“Butoh Dance: Alchemy of the Spirit” Workshop with Jordan Rosin (Eureka, CA) – 2018/04/07 & 08

JORDAN ROSIN - photo by Vanessa Teran
Jordan Rosin in “Hoichi-the earless”, photo by Vanessa Teran.

I’m sorry to announce that, as of March 19, 2018, due to scheduling conflicts and low enrollment, this workshop has been cancelled.
Instead, a regular, drop-in class will be offered by Jordan on Sunday, April 8, 6pm-8pm as part of the ongoing Community Butoh Class series.
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“Butoh Dance: Alchemy of the Spirit”

A two-day workshop with Jordan Rosin
April 7 & 8, 2018, 2pm – 6pm
at Synapsis Nova, 212 G Street, Suite 102,
Eureka, CA 95501

In this workshop, participants are guided on a journey of spiritual alchemy using the techniques of Butoh dance. Incorporating key exercises from multiple schools of the form, Jordan also draws on shamanic ritual, energetic anatomy, yogic philosophy and physical theatre to create a safe and open space for healing, deep personal transformation, and the revelation of tacit knowledge hidden within the darkness of our bodies. Performers and non-performers alike will use movement as a pre-text for deep self-investigation and gain an embodied understanding of the nature of our bodies as both objects and stories.
This workshop is open to performers and non-performers, as well as people of all ages and abilities.
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 $40 for each day or $80 for both days.
(Early-Bird Special: $30 for each day or $50 for both days, if you register by Saturday, March 17.)



To register in advance, use the secure PayPal links below and e-mail jordan@jordanrosin.com letting him know which day(s) you plan to attend.

Registration is also allowed at-the-door (cash only) on a space available basis.


BOTH DAYS: $80 for 8 hours ($50 if you register by March 17)

Register via PayPal: paypal.me/JordanRosin/80
or paypal.me/JordanRosin/50 (Early Bird)

Saturday 4/7 ONLY: $40 for 4 hours ($30 if you register by March 17)

Register via PayPal: paypal.me/JordanRosin/40
or paypal.me/JordanRosin/30 (Early Bird)

Sunday 4/8 ONLY: $40 for 4 hours ($25 if you register by March 17)

Register via PayPal: paypal.me/JordanRosin/40
or paypal.me/JordanRosin/30 (Early Bird)


Ankoku Butoh (dance of darkness) is a style of dance and philosophy of creating total theatre originating from Japan in the mid twentieth century. While 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 physical theatre artist, teacher, director and performer belonging to the third generation of the avant-garde movement form Butoh. His main butoh teachers are Joan Laage, Vangeline, & Tetsuro Fukuhara, though he has trained with numerous others including Yoshito Ohno, 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); Isis Variations (FringeNYC 2014, CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival); Dream Dances; and Lysistrata Project. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre at Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, CA. 
www.jordanrosin.wordpress.com / @JordanRosin



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