azumi O E     


Artist’s Curriculum Vitae

December 2017

Born in Kyoto, Japan

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


Biography

Azumi Oe was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. Since arriving in New York, She received Butoh training from mainly Vangeline, Katsura Kan, and Yukio Waguri. She worked as principal dancer of New York-based Butoh company Vangeline Theatre in many festivals and events in the US. She joined as an assistant choreographer and main dancer for Katsura Kan’s several tours in US, Central America, China, Russia and Europe. Her solo piece was presented New York, Boulder CO, internationally Beijing, Moscow, St.Petersburg,  Helsinki, San Miguel de Allende, Puebra (Mexico), Stuttgart (Germany). As well as she worked as a dancer/choreographer/project assistant for Video Sculpture artist Katja Loher,  visual/performance artist AYAKAMAY, most recently she started to collaborate with MARCK for his video art and live performance. Azumi is constantly at work on wide range of collaborative, solo and experimental dance project with the hope of growing as a creator.


Artist History (Selected Works) 

2017

“Sonic_Swimmer 1.2” Solo butoh performance for The record release My Tongue Crumbles After, released on Neither/Nor Records at The Fridman Gallery Soho, NY

“captive_trainreck” durational performance, collaboration with Perv Collective AYAKAMAY and Tim O’keefe at the Lodge Gallery, NY

“Impulsive Instrument #6” Collaboration with Sean Ali (bass, Cassette) HOME AUDIO, NY

“Wake Up Smells The Cofee” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Triskelion Art, NY

“Voice to Void” Collaboration with Charmaine Lee (Vocal artist) at Gallery 456 Soho, NY

“OIOIooo” performance art, with AYAKAMAY for opening for Fables of the Reconstruction exhibition at Davide&Schweitzer Contemporary Gallery, NY

“Hotel KAMIKAZE” performance art, directed by AYAKAMAY at Davide&Schweitzer Contemporary Gallery, NY

“….resurrection” Solo performance at HappyLuckey no.1 Gallery, NY

“impulsive instrument #5.01” collaboration with Sean Ali at DE_NihilisM_, Presented by Vilma PeDiu as part of “Wall Anarchists” series, Rockwall Studio, NY

“Earth Tomes” Directed by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh) at Kattsbaan International Dance Center

“WOLFLOW” solo performance for LPR presents opening Yuca C. Honda (Eucademix) and Corey King  EP release ‘Can’t Remember The Name’ Nublu, NY

“That one” Collaboration with Melissa Lohman (dancer) and Brendan Burke (percussion)  at HappyLuckey no.1 Gallery, NY

2016

“Vestphobia” in Collaboration with Uta Brkaia at Ideal Glass, NY

“SenryuButoh” as a part of KYOTO experiment fringe festival Directed by Katsura Kan, Urbanguild, Kyoto Japan

“What is the DANCE? ” as a part of KYOTO experiment fringe festival Directed by Katsura Kan, Urbanguild, Kyoto Japan

If You Lived Here You Would Be Home Now” Durational installation Performance in Collaboration with Levan Mindiashvili & Uta Brkaia at “UNINTENDED ARCHEOLOGY” exhibition at The Lodge Gallery, NY

“HOME AUDIO” in collaboration with Surround sound architect Dan Brantigan, 1027 Grand Brooklyn, NY

“ON/OFF” Live Sculpture performance for MARCK at VIP preview in art New York presented by LICHT FELD Gallery, NY

“OUTBREAK” Opening solo performance at Galerie Von Braunberens Solo exhibition by MARCK video-sculpture, Stuttgart, GERMANY

“Night of 1000 Stevies” with Puppet Basil Twist,  Directed by VangelineTheater at Irvin Plaza, NY

“….resurrection” Solo performance at Red and Black Masquerade Ball, Sunnyville, NY

“Echo of Hiroshima” Performance art, Directed by Ayakamay at CONEY ISLAND THING produced by Sei Smith, Luna Park, NY

“Untitled” Butoh installation Directed by Vangeline Theater at Princeton University, NJ

“Wake Up Smells the coffee” Directed by Vangeline Theater at the Creative Climate Awards at Taipei Cultural Center, NY

“Transparent Swimmer” solo butoh performance in collaboration with Singer Yuka Yamamoto for the Revolting Grace & Execution at The Spectrum, NY

“Impulsive Instrument #5” In collaboration with Sean Ali (Bass) at FORUM456 at Gallery 456 Soho, NY

