The Dead Bird at Butoh Season 2018

From my incompleteness to my completeness, and from my inclination to my equilibrium.
From my grandeur to my beauty, and from my splendour to my majesty.
From my scattering to my gathering, and from my exclusion to my reunion.
From my baseness to my preciousness, and from my stones to my pearls.
So that I might bring to light what lies hidden in night’s core.
— Ibn Arabi

The Dead Bird is a full-length dance performance adopting the structure and the existence of the four birds from “The Universal Tree and the Four Birds” written by the Sufism practitioner and poet Ibn Arabi (1165–1240) to explore what is human. A performance combines Butoh and Contemporary dance genres that encompass the existence of the dancers’ bodies, and explore their hidden identities through the death of selves.

It is also a work that dedicated to Soubi Sha’s late mentor Master Yukio Waguri.

Supporters: Actors Studio 30th Anniversary, MyDance Alliance, Rimbun Dahan, Masakini Theatre, Yoga Ku, Orang-orang Drum Theatre, Place Studio, Victor Khoo, & Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.
Special thanks: Matchbox Studio

14/12/2018 - 15/12/2018
All Day

Pentas 2, klpac

Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul

Open in Waze


Payment URL:

Website URL:

Facebook URL:

Ticketing Hotline:



Comments are closed.