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, teacher, 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

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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 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 teaching, assisting, and taking class at the Subbody Butoh School in Dharamsala, India till November 2017. See the following list for international butoh workshops attended.

 

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 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

09/01/2007 – Dharamsala, India – Chöd @ Seed Cafe
05/31/2017 – Dharamsala, India – Flower & The Abyss @ Subbody Theater
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

06/2017 – 08/2017 – Dharamsala, India | 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
12/3/2016 – 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