“Animal Spirits” Opening installation performance, Choreographed by azumi O E for solo exhibition  “VUELAVUELA” by Katja Loher at C24 gallery, NY

“Ghost Dance” Photograph project in Collaboration with Photographer James Carman

“When will the Sea Swallow the Land?” A site-specific installation by Katja Loher In the entranceway of SLS Brickell Hotel Grand Opening Special Performance, Miami, FL

“Animal Spirit” Choreography for Katja Loher’s Opening for solo exhibition VUELA VUELA at C24 Gallery, NY

 

2015

“Picture perfect” performance art, directed by AYAKAMAY at Ideal Glass, NY

“EVERY DAY I AM NOT WATERBOARDED IS A GOOD DAY” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Triskelion Arts, NY

“Children of Wave”  Directed by Stacy Smith with Fashion Designer Thaddeus O’Neil’s AW 15 collection Fashion week NY at Milk Studio, NY

“Unconscious Education” performance art directed by AYAKAMAY at LICHT FELD Gallery (SCOPE art Fair), NY

“SARDINE” performance on Video Sculpture for Marck, NY

“Night of Thousand Stevie” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Irvin Plaza, NY

“Très Mort –Tremor”  Collaboration with Vangeline Theater with photographer Celeste Sloman at HOWL! HAPPENING
AN ARTURO VEGA PROJECT, NY

2014

“Fifth amendment” Solo piece, Directed by Vangeline Theater at Triskelion Arts center NY

“Freedom” PS122 Spring GALA opening piece Directed by Vangeline Theater at El Barrio Museum, NY

“wing” music video for Shahar Mintz

Phantogram “Fall in Love” music video: Directed by Timothy Saccenti, Choreograph by Vangeline Theater, NY

“Night of 1000 Stevie” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Irvin Plaza, NY

“HOTDOGMuffins Parade” performance art piece directed by AYAKAMAY. Times Square, NY

“GOLD” Directed by Vangeline Theater at SPACE NYC, NY

“Umbrella la la la” Brooklyn Museum ‘Performance combine’ Directed by Vangeline Theater, Brooklyn Museum, NY

 “beautiful 2 me” HEROEK music video

2013

“Spectral” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Triskelion Theater, NY

Opening performance for New York Fashion Week runway show “4 corners of circle” Designer Natsuko Kanno

“Belief” Man Made Sun (Music Video) Directed by Dana DISTORTION Yavin

 “I KU SA” collaboration performance Directed by Fumio BOMBSUN Tashiro at Grand Central 100 years anniversary event JAPAN WEEK

“CRYSTAL” Night of 1000 Stevies  Directed by Vangeline Theater at Highline Ballroom, NY

“Character portrait” (Dance Film) Directed by Bleue Liverpool

“Stray Asian People” Directed by Azumi Oe collaboration with Water Brain, Stacy Smith and Maiko Ikegaki at The RESOBOX, NY

“JOGYO” Live Performance, Collaboration with Pamela Herron at Nublu, NY

“NIBELUNGEN”, “mosaic”  Directed by Vangeline Theater at HOWL!Festival

“Feelin’ Good” Directed by Vangeline Theater for PS122 GALA at Museo del Barrio, NY

“mOtO-erectrOnic” Directed by Azumi Oe, collaboration with Omer Shemesh and Alexandra Costin at The Hive, NY

“Drfkk” at ROCK PONY Brooklyn, NY

 “Visceral Vibration” collaboration with Khen Price (sound design) and Omer Goran (interactive video) at Paper factory Hotel, NY

“PASSAGE” Directed by Vangeline Theater in collaboration with video artist Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo at ISE Cultural  Foundation, NY

“Facial_noise” Interactive musical performance piece, in collaboration with engineer Noa Dolberg and Khen Price. Accepted to NIME2014 (UK)

2012

“Oracle & Enigma”  Directed by Katsura Kan at Counter PULSE, San Francisco   CA

“Crystal Duet” Directed by Katsura Kan at Solioquios y Dialogos Bailados Festival Mexico City (Mexico)

“UstUtsU” Solo at Solioquios y Dialogos Bailados Festival, San Miguel de Allende (Mexico)

“mOtO-erectrOnic #1” Directed by Azumi Oe collaboration with Omer Shemesh at Vaudeville Park, NY

 “Raft of Medusa” by Vangeline Theater at HOWL! Festival, NY

“mOtO-erectrOnic #2” Directed by Azumi Oe collaboration with Omer Shemesh at Bushwick Open studio, NY

