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Embodying the spirit - Joan Laage - Kogut Butoh

05.05.2024 - 10:00 Uhr
Butoh Workshop
Arashi Collective - Movement Center

Sunday 10.00h - 15.00h

Butoh is a very young form of japanese dance theater.
A reaction to the post war shock with desire to create something differing from the strict, classicla forms of Kabuki and Nōh theater. Its original name “ankoku botoh” translates to “dance of darkness”.

Renowned Butoh Dancer Joan Laage (US, Seattle) studied with butoh masters Kazuo Ohno and Joko Ashikawa in Tokio followed by decades of performing, lecturing and teaching all over the world.
Being one of the first people to introduce butoh to the international dance community, she played a huge role in popularizing the japanese “dance of darkness”, especially in the US.