azumi O E

Artist’s Curriculum Vitae

27 W 11th St 3W2, New York, NY 10011
+ 1 (917) 657-5425
azmmmmm@gmail.com

June 2018
Born in Kyoto, Japan
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

 

BIOGRAPHY
azumi O E was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She is a former principal dancer of New York-based Butoh company Vangeline Theatre performed over 8 years. She joined as an assistant choreographer/main dancer for Butoh Master Katsura Kan’s several world tours. Her own solo work was presented in New York, Boulder, Beijing, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Helsinki, San Miguel de Allende, Puebla, Stuttgart, and Kyoto. Expansion of her 10 year Butoh career, she works as a dancer/choreographer for Video Sculpture artist Katja Loher, visual/performance artist Ayakamay, on going collaborative work for MARCK his video art and live performances, duo project with Bassist Sean Ali, Trio with Composer Takuya Nakamura+3D mapped Stage visualist Marton Gabor. azumi is constantly at work on wide range interactive/experimental tech, surround sound, stage-visual projects, film, video-art. Yet she keeps her own solo projects consistently growing as well.

 

PRESS
“ORIGAMA” (Mexican contemporary art magazine) October 2011 interview
“WARP” (Japanese Music, Fashion and Subculture magazine) March 2013 interview
“J-Spectrum” November 2015 interview
“Tabula Rasa” Magazine special volume II 2017
“ROYAL FLASH” Photography Magazine 2018

 

FILM APPEARANCE
“FREEDOM TUNNEL” (Dance Film) Directed by Teerawat “KAGE” Mulvilai, Butoh Dancer, 2009
“Character portrait” (Dance Film) Directed by Bleue Liverpool, Butoh Dancer, 2011
“Unconscious” (Short Film) Directed By Nick Motyka in collaboration with AYAKAMAY, 2016
“SYNEMATIKA: The 3D Script” (Future Film), Directed by Michael Pope, Butoh Dancer, 2017
“Ghost_dance” (Short Film) Directed by James Carman, Butoh Dancer, 2017
“Aura” (short film) Directed by Nick Motyka, Main Butoh dancer, 2018

 

MUSIC VIDEO APPEARANCE
“When we go to war ” Tobias Froberg, Directed by Petter Ringbom, 2009
“Belief” Man Made Sun, Directed by Dana DISTORTION Yavin, 2013
“beautiful 2 me” HEROEK, Directed by John Shepard, 2014
“Fall in Love” Phantogram, Directed by Timothy Saccenti, Choreograph by Vangeline, 2014
“wing” Shahar Mintz, Directed by Haim Bargig, 2015
“?” Daniel Koren, Directed by Daniel Koren, 2016
“SENATORS” Laverage Models, Directed by Shannon Fields, 2017

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY (Selected Works)

2018
“Impulsive instrument 7.5” Duo with Sean Ali (Bass) at Brackish, NY
“Impulsive instrument 7.4” Duo with Sean Ali (Bass) at De- construkt, NY
“Aforestdark” solo installation performance for Traumland at 55 Christie, NY
“Honey’s Tuesday” with Twisty Bon Bon (Bassist Tsugumi and Avery synth+Stage visual) at 4533 Studio, NY
“Impulsive instrument 7.3” Duo with Sean Ali (Bass) at HOMEHOMEHOME, NY
“SILENCIO” solo Butoh performance at Spectrum, NY
“Impulsive instrument 7.2” Duo with Sean Ali (Bass) at Queen Museum, NY
“cOSMIc RhYThM” solo Butoh performance, with Takuya Nakamura (piano) and Martin Gabor (Live visual)
“Vestiphobia III” in collaboration with Willard Morgan at Ideal Glass Studio, NY
“Impulsive instrument 4.1” collaboration with Sean Ali (Bass) at Spectrum, NY
“NOCTURNAL SUBMISSIONS” Butoh performance with an interactive sound device with live surround architect Dan Brantigan and Garth Stevenson at American Medium, NY

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 AYAKAMAY and Tim O’keefe at the Lodge Gallery, NY
“Impulsive Instrument #6” Collaboration with Sean Ali (bass, Cassette) HOME AUDIO, 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 David & 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 Kaatsbaan Dance Center
“WOLFLOW” solo performance for LPR present, opening act for Yuca C. Honda (Eucademix) and Corey King at Nublu, NY

