HAUTNAH “close to the skin” Butoh Intensive Workshop/Performance Opportunity

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Six day Intensive Butoh Workshop culminating in a student performance. Full participation is recommended. Dance or movement background strongly encouraged but not required.

Workshop Description:
When Tadashi Endo is teaching, he offers challenging warm ups, improvisational scores and choreographic work. He gives a deep view into Butoh philosophy and speaks to what Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata were thinking and tells us about their lives. But first he lets the students search for their own Butoh. To quote Kazuo Ohno, “everybody can dance Butoh,” it may be not the Japanese Butoh, but everybody can find their own movements in the sense of Butoh.

This will be Tadashi’s third visit to Chicago. He performed IKIRU- Requiem para Pina Bausch to a sold out show at the Old Town School of Folk Music in 2015 and Fukushima Mon Amour at Columbia College Chicago in 2016. He has led series of sold out workshops at OuterSpace Studios in Wicker Park each time, and now would like to workshop toward a student performance, HAUTNAH. We will focus on recovering, the space between things, finding new patterns, new imaginations, discovering new sensations, and encouraging continued growth in each of our bodies.

HAUTNAH means close to the skin. The performance will take place onsite @OuterSpace on the last evening of the workshop. The audience will sit very close, which means we must be strong and present. During the workshop, Tadashi will not rehearse with you exactly what you will dance, but he will give you time and space for you to research for yourself under his guidance.

Workshop Calendar:
Saturday, May 25 1-5pm; 4hrs
Sunday, May 26 1-5pm; 4hrs
Tuesday-Friday, May 28-31, 5-9pm; 4hrs/night

Early registration process until May 15.
$335 for full workshop.
Approximately $14/student hour, 2-5 day options available. More information available www.butohchicago.com
This workshop does bto as many as you can, and we welcome all curious bodies! The space does have a long set of stairs however, so regretfully it is not wheelchair/handicapped accessible. Student/volunteer discounts available upon request and availability. Contact butohchicago@gmail.com for details.

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OuterSpace Studios

1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642