An exploration of the self and your body in an experiential and physical way. We delve into the philosophy of Butoh, the Japanese physical theatre form. Relying heavily on imagery and emotions, the session will encourage you to tap deeper mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The session will lead you through a simple warm-up, stretches and various exercises and tasks to further understand yourself physically & mentally.
Open Body & Open Mind - is the key
Come, allow yourself to submerge into a unique experience of learning, moving, thinking AND having Fun!
About the Artist, Archana Kumar:
My introduction to Butoh happened in Seattle, back in 2003. In 2005, I got the opportunity to work with a well known contemporary theatre director - MR Hiroshi Ohashi, based on Tokyo, Japan and I continue to work under his mentorship until this day. Since 2005 I have collaborated with many Butoh dancers of Tokyo through a unique collaborative project- Asia Meets Asia. Rehearsal sessions under Ohashi San are very intense, thought-provoking and mentally n physically draining.
It is through these sessions I got exposed to a deeper understanding of Butoh and Noh Theatre. I realize it is the philosophy and restrained practice of these forms that one only very slowly can learn to embody. There isn't any visibly specific technique to teach, rather it is a process of understanding and learning through rigorous mentoring.