February 15, 2022 - The symbolism of spring as a time of new beginnings, spans across time and cultures. It coincides with harvest rituals and ceremonies in which many act as one to support the continuity of life. Funhouse movement theater returns to Yume Gardens on April 7-9, 2022 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm to take you on a celebration of harvest, myth, and ritual explored through the unique lens of butoh.

A contemporary, avant-garde performance art, butoh is a seamless blend of dance, theater, improvisation, and traditional Japanese performing arts. Butoh compels both performers and audience to investigate the primal, universal energies that connect us, and invites us to share an embodied experience of the collective unconscious.

Rites of Spring is directed by Lin Lucas and features Ariana Garcia, Sabrina Geoffrion, Karenne Koo, Lin Lucas, Sherry Mulholland, and Keita Tsutsumi. Visitors to this unique performance will encounter dancers dispersed throughout the refined splendor of the garden, each engaged in choreographed and improvisational communion with the sights, sounds, and sensations of the natural environment. Experience the wonder.

General Admission: $35; Members: $25; Children 3-15: $10. Advanced ticket reservation is required.This is a limited admission event.

For more information, visit yumegardens.org or email Patricia Deridder at yume.gardens@gmail.com.

Yume sets capacity limits to safeguard visitors and staff and observes Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines for COVID-19 management. Timed admission tickets, purchased online, are required for entry; physical distancing and facial coverings are also required, in all indoor and outdoor spaces.

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Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson (www.yumegardens.org) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, located at 2130 N. Alvernon Way. It features eight examples of classical Japanese landscape design, a replica traditional Japanese cottage, a museum of Japanese art and handicrafts, an art gallery, and gift shop. It also holds seasonal Japanese festivals and classes in Japanese popular arts.