Our friend Bridget Scott says,
At last I am starting to teach my own monthly butoh workshop at Ichijoji Shukaijo – an old dojo in Ichijoji. In April I worked with Katsura Kan, who was the teacher who lead me into the butoh world in 1989. I also studied with Min Tanaka, and butoh greats: Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno. I feel as if I have come full circle after dancing with Katsura Kan again. Time to start anew!
My Butoh workshop will be inspired by these teachers 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 necessary.
Now is an important time in Japan. If we are here, we should really BE here and do what we have to do.
This is an added reason to start my butoh class. I’ve been meaning to teach it for years…. Now is the time!
I’m also continuing my weekly shiatsu class on Saturday mornings.
If you are interested in studying either butoh or shiatsu, please contact me at:
If there is something you’ve been meaning to do, get down to it! Now!
Here is the basic information for the Butoh workshop:
First workshop: Sunday 29th May 10am-1pm
Future workshops will be on the last Sunday morning of every month.
Location: Ichijoji Shukaijo
Fee: ¥2,000, ¥1,500 for students
Please wear clothes that are easy to move in.
By train: Take the Eizan line to Ichijoji Station then walk east from the station and follow the directions below.
By bus: Take bus No 5 to Ichijoji Sagarimatsu cho. Cross Shirakawa Dori at the traffic lights and follow the directions below.
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
Go through the gates and you will see a pine tree. Behind it is the old dojo.
This is Ichijoji Shukaijo.
Here is a Google Maps Link for Ichijoji Shukaijo.
Click on it to see the map.
Thanks Bridget! Bridget has also informed me that she will be performing a dance at the Velvet Moon event at Urbanguild this Saturday (May 21st). The event starts at 7pm and Bridget is scheduled to begin at 9pm.