Wed, Nov 16|
Butoh Class Series 2022 - Joan Laage
"Embodying the Spirit: the body finds its way" DAIPANbutoh Collective will present Butoh Class Series on Wednesday, October - November, 2022
Time & Location
Nov 16, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Seattle, 115 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
About the event
"Embodying the Spirit: the body finds its way"
Experience training methods towards a supple body and mind and investigate aesthetics
common to butoh through creative explorations. In this workshop we will celebrate the energy
and textures of Fall, focusing on the wind element and the life cycle of trees. Partner work will
facilitate participants’ individual and collective journeys.
Joan Laage: Joan Laage (Kogut) studied under butoh masters Kazuo Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa and
performed with Ashikawa’s group Gnome in Japan in the late 80s and has enjoyed training with
Atsushi Takenouchi for many years. These experiences, along with her background as a Tai Chi
practitioner and professional gardener, form the basis of her work. Joan has been an adjunct
faculty at Cornish College of The Arts and is featured in Tanya Calamoneri’s Butoh America.