News 2019

2019 is Here!
Welcome to another year of our life on the face of planet Earth.. Our one and only planet..
Welcome to another cycle of creation, Love, encounters, dreams and hopes.


Oficinas de Butoh com Yael Karavan

Lisboa – 23 e 24 de Novembro 11h-17h no Forum Dança Mais informação AQUI

Porto – 16 e 17 de Novembro 11h-17h Mais informação AQUI

Cáceres, Espanha- 9 e 10 Novembro- 11h-17h Mais informação AQUI

11 Novembro 20:30- Performance in el Gran Teatro de Cáceres Espanha


 Oficina / Taller de Butoh

Metamorfosis – El poder de las imagine

Metamorfoses – A Poesia das Imagens

“De novo e de novo nós renascemos. Não é suficiente simplesmente nascer do ventre da mãe. Muitos nascimentos são necessários. Renascer sempre e em todos os lugares. Mais uma vez’ Tatsumi Hojikata

MADRID– 5 e 6 de Octobre 10h-16h

Local: Espaço en Blanco

Precio: antes del 25 de Septiembre y antiguos alumnos: 80€/ 100€ después estudiantes y parados: 80€

Contato- Yael Karavan 


LISBOA– 17 – 20 Outubro, vários horários 

Abriremos apenas 6 vagas para alunos de fora da universidade! 

Local: LEC – Laboratório de Experimentação Cénica – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Valor: Valor: 100€ até dia 10 de Outubro / 120€ depois.

Maiores informações com Miriam-

Imagens poéticas são uma das maiores potências da dança Butoh. Explorando o corpo presente, corpo vazio, corpo ferramenta e a transformação do nossos estados físicos graças às imagens.


21th October – Starting a new project ‘Holy Cow’

an R&D on the Urgent theme of Animal Agriculture and its significant effects on Climate Change …



24th of October- Solo performance ‘Living Threads’ at Edge Hill Art Centre @19.30

More info HERE

+ Workshop for the performing arts department at Edge Hill University.



Saturday 7th September at 7pm, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Solo site specific performance by Yael Karavan
part of the Ephemeral 
Exhibition @White Space Black Box

All is about the ephemeral, the volatile, the fleeting – constantly changing and reinventing itself. Some artists will pop up, others will disappear – some major works will stay throughout the year. Art will flirt with nature and science.
And merge into completely new shapes of expression.


September Brazil tour 2019

15 Setembro – Solo ‘Filos Vivos’ com a pintura da Artista Italiana Sandra Tomboloni no FACE – Festival de Arte Cenicas em Bauru, Sao Paulo.

Pupik – Fuga em 2 mini tour
18 &19 Setembro
no 23′ Festival Isnard Azevedo em Floranopolis
23 & 24 Setembro no FILTE festival em Bahia.

21 & 22 Oficina de Butoh em Bahia com Yael Karavan
mais informacoens no site do FILTE.



29th of September -‘Living Threads’ in Portbou, Catalunya, Spain at 11.30am

Part of THE SAVAGE FRONTIER / 80 years of retreat
symposium in memory of Walter Benjamine 

This year marks 80 years of retreat and the exile for 300,000 people who crossed the mountains of the Pyrenees by Portbou, out of the 500,000 who fled from Republican Spain to exile when the Spanish Civil War ended in 1939. I will be presenting my new solo Inspired by and with the powerful work of Sandra Tomboloni, considered to be ‘The bad girl’ of the Italian Art scene. Karavan’s performance is giving a special emphasis to her current artistic agenda, looking for ways to counter act the worldwide spreading political trends of division by creating new ways to link people physically.


25th at 19.15- ‘I was Dead then Alive’ Solo performance at the Radicondoli Festival, Italya

In collaboration with the powerful work of Italian Artist Sandra Tomboloni.


Butoh e Metamorfoses – a Poesia das Imagens Oficina de Butoh com Yael Karavan

LISBOASab 15 e Dom 16 de Junho 11h-17h

Local: Palácio Pancas Palha Travessa do Recolhimento Lázaro Leitão, 1
Santa Apolónia – Lisboa

Valor: 55 euros antes de 07/Junho 65 euros depois

Maiores informações com Miriam-


PORTOSexta 21 e Sabado 22 de Junho 11h-17h

Local: Espaço compass Rua da Torrinha 113 r/c, Porto

Valor: 50 euros antes de 14/Junho 60 euros depois

Maiores informações com Arthur Dias


The Birth of Death – Mini UK Tour
Solo performance by Joanne Tremarco, Directed by Yael Karavan

Ever thought about death? Let Joanne Tremarco laugh and cry you over to the other side. Relevant to anyone who at some point will, unfortunately, die.

