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Workshop: You Don’t Think You Can Dance?

When

Saturday 27 March, 1pm

Where

Abbotsford Convent, c3 Forecourt

Cost

Free, registration essential

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When

Saturday 27 March, 1pm

Where

Abbotsford Convent, c3 Forecourt

Cost

Free, registration essential

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Website

butohout.com

Book Now

A workshop for seniors and beyond (65+)

In Butoh, it’s OK not to be able to stick to the beat, shuffle and sashay! Your breath is your dance, your hiccup is your dance—even changing the light bulb can become your dance.  

In this workshop, we’ll take inspiration from one of the founders of Butoh, Kazuo Ohno, who started dancing in his 40s and continued dancing until the age of 101 (he passed away at 103). 

Together we will challenge the notion of ‘real dance’ and have fun discovering and celebrating odd and unexpected moments of movement. 

We particularly encourage seniors, elders, aunties, uncles, grandmas and grandpas to come along with your youngsters—just try to make your collective ages add up to 65+ years!

Workshop duration: 60 minutes

Presented by ButohOUT! for New Ab/Normal 2021

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:

  • The capacity of each session is 30 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); 
  • Each participant will be provided with their own floor markers to mark out their dance space to ensure safe distancing; 
  • The workshop area whilst outside will be demarcated for the duration of the event to ensure members of the public are aware and ensure physical distancing; 
  • You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle and water; 
  • 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.

Cancellation policy

Please refer to the booking terms and conditions.

Access

Workshops in the Oratory and Rosina Auditorium can be accessed via wheelchair or mobility device.

If you have access requirements please contact organisers on butohout@gmail.com

Thank you!

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