Not Held at Japan Society – Butoh Workshop with Koh Murobushi

June 4, 2004
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Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to study with a Japanese Butoh Master!

4 sessions
May 7, 14, 28 and June 4 (no class on May 21st)
Friday evenings from 6 – 9 pm.

Butoh is not a technique which can be developed systematically.  It is a free personal and individual evolution. You have to break with your traditions and habits and look behind that to find something new.

1. Experiencing the cultural gaps and similarities with the 
in-betweeness of our bodies.
2. In-Out, release studies and study in the elementary positions of  Butoh.
3. Improvisations with metamorphosis, transformations, for example, bird-human, metalic-liquidation, breath-suffocation, silence-noise, etc.

We will find our fragility in the creative energy and meeting.

Researching the new movements and expressions in the improvizations.

Expression as an experimentation.

Registration is required.  Class is limited in size.

Full tuition ($150) is due by April 22 and can be paid by cash or 
credit card (no checks please).

For registration or questions contact Bev Mitchell at [email protected] or call (212) 529-8720 x14.

The workshop will take place at 440 Studios located at 440 LafayetteStreet, across from the Public Theater in the East Village.

Workshop is open to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be created if necessary.

Koh Murobushi – Short biography

Koh Murobushi is one of the best known Butoh artists of our time.Born in Tokyo, in 1968 Koh started a 2 years intensive study with  Tatsumi Hijikata, who is considered one of the founders of Butoh. Then he moved to the mountains of Japan and lived as a Yamabushi (Wanderer monk). He produced a famous female Butoh group “Ariadone”, also a male group “Sebi”. His choreographies as well as his solo performances established Koh Murobushi as one of the highest reputed representatives 
of Butoh.

 In 1974, he created a Butoh news paper: La Saison Violente.  In 1978, he brought his Butoh dance to Europe and settled down in Paris and made Paris the capital of the Butoh dance.

Lots of choreographies:
“Le dernier Eden”, “Iki 1 & 2”, “Une Momie”, 
“Zarathoustra”, “Utt”, “Hime”, “Neon or Neant”, “Dehors”, “Monsieur Kafka”, “En”, “Working process”, “Ephemere” and “Edge”, etc……


  • Friday, June 4, 2004
  • 6:00 pm