CALENDAR OF PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, FILMS AND LECTURES

October 4 Tuesday  
4:00 - 9:00pm Master Class Ko Murobushi:
In this one day Master Class students are guided through various exercises, including: techniques for relaxation and breath control, sensory exploration, transformation exercises, image-based improvisations, and exploring basic moments of "crisis" such as sleeping, walking and falling. More details.
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room


October 6 Thursday
7:30pm Performance Ko Murobushi: Handsome Blue Sky
Acclaimed butoh artist Ko Murobushi returns to the Japan Society with this new full-length work. Murobushi uses the metaphor of the sky to release the freedom of the dancers' bodies through his signature blend of violence and gorgeous stage poetry. More details.
Reserve Tix
Venue: Japan Society


October 7 Friday
7:30pm Performance Ko Murobushi: Handsome Blue Sky
See October 6. More details.
Reserve Tix
Venue: Japan Society


October 8 Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm Master Class Ko Murobushi: Hijikata's Legacy
This is a one day Master Class in rigorous physical training led by Ko Murobushi, one of the inheritors of Tatsumi Hijikata's original vision of ankoku butoh (dance of darkness). Max 20 people. Note: Some performance experience preferred. More details.
Register through Japan Society
Venue: Japan Society
7:30pm Performance Ko Murobushi: Handsome Blue Sky
See October 6. More details.
Reserve Tix
Venue: Japan Society


October 12 Wednesday
TBA Workshop Yuko Kaseki
The class provides awareness practice to hone internal sensibilities and physical expression. Basic training draw upon Noguchi gymnastics and butoh dance to develop a relaxed, sensitive but dynamic body. More Details.
Note: This workshop will only be open to students of Yale University. Venue: Yale University

October 13 Thursday
8:00 - 11:00pm Performance CAVEnsemble with Special Guests: Azumaru, Yuko Kaseki, Shinichi MOMO Koga & New York Soundpainting Orchestra
CAVEnsemble is joined by a variety of special guests and local butoh dancers to collectively create a series of performance installations spread throughout CAVE's multiple rooms. After the performances, stay for music, wine and food and help us launch our three-week festival at this Festival Opening Celebration. More details.
Reserve Tix
Venue: CAVE


October 14 Friday
10:00am - 2:00pm Workshop Masaki Iwana: The Intensity of Nothingness
Students will train in the basic principles of butoh improvisation and composition, discover new approaches to movement through exploring the body's "inner landscape", and use poems and poetic images as springboards for transforming the body. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room

3:00am - 7:00pm Workshop Yumiko Yoshioka: Body Resonance
Drawing up techniques from butoh, Noguchi Gymnastics and the Chinese martial art of juken, this workshop will concentrate on our inner core (our vital chi energy) and its circulation and increase our concentration and imagination. More details.
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room


October 15 Saturday
10:00am - 2:00pm Workshop Masaki Iwana: The Intensity of Nothingness
This is the second part of the workshop starting on October 14. More details.
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room

3:00am - 7:00pm Workshop Yumiko Yoshioka: Body Resonance
This is the second part of the workshop starting on October 14. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room

6:00pm Film Screening Butoh Film Series
This film series, hosted by Anthology Film Archives, is an incredible immersion into butoh's world of potent physicality and poetic imagery. The series features short and full-length films. More details.
Venue: Anthology Film Archives

8:00pm Film Screening Butoh Film Series
See above. More details.
Venue: Anthology Film Archives



October 16 Sunday
10:00am - 2:00pm Workshop Masaki Iwana: The Intensity of Nothingness
This is the third part of the workshop starting on October 14. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room

3:00am - 7:00pm Workshop Yumiko Yoshioka: Body Resonance
This is the third part of the workshop starting on October 14. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room

3:45pm Film Screening Butoh Film Series
See Oct 15. More details.
Venue: Anthology Film Archives

6:00pm Film Screening Butoh Film Series
See Oct 15. More details.
Venue: Anthology Film Archives

8:30pm Film Screening Butoh Film Series
See Oct 15. More details.
Venue: Anthology Film Archives



October 17 Monday
10:00am - 2:00pm Workshop Kan Katsura
This workshop guides participants through a variety of butoh techniques: silent walking, stillness and the exploration of "non-human" types of movement. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: Panetta Movement Center

