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Dance performance: The Beauty in Death

In this live dance performance at the Counihan Gallery, Yumi Umiumare will collaborate with artist Pimpisa Tinpalit to explore ideas of death, metaphysics and beauty.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit our Silence #1.6.1 exhibition page

About Pimpisa Tinpalit

A Thai-born Australian artist, Pimpisa works with themes of captivity and freedom. Pimpisa challenges the notions of free will and determinism through her figurative artworks, which are often sculptures and installations. 

Originally from Thailand, Pimpisa has a Master in Fine Art from Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. She has lectured for four years in Fine Art. With over twenty years as a professional artist, Pimpisa has exhibited internationally, including Thailand, Japan, Singapore, USA, Korea, Hong Kong and Australia. Her work is held in public and private collections.

About Yumi Umiumare

Born in Japan, Yumi is the only Japanese Butoh Dancer in Australia. Originally a member of the seminal Butoh Company DaiRakudakan in Tokyo, Yumi came to Australia to perform at the Melbourne International Festival in 1991. Since then, Yumi has been creating and teaching her distinctive dance pieces in Melbourne. She founded Butoh Cabaret, a new genre of dance that explores her relationship to both Japan and Australia. Yumi's works have received several Australian Green Room awards.

Suitable for

'Silence #1.6.1' includes low-level lighting, which may be disorienting for audiences with low vision. 

Content note: 'Silence #1.6.1' explores ideas about death. 

Seating for this program is available on request. Please let our friendly staff know if you would like a chair.


Counihan Gallery
Phone: 03 9389 8622

Further information

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The dancers will perform in Gallery 1 and 2.