Dancer Gadu Doushin and composer Michael Flora come together to present “nothing” their new work as part of the 2016-17 Creative Art Series.
Doushin will explore movements and space to complement Flora’s digital synthesis and acoustic music as it explores a play of colors, textures and overarching shape.
The performance is the second event in the 2016-17 Creative Art Series, which is designed to expand students’ experiences and the public’s perspectives by introducing them to new concepts and perceptions in the School of the Arts four disciplines — art, film, theater and music.
Doushin is a Butoh dancer. Butoh is a contemporary Japanese dance form that was developed in the late 1950s that is characterized by slow, controlled movements, twists and facial expressions and resonates the weakness of the body.
Doushin performs and teaches sub-body Butoh, which encourages dancers to connect with their subconscious and let their movements come from there.
Flora works with sound as something that exists in time and space. He explores sound through research and artistic practice and creates pieces that examine sonic morphology, space and human perception.
Each visiting artist in the Creative Art Series offers a master class workshop for students and presents a public performance to open the experience to members of the public. The series also includes highly-celebrated events by St. Cloud State’s own students and faculty.