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Noguchi Taiso workshop with Mari Osanai in Aomori, Japan

  • Watanabe Genshiro Shoten Shinmachi Honten 2nd floor studio. 1-10-16 Shinmachi Aomori city Aomori prefecture 030-0801 Japan (map)

Noguchi Taiso- Butoh workshop with Mari Osanai in Aomori, Japan


Noguchi Taiso and Butoh workshop with Mari Osanai in Aomori, Japan, hosted by New York Butoh Institute/Watanabe Genshiro Shoten

Thursday, July 26 to Monday, July 30th, 2019

5 days - 4 hours each day  

All levels and complete beginners are welcome.

Location: Watanabe Genshiro Shoten Shinmachi Honten 2nd floor studio.1-10-16 Shinmachi Aomori city Aomori prefecture 030-0801 Japan 

5 days=¥20000 Japanese yen.

Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher of Noguchi Taiso and Butoh

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, Japan.

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

By pre-registration only- any question contact or

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