“Butoh Dance: Alchemy of the Spirit” Workshop with Jordan Rosin (Eureka, CA) – 2017/04/08 & 09

Butoh Dance- Alchemy of the SpiritA Workshop with Jordan RosinApril 8 & 9Eureka, CA

“Butoh Dance: Alchemy of the Spirit” Workshop with Jordan Rosin

Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, 2017, 3pm – 6pm at Synapsis Nova, 212 G Street, Eureka, CA 95501

In this workshop, award-winning physical theatre artist and educator Jordan Rosin (Int’l: Butoh Medea, FringeNYC: Butoh Electra, Artistic Director Emeritus of NYC’s The Ume Group) leads participants on a journey of spiritual alchemy using the techniques of Japanese butoh dance. Incorporating key exercises from multiple schools of the form, Jordan draws on shamanic ritual and primitive theatrical approaches to explore the nature of movement as pre-text for deep self-investigation and the nature of the body as both object and story. 
Benefits of the work include…
  • Endurance.
  • Physical mobility and strength.
  • Mental fortitude.
  • Expanded creativity and access to the creative power of the subconscious.
  • Reference points for non-hierarchical interpersonal resonance.

Participants should bring…

  • Clothing which allows movement.
  • A flower, stone or other “gift from nature” to energize the space.



Cost is $30 for each day or $50 for both days.

(Early-Bird Special: $20 for each day or $30 for both days, if you register by Sunday, March 19.)

To register in-advance via PayPal click this link: paypal.me/JordanRosin/50 (change amount to $30 or $20 for early bird & single day registration) and e-mail jordan@jordanrosin.com letting him know which day you plan to attend.

Registration is also allowed at-the-door. (Cash only.)

All payments are non-refundable.

Ankoku Butoh (dance of darkness) is a style of dance and philosophy of creating total theatre originating from Japan in the mid twentieth century. Often marked by grotesque imagery and taboo themes, the main aim of the work is to reveal tacit knowledge hidden in the body, and to promote self-realization through discovery of your most authentic movement. Butoh training promotes physical endurance and expressiveness, spiritual consciousness, and creativity.

Jordan Rosin is a third generation butoh practitioner and physical theatre artist. His main teachers are Joan Laage, Vangeline, & Tetsuro Fukuhara, though he has trained with numerous others including Ko Murobushi, Katsura Kan, Diego Pinon, and Daiichiro Yuyama. Jordan was a co-founder & Producing Artistic Director of the NYC-based physical theatre ensemble, The Ume Group from 2011-2016; has been a frequent collaborator with the butoh company Ren Gyo Soh; and is creator of DREAM DANCES™. Recent choreography include the internationally acclaimed Butoh Medea (Best Physical Theatre, United Solo Festival 2015; Best Choreography, United Solo Festival 2015); The Ume Group’s Butoh Electra; Facet (Hollywood Fringe Festival); and Isis Variations (FringeNYC 2014, CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival). He is currently pursuing an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre and Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, CA.

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