For the next three weeks, Butoh Body features special guest teacher Mitsu Salmon. These classes are designed for all levels of movers and artists. Join Mitsu Sundays 12-2pm, at Outerspace in Wicker Park, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave. A $10 donation is suggested.
Mitsu Salmon July 19- August 9
About Mitsu’s class:
Drawing from Butoh and body mind centering, this class will explore the connection with body, mind and imagery.
The class will be composed of the following
1. Exercises of Noguchi (which were integrated into Butoh training). The body is thought of as water and the goal is to release the natural body.
2. Guided imagery with movement, structured and improvised
3. Body and mind centering exercises, working with breathe and body connection.
Mitsu Salmon was a member of the Butoh company, Ima Tenko and Kiraza for 3 years in Japan as well a member of Katsura Kan and Saltimbanques for one year. Any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this article in Ravelin, where Alec Coiro interviews Vangeline about Butoh: “We don’t live in the aftermath of Hiroshima, but violence has not been eradicated. And western culture has terribly inadequate means of dealing with our violent impulses. People are attracted to Butoh because we are provoked by what make us uncomfortable, like death, mental illness, and poverty. Butoh has a way of touching on these things in a very direct way.” -Vangeline
April 9-13 Wednesday – Sunday
5 day workshop with Butoh artist Yumiko Yoshioka. Any one day or full participation is available. Dates, fees and registration information here. Berlin based artist and body resonance teacher. Yomiko is a first generation Butoh performer, who trained with Hijikata (a founder of Ankoku Butoh). She has taught and performed Butoh internationally for over 30 years.
April 11-12 Friday & Saturday 6:30 pm
@Dance Studio, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, Loop
Performances and performance lectures by Yumiko Yoshioka (Berlin), Nicole LeGette (CHI), Andy Braddock (NY), Adam Rose (CHI), Julie Becton Gillum (NC), Holly Chernobyl (CHI), Jose Hernandez (CHI), Upended Teacups-Corey Gearhart and Stefanie Cohen (DETROIT), Ginger Krebs (CHI), Andrea Peterson (CHI).
April 13 Sunday 6:30pm
$10 suggested donation
@Den Theater, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, Wicker Park
Panel discussion with Zachary Whittenburg (@trailerpilot) and the artists on Sunday night.