from August 3rd until 16th, 2015! 

the international butoh dance-eXchange and performance festival

took place for the 6th time at the artists' venue

Schloss Broellin - international art research location

Video Documentation

eX15-videodoku! 2015 by jordi Arqué on YouTube.

On behalf of schloss bröllin e.V. association
the artistic directors

Yumiko Yoshioka
and delta RA´i
invited all Butoh- and dance interested people
 from all over the world to take part in the festival.

Photo: © eX11
eXplore it! • eXpress it! • eXperience it! • eXpect it! • eXceed it! • eXhale it! • eX... it!
Our invited choreographers:!'15  is again dedicated to the Butoh Dance: Encounter between Classical / Japanese Butoh dance and contemporary / modern Butoh dance of the younger generation. This time Japanese Butoh senior dancers who have dedicated their entire lives to the Butoh dance are invited alongside with some younger Japaneses and Western butoh choreographers.   more...

Our participating Dance Performers:

Photo: © 2003 Gaby Schaefer!  -  What is this?

At the beginning there was one question:
Butoh – what is that?!  -  How does it work?

The festival is organized in several interlocking parts:!'15  -  Theme:
Fukushima or the Transformation of Souls

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 work period provides the opportunity to be taught in different styles by all the invited choreographers.

In the production phase the learned will be  condensed into choreographies by the choreographers in order to stage a dance performance.

At the end there will be two public performances, accompanied by visual artists and live musicians. They form the artistic end of the festival, in which all participants present the results of their work in stunning
dance spectacles across the entire castle grounds.


Has the meltdown of Fukushima influenced our lives or has it not affected us except by some consternation?
And how do we respond to the increasingly frequent natural disasters? How do we deal with them or do we not recognize them as warnings of nature? React our souls actually still active, responsible and empathetic? Or are we already prisoners of our own hubris and do we sacrifice our souls on the altar of progress and growth mania?
Or is there not at all what we call a soul? If there would exist this soul, what does it do in order to survive in such a ruthlessly exploited environment?
How could dance help to re-integrate us into the natural processes and to remind us of our spiritual potential?


Photos: © 2011 delta RA'i!  -  How was it?

Video documentations of the past! festivals in the archive...

eX11-videodoku eX07-videodoku
eX03-PCard eX99-VideoDoku
eX95-videodoku! 2011...! 2007...! 2003...! 1999...! 1995...