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Tacoma Armory, 1001 Yakima Ave, Tacoma,

Radical Resonance butoh workshop with Julie Becton Gillum

August 3rd and 4th, 2024 Radical Resonance butoh workshop with Julie Becton Gillum (organized by Helen Thorsen) 12-4 pm Tacoma Armory, 1001 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA

Radical Resonance butoh workshop with Julie Becton Gillum
Radical Resonance butoh workshop with Julie Becton Gillum

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2024, 12:00 PM – Aug 04, 2024, 4:00 PM

Tacoma Armory, 1001 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, , 1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA

About the event

August 3 & 4, 2024

Radical Resonance butoh workshop with Julie Becton Gillum

12-4 pm

Tacoma Armory, 1001 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA

https://www.tacomaartslive.org/events/radical-resonance-a-workshop-in-butoh/

During the workshop, participants will investigate the possibilities of their bodies in

their natural form, including floating, hanging, and various qualities of movement or

stillness. Exercises from Noguchi Taiso water body practice will help to remove

customary societal and cultural behaviors, guiding dancers toward bodily emptiness.

Without the constraints of old habits, the unconscious body can freely respond to its

sensations, forces, and emotions. Dancers will be instructed to expand their range of

movements to include the subtle body, the avant-garde body, the fading body, and

the unleashed body.

Julie Becton Gillum has been dancing for 60 years. Her artistic journey has taken her

around the world sharing this beloved dance through teaching and performing. For

Julie, Butoh and Noguchi Taiso envelop each other, weaving an essential elemental

bond for training the body, creative research and performance. She was awarded the

2008-09 NC Choreography Fellowship and used the funds to travel to Japan to study

Butoh, her primary form of artistic expression.

This event is presented by Accelerating Create Enterprise. ACE is a small business

incubator for BIPoC and Women-owned businesses in the creative and cultural

economy.

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