Butoh is non-linear and indescribable, free and uncodified. This 2-day workshop will introduce and investigate Butoh, the contemporary performance practice from Japan.
Day One (Saturday, February 9, 12-3 PM) will dive into the exploration of expanded time and flexing the creative imagination. Day Two (Sunday, February 10, 1-4 PM) will advance the work, with the objective of creating a dedicated butoh. While students are welcome to drop in on either day, it is recommended that if you are new to Butoh, you attend Day One.
“Perform for the forest, perform for the trees”.
Maya Gingery, M.F.A. is a dancer and performing artist with a background in dance, music and theater, a flutist and arts educator. She spent a decade in Japan studying butoh and noh theater and has been teaching it for the last 10 years. Her butoh teachers included Min Tanaka, Kazuo Ohno and Motofuji, the widow of Tatsumi Hijikata, among others.