2015 Ex…it Butoh Festival in Germany

The Ex…it Butoh Festival happens every 4 years and it was time for another this August of 2015. I was so grateful to have attended and met so many interesting butoh aficionados and teachers. The attendance of students was around 80 and there were 6 teachers total. We had 6 hours of classes a day of workshops with different teachers on the first week and on the second, we worked on our choreographies with two Butoh teachers. I was selected for Yukio Waguri (Japan, student of Tatsumi Hijkata) and Valentin (Russia).

My life is taking on a drastically different chapter after this festival. I know it will always be viewed as one of those big moments and possible turning points in my life. Though the next Ex…it Festival takes place 4 years from now, I am already planning to return.

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With Atsushi
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Dancing at Rhizome lee’s Workshop. Marianna Tsagaraki (Athens) in front of me.
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In Rhizome Lee’s performance
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Watching and participating in a butoh jam session
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At a Fellini-esque Butoh Ball with Holly Chernobyl (Chicago). Love was quilted that night. <3
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