I’m off to butoh study for the next couple weeks in the boondocks of Germany northeast of Berlin. Gaby will be guest blogging at Rat Sass. Gaby is producer of the New York Butoh Festival. She is also in the process of forming a NYC based international theatre company stemming from her current project with an ensemble of German and American theatre artists.
Interesting to note that 36% of the city’s population is foreign-born. Couple this with the city’s other significant demographic, population density, and it’s easy to understand how daily life in NYC is its own kind of culture lab. To me and others, this is where to look for the “New York aesthetic.”