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Fri, Sep 30



Joan Laage/Kogut Butoh Workshop: Embodying The Spirit

the body finds its way (Intensive weekend workshop) @ Bellingham WA

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Joan Laage/Kogut Butoh Workshop:  Embodying The Spirit
Joan Laage/Kogut Butoh Workshop:  Embodying The Spirit

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2022, 5:00 PM – Oct 02, 2022, 4:00 PM

Bellingham, 203 W Chestnut St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA

About the event

“Embodying the Spirit: the body finds its way”

Taught by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh)

This workshop is a process of erasing and re-creating the body through guided improvisation largely inspired by nature imagery.

Experience training methods towards a supple body and mind and investigate aesthetics common to butoh through creative explorations. ETS explores endless questions: What is life? What is the human condition? What is the body? The workshop structure includes explorations of physical, natural, and transforming bodies. Partner work will facilitate participants’ individual and collective journeys. In this workshop we will focus on earth imagery – earth, trees, roots, etc. – and introduce imagery from the famous Japanese Ukiyoe wood block prints. The workshop draws from Joan’s training with Butoh Masters Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa in Tokyo and her background as a Tai Chi practitioner and professional gardener.

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