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Wake Up and smell the Coffee with Vangeline Theater

Vangeline Theater

Aug 2009

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Jun 26-27 2015
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June 10, 2015

"WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE" is an eco friendly dance project which raises awareness about global warming and coffee trash.

Triskelion Arts presents Vangeline Theater's NY premiere of
Butoh for Waste Prevention- Reducing Coffee Trash

A New Butoh Fantasy by Vangeline Theater
Choreographed and Directed by Vangeline France

Friday, Saturday, June 26 and 27, 2015 at 8 PM
Triskelion Arts'
106 Calyer Street
Enter on Banker Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Tickets: $16

The company of ten:, Azumi Oe, Leah Marie Beltran, Juri Nishio, Maki Shinagawa, Maiko Ikegaki, Beatrice VS, Margherita Tisato, Sindy Butz, Stacy Lynn Smith, Vangeline

Dancer/choreographer Vangeline continues to carry the art of Butoh into the 21st Century with the New York premiere of "WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE". In this new Vangeline Theater butoh fantasy, Vangeline Theater will dance in a set made of used coffee cups to illustrate how much non recyclable waste our society generates. Audiences are invited to buy reusable cups and commit to being part of a positive change for our community.

Two performances, June 26 and 27 at 8 PM at Brooklyn's Triskelion Arts

The Company's unique style, which might be described as "butoh meets film noir," is informed by Vangeline's training with Butoh Masters, including Tetsuro Fukuhara, Diego Pinon and Katsura Kan, as well as performing a Butoh solo on stage and film (she has a starring role in the feature film "The Letter," appearing alongside James Franco and Winona Ryder, filmed in New York in 2012).

"As an artist, I want to contribute positively to raise awareness”, Vangeline says.” This piece will feature all the disposable coffee cups our dancers have been using between February and June 2015. We are hoping to show audience members how much garbage only 10 people can generate by drinking coffee over the course of 4 months. We will be campaigning for audiences to buy reusable cups at the show and commit to being part of a solution to protect the environment.”

Coffee cups are generally coated with plastic, which makes them neither recyclable nor compostable. Paper and cardboard make up over 40 percent of the solid waste sent to die in North American landfills.

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