Summer Subbody Butoh Intensive:
Butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata called a Butoh body as “a desperately standing dead body.” Standing and Walking are the most fundamental yet most difficult techniques of Butoh. Through walking techniques, a Butoh dancer can transform into a “Weakened Body” – an empty vessel with no ego, identity and humanity. From “Weakened Body,” Hijikata imagined an ultimate Butoh body to be the one that can transform into anything including animals, plants and inanimate materials.
This intensive workshop focuses on four basic and advanced walking techniques:
1. Ash Walk
2. Carrying Density
3. A Size Walk
4. Bugs Walk
This workshop is designed for persons with some knowledge of Butoh, but anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!
When: Thursday 6:30-9:30pm August 2, 9, 16, 23
Where: Fallout Urban Art Center Studio 3, 2601 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis
To register, please write a check payable to Kats D Fukasawa and mail to 5015 14th Avenue South, Minneapolis Minnesota 55417. Full payment required to register.
Kats D (Workshop Instructor) has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee since 2005. In 2011 he was certified as Subbody Midwife (instructor) by Subbody Butoh School Himalaya. He has also studied with other Butoh masters, such as Katsura Kan, Akira Kasai and Kim Itoh. He performs and teaches Subbody Butoh regularly in the Twin Cities and abroad. For more information about upcoming performances and workshops by Kats D, please go to: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody
For more information about workshop, please contact Kats D Fukasawa at KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com.