Vangeline Butoh Workshop 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Butoh Workshop with Vangeline, Artistic Director of Vangeline Theater San Francisco 2014
August 15th (Friday) 6-9pm, August 16th (Sat) and 17th (Sun) 1-6pm Mobu Dance Studio 1605 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131.
GOOD NEWS EARLY BIRD HAS EXTENDED TO JULY 15th !
Full workshop $175 / after July 15th $225 ($50 savings)
Friday $45 / after July 15th - $65
Sat & Sun $ 65 / after July 15th - $80
For payments made by check: Make checks out to Shoshana Green 2765 A Golden Gate Ave SF CA 94418 payments must be received by early bird deadline to receive early bird price.
Once payment is made, no refunds will be granted, no exceptions.
See Vangeline's Work: http://vimeo.com/87050780
"Butoh can lead us back to our rebellions, our private wars, our wounded selves, and through this process brings what is hidden into the light."The process is deeply healing and transformative. Shedding various masks and layers of conditioning leads to more honesty. When we are stripped of our defenses, we can offer our best. We become capable of intimacy and humanity." ~Vangeline
This Butoh workshop creates a supportive environment to start an individual and collective process of investigation through creative movement. Participants start a spiritual and energetic journey to express, heal and transform hidden aspects of themselves. The work incorporates Japanese Butoh techniques, guided imagery, bio-energetics, core energetics, creative movement, improvisation, release techniques, elements of Noguchi gymnastics. This unique training is an invaluable tool for dancers, actors, adult beginners, encouraging participants to open up and expand physically and energetically.All levels are welcome.
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 (NYC), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century. She was born in Bourgogne, France and moved to New York in 1993.
Since its inception in 2002, the Vangeline Theater has fused the post-apocalyptic vision of Butoh with the aesthetics of 21st century film noir. The Company's unique style, which might be described as "butoh meets film noir," is informed by Vangeline's extensive training with Butoh Masters, including Tetsuro Fukuhara, Yoshito Ohno, Yumiko Yoshioka, Diego Pinon and Katsura Kan, as well as performing Butoh solo on stage and film.
Vangeline's critically acclaimed choreographed works have been presented in New York at Joyce SoHo, White Wave, the New Museum, Dance Theater Workshop, PS122 Performance Space, and Abrons Arts Center. She was the recipient of a six-month artist residency at PS122 Performance Space ("New, New Stuff"); since 2006 she has received prestigious awards from the Puffin Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Asian American Arts Alliance, Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Robert Friedman Foundation. She is the founder of the 7-year running, award-winning program " The Dream a Dream Project", which brings Butoh dance to incarcerated men and women at correctional facilities across New York City. Claudia la Rocco from the New York Times wrote that Vangeline is "captivating in her devotion to simple movements"; Hampton Fancher, writer of cult movie "Blade Runner",wrote that Vangeline's work is "poetry in motion"; and the Los Angeles Times wrote that" Vangeline moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese butoh artist". Vangeline passionately believes that Butoh can be a vehicle for collective and individual transformation in the 21st century.
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Shoshana is a Butoh artist, teacher, presenter for Butoh programming in San Francisco [Butohsf]. She is inspired by the tradition of Japanese Ankoku Butoh and transformative healing and somatic modalities. Her programming is dedicated to the appreciation, education and contemporary movement of the Butoh art-form by offering public workshops and performances through collaborations with International and National Butoh Artists. She draws from the teachings and guidance of renown Butoh teachers, Vangeline, Diego Piñon, Katsura Kan, Natsu Nakajima, Akira Kasai, Tetsuro Fukuhara. Shoshana most recently performed in KATSURA Kan's Oracle and Enigma at CounterPULSE in San Francisco and Vangeline Theater's 5th of Butoh at Triskelon Arts in NYC. Shoshana has an MA in Somatic Psychology and is a somatic practitioner and psychotherapist. www.butohsf.com