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The Dance of Darkness: Butoh workshop on Saturday 19th May 2018
Butoh is an immersive dance form originating from Japan aiming to give rise to the unique dance within each of us through surrendering to images.
Butoh is an immersive dance form originating from Japan and dubbed the Dance of Darkness. The goal is to unlock the imagination-body through surrendering to images, giving rise to the unique dance within each of us.
This workshop offers a method of embodied psychological practice. It's designed for people seeking to explore a creative way to express the memories, dreams, and possibilities hidden in their own body and aims at acquiring body awareness through a set of exercises focused on coordination and disarticulation, dissolving of tension, balance, grounding and visualisation.
Paul Michael Henry is an experienced Butoh tutor and has trained and performed with many of the most respected Butoh masters alive today in Europe and Japan, including: including Yoshito Ohno, Yukio Waguri, Masaki Iwana, Kayo Mikami, Seisaku & Yuri, Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka, Imre Thormann, Yuko Kaseki and Gyohei Zaits.
We're keen to welcome those of all body types, abilities and needs. Bring water and snacks, and dress comfortably for movement including on the ground.
The workshop costs £20 for 4 hours (£15 concession) and will take place in G25 at St Margaret's House.
Advance tickets available here: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-dance-of-darkness-butoh-workshop
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