The Idea

Idea, Concept und Art Direction:
Yumiko Yoshioka and delta RA´i

2011 the fifth! festival takes place already. None of its initiators in 1995 could have guessed that! would carry on for so long.

At the beginning there was one question:
Butoh – what is that?

Yumiko Yoshioka and delta RA'i have constantly been asked this question since co-founding tatoeba-THÉÂTRE DANSE GROTESQUE, the first German-Japanese Butoh company, in 1987.

This led to the idea of an European Butoh meeting which was held first in 1995.

It was called! and as a result of the huge popularity among choreographers, participants, audience and media, a regular festival has emerged, which is since then a highlight at Schloss Broellin every 4 years.

What was formerly a pure Butoh dance festival has today become an eXchange project for Butoh and contemporary dance. Nevertheless the festival is still firmly anchored in Butoh, this Japanese expression dance.


The initiators of eX…it! would like to offer with this project time and space for mutual teaching and exchange.

Participation is open to professional- and semi-professional dancers and amateurs.
Training units are arranged so that dancers of every level can further develop their work.