Butoh dance workshop
On Sunday 12th November, 2-5pm there will be a Butoh dance workshop led by Mitsuyo Uesugi, £30 per person (pay what you can also available).
Butoh is a dance form that developed in Japan in the post-war period of the late 1950s and 1960s, when two artists, Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata , moved from the studio to the streets to perform what became iconic dances that faced the social realities of the time and in doing so gave form to a dance of protest and radical philosophy.
Kazuo Ohno went on to dance around the world creating poetic works, mostly in his later works dancing solo, till the age of 103 when he passed away in 2010.
Mitsuyo Uesugi was his student of over 50 years.