Community Butoh Class (Winter/Spring 2018)

Butoh in Humboldt presents

By-Donation Community Butoh Class

2nd & 4th Sundays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm @ Synapsis Nova
(January 14 through May 27, 2018, except Feb. 25 and April 8)
Suggested Donation: $15 – No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds (NOTALOF)
2nd Sundays led by Jordan Rosin; 4th Sundays led by Leslie Castellano Continue reading Community Butoh Class (Winter/Spring 2018)

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River Bank & Redwoods Dance Workshop (Humboldt County, CA) – 2017/10/21 & 22

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. Continue reading River Bank & Redwoods Dance Workshop (Humboldt County, CA) – 2017/10/21 & 22

DREAM DANCES™ Butoh/Physical Theatre Workshop with Jordan Rosin (Eureka, CA) – 2017/09/01 & 02

Friday & Saturday, September 1 & 2, 2017

Synapsis Nova, 212 G Street, Eureka, CA 95501

In the DREAM DANCES™ Workshop, participants will learn to use the techniques of butoh dance, devised theatre, and ensemble play to bring their very own dreams to life! Continue reading DREAM DANCES™ Butoh/Physical Theatre Workshop with Jordan Rosin (Eureka, CA) – 2017/09/01 & 02

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

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 the NYC-based physical theatre ensemble 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. Continue reading “Butoh Dance: Alchemy of the Spirit” Workshop with Jordan Rosin (Eureka, CA) – 2017/04/08 & 09

Hijikata Anniversary Butoh Workshop with Jordan Rosin (Eureka, CA) – 2017/01/22

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3pm – 6pm

at Synapsis Nova, 212 G Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Tatsumi Hijikata (March 9, 1928 – January 21, 1986), founder of butoh is well-known for his exacting choreographic approach and his butoh-fu, extensive poetic notations of his ankoku butoh (dance of utter darkness) experiments. In this workshop, participants will explore a few of the techniques of butoh dance, including heritaged choreography such as Hijikata’s “bugs walk”, then work with partners to create their own poetic notation of improvised dances. Continue reading Hijikata Anniversary Butoh Workshop with Jordan Rosin (Eureka, CA) – 2017/01/22