Butoh dancer Frauke was commissioned by the Municipality of Tjörn to create a dance work for the Pilane sculpture exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Butoh dance is a Japanese art form with relatively few practitioners in Sweden. It has been a controversial expression that was born in 60th century Japan and is a mixture between dance, theater and improvisation. Dance works are frequently written exclusively for the environment where they will be performed.
Frauke is a Butoh dancer and choreographer from Gothenburg. The sculpture she chose for her performance at Pilane is the popular Damski Czepek by Ursula von Rydingsvard Vard.
The work resembles like an igloo made of ice but is made of plastic and has previously stood in Madison Square Park in New York where it became a popular place to get married in.
The music was composed by Henrik Åström and performed live on 28-29 August, 2010.
More info on: www.frauke.se