Nyoba Kan

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.

 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.


Nyoba Kan PLAYING THE MASK By Jess Liew and Lee Swee Keong

Playing the mask tells of a fairy tale through a human size puppet; allowing one to explore the art of mask. This performance is adapted from Butoh, whereby the essence of body movement fluidity is captured. Meet you at the lake side to experience this rare and unique form of art.


Day 1
Saturday, 20 August 2016
5.00 PM
Day 2
Sunday, 21 August 2016
5.00 PM