VANGELINE THEATER and the NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE offer intensive Butoh workshops in New York led by Master teachers all year round.

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February 15-18, 2018: MARI OSANAI

Mari Osanai

Mari Osanai

Noguchi Taiso and Butoh workshop in New York with Mari Osanai hosted by New York Butoh Institute

Hosted by Vangeline Theater and New York Butoh Institute



16 hours
Hosted by Vangeline Theater /

Thursday, February 15, 6-9pm              
Friday, February 16, 6-9pm                
Saturday, February 17, 2-7pm              
Sunday, February 18, 2-7pm                 

All levels and complete beginners are welcome.


Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher of Noguchi Taiso and Butoh

Mari Osanai, Picture by Azumi Oe

Mari Osanai’s workshops focus on Noguchi Taiso combined with the influences of her early training in Tai Chi, western dance methods, traditional folk dance in Aomori, Japan (her birthplace), and the connection between one’s thoughts and sensation of weight. Osanai’s approach to movement research and exploration begins with a heightened awareness of gravity’s influence on the body and the body’s connection with the center of the earth. Exercises in the workshop train the body to embrace its weight and heighten its sensitivity to move from its most relaxed and receptive state. Starting with images, such as washing the body with water, air, sunlight, workshop participants will discover the body’s vital energies rooted in its inherent hydrodynamics. Movement and form result as participants ingest imagery inside their bodies and allow the changes to shift the body’s interior.

Mari Osanai was born in Aomori (north top of main Island in Japan) Japan. She was trained in Classical Ballet and Modern dance at an early age and later studied jazz dance Tai Chi and Noguchi Taiso.

Noguchi Taiso and its philosophy and theory had a great influence on her creations. Her unique and complex movements are created interweaving these techniques as well as taking classes with Mr. Hironobu Oikawa.

Over the years, she has performed and taught workshops in Japan. She started performing oversea since 1994; Canada (9 cities), the United States, Greece, and Germany.

She is a teacher of Noguchi Taiso and currently resides in Aomori city japan.



4 DAYS: $295

ENROLL HERE for 4 days:




  • THURSDAY ONLY FEBRUARY 15, 2018 - 3 hours- $55

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  • FRIDAY ONLY FEBRUARY 16, 2018- 3 hours- $55

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  • SATURDAY ONLY FEBRUARY 17, 2018- 5 hours $110

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  • SUNDAY ONLY FEBRUARY 18, 2018 - 5 hours - $110

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  • THUR/FRI - Feb 15 and 16, 2018, 10 hours - $105

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  • SAT/SUN - Feb 17 an 18, 2018 - 6 hours - $200

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All payments are non refundable and your spot is non transferrable.

By pre-registration only- any question contact

Photos by Azumi Oe


Thursday Feb 15 location:

Cameo Studios - Studio A

307 West 43rd Street in Manhattan- Subways:A, C, E to Port Authority


Friday, Saturday and Sunday  location:

Avenue C Studio /Studio 55 C
55 Ave C (between 4th and 5th St.) New York, NY 10009

Subways: F to second Avenue



This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.