JORDAN & THE HUMAN: Rebirth of the Body

Created & performed by Jordan Rosin
Directed by Kaitlyn Samuel

A solo ritual invoking the spirit of Rosin’s own grandfather James Bonneau through his sometime harrowing and often hilarious stories from World War II. Directed by Kaitlyn Samuel, JORDAN & THE HUMAN draws on clowning, PopAction, commedia dell’arte, dramatic acrobatics, Body Ritual Movement, Tokyo Space Dance and more to create a resonant tapestry of metamorphic storytelling through movement. Continue reading JORDAN & THE HUMAN: Rebirth of the Body


Butoh Dance: Alchemy of the Spirit Workshop

In this workshop, award-winning physical theatre artist and educator Jordan Rosin (Int’l: Butoh Medea, FringeNYC: Butoh Electra, Artistic Director Emeritus of NYC’s 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 … Continue reading Butoh Dance: Alchemy of the Spirit Workshop

JORDAN ROSIN Choreography Reel

  For more information about Jordan Rosin, visit: CREDITS Music (From Free Music Archive, used legally under a Creative Commons Attribution License) – “Calm the Fuck Down” Broke for Free – Slam Funk [] – “Nothing (Bonus Track) ” Kai Engel [] The Ume Group’s DREAM DANCES Original Concept by Jordan Rosin Direction & Sound Design by Jordan Rosin & the Ensemble Costume Design … Continue reading JORDAN ROSIN Choreography Reel

The Ume Group’s “FACET”

The Ume Group’s “FACET” Co-created & Performed by Jordan Rosin & Yokko Drawing largely on techniques from Japanese butoh dance, along with yoga and gymnastics, The Ume Group’s “Facet” presents a raw and profound view of what it means to be human.     REVIEWS “heartfelt and disciplined performance” -Jes Kast-Keat, Associate Minister, West End Collegiate Church “an amazingly simple and yet emotionally gripping performance” … Continue reading The Ume Group’s “FACET”

The Ume Group’s “DREAM DANCES”

The Ume Group’s “DREAM DANCES” is a moving meditation and theatrical experience based on the real-life dreams of artists and their audiences. Using soundpainting, acrobatics, ensemble play, and butoh dance, an athletic ensemble of physical theatre artists transforms written accounts of recent dreams into vivid theatrical sketches, surreal comedy and soul-wrenching dance. Continue reading The Ume Group’s “DREAM DANCES”

Physical Theatre Workshops

At the intersection of Lecoq’s radically physical system of actor training with its identifications, masks, and dramatic territories and Japanese Butoh Dance with its extreme slow motion, invocation of spirits, and surrealism lies the physical theatre of Jordan Rosin.  Honed in countless creative & educational experiments over the last decade, Jordan’s physical theatre workshops draw on elements of yoga, acrobatics, butoh dance, commedia dell’arte, ensemble … Continue reading Physical Theatre Workshops

Butoh Medea

Butoh Medea Performed, Choreographed, and Adapted by Yokko Written and Co-Apated by Sean Michael Welch Directed by Brian Rhinehart Co-Choreographer: Jordan Rosin Costume Design: Deepsikha Chatterjee Lighting Design: Derek Van Heel UK Producer: Laura Kressly VENUES / ENGAGEMENTS: Atelier Teatro Fisico, Turin, Italy (2016); St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY (2016); Paradise in the Vault, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2015); Theatre Row, United Solo Festival, NYC (2014, … Continue reading Butoh Medea