In this playful and unique class, participants will create their own choreography and build an original group performance by learning butoh-based skills in presence, imagery,
Butoh is a form of theatrical dance that originated in Japan in the 1950s and 1960s. Its creation is credited to Tatsumi Hijikata (“the architect of butoh”) and Kazuo Ohno (“the soul of butoh”), who sought to create a different poetic and surreal choreographic language. Influences included German Expressionistic dance, Antonin Artaud, and European philosophy. By the 1980s, butoh spread around the world. While butoh defies categorization, it often incorporates the use of imagery to directly affect the nervous system and create qualities of movement.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Dance Hub ATL
2450 Piedmont Rd., NE, Suite 110