From the 28th of April to the 2nd of May, I gave a 5 day butoh intensive to a very enthusiastic group in Odessa. I cannot describe how great I felt being around this crowd and it is the same reason I will be returning in August to deliver more workshops. For the final day, we also performed a piece entitled May 2nd, which was directly tied to the May 2nd tragedy that happened 3 years ago where people were burned alive.
I have been in Mexico City since the 7th of January and have been exposed to much butoh here (and even body weather). I have also been giving free workshops at a theater in a park. I leave on the 30th of March bound for NYC.
This is what’s to come so far:
04/05 – Brooklyn, NYC – BIZARRE Bushwick – Performance
04/21 to 04/23 – Brooklyn, NYC – Golden Drum – Workshops + Performance
04/27 to 05/02 – Odessa, Ukraine – TBA – Workshops + Performance
05/5 to 05/09 – Athens, Greece – Neverland – Workshops + Performance
05/13 to 05/15 – Belgrade, Serbia – Bhakti Hub – Workshops + Performance
05/27 to + 7/24 – Dharamsala, India – Butoh Festival + Teaching
Our shadowbody US butoh tour which began in the middle in August and ended in December is now finished, and I am currently back in Illinois to work a little bit before setting back out into the butoh world. Thank you to everybody who supported us either financially or with lodging, etc. After this tour, I am more inspired than ever to keep the flame of butoh lit.
Here was our journey:
9/3 Asheville, NC – Asheville Contemporary Arts Theater | Workshop
10/16 Louisville, KY – SONICBernheim
10/20 Louisville, KY – OPEN Gallery
10/21 Louisville, KY – OPEN Gallery | Workshop
10/25 Cincinnati, OH – Warsaw Room
10/31 Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
11/3 Nashville, TN – Blackbird Tattoo
11/4 Chattanooga, TN – Tiki Ray’s
11/11 Asheville, NC – Genome Yome
11/16 Atlanta, GA – The Magic Lantern
11/18 Tampa, FL – Revolution Hair Co & Art Gallery | Workshop
11/19 Spring Hill, FL – House of Light Yoga | Workshop
11/20 Tampa, FL – Hare Krsna Temple
12/3 – 12/7 New Orleans, LA – Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center | 5 Day Butoh Intensive
12/11 New Orleans, LA – Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center
In one picture, I can attempt to express my yagé experience two weeks ago.
Introducing my new café! Click on the space woman to enter.