ButohOUT! Festival: Weekend Intensive Butoh Workshop
Facilitated by an acclaimed Japanese Australian Butoh dancer and choreographer Yumi Umiumare, this workshop will introduce various Butoh philosophies and Yumi’s unique Butoh Cabaret methods, including characterisation, provocation and transformation. Using what Yumi describes as ‘BodySpecific’ styles, she leads workshops to stimulate and uncover participants’ own unique and authentic movements, working through images, narrative and abstraction. Unfolding the expression of ‘laughter’ in different contexts, participants have the opportunity to create sequences, emerging from their personal poetry and movements using narrative, metaphor and rituals.
This workshop is open to participants from all artistic disciplines and levels of experience.
This workshop is being held at the Convent as part of the ‘ButohOUT!’ Festival, presented by Yumi Umiumare and Takashi Takiguchi in partnership with the Abbotsford Convent Foundation. ‘ButohOUT!’ brings Butoh, a Japanese theatre and dance form, into the context of Australia’s landscape, culture and history, through a series of workshops, performances and a public forum.