SCHEDULE OF WEEKLY BUTOH CLASSES WITH VANGELINE THEATER
2016


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 both controversial
and universal in its expression.

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

For one more week, our Butoh classes are by suggested donation.
You can pay for class either:
1) cash before each class- $10 to $20 suggested donation - no less than $10
2) you have the option of buying one class now via PAYPAL or DEBIT/CREDIT CARD, valid one year from date of purchase.

STARTING IN JUNE 2017, Classes will be a set price of $20.

Vangeline draws on more than 15 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.
Our classes are open level and beginners are welcome.

READ STUDENTS TESTIMONIALS HERE
 

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 THEATER


2017 BUTOH CLASSES

 

MAY

Butoh Class with Vangeline
Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

$10 to $20 suggested donation - no less than $10

REGISTER HERE:

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

 

Please note that Vangeline is performing and teaching in the UK May 28 through June 11, so there will be no Butoh classes offered during this time period. Starting in June, our Butoh classes will be a set price of $20.

 

JUNE

Butoh Class with Vangeline
Sunday, June 18, 2017

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


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 15 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.
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.


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

Butoh workshop BREATH with Butoh Master Atsushi Takenouchi hosted by New York Butoh Institute with live music

June 23, 24, 25, 2017 ( Friday through Sunday)

Experience a wonderful Butoh workshop led by Butoh Master Atsushi Takenouchi, with live accompaniment by his partner Hiroko Komiya.

A rare butoh experience!

Hosted by Vangeline Theater and New York Butoh Institute

16 hours

at CAMEO STUDIOS
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / butohinstitute@gmail.com

DATES:

Friday June 23, 6-9pm

Saturday, June 24, 1-7pm

Sunday, June 25, 1-8pm

 

All levels and complete beginners are welcome.

Atsushi Takenouchi JINEN Butoh workshop

“BREATH”

Breath is essential for all the lives. The earth is also breathing through hundreds millions year. We can find many different breath in this world. Breath of animals. Breath of stones. Breath of lights... In this workshop, we use breath which is a starting point for all existence as a theme. For example, primitive life like amoeba breathes very quietly, and its breath has stability and no big change. This breath is going to be changed through long evolution. For example, when they eat or when they are followed by other life, the breath can be changed according to the different situation. And after more remarkable evolution, when the life become more active and start using their brain, there are more variety in breathing like restrained breath and intense breath.  At the same time , we can find that a change of emotion is also related to breath directly.

 The movement which can be found from breath is not formed from outside, but shaped from inside of all the lives very naturally. In other words, the movements coming out through breath is a good indication to find the shape of life which exists inside of the life.

 In Butoh movement, breath is a very important essence. This time, we are going to find new various movements which come out through breathing.

Atsushi Takenouchi   

(Butoh dancer , choreographer) 

Joined the butoh dance company “Hoppo-Butoh-ha“ in Hokkaido in 1980. His last performance with the company was "Takazashiki" (1984), which was worked on by butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata. Atsushi started his own theme “Jinen Butoh” in 1986, and created solo works “Itteki” and “Ginkan,” as a universal expression of nature, earth, and ancient times, environments. He made a three-year “JINEN” tour project throughout Japan for 600 site-specific improvisations (1996–1999). Since this time, he has been inspired by the spirit of the universe ofKazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno. Since 2002, he has been mainly based in Europe, working on Butoh dance collaboration projects with dancers and actors in Italy, France, Poland, Spain, U.S.A., South America, and other countries. Joining in festivals such as Paris Butoh Festival, NY Butoh Festival, Avignon off Festival, etc, he has been presenting his solo pieces. At the same time, he also collaborates with film makers. The recent work in Alaska and Hawaii, an environmental art film “Ridden by Nature” (by KiahKeya /2014) has received more than 20 film awards. (New York Int’l film festival 2016/ Martinique Int’l Film Festival 2015/ World Music & Independent Film Festival WMIFF 2016/ Polish Int’l Film Festival 2016/ Aviff Cannes Art Film Festival 2016/ and more ) 

 After holding the 6month Butoh course from October 2014, he has started long term JINEN Butoh school in Pontedera in Italy since October 2015.

 

Hiroko Komiya

( Musician; object sound, percussion and voice )     

Creates sounds from various objects, like water, stones and metal bowls and voice. Her music is designed to let the sound come naturally from each object, instrument, as if they are breathing and whispering of each life. She regularly accompanies Butoh dance performance by Atsushi Takenouchi.  Her solo CD “ eau nouvelle “ was released in 2009 (sometimestudio/Paris).

FEES:

Butoh workshop with Atsushi Takenoushi June 23-25, 2017 only - 16 hours

$350

PAYPAL OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS

 

SINGLE DAYS

Butoh workshop with Atsushi Takanoushi Friday June 23, 2017 only -3 hours $65

PAYPAL OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS

 

  • Butoh workshop with Atsushi Takenoushi June 24, 2017 only - 6 hours only $135

PAYPAL OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS

 

Butoh workshop with Atsushi Takenoushi June 25, 2017 only - 7 hours only 155.00

PAYPAL OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS

 

Payments are non refundable

Questions: butohinstitute@gmail.com