This program is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

This program is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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

Our roster of Butoh teachers include Butoh Masters Yumiko Yoshioka, Katsura Kan, Tetsuro Fukuhara, Atsushi Takenoushi, Hiroko and Koichi Tamanos, Kota Yamazaki, Kudo Taketeru, Daisuke Yoshimoto, Natsu Nakajima, Vangeline and many other second and third generation Butoh artists.

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The New York Butoh Institute presents:
"Eating Things in the Dark" -Butoh workshop with Vangeline in New York Feb 23-26, 2017- 17 hours

Photo by Chris Carlone

Photo by Chris Carlone

"Sometimes I think that all light is indecent..I think it is delicious to eat things in the dark." Tatsumi Hijikata.

Many environmentalists, naturalists, and medical researchers consider light pollution to be one of the fastest growing and most pervasive forms of environmental pollution. Join us this February for an intensive, innovative Butoh workshop journey with Vangeline. Vangeline's Butoh classes and workshops are characterized by scarce use of light. Students are sometimes plunged in total darkness, dissolving the exterior world and helping each student go more deeply into the butoh journey.

Developed in post-World War II Japan, Butoh is a performance form characterized by the deep investigation of impermanence, authentic expression, and letting go. Butoh as a body practice is about “revealing” rather than “showing.”

Vangeline's workshops provide an opportunity to explore and move deeply into a process which Butoh dance cultivates, of seeking the emergence of the deeper self, awakening lost parts of the human being, exploring all human qualities to transform our dance, our daily life and offer creative energy to the community

Vangeline’s Butoh workshops incorporate Butoh, Bio-energetics, elements of Noguchi gymnastics, and guided imagery to offer a high-energy workshop adapted to each group’s level of physical fitness.

Location: Cameo Studios, 307 West 43rd Street, NYC 10036

Thursday, Feb 23, 6-9pmStudio A SOLD OUT

Friday, Feb 24, 6-9pm       Studio A SOLD OUT

Saturday, Feb 25, 2-7pm   Studio A SOLD OUT

Sunday, Feb 26, 2-8pm Studio A     SOLD OUT

Vangeline is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh. She is the Artistic Director of the Vangeline Theater (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century, and the founder of the New York Butoh Institute. Vangeline's work has been heralded in publications such as the New York Times (“captivating”), Los Angeles Times, (“moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist”)  and LA Weekly to name a few. Time OUT Chicago named Vangeline's, "one of the best Dance Visits of 2011."  More recently her performance of BUTOH BEEETHOVEN: Eclipse received critical acclaim in New York and was dubbed ‘incredibly moving and powerful. It is clear that Vangeline is an artist who knows the darkness of Butoh well, and has the incredible skill to make that darkness dance...Vangeline has the control and poise of a true master of Butoh."

Vangeline is the founder of the New York Butoh Institute. She is the founder of the 10-year running, award-winning program “Dream a Dream Project", which brings Butoh dance to incarcerated men and women at correctional facilities across New York City. Widely regarded as an expert in her field, Vangeline is a regular guest Butoh teacher at universities such as Cornell University, New York University, and Brooklyn College. Recent invitations include teaching Spring semester at CUNY and a residency at Princeton University (Princeton Atelier).


4-day workshop: $190

Thursday only: $35

Friday only: $35

Saturday only: $55

Sunday only: $65

All payments are non refundable.


By pre-registration only - contact with any question.







This program is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council