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Butoh Workshop: Creative Gate Way — Yumi Umiumare

INVOCATIONたまおこし(2023), Yumi Umiumare. Photo by Vikk Shayen
INVOCATIONたまおこし(2023), Yumi Umiumare. Photo by Vikk Shayen

BUTOH WORKSHOP: CREATIVE GATE WAY

“Western dance begins with its feet firmly planted on the ground, whereas Butoh begins with a dance wherein the dancer tries in vain to find their feet.” – Tatsumi Hijikata

Butoh can be mysterious, abstract, and esoteric, yet it can also serve as a gateway, catalyst, and even lead to unexpected breakthroughs.
Over the weekend, Yumi guides participants to explore and find their unique ‘creative gateway’ through both the physical and philosophical aspects of Butoh, from classical to contemporary perspectives.
The workshop welcomes both experienced practitioners and those new to the practice.

 

Yumi Umiumare  is an established Japanese Butoh Dancer, choreographer, and creator of Butoh Cabaret works. Over 30 years, she’s crafted a distinctive style known for evoking visceral emotions and cultural identities with humor. Her works have been seen in numerous festivals around the globe.As a choreographer, she engages in socially engaged theatre projects in Australia, collaborating with First Nations, refugees, and culturally diverse and inclusive communities. Yumi is a prominent figure in contemporary Butoh and has led ButohOUT! in Melbourne since 2017. Her recent focus lies in Dance, Tea, and Spirit. www.yumi.com.au


Dates
8—9 June 2024

Day
Saturday—Sunday

Time
10am—4:30pm

Cost
$230 Full
$210 Concession

Capacity
20

Accessibility
Classes are located in Upstairs Studio and are only accessible via two flights of stairs.

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