Yama – three bodies Performance with butohartist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander.

27 October 2017, 28 October 2017

Hidden, but heaven always finds the undiscovered. New rays swirl through the deep forest, no one will ever find this hidden, lost island. Deep in the mountains, the wind carries birds of prey to the glowing horizon. Transcends all paths. Silent stranger, neighbor, descended dew.


In the work Yama, which means mountain in Japanese, our relationship with untamed nature is explored. The mountains stand for climax, revelation and transition – they are our highest point and at the same time the navel of the earth, where everything has its beginning. The work is the first part of a new trilogy, entitled three bodies. Three bodies refers to the cyclical course of nature and the three bodies or phases that nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and unites the other two bodies. Just like day and night need dusk or dawn.

Yama – three bodies, is a unique live performance with butohartist/dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander. Frauke and Tilliander were most recently active with Wolf Moon, the final part of a trilogy that had its Swedish premiere during the Gothenburg Dance & Theater Festival 2016, as well as Nagaame Moon (2015), with performances in Skärhamn, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin and Naruto in Japan. Nagaame Moon had its premiere during Nordic Music Day's opening concert at Kongernes Lapidarium in Copenhagen. Yama – three bodies is a new international work presented on an international tour in 2017.

Frauke is a choreographer with a focus on butoh and performance. She is based in Gothenburg and also works internationally. She has created her own genre within Butoh where her works are site-specific and unique. Frauke often works with other artists from different artistic disciplines and her performances are inspired by contemporary art and contemporary choreography. Andreas Tilliander has been active in electronic music since the beginning of the nineties. These days, electronic music is closely associated with laptops, but Tilliander takes pride in working with equipment that, rather than keeping up with the latest software update, has forty years behind it. Although it is of course mainly about how the sounds are shaped, the tactile is extremely important.

Medverkande: Frauke och Andreas Tilliander