City Passage

Bhu Bhu

  • 23/08 - 02/09
  • 1City Passage
  • 3pm - 9pm
  • Free entry

Minimal props, barely any technical equipment, just him and his costumes, appearing to perform  whenever he wants. For “Everything Not in its Right Place”, Bhu Bhu has created two solos, “Okidoki” and “Pastorale”, along with a flurry of snow behind glass, which will radiate its cold into the Passage. From time to time, he appears for a few minutes in the empty space dressed with grass carpets and handmade embroidered borders and tapestries to really let it all out.
“Okidoki” is a reminiscence on Trajal Elements of vogueing are linked with his recently increasingly strong interest in Butoh dance. Butoh emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century in Japan and is characterised by a particularly intense and unbridled expression of pain, eroticism, sorrow and
death.  In the City Passage, Bhu Bhu twists and interweaves the artificial and apparently natural into something inseparable. Artificial snow meets dress-to-impress and Butoh, wool coats meet the sound of digital coach bells and vogueing the floral print of soap smells. Everything not in its right place!

Recommended for over-16s

  • Choreography & Performance Bhu Bhu
  • Music Julius Eastman, Tom Monteiro, Pamelia Stickney
  • Costume design Balenciaga and Richard Quinn, Vetements, Undercover und privat
  • Light design Stéfane Perraud
  • Assistant Mara Kirchberg
  • Management Installation Jean-Stephan Kiss
  • Co-production Wiesbaden Biennale, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Centre National de la danse