During this Winter India Life Resonance 2018-19 Butoh Tour (Beginning of December to Early March), we will proceed with Life Resonance at various India locals based on Butoh performance, workshop intensive, collaboration between various art genres, and promotion of the Himalaya Subbody School at art/performance festivals. This means we are opening this up for more than just intensive. If you desire an artist collaboration of some type, (multiple-day preferred), we are also interested.
Our aim is to cultivate Life Resonance between Indian artist and foreign artist. We have engaged in 3 Indian tours in the past and will continue to build a flexible rhizomic network of life.
Dec 19 – 24 – Hyderabad – 5 day intensive with performance – Phoenix Arena
Jan 23 – 26 – Kolkata – Performances – Kolkata International Performance Art Festival
Feb 04 – Feb 08 – Mumbai – 5 day intensive – Drama School Mumbai
Feb (? – ?) – Bangalore. In collaboration with Honza’s Free Butoh School in beautiful wilderness in Tumkur.
I’ve been in India since early July this time around, and I have absolutely no desire to leave. I don’t mind having to do whatever I need to do to just always live here. I’ve even entertained the idea of recruiting some Shadowbody theater folks. There is some talent in the India butoh world anyway.
At where I stand now, it’s looking like I will be in India till summer or late July of 2019 (depending if there’s a Subbody Euro tour happening). I do want to attend the next Exit Butoh Festival in Germany (August 2019), and after that if it’s financially feasible, I prefer just coming straight back to India.
India Life Resonance Butoh Tour
I am also in the process of creating an India Butoh Tour that spans from beginning of December to beginning of March. These are the places so far:
Dec 15 – 16 – Kolkata
Dec 19 – 23 – Hyderabad
Dec 26 – Jan 1 – Tamil Nadu
India Scholarship Program
I am helping Rhizome Lee (of the Subbody Butoh School) with a scholarship program specifically for Indian residents who are eager to study Butoh but can’t due to financial situation. Several Indian residents have passed through the course throughout the years, and it is very interesting to see their process and interpretation of Butoh. I hope to see more coming through. If you are in a place to help a good artistic cause, do contribute!