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Butoh: The Space Between Flesh and Image
December 2021  London

How does the Butoh dancer navigate the tension between the physicality of the flesh, a body of bones, water, skin, energy, and the intense play of the imaginatively faculties?

How does the Butoh dancer step between imagination and flesh, to become an image, to transform and to dissolve the assumed role of the self?

This workshop looks at this question and each day proposes ways into this balance of being utterly sensate and also intensely poetic and alive to the role of the imagination. We will work with techniques and approaches from the lineages of both founders Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata and Rotie’s own improvisation methodologies developed during a long choreographic and performance career. 

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