Thierry Alexandre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhUpymQoKMk




CHARITY FASHION SHOW PERFORMANCE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TVXR2fIySc





FLOWERS OF HUMANITY

A collaboration project with musician Mark Wynyy Wells, Sonic Artiste from the Soundsqueer Project




EASTBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL

A collaboration project of Butoh dance with avant garde sounds by experimental musician Geoff Leigh from the "Ex Wise Heads" group: http://www.myspace.com/geoffleigh

Photography courtesy of Ian Land http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/












FLASHIER AND TRASHIER: A WALK IN THE AFTERLIFE

Opening Butoh Performance for the private view of the much acclaimed "Flashier and Trashier" exhibition held in the Crypt of the St Pancras Church, Euston Rd, London








A NIGHT OF CONSTRAINTS

"Constraints are all around us: in the way we dress appropriately, in the way we behave towards others and in the way our surroundings constrain our actions. Most of those constraints we inflict upon ourselves in the name of normality and most often we are not aware that we are doing this. However, an encounter with a contrasting culture and its rituals can provide us with a new perspective on things we are already deeply familiar with. Contrary to the Western idea of a struggle between constraint and freedom, Japanese culture has embraced constraint as a means of development of the self. A night of constraint allows our guests to explore this concept in an intimate dinner party context. Through a series of performances inspired by various Japanese arts we want to make tangible what is normally invisible."


Butoh Performance by Thierry Alexandre: Thierry uses Butoh -an avant-garde abstract dance form from Japan- to express the deepest and most misunderstood emotions in a physical form and creates compelling, deeply emotive and mesmerising performances taking the audience on unexpected journeys. More Information at www.thierryalexandre.com.



NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE

This performance piece is to honour and celebrate all the tribal and native peoples worldwide, and to raise awareness to the tremendous difficulties they are facing as the West grows more and more powerful, greedy and indifferent to the fate of our world and communities. Clear cutting, diamond and gold mining, palm tree plantations and pollution are some of the major issues causing tribes to be killed, forced out of their native lands, and with them goes our last hope to truly understand our planet. Think. Change. Act Now.
http://www.survivalinternational.org/

Robin Baldock : Drums and Songs
Sauro Liverani as "Death from the West"
Dance and Choreography: Thierry Alexandre









5 SEASONS

A collaboration Butoh dance piece involving the Soundsqueer Project as live musicians, Mai as the Autumn, Thierry as Winter, Chiqui as the Spring and Tiff as the Summer, All of these create a 5th season towards the end of this piece.
Performed at the St Pancras Hospital of London as part of the launch of the LGBT History Month Arts Exhibition in February 2010.
The Exhibition is running until April 1st at the Conference Centre of the Hospital.










SOUNDSQUEER PROJECT

Facilitated music sessions for LGBT people and their friends to explore sound, rhythm and creativity in a supportive, fun environment. Mixed ability: beginners welcome! These sessions are aimed at people wanting to explore creative music making within a group context. This footage shows music samples produced on a night when regularly attending Butoh dancers joined in and experimented with movement and wearable art by Thierry Alexandre (www.thierryalexandre.com)

More information on www.soundsqueer.com or email info@soundsqueer.com








EVERYDAY BETRAYALS EXHIBITION COMPILATION (individual performances posted below)

This is a compilation footage of a show I put on in Brick Lane last November and was a collaboration with my fellow dancers Mai and Andrea, and the ever sensational Soundsqueer Sonic Projects as Live Musicians. It was an amazing experience and took the audience in places within themselves they did not expect. The video does not convey what was on a stage but gives you an idea what we did there anyway! Enjoy, and comment if you can/like








ANDREA BUTOH SOLO FOR EVERYDAY BETRAYALS

(www.everydaybetrayals.info)
Live Music by Soundsqueer (www.soundsqueer.com)
Wearable Art and Performance Curating by Thierry Alexandre(www.thierryalexandre.com)











MAI'S BUTOH SOLO FOR EVERYDAY BETRAYALS

(www.everydaybetrayals.info)
Live Music by Soundsqueer (www.soundsqueer.com)
Wearable Art and Performance Curating by Thierry Alexandre(www.thierryalexandre.com)










MOVEMENTS OF WINTER: BUTOH BY THIERRY ALEXANDRE









STONEWALL RIOTS ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE

Andrea Wright and Thierry Alexandre collaboration performance. Partly Butoh inspired, partly drawn from the performer's sense of struggle and alienation, this was devised to celebrate the stonewall riots and the uprising of the gays against world oppression in 1969, to acknowledge all those who have been fighting for gay rights and equality ever since and those who still have to live in silence. Performed at central station hotel bar restaurant In king's Cross London as part of a beautiful day of awareness raising, beauty and sharing.
www.thierryalexandre.com








THIERRY BUTOH SOLO: INNER CHILD AT EVERYDAY BETRAYALS EXHIBITION

Butoh Solo Dance, exploring the realms of our inner child and his relationship with the adult world
Performance by Thierry Alexandre within the Everyday Betrayals exhibition (www.everydaybetrayals.info)
Live Music by Soundsqueer (www.soundsqueer.com)
Wearable Art and Curating by Thierry Alexandre (www.thierryalexandre.com)









BUTOH DUO: MASCULINE AND FEMININE AT EVERYDAY BETRAYALS

Butoh Duo Performance by Andrea Wright and Thierry Alexandre within the Everyday Betrayals exhibition (www.everydaybetrayals.info)
Live Music by Soundsqueer (www.soundsqueer.com)
Wearable Art and Performance Curating by Thierry Alexandre (www.thierryalexandre.com)
Yoshi Matsura Video and Technical Manager








DEADLY BATH TUB BUTOH

This Butoh performance is dedicated to those living in social isolation and deprived of essential support. Thierry comments: "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. I dedicate this piece to all of those who have become socially isolated, and totally fail to receive the support and care all of us are entitled to while on Earth."
Video work by Jonathan Marten (jm520627@yahoo.com) for Thierry Alexandre (www.thierryalexandre.com)








TIFF CHAN PERFORMING THIERRY'S WEARABLE ART

Tiff Chan performing for the Private View of the Jewellery Exhibition in Lamb's Conduit Street, London as part of the London Jewellery Week 2009, featuring works by the students of the Mary Ward Centre. She is performing with "schyzophrenia", a headdress created by Thierry Alexandre (www.thierryalexandre.com). The movements are Butoh inspired and at times surreally animalistic, thanks to the accompanying music by Wynyy Wells(saxophone and other wind instruments) and Liberty Moonbeam( Percussions)









ANDREA WRIGHT PERFORMING WEARABLE ART BY THIERRY

Andrea Wright performing for the Private View of the Jewellery Exhibition in Lamb's Conduit Street, London as part of the London Jewellery Week 2009, featuring works by the students of the Mary Ward Centre. She is displaying massive rings by Thierry Alexandre here (www.thierryalexandre.com) with her breathtaking movements and exotic attitude!