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Wed, Oct 12



Butoh Class Series 2022 - Kaoru Okumura

DAIPANbutoh Collective will present Butoh Class Series on Wednesday, October - November, 2022

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Butoh Class Series 2022 - Kaoru Okumura
Butoh Class Series 2022 - Kaoru Okumura

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Seattle, 115 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

About the event

Kaoru Okumura is a Japanese Butoh performer based in Seattle, US. A fan of Butoh since the 1970s, Kaoru studied Butoh in 1993 at Asbestos-Kan in Tokyo with Akiko Motofuji, the wife of one Butoh’s originators, Tatsumi Hijikata. This is where Kaoru first performed. She started Butoh activities in Seattle in 2008. Since then, she has enjoyed performing solo and with Danse Perdue, KOGUT Butoh, and others, where she experiences how a body bridges the soul and the world. Recently she is focusing on solo work, periodically premiering new pieces at various venues. Kaoru had about 20 performances a year from 2016, including Seattle International Dance Festival, and 9E2 Seattle in collaboration with Google Deep Dream, which was also supported by Google AMI (Artists & Machine Intelligence).

Kaoru has a MS degree in mathematics, and a career in computer research as an advisory researcher. She enjoys tech worlds, gadgets, including photography.

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