We’re delighted to announce the first keynote event at Borrowed Time, a Butoh-inspired performance by Paul Michael Henry.

Paul Michael Henry is a Scottish performance artist, dancer and musician. His work is informed by Butoh dance, punk rock and ritual, and is performed all over the world. Recent projects include SHRIMP DANCE (a multimedia dance work exploring the links between anti-depressants, ecological crisis and late capitalism), a tour of the United States with Laughter at Being Crushed, touring as a Butoh dancer in France and Japan, the premiere of new performance Mammy at CCA Glasgow, and a new film exploring high rates of male suicide in Scotland and globally called SMITE ME NOW. He is currently working towards a PhD at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, researching techniques for shifting our sense of self from Individual-Consumer to Interdependent- Ecological.

Michael’s themes are political, social & spiritual, dealing with love, neglect of the body, destruction of the environment and atrophy of the soul in consumerist society. www.paulmichaelhenry.com

Other keynotes to be announced soon.

Don’t forget that the call for proposals is still open. We look forward to seeing yours.


Paul Michael Henry: Shrimp Dance (image: Jamie Wardrop)