Butoh dancer, walking along pool of water, arms raised wearing white flowing clothes
Butoh dancer, walking along pool of water, arms raised wearing white flowing clothes
Butoh dancer wearing dark suit jacket, arms extend forward, hands draping inward
Butoh dancer wearing dark suit jacket, arms extend forward, hands draping inward
EMBODYING THE SPIRIT: The Body Finds It's Way - JOAN LAAGE // Kogut Butoh
EMBODYING THE SPIRIT: The Body Finds It's Way -
JOAN LAAGE // Kogut Butoh
 
Montpelier Workshop
@ Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio 18 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602
SUNDAY JUNE 5 // 11AM-4PM // $100
BURLINGTON Workshops
@ Nataraja Studios - 215 College St. 3a Burlington, Vermont
 
BOTH WORKSHOP DAYS // $150
 
FRIDAY JUNE 10 6PM-9PM // $70
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SATURDAY JUNE 11 10AM-3PM // $110
 
To register or ask more questions Please email : interartistsmotion@gmail.com
Send Workshop Payments via VENMO to: @interartistmotion
 
For more Vermont workshop and performance dates visit: https://www.interartistmotion.org/joan-laage.../vermont
 
Embodying the Spirit: the body finds its way
This workshop is a process of erasing and re-experiencing the body through guided improvisation largely inspired by nature imagery.
Experience training methods towards a supple body and mind and investigate aesthetics common to Butoh through creative explorations. ETS explores endless questions: What is life? What is the human condition? What is the body? In this workshop we will focus on imagery from the Earth Tomes Project, which has been performed in collaboration with local artists in Germany, Italy, England, Norway, an upstate New York residency and in the NW in Seattle and Port Townsend. Earth imagery – earth, trees, roots, stones – will be layered with explorations of the elemental body (water, wind, etc.) as we celebrate the body as nature. Partner work will facilitate participants’ individual and collective journeys. The workshop draws from Joan’s training with Butoh Masters Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa in Tokyo and her background as a Tai Chi practitioner and professional gardener
 

Joan Laage (Kogut) studied under butoh masters Kazuo Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa and performed with Ashikawa’s group Gnome in Japan in the late 80s, and more recently, has enjoyed training with Atsushi Takenouchi. After settling in Seattle in 1990, she formed Dappin’ Butoh, a company known for its appearances in Seattle’s fringe theater and dance festivals. Joan has performed and taught at national and international butoh festivals and was a featured artist at the UCLA Butoh Symposium in May 2011. She is featured in Dancing Into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, And Japan and Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy by Sondra Horton Fraleigh, and Tanya Calamoneri’s Butoh America. She performs frequently at the Seattle Japanese Garden where she is a docent. An independent artist and member of DAIPANbutoh Collective, which produces Seattle’s annual Butoh festival. Invited by Salish Sea Butoh, Joan has been teaching intensive workshops and creating site-specific work the past couple of years. www.seattlebutoh-laage.com.

 
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United States

COST
$70- $110