7 — 8 October
10am — 11.15am.
1 session per day
$7.50 per child
Come and dance and make masks and objects as we create playful rituals to summon Kooks and Spooks through Butoh!
Step inside an imaginative world and experience the Japanese artform of Butoh. Get ready to move, shake and make funny shapes with your body, as we jump headfirst into a world of imaginative spirits.
Renowned performance makers Yumi Umiumare and visual artist Jacqui Stockdale will guide this workshop. Suitable for children 3 — 12 years but all are welcome.
Let’s find Kooks and Spooks and dance together with them!
“It was incredible! Very fun & interesting.”
“Yumi and Jacki were great in engaging kids in the whole process! So kind and genuine! ”
“Excellent. Well organised, lots of fun, great energy, everyone seemed really engaged. 10 out of 10 “
“Very much enjoyed the creativity movement and music as well as a few words in a different language.”
“It was great to see the kids become more brave and engaged as the activity went on.”
ButohOUT! is the only creative platform of its kind in Australia focusing on the distinctive art form. With a creative force of Taka Takiguchi (producer) and Yumi Umiumare (artistic director), ButohOUT! has woven its way into the fabric of the Melbourne art scene since 2017 and has built a unique Artists-led creative and laboratory space across Victoria. Providing artists, and community members of all ages a creative ground, ButohOUT! celebrates diversity and authentic expression through the idiosyncratic artform of Butoh, and continuously aims to actualise their vision for a radically inclusive artistic practice.
Yumi Umuimare: Performance Artist / Workshop Facilitator
Born in Japan, Yumi is an established Butoh dancer, choreographer and creator of Butoh Cabaret works. She has been creating her distinctive style of works for 30 years and her creations are renowned for provoking visceral emotions and engaging with cultural identities with a sense of humour. Yumi’s works have been seen in numerous festivals in dance, theatre and film productions throughout Australia, Japan, Europe, New Zealand, South East Asia and South America and have received several Australian Green Room awards. As a choreographer, Yumi has worked with many socially engaged theatre projects in Australia, including communities of First Nations, refugees and culturally diverse people and also inclusive companies.She is a recipient of the fellowship from Australian Council(2015-16) and a winner of the Green Room Geoffrey Milne Memorial Award (2017). Yumi is a key figure of the international contemporary Butoh scene and artistic director of ButohOUT! festival in Melbourne since 2017, teaching and activating local and international Butoh communities. Yumi ‘s recent works focus on Dance, Tea and Spirit. Read more
Jacqui Stockdale: Visual Artist / Workshop Facilitator
Based in Melbourne, Jacqui Stockdale is a multimedia artist known for her figurative paintings, drawings, staged photographs, collages and vaudevillian performance. She is drawn to the human condition, engaging in folklore narratives, masquerade and anthropological complexities. Stockdale graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in 1990 and Hobart Centre for the Arts in 1993. Her recent museum style installation, The Outlaws Inn, is based on the hidden narratives of the Australian anti-hero, Ned Kelly and includes comical life size figures, haunting soundscapes and animatronics. Recent commissions include animation for film, designing costume & installation for Japanese ButohOUT! 2021 and portrait commissions by The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Stockdale has exhibited in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia and has work held in major collections including the National Gallery of Australia, The Museum and Art Gallery of Tasmania and the Watermill Collection USA. Read more
The Industrial School is wheelchair accessible, however, the flooring is rough. Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available close to the venue.