Butoh Dance Workshop


Live Workshop, 90 mins


Dance Medium (Seisaku and Yuri Nagaoka)



SAT 26 JUNE , 12.00 PM BST

Yuri has been interested in different body work and practices such as Ballet, Yoga, Noguchi Gymnastic, Noguchi Seitai, Taichi, Karate, etc.. those practices are helpful to prepare the body to be neutral and energetic.

In the first part of this workshop, she teaches her personal physical practice inspired by those body work practices and including ideas of Butoh philosophy. Contents: hanging body with no weight, movement by using invisible thread, movement by images of light and darkness, release and tension, how to feel distance..etc The second part is taught by Seisaku.

He learned Butoh under Tatsumi Hijikata and Yohko Ashikawa. He developed the original Butoh method whilst keeping the most important essence. He has many interesting methods for how to make the body empty. You will find the possibility that you can be anything you want if you can be empty.

Contents: walking, look and be looked at, insect eating, animal, smoke, plants, ghost, flower, light and darkness, face expression, wall of the mud….etc

We believe everyone can enjoy with us. No previous experience necessary.