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[Past Event] You Don’t Think You Can Dance?

When

Sunday 27 March, 2022

12pm (60 mins)

Where

Packing Room

Cost

Free but bookings essential*

Website

butohout.com/

Book Now

When

Sunday 27 March, 2022

12pm (60 mins)

Where

Packing Room

Cost

Free but bookings essential*

Website

butohout.com/

Book Now

Presented by Convent Live

This workshop encourages seniors, elders, aunties, uncles, grandmas and grandpas to come along with your youngsters, as long as the ages together add up to 50+, 60+, 70+ and more!! (e.g. a 30 year old daughter/son with their parents/relatives/friends).

Your breathing is your dance, your hiccup is your dance and even changing the light bulb can become your beautiful dancing routine! A dance can begin from where you are sitting on a chair, or lying down in bed….

We take our inspiration from one of the founders of Butoh, Kazuo Ohno who started dancing in his 40’s and continued dancing until 101.

This free workshop invites all ages of participants to join in. Together we can challenge our notion of ‘what is dance’ and have fun discovering and embracing odd moments of true dance!

About

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.

Accessibility

The Packing Room is wheelchair accessible.

Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available close to the venue.

Your safety is our priority

We take your safety seriously and have put in place the following COVID safety measures to ensure you are able to feel free and have fun whilst moving:

  • We will need to sight your certificate for double vaccination or medical exemption before the commencement of each workshop.

  • You must check in with Abbotsford Convent’s QR Code each day.

  • The capacity of each session is 20-25 participants to ensure physical distancing and to comply with government directions (please note: we will continue to adhere to government restrictions, and will notify you directly if this affects this program);

  • We will open windows and doors for ventilation – you might need warmer clothes.

  • Please eat all food, and take breaks, outside whenever possible.

  • You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle as the site water fountains may be switched off to reduce contamination;

  • Markers and any other equipment will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant between each session; and

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory inside and when you cannot maintain physical distancing, unless you have a lawful exemption for not wearing one.

View the Convent’s COVID Safe plans here.