The Abbotsford Convent is a contemporary village, I love being here with my family, meeting and making friends with the community.

    – Emily Floyd, Artist

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    In Conversation with Butoh artists Yumi Umiumare and Takashi Takaguchi

    Over the last two months, we’ve been discovering the many faces of Butoh, a Japanese performance art traditionally known for its dark and grotesque nature, now shaking up its image with modern reinventions. The Convent’s second ButohOUT! Festival, centering on the theme ‘Forbidden Laughter’, has invited performers, children and now audiences to crack a smile at the surreal comedy of contemporary Butoh.

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