From May 5th to May 9th, the Athens group explored the many exercises delivered via my intensive butoh series. The performance that I will give with Marianna Tsagaraki (later on today, the 11th of May), will show various of the teachings. Black and white photographs are by Vassilis Kritikos.
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.