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SCHEDULE OF WEEKLY BUTOH CLASSES WITH VANGELINE THEA
 

Butoh is an avant-garde performance art form which originated in Japan in the 1950’s.
One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique art form that is universal in its expression.

The New York Butoh Institute's Butoh classes incorporate Japanese Butoh, elements of Noguchi gymnastics, and guided imagery to offer a high-energy workshop adapted to each group’s level of physical fitness.

Our Butoh classes are a $20 suggested donation, with a $15 minimum.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

Vangeline draws on 16 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and Butoh performer. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and 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. Recent invitations include a creative residency in 2016 at Princeton University (Princeton Atelier).

This unique training is an invaluable tool for dancers, actors, adult beginners, encouraging participants to open up and expand physically and energetically. This workshop creates a gentle and supportive environment to start an individual and collective process of investigation through creative movement.
 

The Vangeline Theater does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identification. Our classes are open to everyone interested in studying butoh. We welcome students with disabilities, including students with hearing impairment, and/or students who are visually impaired or wheelchair-bound students. Our classes are open level and beginners are welcome.

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

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In addition to our weekly classes, Vangeline Theater and the New York Butoh Institute offer BUTOH WORKSHOPS.

CALENDAR OF BUTOH CLASSES NEW YORK WITH VANGELINE THEATE


SEPTEMBER

Butoh Class with Melissa Lohman

Sunday, September 16, 2018
6:00-8:00pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th Avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation - $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD
 

Melissa Lohman is a performer, dancer, visual artist from New York City. She currently lives in Rome, Italy. BFA 2000, School of Visual Arts, NYC. In 1995 she began showing her work as a performance artist in various theaters and clubs in New York City such as the Living Theater, the Knitting Factory, UCB Theater, CBGB’s and Webster Hall. After returning to dance training a few years prior (ballet, Afro-Caribbean, Simonson technique, contemporary), in 2004 she began training in the Japanese contemporary dance form butoh with Minako Seki. She continued her training with Ko Murobushi, Yoshito Ohno, Tadashi Endo and Katsura Kan. She studied Noguchi Taiso with and danced for Mari Osanai. From 2008-2010 she danced for and collaborated with Katsura Kan in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Since 2010 she has brought her work as a solo performer to theaters in Rome, Paris, Tuscany and New York.
 


Butoh Class with Melissa Lohman

Sunday, September 23, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th Avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation - $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD


Butoh Class with Margherita Tisato
Sunday, September 30, 2018
6:00-8:00pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th Avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation - $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

MARGHERITA TISATO started studying dance in Italy, where she was born, at the age of 8. Her background is in Humphrey-Limon and classical techniques paired with a deep work rooted in Maria Fux's dance-therapy technique. Margherita taught dance classes to children and adults, including diversely able individuals, psychiatric patients and court involved population from 2001 through 2006. In New York since 2006, she dances with Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble, Dances by Isadora, Catherine Gallant dances et al. and has performed in a variety of venues and festivals. She started studying with Vangeline of Vangeline Theater in 2007, becoming a principal dancer with the Vangeline Theater in 2008 until 2017, and studied with other prominent Butoh Masters, such as Yumiko Yoshioka, Atsushi Takenuchi, Mari Osanai, Katsura Kan, Diego Pinon and the Tamanos, making Butoh an integral part of her artistic and spiritual practice. She lives in New York, teaching yoga and mindful movement in studios, jails and substance use recovery facilities and coaching individuals to find embodiment.

 

OCTOBER


Butoh Class with Sindy Butz
Sunday, October 7, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th Avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation - $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Sindy Butz is a visual Artist, butoh Dancer and educator. She grew up in the suburbs of communist East Berlin, Germany and has started her dance education in Ballet, Dance Theater and Folk Dance at the age of 6 in the professional Children's Dance Theater Strausberg under Nora Jarchow-Dürrenfeld/ Palucca School. She has been performing since the age of 9. Butz holds a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts of the academy AKI Enschede (Netherlands) and a Master's Degree in Art Science, of the University of the Arts Berlin (Germany), with a focus on performance art, sculptural installation and contemporary ceramics.
In 2009, equipped with the DAAD research grant on assistive technology and wearable art for the Interactive Telecommunication Program at New York University, she moved to New York. Shortly after her arrival she started training dance with Vangeline. Butz has performed for Vangeline Theater in New York at the Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, Princeton University, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, Dixon Place, and Asian American Art Alliance among others.
Since 2010, she has been a member of the New York Butoh Company Vangeline Theater, and joined the faculty of The New York Butoh Institute in 2016. She currently teaches BodyMind Dancing classes at Movement Research and Studio 55C in the East Village.

