Adam Koan

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Adam Koan
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Rhizome Lee (India)

Adam Koan is a half Colombian half Venezuelan-American and international butoh performer, educator, writer, and scholar. He was raised in the small town of Belleview, Florida. He is heavily determined in spreading the obscure and oftentimes grotesque art that penetrates deep into the psyche-body connection. Particularly, he is into increasing accessibility of butoh to the marginalized or less privileged, e.g. the LGBTQA, PoC, and mentally and physically unique. He is a classically trained dancer from Hillsborough Community College (2010 – 2012) and University of South Florida (2012 – 2013) and studied butoh at the Indian Himalayas at the Subbody School of Butoh (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer & Fall 2017, Summer & Fall 2018; Spring 2019) from Rhizome Lee.

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Sara Zalek (Chicago)
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Cinthia Patiño (Mexico)

Also was a regular student at Sara Zalaks Butoh Body on Sundays in Chicago (2015 – 2016). He also took part for a month of Cinthia Patiño’s 6 hour per week butoh winter semester in Mexico City (2017) along with Body Weather courses by Theresa Carlos (Mexico) and Martha Sponzilli (Italy).

Currently Adam is on 2019 summer Euro tour. See information here: http://workshop.shadowbody.com. See the following list for butoh workshops attended. Rhizome Lee (India/Japan) and Julie Becton Gillum (NC, USA) are my two main butoh mentors.

 

Workshops/Classes/Intensives Attended:

06/06/19 – 2 hour class from Anna Nela (Germany) in Leipzig, Germany.

04/29/19 – 05/02/19 – 4 day class from Gio (South Korea) in Dharamsala, India.

03/04/19 – 03/07/19 – 4 day workshop from Mushimaru Fujieda (Japan) in Dharmasala, India.

09/28/18 – 09/29/18 – 2 days, 1 and 3 hour Body Weather workshops with Nataliya Andru in Dharamsala, India.

06/21/18 – 06/24/18 – 4 day intensive with Anna Barth in Berlin, Germany.

03/27/18 and 04/03/18 – 2 days, 4 hours total with Julie Becton Gillum in Asheville, North Carolina.

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

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Ken Mai (Finland/Japan)
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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/Japan)
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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 Vangeline 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

05/31/2019 – Dharamsala, India – PhD in Life @ Himalaya Butoh Festival

05/18/2019 – Bhagsu (Dharamsala), India – Moth Lord @ Jungle Calling

01/25/2019 – New Delhi, India – Domesticated Hoopee @ Studio Safdar

01/25/2019 – Kolkata, India – Domesticted Hoopee @ Kolkata International Performance Art Festival

12/22/2018 – Hyderabad, India – Domesticated Hoopee @ Nritya Forum For Performing Arts

12/22/2018 – Hyderabad, India – Improvisation television performance @ India Ahead News Channel | Claim to Fame Program | 20 Minute spot

06/24/2018 – Berlin, Germany – 2,000 Children @ street

09/01/2007 – Dharamsala, India – Chöd @ Seed Cafe

05/31/2017 – Dharamsala, India – Flower & The Abyss @ Himalaya Butoh Festival

05/11/2017 – Athens, Greece – Duality @ Neverland

05/02/2017 – Odessa, Ukraine – May 2nd (Title) @ Invogue

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

 

Past Shadowbody Workshops/Courses Taught

02/22/2019 – New Delhi, India | NarenJayan Studio | 3 day intensive

12/20/2018 – Hyderabad, India | Laamakan and Nirvana Art Cafe | 5 day intensive

04/07/2018 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Contemporary Arts Theater | 3 hour workshop

02/01/2018 – Whidbey Island, Washington – butopia | 5 day butoh intensive

01/25/2018 – New Orleans, LA – The Egyptian Door | 5 day butoh intensive

01/18/2018 – St. Petersburg, FL – Body Electric Yoga | 3 day butoh intensive

12/03/2017 – Idan, Israel | 5 day intensive workshop in the desert

06/2017  – Dharamsala, India – Subbody School | 5 day per week summer butoh course

05/13/2017 – Belgrade, Serbia | 3 day butoh intensive

05/05/2017 – Athens, Greece – Neverland | 5 day butoh intensive

04/27/2017 – Odessa, Ukraine – Underpub | 5 day butoh intensive

02/2017 – Mexico City – Teatro Popular Joaquin Pardave | 9 day workshop

12/03/2016 – New Orleans, LA – Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center | 5 day butoh intensive

11/19/2016 – Spring Hill, FL – House of Light Yoga | 3 hour workshop

11/18/2016 – Tampa, FL – Revolution Hair Co & Art Gallery | 3 hour workshop

10/21/2016 – Louisville, KY – OPEN Gallery | 2 hour workshop

09/03/2016 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Contemporary Arts Theater | 3 hour workshop

06/2014 – Dharamsala, India – Subbody Butoh School | 2 two hour workshops