Workshop of avant-garde performing arts with Butoh

The Japan Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam would like to introduce the Butoh Dance Workshop by artist Butoh Matsuoka Dai within the online program series about Butoh #BUTOHmonths organized by the Japan Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam. .

Butoh is an avant-garde performance art form born in post-war Japan, often considered “extreme” or “shocking”. Over the years, Butoh has gradually become known to the world, but somewhere is still a mystery to the vast majority of Vietnamese. Therefore, in 2020, to pay tribute to the late Butoh ancestors, the Japan Cultural Exchange Center in Vietnam will bring Butoh to Vietnamese people through online activities. Hopefully in the future, we can welcome Butoh dancers to perform live in Vietnam.

The mission of BUTOH months is to introduce Butoh to all Vietnamese, regardless of background, through 3 completely free and accessible forms:

+ Workshop: For those who already have a background in body movement, held once a month with world famous Japanese Butoh dancers as instructors
+ Movie: Footage of Butoh and Pantomime with Vietnamese subtitles, bringing viewers to explore the world of Butoh from many different angles
+ References: Vietnamese translations of books, interviews with famous Butoh pioneers, thereby revealing Butoh’s methods and principles

You can follow more information about other Workshops, or movies/documentaries about Butoh here

– Language: Japanese, with Vietnamese translation
– Target audience: Priority is given to those who have experience in body movement
Instructor: Semimaru (Co-founder of Sankai Juku)

– Content:
Basic Exercises of Sankai Juku Dancers
Basic movements often used in Butoh dances
We only accept registration until 09:00 on September 16 (Friday) or until the number of registrations is reached.
The Workshop will be held online via the Zoom application. Workshop link will be emailed to students no later than the morning of September 16.

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