30/30 Butoh Dance Performance

The stereotype of butoh includes very, very serious dancers, covered in rice flour and doing painful movement really slowly. But while the dance form, originally developed in postwar Japan, does have a tradition of deeply felt, emotional work, any concert that includes a dance titled Can't Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me—with music by Screaming Jay Hawkins!—has to make room for a sense of humor. Featuring a half-dozen butoh choreographers, the group show 30/30 will have some serious stuff, and some of it might be painful, but there will be some laughs in there, too. SANDRA KURTZ

Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., 2012

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