The Ume Group School
Butoh & Movement for Physical Theatre
Butoh & Movement for Physical Theatre is designed to teach not only Butoh practice itself but a sense for how one can apply this practice to physical theatre. Butoh brings the vibrancy of life. And its practice challenges your limitations physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It will increase concentration, relaxation, stage presence, breathing, emotional capacity, physical stamina, flexibility, imagination, and core engagement, and in this way develop your own “living body”: you may experience more “living” than you do in your daily life. Butoh cultivates and activates your vital energy. This Workshop incorporates Japanese Butoh, yoga, basic acrobatic & gymnastics, Trisha Arnold Movement, Linklater Voice, and acting.
Saturday February 11th & Saturday February 18th, 2-6pm
Both Days. $70
Saturday 2/11 (2-6p) Only- $40
Saturday 2/18 (2-6p) Only- $40
Grace & St. Paul's Church
123 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023
(72nd Street on the 1, 2, 3, B, & C trains)
About the Instructor
Yokko is an actress, movement artist, and Butoh performer from Japan, has acted in, devised and choreographed a variety of local and international shows, having won several awards, including “Best One-Woman Show” for Butoh Medea (United Solo 2014).
Other theatre credits include BALDY(CRS; United Solo 2013; Hollywood Fringe 2013; FringeNYC 2012), Butoh Electra (Irondale Center; FringeNYC 2011), and many others. Dance credits include Isis Variations (Fringe NYC 2014); Facet (Hollywood Fringe 2013; Wave Rising Series). MFA Actors Studio Drama School. She is a proud member of The Ume Group and Void Theatre Company as well as the artistic director of Ren Gyo Soh in NYC.
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