6:00 - 8:30pm Master Class Yumiko Yoshioka: Body Resonance
This one day Master Class draws upon techniques from butoh, Noguchi Gymnastics and the Chinese martial art of juken. The class will concentrate on our inner core (our vital chi energy) and its circulation and increase our concentration and imagination. More details..
Register: Through Japan Society
Venue: Japan Society


October 18 Tuesday
10:00am - 2:00pm Workshop Kan Katsura
This is the second part of the workshop starting on October 17. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: Panetta Movement Center

2:00pm - 5:00pm Master Class Yuko Kaseki
The class provides awareness practice to hone internal sensibilities and physical expression. Basic training draw upon Noguchi gymnastics and butoh dance to develop a relaxed, sensitive but dynamic body. More details.
Venue: The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center/CUNY Graduate Center
6:30pm Panel Butoh Panel Discussion & Demonstration
Selections from rare butoh dance videos will be shown; dancers from the festival will perform short excerpts; and a panel of critics, academics and butoh artists will explore and re-evaluate the current state of butoh and examine the future of this international and constantly evolving art form. More details.
Reservations: This is open to the public and is FREE. Because of very limited seating please make reservations through rsvp@caveartspace.org.
Venue: The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center/CUNY Graduate Center


October 19 Wednesday
8:00pm Performance Daisuke Yoshimoto: Eros and Thanatos
Yumiko Yoshioka: Before the Dawn
This double bill features: renowned solo dancer Daisuke Yoshimoto who takes us on an evolutionary journey, using the metaphor of the naked body as landscape in flux; and Yumiko Yoshioka's joyful dance of metamorphosis, where darkness melts into brightness. More details..
Reserve Tix
Venue: Theater for the New City


October 20 Thursday
8:00pm Performance Daisuke Yoshimoto: Eros and Thanatos
Yumiko Yoshioka: Before the Dawn
See October 18. More details.
Reserve Tix
Venue: Theater for the New City


October 21 Friday
7:00pm Performance Kan Katsura & Azumaru with musician Jack Wright: Time Machine
Katsura's piece, which fuses highly physical and frenetic moments with poetic and dream-like choreography, is one of his most intense and complex works. Opening for Katsura is rising butoh star Azumaru with jazz musician Jack Wright. More details..
Reserve Tix
Venue: Theater for the New City

9:30pm Performance Masaki Iwana: Beast of Grass
Cokaseki: Tooboe (Howl)
Masaki Iwana has blazed his own trail in butoh since 1975. His early performances from 1975 to 1982 were marked by his radical and rigorous approach of complete stillness and nakedness. This new piece is a testament to his evolving and complex aesthetic. On the double bill is a dance by butoh group Cokaseki that is based on a story by Japanese author Hyakken Uchida. More details.
Reserve Tix
Venue: Theater for the New City


October 22 Saturday
10:00am - 2:00pm Workshop Daisuke Yoshimoto
In addition to basic physical training and breath-work, the foundations of butoh are explored through walking, imagery and improvisations centered on the body's transformations. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room

5:00pm Performance Masaki Iwana: Beast of Grass
Cokaseki: Tooboe (Howl)
See October 21. More details.
Reserve Tix
Venue: Theater for the New City

8:00pm Performance Akira Kasai: Flowers
Opening Act: The New York Sound Painting Orchestra
Akira Kasai is famous for his intensely athletic dances that defy convention and blend butoh with traditional Japanese dance, classical ballet, break-dancing and yoga. In this highly personal solo performance piece, Kasai presents a universe where chaos, death and love are "like flowers blooming all over the sky." More details..
Reserve Tix
Venue: Theater for the New City


October 23 Sunday
10:00am - 2:00pm Workshop Daisuke Yoshimoto
This is the second part of the workshop starting on October 22. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room

2:30pm Performance Akira Kasai: Flowers
Opening Act: Kan Katsura
See October 22. More details..
Reserve Tix
Venue: Theater for the New City


October 24 Monday
5:00 - 9:00pm Workshop Akira Kasai
In this workshop students will learn how to generate inner-energy for dance; how to create the flow of "inner-time and inner-space"; how to draw inspiration for dance out of the sensory experiences of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room



October 25 Tuesday
5:00 - 9:00pm Workshop Akira Kasai
This is the second part of this workshop starting on October 24. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room



October 26 Wednesday
5:00 - 9:00pm Workshop Akira Kasai
This is the second part of this workshop starting on October 24. More details..
Register (PDF Form)
Venue: The Puffin Room