This workshop is taught by Stuart Lynch and is specific to the teachings and language of Butoh dancer Min Tanaka and how he was working in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when Lynch studied the work and technique. During this period Tanaka’s work revolved around the examination of Body Speed, techniques specific to his dance company ‘Mai Juku’ (now disbanded) and the classical Butoh imagery or Butoh Fu that Tanaka had discovered whilst collaborating with the main founder of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata.
In this class Lynch teaches Butoh form this perspective so as to give the individual an insight into a language that can fuel ones own identity, individuality, animalism and dance.
Much of what we learn is unconscious social programming and strips us of our original nature. Butoh can provide and access this original nature and can make, as Hijikata said ‘a body that has not been robbed’.
FOR SCHOOLS, HIGHSCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
The following two courses are designed for young adults aged from 12 to 28 and address issues of speech, movement, stage skills and confidence. Both courses are available for each age grouping within this field and are created according to strict teaching and pedagogic guidelines.