Butoh Performances “Dreams in Clay” at Yume Japanese Gardens on March 2

  • Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and 7:15 to 8:15 PM
  • Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson (map)
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“In eternal vessels of clay, we wander and wonder, at once in and of the landscape. We are earth and stars and the eternal space between unseen realms. We are the clouds and mountains, the rivers and forests, presence and prayer. We are the dreams within the clay.

Funhouse movement theater returns to Yume Gardens to take you on a butoh exploration of eternal body as landscape. Inspired by the writings of Shundo Aoyama and John O’donohue, Dreams in Clay combines the Zen aesthetics of the Japanese garden with the sculptural works of artist Keita Tsutsumi. Visitors to this unique performance will encounter dancers engaged in communion with the sights, sounds, and sensations of the natural environment.

A contemporary, avant-garde performance art, butoh is a seamless blend of dance, theater, improvisation, and traditional Japanese performing arts. Butoh compels both performers and audience to investigate the primal, universal energies that connect us, and invites us to share an embodied experience of the collective unconscious.

Dreams in Clay is directed by Lin Lucas and Keita Tsutsumi and features Sabrina Geoffrion, Karenne Koo, Lin Lucas, Sherry Mulholland, and Keita Tsutsumi, with renowned butoh artist, Julie Becton Gillum. Music composed and performed by Paul Amiel. 

Date & Time:


6 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

General Admission: $30

Members: $25

Children 3-15: $10

Advanced ticket reservation is required. This is a limited admission event.Purchase Tickets

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