Butoh Training Classes
with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Nick Parkin
plus guest teacher Jasmin Perrow
April 29th to June 10th (7 weeks)
Cost £70 or Fee for drop in per class is £12 pounds
Due to the tube strke many people were unable to attend the first two sessions, so we will accept payments of £50 for the remainder five classes.
Drop in classes operate throughout the term, so don't worry if you've missed a few or nearly all, as we teach unique units, accommodating all participants. Some students have attended the classes for many years, and there are also each term complete beginners, so the classes are geared towards all levels of ability. Students come from art and performance backgrounds or are just non-professionals interested in moving. The age range of students is from age 19 through to age 70+.
April 29th Nick Parkin
May 6th Nick Parkin
May 13th Jasmin Perrow (see biog below)
May 20th Marie-Gabrielle Rotie
May 27th Marie-Gabrielle Rotie
June 3rd Marie-Gabrielle Rotie
June 10th Marie-Gabrielle Rotie
Jasmin Perrow is a new teacher for Butoh UK but comes with plenty of experience.
Jasmin grew up in Wales and initially trained vocationally at Rubicon Dance School. She graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a first class degree in Choreography and Cultural Entrepreneurship. After working as a cabaret dancer “Miss Fleur Blanche’ she abandoned sequins and feathers and pursued her growing interest in Butoh dance. She studied with Marie Gabrielle Rotie and then took part in intensive Butoh training sessions at Cave Artspace in New York; training with Yukio Waguri, Imre Thormann, Yukio Suzuki and Ximena Garnica with Leimay company. Her works have shown at Brighton Fringe, Malborough Theatre and Deptford Old Police Station, Rolling Stage events, music festivals and Edinburgh Free Fringe. Jasmin continues to develop her knowledge of the bodymind and its relevance contemporary culture through her work as a Pilates and Barre method teacher- working not just with artists but with runners, mums, writers- and all those in need of physical rehabilitation and connection! Her Butoh classes will focus on methods of training and then lead into Butoh approaches.
Participant quote -
'It was completely wonderful to learn from you, and it was such a rich experience of discovery for me both physically and mentally. The body is such a remarkable resource and I feel the workshop helped me enormously to harness and feel the transformative qualities at hand for creative work. Thank you for such a rich learning experience.'
(Liz Atkin artist/ educator)
previous weekly class participants include live artists, dancers, actors, performers, therapists, teachers and anyone interested in movement -
past students include -
Manuel Vason (Live artist/photographer)
Jane Munro (Lecturer CSSD)
Helen Spackman (lecturer/live artist)
Lorraine Smith (dancer)
Anton Mirto (Director A2 Company)
Theron Schmidt (Lecturer Kings College)