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Nyobakan Profile - NYOBAN KAN
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Founded in 1995, Nyoba Kan is Malaysia's premier Butoh dancer group, which produces the annual International Butoh Festival in Kuala Lumpur. This event aims to introduce the Butoh art through various Butoh performances and activities, and also to promote the exchange among Japan Butoh and foreign Butoh artists.


Nyoba Kan inhabits a unique form of Butoh born from a hybrid of Malaysia’s cultural richness, as well as fusing elements of Qi Gong, Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Contemporary Dance. Also as a follower of the spirit of Hijikata’s Ankoku Butoh.

Nyoba Kan’s Butoh is founded upon the ideal cultivation of one’s spiritual growth along with one’s body, mind, and soul.

Artistic Director Lee Swee Keong combines various techniques and disciplines from pioneers of the art form into his own personal Butoh philosophy. For him, Butoh reconstructs the body and the mind, providing one with new perspectives toward life and mortality. It is a form of spiritual expression far beyond the physical.

Through Butoh, interaction between one’s spiritual and physical aspects finds its truthful expression, sometimes reflecting a mysterious, organic, heavenly state of being, sometimes a radically joyful one. This is a process of purification; it is also a form of therapy for both performers and audience.

blog: www.nyobakan.blogspot.com