River Bank & Redwoods Dance Workshop
(Humboldt County, CA) – 2017/10/21 & 22
with Jordan Rosin
October 21, 2017, 2:00pm – 3:30pm on Banks of Mad River in Blue Lake
October 22, 2017, 2:00pm – 3:30pm in Arcata Community Forest
Using techniques of meditation, yoga, and Japanese Butoh Dance, award-winning choreographer Jordan Rosin (Int’l: Butoh Medea, FringeNYC: Butoh Electra, Artistic Director Emeritus of the NYC-based physical theatre ensemble The Ume Group), leads workshop participants on a guided journey to embody the river and the forest’s vibrant ecology, channel the spirits of nature, and investigate our deeper selves in relationship to the natural world.
All ages and abilities welcome. No previous dance experience required.
Suggested Donation: $15 ea. day (Cash or Check accepted)
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Saturday, 10/21: Banks of the Mad River in Hatchery Road outside Blue Lake
From CA-299 toward Weaverville, Redding: Take exit 5 toward Blue Lake. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Chartin Rd. After 300 ft. turn left onto S Railroad Avenue. After .6 mi take a right onto Hatchery Road. Follow Hatchery Road to the river. Street parking can be found on either side of the bridge. Workshop is on the north side of the river, accessible from the Mad River Levee heading west.
Sunday, 10/22: Arcata Community Forest
From Southbound CA-101: Take Take the Humboldt exit toward 714/Sunset Ave/State University; Turn left onto Sunset Ave (0.2 mi); Turn right onto L K Wood Blvd (0.5 mi); Turn left onto 14th St (0.3 mi); 14th St turns slightly left and becomes Park Dr. We’ll meet in the field in the clearing before entering the forest as a group.
What is butoh?
Butoh is a style of dance and philosophy of creating total theatre originating from Japan in the mid twentieth century. While sometimes marked by grotesque imagery and taboo themes, the main aim of the work as a performer 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 for performers and non-performers alike.
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