The Dreaming Body

Butoh Dance Workshops

Upcoming Workshops at CCA Glasgow

Sun 25 Jun 2017 // Sun 9 Jul 2017 // Sun 13 Aug 2017
All classes will be 12:00 to 16:00.
Tickets are available for £20 / £15 (concession) from the CCA box office.
Discounts available for block-booking for regular students.

Please use the contact form in the menu above to enquire about workshop bookings.
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Workshop Description

Butoh is an immersive dance form originating from Japan and dubbed the Dance of Darkness (Ankoku Butō).

These workshops offer a method of embodied psychological practice, designed for people seeking to explore a creative way to express the memories, dreams, and possibilities hidden in their own body. It also offers a unique method of training for those interested in making performance and dance work.

The training aims at acquiring body awareness through a set of exercises focused on coordination and disarticulation, dissolving of tension, balance, grounding and visualisation. This nurtures the flow of inner images, desires, conscious and unconscious memories and dreams, and our ability to perceive body energies. The goal is to unlock the imagination-body through surrendering to images, giving rise to the unique dance within each of us.

These workshops are open to all with no prior experience necessary. I'm keen to welcome those of all body types, abilities and needs.

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My Butoh Connection

I normally teach alongside Alessandra Campoli; both of us are seasoned Butoh dancers and teachers. Between us we have trained with many of the best known Butoh masters alive today, including Yoshito Ohno, Yukio Waguri, Akira Kasai, Masaki Iwana, Kayo Mikami, Seisaku & Yuri, Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka, Imre Thormann, Yuko Kaseki and Gyohei Zaitsu. These workshops are a synthesis of these experiences and our own research.