 

 Photo Warren Archer

Photo Warren Archer

OCTOBER 14+15, 2018

New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018 Presents:

Butoh workshop with Vangeline - Mastering the Mind-Body Connection in Butoh

10 hours

Kick off the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018 with Vangeline, as she shares the result of her 18 years of Butoh research during the course of an exciting 2-day workshop.

Beginners and seasoned practitioners are welcome.

Location: 307 West 43rd Street, Studio A, corner of 8th Avenue in Manhattan

Subways: A, C, E to 42nd Street-Port Authority

Dates and Times:

Saturday, Oct 13: 1-6 pm

Sunday, Oct 14: 1-6 pm

ENROLL HERE:

  • 2 DAYS: $80

PAYPAL OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

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SINGLE DAYS:

  • SATURDAY, Oct 13: 1-6 pm ONLY- 5 HOURS $45

PAYPAL OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

  • SUNDAY, Oct 14: 1-6 pm ONLY - 5 HOURS $45

PAYPAL OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

Question? Email Butohinstitute@gmail.com

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 BEETHOVEN: 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 11-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, Brooklyn College, CUNY and Princeton University (Princeton Atelier).

In 2018, Vangeline will be touring and teaching in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Chile.


Butoh Class with Sindy Butz
Sunday, October 28, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th Avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation - $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Sindy Butz is a Visual Artist, Butoh Dancer, and Educator. She grew up in the suburbs of communist East Berlin, Germany and has started her dance education in Ballet, Dance Theater, and Folk Dance at the age of 6 in the professional Children's Dance Theater Strausberg under Nora Jarchow-Dürrenfeld/ Palucca School. She has been performing since the age of 9. Butz holds a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts of the academy AKI Enschede (Netherlands) and a Master's Degree in Art Science, of the University of the Arts Berlin (Germany), with a focus on performance art, sculptural installation and contemporary ceramics. Butz has performed for Vangeline Theater in New York at the Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, Princeton University, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, Dixon Place, and Asian American Art Alliance among others.
Since 2010, she has been a member of the New York Butoh Company Vangeline Theater, and joined the faculty of The New York Butoh Institute in 2016. She currently teaches BodyMind Dancing classes at Movement Research and Studio 55C in the East Village.


NOVEMBER

Butoh Class with Sindy Butz
Sunday, November 4, 2018
6-8pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation- $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD


Butoh Class with Vangeline
Sunday, November 11, 2018
6-8pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation- $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Vangeline draws on more than 16 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and Butoh performer. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and 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.


Butoh Class with Vangeline
Sunday, November 18, 2018
6-8pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation- $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Vangeline draws on more than 16 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and Butoh performer. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and 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.


Butoh Class with Vangeline
Sunday, November 25, 2018
6-8pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation- $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Vangeline draws on more than 16 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and Butoh performer. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and 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.


DECEMBER

Butoh Class with Vangeline
Sunday, December 2, 2018
6-8pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation- $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Vangeline draws on more than 16 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and Butoh performer. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and 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.


Butoh Class with Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute
Sunday, December 9, 2018
6-8pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation- $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Vangeline draws on more than 16 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and Butoh performer. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and 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.


Butoh Class with Vangeline
Sunday, December 16, 2018
6-8pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation- $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Vangeline draws on more than 16 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and Butoh performer. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and 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.


SET AN INTENTION FOR THE NEW YEAR!

Butoh Class with Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute
Sunday, December 30, 2018
6-8pm
at CAMEO STUDIOS
STUDIO A
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / vangelinetheater@yahoo.com

$20 suggested donation- $15 minimum
Our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

REGISTER HERE:

PAY HERE VIA PAYPAL or PAY HERE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD

Vangeline draws on more than 16 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and Butoh performer. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and 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.

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.

 

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