Wannabe a Rabbit? was Directed and Choreographed by Yumi Umiumare in collaboration with Weave Movement Theatre. A fusion of Butoh and Physical Theatre, the work moved between the surreal and absurd; humorously reversing the perceptions of difference.
Wannabe A Rabbit? invites audiences on an investigation between the surreal ad the absurd; exploring universal human themes like:
Will I ever be perfect? Am I invisible? How do I get out of here? My sheets need a wash. It’s dark. Is that a rabbit?
Surfacing in reaction to the atrocities caused post World War II and initially referred to as the ‘Dance of Darkness’, Butoh converges themes of naturism and humanism. ButohOUT! intends to activate the spirit of Butoh through the local and national, contemporary dance community.
“Their strength lies in the performers’ ability to make the banal magical” – Hilary Crampton, The Age
Wannabe a Rabbit was proudly supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria, ImPermanence Productions, Abbotsford Convent, Arts Access Victoria, The Oasis Rainbow, Creative Victoria and City of Yarra.
Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Elsegood, 2018