Warmly weaving interactive improvisation with stunning physical imagery

“Tremarco creates a remarkable space for artist and audience to explore thoughts and feelings around (death) the ultimate taboo. And is a thing of some wonder to observe”Vicky Anderson

Wednesday 15th May 6pm at The Warren- Brighton Fringe  

More info and Booking Here for one night only!! 

Friday 10th May 7.30pm at the Cube cinema, Bristol

More info and Booking Here

Thursday 16th May 6pm Dudley –FREE!

More info and Booking Here

Saturday 18th May 7.30pm at Tara Theatre- London

More info and Booking Here

Sab 25 e Dom 26 Maio 11h-17h- Em Lisboa 

Curso com Yael Karavan

Oportunidade rara de trabalhar com aclamada artista de Teatro físico e Butoh
Local: Palácio Pancas Palha
Travessa do Recolhimento Lázaro Leitão, 1

Santa Apolónia – Lisboa

Leva anos para um bebé começar a identificar as coisas, aprender que cada objeto tem função e nome, mas quando quebramos essas regras e descobrimos o objeto além da sua funcionalidade, a vida se torna mais misteriosa, lúdica e interessante. Escutamos o mundo e nos damos conta de que tudo é vivo. Yael propõe a sua ampla experiência de teatro físico e visual, dança, e Butoh para explorar maneiras de se relacionar criativamente com a matéria, os objetos e o espaço, explorando-os como parceiros, provocadores de personagens, inspiração e vocabulário. Como ouvi-los, transformá-los e deixar que nos transformem.

Valor:55 até 17 de Maio; 65 após. 

Contato e maiores informaçõescom Miriam

Very excited to be part of the artistic team of this EPHEMERA art project in Switzerland’s White Space- Black Box.
Will make a site visit this Spring with a site-specific performance in September.

Watch this space for more …


Sunday 3rd of March 14h-17h
Butoh Workshop at Brighton Natural Health Centre

Butoh Brighton is back at the Brighton Natural Health Centre with our seasonal Butoh Sunday workshop, in March I will be sharing more than 20 years of experience having worked with the founding members of Butoh Dance in Japan and Europe. The main elements we will be explored are metamorphoses, dance through imagery, presence, awareness and the tension between opposites. The aim is to free the body from its mundane preconceived set of gestures and movements and thus allowing us to access a deeper and more authentic essence of movement and archetypal expression. Questioning why is Butoh Dance still relevant today.

“My dance is far removed from conventions and techniques, it is the unveiling of the inner life.” Tatsumi Hijikata

More info and bookings – HERE


Sáb 9 e Dom 10 de Marco 11h-17h em Lisboa
Oficina Um navio de bobos      

E uma dia olhando para dentro. Vi neste espaço entre o ventre e o peito / Um pequeno navio de dentro da qual meus/ bobos interiores estavam dirigindo a minha vida…

Local: Palácio Pancas Palha Travessa do Recolhimento Lázaro Leitão, 1 Santa Apolónia – Lisboa
Valor: 55 euros antes de 20 Fevereiro 65 euros depois
Contato e maiores informações com Miriam


Sab e Dom 23 e 24 Marco 11h-17h en Madrid 

La Nave de Los Bobos Curso Con la aclamada artista Yael Karavan

Y un día mirando hacía adentro/ Ví en el espacio entre el vientre y el pecho/ una pequeña nave desde la cual mis/ locos interiores llevaban mi vida….

Local– Espacio em Blanco – C/ Mira el sol, 5-7 local calle 28005 Madrid
Valor- 80 euros hasta 11 Marco 100 euros después.
Contato e mas información – 



La Vida Secreta de los Objetos 
Taller intensivo con Yael Karavan em Barcelona
Sábado 30 y Domingo 31 de Marzo 11.00-17.00 

Un bebé tarda años en empezar a identificar las cosas, en aprender que cada objeto tiene una función y un nombre. Como adultos, podemos romper estas reglas y descubrir el objeto más allá de su funcionalidad, escuchar el mundo y darnos cuenta que todo tiene vida. Y de repente la vida se vuelve mucho más misteriosa, lúdica e interesante…
Mais Información AQUI
Precio early bird (hasta 24 marzo): €70 – €80 después.



