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workshop approach 


Marie-Gabrielle leads an annual residential land based workshop in Pembrokeshire each year, co-taught with Nick Parkin.


Marie-Gabrielle teaches regular workshops in London, nationally and internationally. 


To find forthcoming Butoh classes and workshops please visit



Butoh Workshop and Class Content


Rotie's teaching embraces the lineages of both Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata. She has studied with a very wide range of Butoh and Body Weather teachers in Japan and Europe since 1992 and her teaching has now evolved into her own methods.

She aims to communicate working with both Form and Spirit. She does not encourage students to copy her movement, but rather gives a valuabe space for artistic creation and investigation.


Participants are introduced to the value and power of working from imagination and from guided poetic imagery as tools for transformation: the body can discover many selves and extend into animal, plant or non-human entities.


Each session begins with intensive body training incorporating somatics, voice and Butoh techniques that concentrate on wave, spiral and circular movement patterns allied to breath and voice. Butoh walks are taught as tools for realising the power of movement within stillness, silence and emptiness.


Group and solo structures allow participants time to explore the fluid interface between inner and outer space and to enjoy the delicious quality of slow motion work allied to working with dynamic energy and impulses.




















Selected Previous Clients


Northern School of Contemporary Dance,

Goldsmiths College University of London

(BA and MA since 2001)

Trinity Laban

Dartington College of the Arts

University of Falmouth

Central School of Speech and Drama

East 15 acting school (BA:World performance)  

University of Hull, Scarborough

Nuffiled Theatre in Lancaster

Centre for Performance Research

 in Aberystwyth

Festival of World Culture in Dublin 2005,

Welsh Independent Dance

Royal Shakespeare Company

Royal National Theatre

Royal Opera House/Education

Royal Festival Hall/Education

London Philharmonic Orchestra/Education

Take Art/Somerset

Dance City/Newcastle

London Metropolitan University

University of Palermo


Cheshire Dance Agency

Swindon Dance

The Place Theatre (Summer School)

Laban Summer School

Munich - Tanzfabric

Ex-it Shloss Brollin 1994

Cafe Reason in Oxford

Movement 12 in Brighton

Sadler's Wells over 60s group

Mountview Acting Academy

Barnet College of Arts

Newham Vic Performing Arts

Worth Abbey School, Three Bridges

Ventor Middle School Isle of Wight

Colstons Collegiate School Bristol

Charles Darwin School Kent

Dunraven Middle School London





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