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BUTOH. Memory Movements

Choreography performance

2022 January 22 d. 13:00

Mysterious, sensitive, engaging… Choreography performance “BUTOH. Memory Movements”, which will take place on 22nd of January, 2022, at 13:00, will invite you to pause, to think, to feel the surrounding world and yourself and it will inspire you to join and become the part of the event. The event is presented by “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022”.

In the underground passage next to the Kaunas Railway Station, performers will show the original performance of Butoh dance. Butoh is a genre of modern dance, formed in the 1950s in Japan. It is characterised by vivid tragic emotions, slow movements, the desire to get closer to the primary energy. By using the art of movement, this choreography performance will invite you to go deeper into the subject of the Holocaust – to empathize, to feel, to emote.  

Viewers, who will feel the emotions and rhythms of the movements expressed by the performers, are encouraged not to remain passive observers – they are given a unique opportunity to get involved in the performance themselves.


Performance time: January 22nd, 2022, at 13:00, 13:20, 13:40.

Location – underground passage next to the Kaunas Railway Station.


Choreography of performance “BUTOH. Memory Movements” was created by the famous South African-born dancer and choreographer Tebby W. T. Ramasike. He will bring together the lovers of culture, art and Butoh genre in September 2022 at Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum, where he will give a performance.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You can register online or at the place of the performance.


The event is organised according to the current requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event is public, it will be filmed and photographed.


The event is organised by Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum

Partner – “Kaunas 2022”

Event “BUTOH. Memory Movements” is a part of the “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” programme. In the first action of the contemporary Kaunas myth trilogy called “Confusion”, 30 different projects will be implemented, combining 50 locations in Kaunas and Kaunas district – 800 Lithuanian and foreign artists, performers and partners will be involved in the weekend action, which will become the part of the opening of the entire European Capital of Culture year.