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Bridget Scott’s Butoh Workshop #3

Our friend Bridget writes,

On 24th July I will hold the third in my series of monthly butoh workshops at Ichijoji Shukaijo – an old dojo in Ichijoji.

We will begin with a good warm up and then do some butoh image work, followed by pair work, some choreography and improvisation and finally a warm down.

My workshop will be inspired by my work with my teachers Katsura Kan, Min Tanaka and Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno as well as and my own experiences as a performer for over 20 years.

The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in expressing something with their body and exploring butoh ideas and movement.

No experience is necessary. Wear clothes that are easy to move in.

Here is the basic information:

Sun 24th July 10am-1pm (the last Sunday morning of every month.)

Place ~ Ichijoji Shukaijo (see below)

Advanced Booking:  ¥2,000(¥1,500 for students)

At the Door: ¥2,500(¥2,000 for students)

Reservation:

Contact me at this email address or phone at 090-3853-4162

Access:

Train: Eizan line Ichijoji Station       Walk east from the station and follow directions below.

Bus: No 5 Ichijoji Sagarimatsu cho  Cross Shirakawa Dori at the traffic lights and follow directions below.

Directions:

From Shirakawa Manshuin Michi. You will see Circle K on the right and a big pachinko parlor opposite it.

Go east on Manshuin michi until you see a stone tori for Hachidai Jinja.

There turn left (don’t go up the hill to Shisendo).Keep going north, in the second block you will see gates into what looks like a school yard and a hand carved sign with 上一乗寺集会所.

Go through the gates and you will see a pine tree. Behind it is the old dojo.

This is Ichijoji Shukaijo.

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