5th-Don’t miss our 12th night party at the curtain Hotel, London

more info HERE



1st– 20h- solo performance ‘Living Threads’ Desembrendansa festival More info HERE

2nd– 11am- 14h & 15h-20h The Body Speaks @escolar municipal de dans de Celra’, Catalonia.

7th– Get ready for our 3rd In/ Out cabaret at the rose hill more info soon! More info HERE

8th &9thWorkshop – The Secret Life of Objects at Evolution Arts Brighton. More info and booking HERE

Open to all who would perform, this workshop offers an immersion beneath the surface of the material world. Discover objects beyond their functionality, listen and realize that everything is alive. Suddenly, life becomes much more mysterious, playful and interesting… These sessions use techniques of physical and visual theatre, Butoh, dance and mime to explore how to creatively relate to material, objects and space, how to listen to them, explore them as partners, and instigators of characters and physical states, how to transform them and allow them to transform us.


Workshops- The Space In-Between- O Espaco entre

Butoh Workshop/ Oficina de Butoh/ Taller de Butoh with Yael Karavan

Butoh intervention with workshop participants in Madrid 2018

Lisboa– Novembro 10 e 11 11h-17h

@Palácio Pancas Palha, Santa Apolónia – Lisboa

+info AQUI e no email –


Madrid– Novembro 17 e 18 11h-17h

@ Espaçio En Blanco

+info no email-


Barcelona– Novembro 24 e 25 11h-17h

at the city centre

Mais info AQUI and by email-


“Constantemente renascemos. E não será suficiente simplesmente sair do útero materno. Precisamos de muitos nascimentos. Renascer sempre e em todos os lugares. Constantemente.” – Tatsumi Hijikata

Yael Karavan tem cerca de 20 anos de experiência em Butoh, durante os quais teve a oportunidade de trabalhar com os fundadores do Butoh no Japão: Kazuo Ohno e Motofuji San – esposa de Tatsumi Hijikata, bem como com Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka, Carlotta Ikeda, Sankai Juku, entre outros.

“Minha dança está longe das convenções e técnicas. Minha dança é o desvelar de uma vida interna” – Tatsumi Hijikata


Tuesday 9th at Edge Hill Arts Centre.
Pupik – A contemporary tale in search of identity


Sat 13th at 19.30 at Tara Arts LondonD-CODE a solo performance by Yael Karavan

More info and Booking HERE

Sat 27th, 6pm
Fragments- A site specific performance by Yael Karavan at Galleria ME Vannucci, inspired by the work of Sandra Tomboloni- ‘I’ Pistoia, Italy, part of ‘Lets twist again’ collective exhibition.

‘I’ve threaded a few pieces together, like fragments, striving for the unity of diversity. Traveling across time and space where past and future becomes one continuous present.’ YK

I feel very honoured to be part of this incredible line up of Artists…

Short photo video HERE


Sab 15 as 11h-17h e Dom 16 as 10h-16h
Oficina de Butoh Com Yael Karavan em Lisboa

na sede da Lua Cheia, Mais informacao AQUI-

22nd and 23rd 11am-5pm

The Space In-Between –Taller de Butoh com Yael Karavan em Madrid

mais informacao AQUI-

24th-27th -6pm-8pm 
– Workshop the Body Speaks
part of Summer School To Walter Benjamin
in Portbou, Catalunya, 2018 
Registrations – / 660 82 70 23
From 12 years old. 20 € / Sportive clothes.

more info HERE

– 12-12:30pm– 
Yael Karavan’s Solo Dance performance 

dedicated to Memorial Passages, by Walter Benjamin, On the esplanade of the cemetery, Portbou, made by her father Dani Karavan, with the collaboration and musical composition of Vicente Ordóñez. More info HERE


3rd-5th & 9th-12th at 8pm – na Caixa cultural em Rio de Janeiro PUPIK– Fuga em 2

Sat 18th & Sun 19th as 11h-18h- Oficina de Butoh Com Yael Karavan em Rio de Janeiro

Mais Informacao AQUI-

Sat 25th 10.30am-4.30pm
– Butoh workshop in Oxford


Tue 24th & Wed 25th at 8pm at Worthing Pavilion Theatre.
PUPIK – a contemporary tale in search of Identity

More info and Bookings on this link-

Wed 25th the show will start on a bus from Brighton at 7pm
Pick up at the old stein bus stop S, hosted by the one and only Marion Deprez,

‘Amazing performance! … thoughtfully & beautifully crafted… exactly my cup of tea!’ Jeremy Au


Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd 11am – 5pm -Butoh workshop in Madrid

More info and booking HERE or email to Más información aquí-

sat 16th & sun 17th – 11am-5pm -Butoh workshop at Evolution Arts.

