“Descent into the Inferno,” playing this weekend at the Butoh Dance Festival, is based on “The Aeneid” by the Roman poet Virgil. In theory, the performance tells the story of the founding of Rome. But under the direction of Fred Herrera, this special Butoh performance promises to disorient and confound the viewer.
“There is a common belief that performance art ended in the '60s,” says Tom Zabel. “But that is not true.” Zabel should know. The German-born bohemian is a working performance artist and educator, and he will lead a workshop on his chosen craft at the Costa Rican International Arts Festival.