The Dance of Darkness: Butoh workshop for all levels

This Butoh workshop on 13th January offers a unique method of training for those interested in performance, movement and dance.

The Dance of Darkness: Butoh workshop for all levels

About The Dance of Darkness: Butoh workshop for all levels

Butoh is an immersive dance form originating from Japan and dubbed the Dance of Darkness (Ankoku Butō).

This workshop offers a method of embodied psychological practice, with a focus on imagery from nature. It's designed for people seeking to explore a creative way to express the memories, dreams, and possibilities hidden in their own body. It also offers a unique method of training for those interested in performance, movement and dance.

The training aims at acquiring body awareness through a set of exercises focused on coordination and disarticulation, dissolving of tension, balance, grounding and visualisation. This nurtures the flow of inner images, desires, conscious and unconscious memories and dreams, and our ability to perceive body energies. The goal is to unlock the imagination-body through surrendering to images, giving rise to the unique dance within each of us.

These workshops are open to all with no prior experience necessary. We're keen to welcome those of all body types, abilities and needs.

Paul Michael Henry is an experienced Butoh tutor and has trained and performed with many of the most respected Butoh masters alive today in Europe and Japan, including: including Yoshito Ohno, Yukio Waguri, Masaki Iwana, Kayo Mikami, Seisaku & Yuri, Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka, Imre Thormann, Yuko Kaseki and Gyohei Zaitsu.

The workshop costs £20 for 4 hours (£15 concession) and will take place in the Cafe Yoyo at St Margaret's House.

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