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Butoh workshop with Vangeline in New York

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The New York Butoh Institute presents:
Butoh workshop with Vangeline in New York

Hosted by Vangeline Theater / New York Butoh Institute

June 27-30, 2019 (16 hours)

Focus of workshop: Affordance-Precision Training-Sensitivity

Butoh dancer and psychologist Toshiharu Kasai wrote:

“Precision training is essential to explore and control one’s body-mind, and enhance the body-mind ability to relate itself to the physical world more flexibly and effectively.” ( Kasai, 2009)


Dates, times and location

Thursday, June 27, 7-9pm  55 Avenue C in East Village NYC 10009

Friday, June 28, 6-9pm  55 Avenue C in East Village NYC 10009

Saturday, June 29, 1-6pm, Cameo studios A, 307 West 43rd Street

Sunday, June 30, 1-7pm, Cameo studios A, 307 West 43rd Street

Vangeline draws on 17 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and dancer, and has 35 years of expertise in the field of dance. She is the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, the winner of the 2019 Janet Arnold Award and 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. Recent invitations include teaching engagements at Studio 303 in Montreal ( Jan. 28 to Feb. 1st, 2019), and the Zen Mountain Monastery (Feb 15-17, 2019).

“This is one of the best workshops I have ever taken. If it were available every month, I would always take it. All aspects are applicable to my work as a theatre maker.” (Anthony Kennedy)

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. Our workshops and classes are trauma informed. 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.




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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 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.

Earlier Event: June 16
Butoh Class with Vangeline
Later Event: July 7
Butoh Class with Vangeline