Resonant Bodies: Butoh/Movement Workshop (Portland, OR) – 2018/08/16 – 2018/08/17

resonant bodies portland 2018
Photo by Anton Martynov

with Jordan Rosin
Thursday & Friday, August 16 & 17, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Waterline Studio at The Headwaters Theater
55 NE Farragut St. #4 (entrance at front of building, next to North Portland Yoga)
Portland, OR 97211

In this workshop with physical theatre artist and teacher Jordan Rosin, participants will utilize principles from a variety of physical theatre traditions (Butoh Dance in particular) to cultivate an awareness, availability, and responsiveness that will allow them to move and act with intention and impact both onstage and off. Drawing on forms such as yoga, martial arts, acrobatics, clown, contact improvisation, as well as somatic modalities like Alexander Technique and Bartenieff Fundamentals, Jordan will help students tap into universal resonance through engagement with both their dynamic and receptive aspects, expanding both their expressive capacity and the sensitivity necessary to truly be moved by the ‘other’
Ideal for performers, but open to all people, 18 and over, including those with no prior dance/performance experience.

To register for both days, visit:
To register for single days, e-mail and use the PayPal link:



Thursday, August 16, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (3 hours)
Friday, August 17, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (3 hours)


Both Days: $60 ($40 if you register by July 13)
Single-Day: $35
single-day registration available on a space-available basis

What to Bring:

– clothing that allows movement
– water/snacks as necessary
– pen & paper/journal or other tools for writing if you’d like to take notes

About the Instructor

Jordan Rosin is is a physical theatre artist, director and teacher, specializing in Butoh Dance, the post-war avant-garde movement form from Japan. He also draws on yoga, acrobatics, and contact improv along with popular theatre forms like Commedia Dell’Arte, Clown, and Melodrama to create theatre and dance events with popular and poetic resonance. He received his BFA in Drama from Syracuse University and has trained with numerous teachers of butoh including Yoshito Ohno, Joan Laage, Vangeline, Diego Pinon, Tetsuro Fukuhara, and more. Jordan was a co-founder & Producing Artistic Director of the NYC-based physical theatre ensemble, The Ume Group from 2011-2016 and is a frequent collaborator with Ren Gyo Soh. Select choreography credits includes Butoh Medea (Best Physical Theatre, United Solo Festival 2015; Best Choreography, United Solo Festival 2015); plus The Ume Group’s Butoh Electra; Facet; Isis Variations; Dream Dances; and Lysistrata Project. He lives in Blue Lake, CA with his wife, Kaitlyn where he is studying to earn an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International. 
Summer 2018, Jordan embarks upon his first multi-city workshop tour of the USA, making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Baltimore, Richmond, and Seattle. For more info, visit: //@JordanRosin


To register for both days, visit:
To register for single days, e-mail and use the PayPal link:



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