Jeffrey Lependorf



The following represent archival video selections from operas, chamber music, and improvised concerts.

Cabaret of Cruelty

The following are video excerpts from archival footage of Cabaret of Cruelty, “the post-Artaud, Pseudo-Butoh Performing Duo,” of which I was one half. Cabaret of Cruelty performed in NYC venues as varied as the back room of Crow Bar on Tompkins Square Park and The Kitchen. Some of the performances use puppets. All of them incorporate found texts, live shakuhachi performance and butoh movement, and occasionally, prerecorded sound scores. In all, the “speech” is presented via recordings and lip-synching, as if by puppets. Cabaret of Cruelty are not currently performing.