 “Eurasia Butoh Festival” Tour with Katsura Kan assistant choreographer [Finland-Taiwan-HongKong-China-Russia]

ObsidianismO” Solo at contemporary dance workshop festival, Beijing China

 Eurasia Butoh Festival Interior States Theater, St.PetersBurg (Russia), Artesenal Center for Contemporary Arts, Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia) and Helsinki (Finland)

“Curious Fish” Directed by Katsura Kan: On and On Theater, Hong Kong

2011

“Oracle and Enigma” Directed by Katsura Kan at Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree, Paris FRANCE

“Spring Rabbit- Senryu Butoh Performance” Directed by Katsura Kan and Senryu-sha Mimihime at a Foundation Boris Vian, Paris FRANCE

“A Tale of Four Cities” Vangeline Theater at Wild Project, NY

“Cold Song” Directed by Vangeline Theater at HOWL Festival, NY

“offering” Directed by Vangeline Theater at GAGA Arts Center, NY

“Jitensha” Collaboration with Omer Shemesh and Nick Tardif at 17 Frost, NY

 “UtsUtsU”  solo performance at Boulder BUTOH Festival, CO

“UtsUtsU”  solo performance at Theater 80, NY

“Journey of Spirit” solo piece, directed and choreographed by Yukio Waguri at Boulder BUTOH Festival, CO

2010

” Cherry Blossom ” Directed by Vangeline Theater Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington D.C

“Trash Skin“ Solo piece performed and choreographed by Azumi Oe, at WOW Café Theatre, NY

“POST PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE” Directed by Azumi Oe performed by Azumi Oe and Zachary Kerstetter  at WOW Café Theatre, NY

“Responsive Interface for Sound Composition and Dance-RISD_01”  performed by Azumi Oe collaboration with software engineer Wolfgang Gil, at Levenson Recital Hall at Brooklyn College, NY

 “Oracle and Enigma” Directed by Katsura Kan at Highways Performance Space, LA

 “MOSAIC”,”BEAT GIRL” Vangeline Theater at HOWL! Festival, NY

“Adagio” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Theater 80, NY

“Butoh Blossom” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Abrons Arts Center, NY

2009

“Tropic of Cancer” Directed by Vangeline at Theater for New City, NY

“Fish Bowl”  Performed by Vangeline Theater, The Field Artist Residents Winter Show Case at The kitchen, NY

 “Last Train of Thought ” Solo piece by Azumi Oe, Zachary Kerstetter (music) at  New York Dance Qube, NY

“Beckett Butoh Notations 09” Directed by Katsura Kan at Abrons Arts Center, NY

“Fish Bowl“ Directed by Vangeline Theater Lower East Side Festival of the Arts at Theater for New City

“BP”  Solo piece Performed by Azumi Oe, Zachary Kerstetter (music), Solo Series #4 at New York Dance Qube, NY

“Fish Bowl “  Performed by Vangeline Theater at The Avant-Garde Festival at Judson Memorial Church

“Stone Drummer” Performed by Azumi Oe, Teerawat Mulvilai, Melissa Lohman, Directed by Teerawat Mulvilai, Ang San SuuKyi Birthday Celebration at United Nations Plaza

“BP 2” Performed by Azumi Oe, Zachary Kerstetter (music) Choreographed by Azumi Oe, Mongrell Vaudeville at Freddy’s Backroom, NY

“St. Louis Blues” Performed by Vangeline Theatre, Howl Festival, NY

” Hirame TE Karei ” Directed by Azumi Oe Performed by Azumi Oe, Irem Calicusu NOwhere NOWhere at Laguardia Performing Arts Center, NY

“Will” solo, Mongrel Vaudeville at Freddy’s Backroom, NY

“Freedom Tunnel” (Dance Film) Collaboration with Teerawat Mulvilai, Irem Calicusu, Video Exhibition Visual Voice from Five Asian Countries at Point-B, NY

“Flower Offering” Directed by Vangeline, Performed by Vangeline Theatre at United Nations Plaza

 “Will ” solo piece, Around the world in 24HOURS at Laguardia Performing Arts Center, NY

“When we go to war ”  Tobias Froberg (Music Video) Directed by Petter Ringbom

“Fire Fly ” and  “Finale Solo”  Directed by Vangeline Theater, Down and Dirty Festival at Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA

2008 

 “Offering” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Theater for New City, NY


Publicity

“ORIGAMA” (Mexican contemporary art magazine) October 2011 interview

“WARP” (Japanese Music, Fashion and Subculture magazine) March 2013 interview

“J-Spectrum” November 2015 interview