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Is Butoh Abnormal?

When

Five sessions:
Tue 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb, 6pm – 9pm
Sun 14 Feb, 10am – 4pm

Where

Abbotsford Convent, Oratory

Cost

$270 Full / $250 Concession
for all five sessions

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When

Five sessions:
Tue 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb, 6pm – 9pm
Sun 14 Feb, 10am – 4pm

Where

Abbotsford Convent, Oratory

Cost

$270 Full / $250 Concession
for all five sessions

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Website

butohout.com

Book Now

Butoh is known to go against the grain… so is Butoh abnormal?

The Japanese  art form of Butoh encourages the dancer to break free of rhythm, and not to follow the music. Dissonance is appreciated, ugliness and perversity are embraced.

In this post-pandemic era, when the future is so uncertain, Butoh is gaining in popularity across the world. Born out of darkness, the practice of Butoh can be a shining light—giving hope in the dark, momentary silence within the chaos, and peace amidst tension. 

In this weekly workshop, participants will be taken on a journey, exploring what makes us move—physically, mentally and spiritually. 

Over the course of five sessions you will explore: 

  • The basic philosophy of Butoh.
  • Butoh exercises to sharpen your senses.
  • Creative expression around what we think ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ to be.
  • Balance and counterbalance—antagonistic tension and joy.
  • How to choreograph Butoh—through image, space and physical poetry.

At the end of the workshop, participants will create/develop a short work under the guidance of facilitator Yumi Umiumare. This work may be presented at the Convent during New Ab/Normal.

Presented by ButohOUT! for New Ab/Normal 2021

Thank you!

Abbotsford Convent Foundation
ImPermanence Productions
Dancehouse
Australia Council for the Arts
Australian Cultural Fund
Auspicious Arts Projects
City of Yarra