BUTOH CAFE IS BACK!

Our first Butoh Cafe will take place on the 5th of December 2015 from 11 to 1pm in Mart Gallery of Rathmines. This Butoh Cafe is dedicate and thought as a Homage to the Elders. Butoh Cafe is an open Butoh space made of: videos: some short features or video documentaries on Butoh History workshop: saviour Butoh by practicing it performance: a short/medium length performance … Continue reading BUTOH CAFE IS BACK!

Moving Bodies Festival 2015 – Artists and Workshops Mart Gallery

Moving Bodies Festival will be in MART Gallery – Rathmines, Dublin. http://www.mart.ie/ Artists: Artists: Yumiko Yoshioka (Japan/Berlin, Germany) Ken Mai (Helsinki, Finland) Natsuko Kono (Japan/Europe) Fergus Byrne (Dublin, Ireland) Rachel Sweeney (UK Ireland) Deirdre Murphy (Ireland) Eleanor Lawler (Ireland) Antje O’Toole (Ireland) Choko-thursday butoh group: Michela Orlandi (Italy Ireland), Adrienne Wilson (Ireland), Trevor McCann (Ireland), Edegar Starke (Brazil Ireland), Jessica Cotte (UK Ireland), Hiroyuki Kawamichi (Ireland Japan), Jack Beglin ( … Continue reading Moving Bodies Festival 2015 – Artists and Workshops Mart Gallery

Yumiko Yoshioka

Yumiko Yoshioka was born in Tokyo. In 1974 she joined the women´s butoh company Ariadone directed by Carlotta Ikeda. “Since 1981 Yumiko Yoshioka has been alternating between Japan and Europe and has been living in Germany since 1988, the year in which she founded with Minako Seki and Delta R´ai the group tatoeba THÉÂTRE DANSE GROTESQUE, which till its break-up in 1994 successfully toured Japan, … Continue reading Yumiko Yoshioka

Daisuke Yoshimoto: information and a personal account

What is Butoh? Daisuke:I don’t know,I will be seeking an answer to this question until I die. Death is our theme. Daisuke Yoshimoto  collaborated and co-created performances with  Hisayo Iwaki, Yukihiko Sakai and Kazuo Ohno – he was a stage manager for La Argentina in 1977 and My Mother in 1981. He performed and performs  in many countries: Austria, Denmark, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine, Hungary, Italy and the USA.   … Continue reading Daisuke Yoshimoto: information and a personal account

Yukio Waguri: some background and very interesting videos on the “hows” and meanings of Butoh dance

Yukio Waguri has been a disciple of Hijikata. His outstanding work provides us with a method. Here below is an extract from his work that can be purchased and found at: http://www.otsukimi.net/koz/e_bk_seven.html “Butoh-Fu is a document that I have organized from my notes from the sessions of choreography and spoken words of Tatsumi Hijikata, my master. The sentences may sound like poetry, however, each word … Continue reading Yukio Waguri: some background and very interesting videos on the “hows” and meanings of Butoh dance