Butoh in Humboldt, 2017 – 2018

September 1, 2017 – May 27, 2018
Various locations around Humboldt County

With the support of the Synapsis Performance Collective in Eureka, local Butoh Dance artists Leslie Castellano and Jordan Rosin are pleased to present an entire academic calendar year full of Butoh-related activities right here in Humboldt County, California. From classes and workshops to performances and film screenings, the aim of Butoh in Humboldt is to share the beauty and power of this incredible art form / creative philosophy with all. Continue reading Butoh in Humboldt, 2017 – 2018

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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

Commentary on the Yoga Sutras – 1:2 “Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.”

Yoga — yes, that bendy Indian exercise regimen — is about much more than looking good in your Lululemon yoga pants, touching your toes, or even getting up into a handstand. That may take some people by surprise, but its critical for elevating the fitness craze taking the western world by storm into anything more than Crossfit for hippies. It’s benefits don’t just end with your body, but are actually primarily directed towards your mind, spirit and soul. Continue reading Commentary on the Yoga Sutras – 1:2 “Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.”

US Butoh Training Opportunities – Winter 2017

Here’s a list of butoh training opportunities in the United States this winter, December 21, 2016 – March 19, 2017. New York City 1/20 – 1/21: Ren Gyo Soh Winter Workshop, The Ume Group School of Physical Theatre 1/29: Hijikata Anniversary Butoh Class with Margherita Tisato, NY Butoh Institute 2/11 – 2/18: Butoh & Movement for Physical Theatre, The Ume Group School of Physical Theatre 2/23 – … Continue reading US Butoh Training Opportunities – Winter 2017

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

What the Washington Post SHOULD Have Said About Trump’s Hamilton Tweets

In an article published on Saturday, November 19, 2016 entitled “Why Trump gets theatre completely and utterly wrong” Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks said that ““Safe” theater is dead theater.” While this may or may not be true from the esoteric standpoint of people within the theatre community (good theatre is thought-provoking, risky, and not necessarily “safe” by political standards) saying so does not help promote the value and potential of theatre to a non-theatre going audience. CLICK TO READ MORE. Continue reading What the Washington Post SHOULD Have Said About Trump’s Hamilton Tweets