2016
“Vestphobia” in Collaboration with Uta Brkaia at Ideal Glass, NY
“Senryu Butoh” 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 Bekaia at “UNINTENDED ARCHEOLOGY” exhibition at The Lodge Gallery, NY
“OUTBREAK” Opening solo performance at Galerie Von Braunberens Solo exhibition by MARCK video-sculpture, Stuttgart, GERMANY
“Night of 1000 Stevies” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Irving Plaza, NY
“….resurrection” Solo performance at Red and Black Masquerade Ball, Sunnyville, 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
“When will the Sea Swallow the Land?” for artist Katja Loher at SLS Brickell Hotel Grand Opening Special Performance, Miami, FL
“Animal Spirit” Installation Performance 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
“Children of Wave” Directed by Stacy Smith with Designer Thaddeus O’Neil’s NY Fashion week at Milk Studio, NY
“Unconscious Education” performance art directed by AYAKAMAY at LICHT FELD Gallery (SCOPE art Fair), NY
“Night of Thousand Stevie” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Irving Plaza, NY
“Très Mort –Tremor” Vangeline Theater with photographer Celeste Sloman at AN ARTURO VEGA PROJECT, NY

2014
“Fifth amendment” Solo piece, Directed by Vangeline Theater at Triskelion Arts center NY
“Freedom” PS.122 Spring GALA Directed by Vangeline Theater at El Barrio Museum, NY
“Nght of 1000 Stevie” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Irving Plaza, NY
“Umbrella la la la” Directed by Vangeline Theater, Brooklyn Museum, NY

2013
“4 corners of circle” NY Fashion Week runway show for Designer Natsuko Kanno
“I KU SA” collaboration with Fumio Tashiro at Grand Central 100 years anniversary, NY
“CRYSTAL” Night of 1000 Stevies Directed by Vangeline Theater at Highline Ballroom, NY
“Feelin’ Good” Directed by Vangeline Theater for PS.122 GALA at Museo del Barrio, NY
“mOtO-erectrOnic” Directed by Azumi Oe, in collaboration with Omer Shemesh and Alexandra Costin at The Hive, NY
“Visceral Vibration” in collaboration with Khen Price (sound design) and Omer Goran (interactive video) at Paper factory Hotel, NY
“Facial_noise” Interactive musical performance piece, in collaboration with engineer Noa Dolberg and Khen Price. Accepted to NIME 2014 (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)
“Eurasia Butoh Festival” Tour with Katsura Kan assistant choreographer [Finland-Taiwan-Hong Kong-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 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
“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 at Naropa University, CO
“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, at WOW Café Theatre, NY
“POST PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE” with Zachary Kerstetter at WOW Café Theatre, NY
“Responsive Interface for Sound Composition and Dance-RISD_01” with engineer Wolfgang Gil, at Levenson Recital Hall at Brooklyn College, NY
“Oracle and Enigma” Directed by Katsura Kan at Highways Performance Space, LA
“Adagio” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Theater 80, NY
“Butoh Blossom” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Abrons Arts Center, NY

2009
“Fish Bowl” Performed by Vangeline Theater at The kitchen, NY
“Tropic of Cancer” Directed by Vangeline at Theater for New City, NY
“Last Train of Thought ” Solo piece by Azumi Oe, Zachary Kerstetter at Dance Qube, NY
“Beckett Butoh Notations 09″ Directed by Katsura Kan at Abrons Arts Center, NY
“Fish Bowl “ Performed by Vangeline Theater at The Avant-Garde Festival at Judson Memorial Church
” Hirame TE Karei ” Directed by Azumi Oe Performed by Azumi Oe, Irem Calicusu NOwhere NOWhere at Laguardia Performing Arts Center, NY
“Will ” solo Butoh piece, Around the world in 24 HOURS at Laguardia Performing Arts Center, NY
“Firefly ” and “Finale Solo” Directed by Vangeline Theater, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA

2008
“Offering” Directed by Vangeline Theater at Theater for New City, NY