Joker’s Remorse, Butoh Ritual Performance

March 17 & 18, 2022 | Headwaters Theater | Portland, Oregon

dance by Min Yoon tr. "Citizen Truth" // music by Wieland Möller // lighting by Dug Martell // filming by Anda Arroway

Joker’s Remorse playfully distorts and dialogues with the sides of the defeated, uprising, power, righteous, exhausted, chaos, structure, and remorse.

The Joker dances with the uncontrollable, allowing the inner tremors of anguish to rise and fall and survives to find what comes after.

The Joker questions the inception of butoh dance as a rebellion that feels like an intense cry of attack toward the “oppressor” with a new invitation.

This butoh dance choreography was developed as part of the two-week Movement Residency with Trauma Bar und Kino in Berlin, Germany. Its premiere is at the Headwaters Theater in Portland, Oregon.  Thank you to the Headwaters Theater and Water in the Desert for making this performance as well as the butoh community unimaginably possible.

Joker's Remorse | Trailer from Citizen Truth on Vimeo.

Images by Yozy Zhang