Summer workshops with the Asheville Butoh Collective

Jenni Cockrell

Press release from the Asheville Butoh Collective:

The members of Asheville Butoh Collective are experienced Butoh dancers and teachers. Between them, they have trained with some of the best known Butoh masters alive today, including Yoshito Ohno, Natsu Nakajima, Akira Kasai, Seisaku & Yuri, Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka, Yuko Kaseki. The workshops are a synthesis of their training and their own research.

To reserve a space in advance, payment can be made via PayPal. Reply to this message or email ashevillebutoh@gmail.com for details. Alternatively, you can pay on the day (cash or check).

The Dance of Intimacy
Butoh Workshop
June 3, 1-4pm
Instructor: Constance Humphries
Cost: $30
More info: constancehumphries.com

In this workshop we will practice seeing and being seen through the lens of intimacy. Participants will make the invisible visible, learning more about the vulnerability of the body and mind. The following areas of practice are highlighted: relationship to time, movement articulation, improvisation, full body engagement, breath, imagination, body/mind states and clarity of consciousness.

Aspects of Butoh
Butoh Workshop
July 1, 1-4pm
Instructor: Julie Gillum
Cost: $30
More info: ashevillebutoh.com/legacy-butoh

Aspects of Butoh is an open-level workshop where participants will have the opportunity to explore butoh with a committed performer and teacher of the form. Topics covered include space/time, forces, the senses and the authentic body vessel.

Butoh & Archetypal Symbol
Butoh Workshop
August 5, 1-4pm
Instructor: Jenni Cockrell
Cost: $30
More info: strangedaughtersbutoh.com

This workshop investigates how we experience symbol, image and archetype as vital seeds for dance, performance and human experience. Through Laban-Bartenieff based floor work, Butoh exercises and improvisation, we will delve into movement invention and spatial exploration in solo work and with partners.

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