ButohOUT! Festival : Ticket Sales

In collaboration with Yumi Umiumare and the ButohOUT team, Weave Movement Theatre will present a new performance work for the ButohOUT! Festival : Forbidden Laughter Showcase at the Abbotsford Convent from the 2 May -12 May.

There will be an Auslan Interpreted and Audio Descriptive performance on 5 May, 5pm.

Forbidden Laughter celebrates the powerful performance medium of Butoh, inviting audiences to experience surreal narratives within a bizarre and mysterious installation at the rustic Industrial School, Abbotsford Convent. 

Butoh is an avant-garde dance and theatre form that originated in Japan in the late 1950s as a reaction to the social turmoil post World War II.  Butoh attempts to ‘expose the joys and sorrows of life, exploring the most fundamental elements of physical and psychological existence’, it is based on expression rather than aesthetics.


Between Thursday 2 May 2019 7:30 PM and Sunday 12 May 2019 5:00 PM

2(Thur) May 7:30pm – Preview
3(Fri) May 7:30pm – Opening
4(Sat) May 7:30pm
5(Sun) May 5pm – Auslan Interpreted and Audio Descriptive performance

9(Thur) May 7:30pm
10(Fri) May 7:30pm
11(Sat) May 7:30pm
12(Sun May 5pm


1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford VIC 3067
Abbotsford Convent
Industrial School


$20 – $25 (Preview $15 – $20)Bookings


Tickets are non-refundable, except as required by the Live Performance Australia (LPA) Ticketing Code of Conduct. Tickets can be exchanged for a different date (where available); exchanges are charged at $5 per transaction. We also accept ticket name changes at no charge.

For booking enquiries or show queries please contact Weave Movement Theatre’s artistic director Janice Florence on 0400031418, or email info@weavemovementtheatre.com.au