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Butoh Fest 19: Noguchi Taiso - Butoh workshop with Mari Osanai

Noguchi Taiso - Butoh workshop with Mari Osanai


New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 presents:

Noguchi Taiso and Butoh workshop in New York with Mari Osanai hosted by New York Butoh Institute

16 hours

Thursday, October 10, 7-10pm - 55 Avenue C, NY NY 10009            
Friday, October 11 , 6-9pm -   Cameo Studios, Studio A, 307 West 43rd Street, NY NY 10036             
Saturday, October 12, 1-6pm - Cameo Studios, Studio A, 307 West 43rd Street, NY NY 10036           
Sunday, October 13, 1-6pm - Cameo Studios, Studio A, 307 West 43rd Street, NY NY 10036                   

All levels and complete beginners are welcome.

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.



4 DAYS: $295


  • THURSDAY ONLY OCTOBER 10, 2019 - 3 hours- $55

  • FRIDAY ONLY OCTOBER 11, 2019 - 3 hours- $55

  • SATURDAY ONLY OCTOBER 12, 2019 5 hours $110

  • SUNDAY ONLY OCTOBER 13, 2019 - 5 hours - $110

All payments are non refundable and your spot is nontransferrable.

By pre-registration only- any question contact

Photos by Azumi Oe



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


Earlier Event: September 29
Butoh Class with Vangeline