*ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE TAUGHT AT THE
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce Street
This years festival will offer four exciting workshops for you to really get yourself satiated with the expressive art of butoh. Each workshop is designed for all levels of experience so spring into action and bring butoh into your body and life.
WHEN: Friday April 26, 10 AM-1PM
TAUGHT BY: Maureen “momo” Freehill
WHEN: Saturday April 27, 12 PM – 3 PM
TITLE: “One Drop”
TAUGHT BY: Keiko Hashimoto
DESCRIPTION: This class will explore the following questions:
How can we connect the unchanging and the ever-changing in our life? How can we bring one drop of life to the big river?
Through the human body, using exercises in space like walking, standing, levels, qualities of strength and delicacy, we will discover “space flower” or “stone back”. This workshop will connect to Friday’s workshop with momo, in that both these teachers’ primary mentor was butoh c0-founder Kazuo Ohno.
WHEN: Sunday April 28, 12 – 3 PM
TAUGHT BY: Florence Poulain and Bob Lyness
TITLE: “Collective Consciousness at Play”
DESCRIPTION: In the tradition of butoh master Diego Pinon, this workshop will focus on exploring states of mind and attitudes, ranging from the subtle to the grotesque, through individual and interactive explorations. In this process of self-discovery we will connect with one another, cultivating a supportive energetic exchange.
TITLE: “Dance and the Archetypal Symbol: An Improvisational Butoh Workshop”
DESCRIPTION: This improvisational, Butoh inspired class will explore the question “How does the soul experience image and archetype?” Through Butoh exercises and improvisation, we will delve into symbols and images, exploring them as vital seeds for dance, performance and the human experience.
TAUGHT BY: Jenni Cockrell
WHEN: Monday April 29, 6 – 9 PM