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Flower & The Abyss: A Butoh Performance, Introduction and Practice

  • Golden Drum 97 Green Street, G1 Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)
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Adam Koan and Rita Soma will grace us with a special butoh dance performance while on their world tour.
Butoh is a contemporary Japanese dance form that began after World War II. The performance will be accompanied by music and at the end, there will be a short dance lesson.

Adam Koan is a half Colombian, half Venezuelan-American who was raised in the small town of Belleview, Florida. He is an international butoh performer/teacher who resonated with the dance form after identifying multiple shamanic elements within it. He is a classically trained dancer and studied butoh in the Indian Himalayas in,Chicago and has taken several intensives/workshops from butoh masters internationally.

Rita Soma is a butoh performance artist and dancer from Spain who studied physical theater at Nouveau Colombier and Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam) in Madrid, Channai and New Delhi. She was exposed to butoh training in Mexico by Ken Mai, Diego Piñon and Cinthia Patiño.

Butoh is a Japanese dance form that began as a reaction to a post-World War II-stricken Japan. Underground Japan desired a new dance form mirroring the times, and a dance they could claim as their own. A rebellious form of movement spawned which widened the sphere of what could be considered dance. The key motivator of the movement is one’s own darkness (shadows, hangups, Jungian repressions), so inherently, the dance transcends mere entertainment value and establishes itself as a dance for the psyche itself.

Suggested Donation : $10

Earlier Event: April 18
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
Later Event: April 22
Subtle Body Butoh- CANCELLED