Adam Koan

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Adam Koan
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Rhizome Lee (India)

Adam Koan is a half Colombian half Venezuelan-American who does not believe in flags nor walls. He was raised in the small town of Belleview, Florida. He is a butoh performer determined to spread the obscure and oftentimes grotesque art that penetrates deep into the psyche-body connection. He is a classically trained dancer from Hillsborough Community

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Sara Zalek (Chicago)

College (2010 – 2012) and University of South Florida (2012 – 2013) and studied butoh in the Indian Himalayas at the Subbody School of Butoh (2013 – 2014) from Rhizome Lee.

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Cinthia Patiño (Mexico)

Also was a regular attendee at Sara Zalaks Butoh Body on Sundays in Chicago (2015 – 2016). Completed 30 hours of Cinthia Patiño’s 6 hour per week butoh winter semester in Mexico City (2017) along with bodyweather training by Theresa Carlos (Mexico) and Martha Sponzilli (Italy).

 

 

Workshops/Intensives Attended:

02/04/17 – 02/05/17 – 2 day (20 hour) intensive with Diego Piñón in Tlalpujahua, Mexico.

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Ken Mai (Finland)
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Tadashi Endo (Germany)

11/29/16 – 01/01/16 – 3 day intensive with Ken Mai in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

11/23/16 – 11/27/16 – 5 day intensive with Ken Mai in Mexico City.

09/10/16 – 09/13/16 – 4 day intensive with Tadashi Endo in Chicago.

04/23/16 – 04/24/16 – 4 and 6 hour intensive with Yumiko Yoshioka in Chicago.

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Yumiko Yoshioka (Germany)
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Yukio Waguri (Japan)

04/02/16 – 2 hour workshop with Michael Sakamoto in Chicago.

01/16/16 – 3 hour workshop with Vangaline in Chicago.

08/24/15 – 09/02/15 – 10 day Motimaru butoh intensive with Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo in Santorini Island, Greece

08/17/15 – 08/21/15 – 5 day intensive with Ken Mai in Helsinki, Finland.

08/03/15 – 08/16/15 – Ex…it Butoh Festival, Germany. 2 weeks. 1 class with each butoh instructor: Yukio Waguri, Rhizome LeeYumi UmiumareAtsushi TakenouchiNatsu Nakajima, Michiyasu FurutaniValentin Tszi, and Matilde Javier Ciria, and a 1-week choreography session with Yukio Waguri.

 

Past Performances

 

04/05/2017 – Brooklyn, NYC – Flower & The Abyss @ BIZARRE Bushwick
12/11/2016 – New Orleans, LA – Dove of Dawn @ Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center
11/20/2016 – Tampa, FL – Universe, Your Birthright @ Hare Krsna Temple
10/31/2016 – Cincinnati, OH – Black Samhain @ The Comet
10/25/2016 – Cincinnati, OH – Sri Swami Solipsist @ Warsaw Room
10/20/2016 – Louisville, KY – Sri Swami Solipsist @ OPEN Gallery
10/16/2016 – Clermont, KY – Black Firecracker @ SONICBernheim
05/01/2016 – Chicago, IL – dEGOnstruction @ Outerspace
03/30/2016 – Chicago, IL – Cat & Cat @ THAW
10/17/2015 – Chicago, IL – Eucharist / Viscera @ Butoh Sorbet
08/30/2014 – Tampa, FL – Dead Palestinian Boy @ Brass Mug