Butoh Class Weekend Intensive

In this workshop, Yumi Umiumare introduces the basic philosophy and physical exercises in Butoh dance discipline.
Participants will explore:

  • Individual body presence/being, focusing on the spatial elements, both internal and external.
  • Gravity and Accumulations
  • 'Ma' -sense of emptiness, engaging/active blankness
  • Memory and Forms

At the end of the workshops, participants will create a shot piece as a conclusion to the process

Yumi Umiumare

                                         Photo by Jeff Busby for the Malthouse season of EnTrannce

Yumi Umiumare

Born in Hyogo, Japan, Yumi is the only Japanese born Butoh dancer in Australia and the creator of original Butoh Cabaret works. Originally a member of the seminal Butoh Company DaiRakudakan in Tokyo, she moved to Australia in 1993. Yumi has appeared in numerous dance, theatre and film productions through out Australia Japan, Europe, and Eastern Asia. Her award winning productions include Fleeting Moment, Tokyo DasSHOKU Girl, DasSHOKU Hora!! She performs in the smash-hit Burlesque Hour, and in Burning Daylight, indigenous dance theatre show. In 2009, Yumi created EnTrance, an acclaimed one-woman multimedia work.Her choreography credits include Ngapartji Ngapartji, Girls on Boys, and Once Upon A Midnight, an Australian Japanese rock'n'roll musical.

Yumi teaches Butoh regularly and curates BBO(Beyond Butoh) series-Butoh mini festival with Tony Yap in Melbourne.

The workshop is open to all levels of experience.
Where: Dancehouse 150 Princes St North Carlton
When: Saturday June 12  & Sunday June 13 2010
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: $150 full / $120 students & Ausdance members
Contact: Yumi Umiumare 0413 454 531 or E: