Contemporary Art, Meditation & Nature

Painting and Theatre

Can a Painting tell a Tale?

Nathalie wrote, painted and illustrated, Kizuna, a twist on a classic Japanese tale danced solo by the reknown Master Wakayagi Masayosu, one of the five leading Nihon Buyo schools in Japan. The tale was danced in a Fukushima cafe solo in front of an audience of artists for Fukushima.

Nathalie worked with a few traditional masters of the arts in Japan, often becoming their student to meet regularly, know them well and learn the story of Japan through classical movements of the body and a new way of being.

Nihon Buyo is a classical Japanese dance evolved from the traditional forms of Japanese Kabuki theatre to modern day performances, communicating a story through a dance. It is through these pre-set movements and pantomime that dancers perform poems, legends or stories.