BLACKNESS - sequence II

dance miniature



Phot. TO-EN, ©TO-EN Butoh Company 2016





Blackness - the darkest colour


A place so dark, that no shadow can exist.

Absorption of light.

This blackness is black wind and black hair.

This blackness is black maps with stains of black gold.

It is black forest of Aokigahara, overgrowing the solidified lava.  




Blackness sucks like a black hole.

Annihilates but widens and expands.

Attracts, absorbs,  pushes.






Phot. oluhi, ©TO-EN Butoh Company 2016





Concept and performance


Stage and light design




Krzysztof Pajka


Lighting producer
Wojciech Szkodzinski



The BLACKNESS project is implemented in the form of sequences or scenes. Each sequence is a setting of landscapes which create a poetic structure within simple and suggestive images. These sequences, apparently separate, will lead to the final scene - a performance.


29.01.2016, 7 p.m. Manhattan Gallery (Lodz, Poland) - Blackness - sequence I

9.12.2016, 7 p.m. 2 Windows Theatre / Shakespeare Theatre (Gdansk, Poland), Blackness - sequence II






Phot. oluhi, ©TO-EN Butoh Company 2016






Works in the field of artistic cloth and textile design. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Interior Design Department, Krakow, Poland. oluhi was unveiled by the Warsaw store - the most - for the Tokyo based agency "Dune". It gave her a chance to produce and happily sell oluhi collections in Japan. In 2007 oluhi took part in "el boton" Mango Fashion Awards, Barcelona, and was classified among 50 designers, from all over the world, for the second stage of the competition. In 2009, together with a friend, a vj and a film producer, pani k., they showed during "off fashion week", Lodz, Poland and "Opener Music Festival", Gdynia, Poland


Krzysztof Pajka
musician, sound artist, man of many talents; participant of the musical campaign "Pepsi Faza" – winner for the Best Musical Composition. His work has been presented in the Polish Radio – Radiostacja, Machina magazine and TV VIVA Poland. Pajka has actively work within "Sopocka Scena Off de BICZ" (Sopot, Poland) as an author and life music performer for stage performances. He has participated in the project "POLIFONIA" (book, music and film) as well as in many happening concerts and musical activities as a member of a band called "Plac zabaw- Czemuś". Since 2010 Pajka continuously collaborates with TO-EN Butoh Company.






Phot. oluhi, ©TO-EN Butoh Company 2016





Photos by Natalia Miedziak - LINK...



Heartfelt thanks to Fredrik Wretman.




The project was supported by the Pomorskie Voivodeship.