“My dance is far removed from conventions and techniques, it’s the unveiling of the inner life

Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh Dance.

More info and Bookings HERE

Sat 23rd doors open at 7.30pm @ the Rosehill- 
The Midsummer Madness ‘Cabba Cabba Rey!’

In/Out are delighted to present their 2nd seasonal cabaret event at the Rosehill. Following the success of ‘A movement of freedom’ in March they will be back with a vengeance, now including internationally acclaimed performers Ricardo Puccetti and Naomi Silman from Brazil!

So no excuses…be there…or you’ll regret it!!

Live performance, music, laughter and unexpected interventions with Yael Karavan, Ricardo Puccetti, Naomi Silman, Tim Harbridge, Joe Watson, Xelis de Toro and more… £5 in advance (info online soon £7 at the door


11th & 12th -7.30pm– Performances of – PUPIK – a contemporary tale in search of Identity,

at Tara Arts, London, part of ‘I’ll Say It Again! A season of work by women artists’, A month-long festival of art events celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK.



Sat 17th May 7pm – THE BIRTH OF DEATH- @The Edge 79-81 Cheapside, Birmingham B12 0QH

Created and performed by Joanne Tremarco
Directed by Yael Karavan

“A tremendous piece of heartbreaking, exhilarating theatre.” Garry Cooke, Lancashire Fringe

Part of BRUMYODO’s A Matter of Life and Death Festival


sat 26th & sun 27th 11am-17h -Butoh workshop in Asturias, for more info email


wed 4th & Sat 7th 8pm- performance of PUPIK- a contemporary tale in search of identity

in Tmuna Theatre, Tel- Aviv, Israel –Booking and more info HERE

sat 21st & sun 22nd 11-17h – Workshop – The world reflected in a drop of water with Butoh Elements in Barcelona more info and booking contact/


sab 28th & dom 29th 11.30-18hs -Oficina- O mundo refletido numa gota d’água: (Auto) – Retrato na criação de Solo com elementos de Butoh, Espaco- Palácio Pancas Palha, Santa Apolónia|Lisboa
Valor 60 euros até dia 17 de Abril, 70 euros depois dessa data

contato: Miriam Freitas



Sat 3rd 11am-5pm– Butoh Workshop @ Evolution Arts Brighton.

more info and Bookings HERE


Sunday 11th 2-5pm– Butoh Workshop @ BNHC

More info and Booking HERE


Mon 12th -19th Pupik– the outreach community engagement part of the project is taking off-


30th 7.30 Doors open– ‘A Movement of Freedom!’ Cabaret Night.

We are delighted to invite you to the first in the In/Out Cabaret series at Rosehill, Brighton.
Friday 30th March doors open at 7.30pm

‘A movement of freedom!’ is a Cabaret Night of live performance, music and unexpected surprises, curated and performed by Yael Karavan with Ed Briggs, Xelis Detoro, Tim Harbridge and special guest Joe Watson.

Friday 30th March is the Passover night…where people traditionally come together to celebrate their freedom, it’s also Good Friday, Black Friday (originally connected to Paganism rather than consumerism!), it’s a year after the triggering of article 50…and a year before the UK leaves the EU in a political move that literally threatens our freedom of movement!…so if these are not good reasons to emerge from this long cold winter into a long awaited spring and celebrate our freedoms together, then what are?!

Book tickets- HERE

Photo by Yolanda Y.Liou, Art work- Jim Sans



Sat 9th & Sun 10th -11am-5pm Workshop ‘A Ship of Fools’ @ Evolution Arts Brighton.

70/60£ More info and bookings –HERE



15th – 30th – PUPIK– Fugue in 2 has received its funding from Arts Council England to be translated and adapred into English! Huraaaa!

We are delighted to begin two weeks of adaptation, one at the Pavillion theatre in Worthing, followed by a second week at the Attenborough Centre for the Arts at Sussex Uni.

Performances to follow this Spring and Summer- Watch this space!

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