Performance premiere special: HRIST – an act of divination with KAI-EN and Mikael Öberg #7

“All of the drama of divination serves to move the participants out of their normal modes of thinking, shaking them up in order to change their minds because their current understanding of the situation is inadequate.”

February 25th 2022 sees the premiere of a brand new collaboration between performance storyteller Mikael Öberg and butoh artist KAI-EN: HRIST – an act of divination. We investigate the ingredients and inspirations for this performance and learn about butoh, Norse Mythology, divination practices and the search for the alive-space in between.

(Divination quote from Philip M. Peek, African Divination Systems)

HRIST event

KAI-EN Butoh Company website

KAI-EN Butoh Company FB-page


Tatsumi Hijikata

Yoko Ashikawa

SU-EN Butoh Company

Book: Divination – Perspectives for a New Millennium, edited by Patrick Curry

Book: African Divination Systems: Ways of Knowing, edited by Philip M. Peek

Book: The Visible and the Invisible by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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