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Celebrating Empty: A Full Moon / Winter Solstice Butoh Dance Workshop

“Celebrating Empty – A Full Moon / Winter Solstice Butoh Workshop with Jordan Rosin” Friday, December 21, 7pm – 10pm (3 hours) Saturday, December 22, 2pm – 6pm (4 hours) at Synapsis Nova, 212 G Street, Suite 102, Eureka, CA 95501 Friday night will feature a somatic journey of relaxation and awareness, coupled with exploration of the Japanese concept of ‘ma’ (間 – the space between things). We’ll finish with some free-dancing on some thematic prompts. Saturday will feature more partner-based relaxation and awareness work, followed by play with Butoh Dance techniques new and old and the devising and performance of group and solo dances to celebrate our new-found emptiness and the potential therein. COST Friday ONLY – $35 ($30 Early Bird / Synapsis Collective Members / DAI Students) Saturday ONLY – $50 ($40 Early Bird / Synapsis Collective Members / DAI Students) BOTH Days – $85 ($70 Early Bird / Synapsis Collective Members / DAI Students) Last day for EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT is November 30. Limited work-trade available. To inquire, e-mail REGISTRATION To register, visit: ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Jordan Rosin is a physical theatre artist and teacher, specializing in Butoh Dance. He also draws on yoga, clowning, and acrobatics to create theatre and dance events with popular and poetic resonance. Jordan was co-founder & Producing Artistic Director of the The Ume Group (NYC) from 2011-2016; is a frequent collaborator with Ren Gyo Soh; and creator of DREAM DANCES™. He received his BFA in Drama from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing an MFA in Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International. Select past projects include the internationally award-winning Butoh Medea, Butoh Electra, Isis Variations, and Facet. ABOUT BUTOH Ankoku Butoh (暗黒舞踏- “dance of utter darkness”) is a style of dance and philosophy of creating total theatre which originated in Japan in the mid twentieth century. It is often marked by grotesque imagery and taboo themes. Now a largely international movement, an emergent aim of the work for many twenty-first century practitioners is the revelation of tacit knowledge hidden in the body and a sort of self-realization brought about by “piercing the mask” of our socialized everyday behavior. Butoh training can therefore promote great physical endurance and expressiveness, spiritual consciousness, and creativity.

  • $85 / $50 Saturday ONLY / $35 Friday ONLY / $85 Regular (after Nov. 30) / $70 Early Bird / Dell’Arte / Synapsis
  • Ages: 18+
  • Phone: 206-719-2341
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