Butoh-dance Friday 14.5.
On Friday, you can get acquainted with the fascinating form of dance theater in Mäkitorppa (Pitkäkatu 25), when Yläkulttuuri ry organizes a butoh workshop and performance as part of Yläkaupungin Yö’s program. The half-hour performance starts in Mäkitorppa’s backyard at 7 pm. The performance is free of charge and is suitable for people over 10 years of age.
18:30-19 Break & preparations for the performance demo
19-19:30 Performance demo
19:30-21 Potluck party
A workshop for at least 15-year-olds must be registered in advance with the instructor. The voluntary participation fee is three euros. All kinds of bodies are welcome! No previous experience with butoh is required: The workshop proceeds at a calm pace and includes simple body and mind-opening exercises, among other things. If desired, the workshops can also participate in the evening’s presentation.
Butoh was born in Japan in the late 1950s based on the work and experiences of the dance troupe Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. Since then, it spread around the world, arriving in Finland in the 1980s. Butoh is influenced by both traditional kabuki and nō theater as well as physical theater. In addition, it draws its inspiration from Surrealism and Dadaism, as well as Buddhism, shamanism and nature, among others. In Kazuo Ohno’s words, butoh is “dancing from the heart”. It can be a gentle way to explore the poetry of a lived body and an opportunity to discover the joy of dancing.
The workshop and performance will be led by a bachelor of theater expression (Bachelor of Arts) specializing in dance and somatic methods and butoh dancer Anthoni Levonsaari.
Inquiries and registrations:
040 166 2655 (WA, Signal, text)
Mäkitorppa is also open on Saturday 15.5.