Butoh UK- 

 

Artistic Direction and Production:  Marie-Gabrielle Rotie.  

 

Summary list of all Butoh artists invited to teach and/or perform since 1997 

Atsushi Takenouchi (Japan) 

Aaron Williamson (UK) 

Carey Jefferies (France)

Ernst Fischer and co. (UK)

Fran Barbe (UK)

Joan Laage (Seattle)

Jeannie Donald (UK)

Nick Parkin (UK)

Katharina Vogel (Switzerland)

Katsura Kan (Japan)

Kitt Johnson (Denmark)

Ko Murobushi (Japan)

Leone Catts Baril (France)

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie(UK)

Mim King (UK)

Minako Seki (Germany)

Masaki Iwana (France)

Moeno Wakamatsu (France)

Sayoko Onishi (Sicily)

Stefan Maria Marbe (Germany)

Stuart Lynch (Denmark)

Shinchi Moma Koga (Germany/NY)

Tetsuro Fukuhara (Japan)

Tanja Zgonc (Slovenia)

Yuko Kaseki (Germany)

Yumiko Yoshioka (Germany) 

Yumino Seki (UK)

Norihito Ishii (Japan)

Yuri and Seisaku (Japan)

 

Full chronology of events 

(Butoh Uk changed its name from London Butoh Network in 1997)

 

August 31st 1997 London Butoh Network launch day (organised by Kozel/Holst/Rotie)

 

Feb 1998 Jeannie Donald workshop

 

23/3/98 Rites of Spring site specific performance event in London Bridge – 

included performances by Nonie Bradley, Carey Jefferies Anne Holst and Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

(with the co-operation of English Heritage)

 

 June 1998 Tetsuro Fukuhara workshop and performances supported by Daiwo Anglo Foundation – toured to London/Dartington and Nottingham. (co-produced by Eeva Maria Mutka)

 

October 1998 Stuart Lynch and Tess De Quincey Body Weather workshop 

 

1998 Drill Hall weekly Butoh training 

 

May 1998 Evolving Butoh: funded by Chisenhale Dance Space 

Artistic Direction and Production: Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

Performances by: Sayoko Onishi Tadashi Endo. 

 

Research improvisation directed by Tadashi Endo: 

Dancers Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Fran Barbe. Live sound by Nick Parkin 

Workshops taught by Onishi and Endo 

 

April 1999 Fran Barbe Suzuki Training workshop

 

June 1999  Marie-Gabrielle Rotie Butoh/inside the invisible workshop

 

November 1999 Tadashi Endo workshop (co-organised by Fran Barbe)

 

April 2000 Out of Bounds Festival of New Butoh. 

Artistic Direction and Production: Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

Funded by London Arts, Chisenhale Dance Space, Pro Helvitia and supported by Voice Box/Royal Festival Hall. 

Performances by: Katharina Vogel (Velvet Igloo) 

Stuart Lynch ( Without Nostalgia)

Aaron Williamson (replacing Tess De Quincey who was ill)

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (Scapula)

Leone Catts Baril  (Sous Vide)

Ernst Fischer and company 

Workshops taught by Katharina Vogel and Stuart Lynch 

Conference at Voice Box /Royal Festival Hall:

invited speakers: Carol Kew, Stephen Barber, Stuart Lynch, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

 

September 2000 Tetsuro Fukuhara Space Dance workshop

 

Japan 2001 series: funded by Japan 2001 and Great Britain Saskawa Foundation 

Produced and curated by Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

May 2001 Yumiko Yoshioka workshop

June 2001 Stuart Lynch workshop

*July 2001 Tetsuro Fukuhara workshop and performance tour /London and Edinburgh (co-produced with Anne Marie Culhane and The bongo club)

May 2001 Yumiko Yoshioka workshop

June 2001 Stuart Lynch workshop 

July 2001 Tetsuro Fukuhara workshop and site specific performances in London Bridge area. 

November 2001 Ko Murobushi  workshop and Coaching Project 

 

2002 workshops and weekly classes  with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie/Tetsuro Fukuhara/ 

 

April – December 2003 Butoh: Dancing on the Bordeline festival 

Artistic Director and producer Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

Funded/supported by Chisenhale Dance Space and Jackson’s Lane 

Performances at Jacksons Lane by: 

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie Company (The Collector) (april)

Liz lea Company (Refract) (april)

Masaki Iwana ‘Floating atop a heasitant heart’(april) 

Sayoko Onishi (Chaser)

Minako Seki (Dancing Between)

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (Mutabiity) 

*Associated festival performances : Fran Barbe Company  and  Tadashi Endo (organised by Jacksons lane / TTI)

 

Workshops led by: 

Masaki Iwana (april)

Minako Seki  (October)

Tetsuro Fukuhara (July)

Ko Murobushi (June and August)

Katsura Kan (May)

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (May) 

*Associated workshop: Tadashi Endo ( April/TTI)

 

Performances in other venues as part of the festival: 

 by Ko Murobushi/Edge 01 at The Place Theatre (supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs) 

 

Testuro Fukuhara and workshop participants Mile End Ecology Pavilion 

 

And research and Development showing of duet by Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Ko Murobushi at the Jerwood Space (Funded by Arts council of England) 

 

Butoh Platform@ Chisenhale Dance Space : Andreas Constantinous, Rachel Sweeney, Fumi Tomioka and Daniel Vais, Brian Hartley

 

Butoh conference@ Chisenhale Dance Space: speakers – 

Mim King, Jeanne Donald, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Fran Barbe, Rachel Sweeney, Stuart Lynch. 

 

 

 

March 2004  Ko Murobushi workshop

 

March 2004 Atsushi Takenouchi workshop

 

June 2004 Yumiko Yoshioka workshop 

 

December 2004 Stefan Maria Marbe workshop 

 

*December/January 2004 Stuart Lynch workshop/lab at Chisenhale Dance Space (co-organised by Lynch)

 

January and February  2005 Katsura Kan workshops 

 

June 2005 Atsushi Takenouchi workshop and Performance ‘stone’ at The Space 

 

April 2005 Marie-Gabrielle Rotie workshop

 

May 2005 Atsushi Takenouchi workshop

 

May 2005 Nick Parkin environmental workshop 

 

October 2005 Tanja Zgonc workshop

 

October 2005 Jorge Lopes Ramos and Marie-Gabrielle Rotie workshop

 

December 2005 Yuko Kaseki workshop 

 

September – December Weekly Butoh training into performance with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie leading to Invisible Bones group performance at Chisenhale Dance Space December 2005 

 

January 2006 inkboat workshop

 

Jan- April Weekly Butoh training into Performance with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie leading to group performance at Chisenhale Dance Space April 2nd 2006 

 

2006 Feb 18th and 19th Joan Laage workshop and performance 

 

2006 June 1st -4th Kitt Johnson workshop   

 

2006- 2010  event dates are missing and  still being recovered from archives 

 

2010 Yuko Kaseki workshop/Oguri Body Weather Workshop/ Ko Murobushi workshop/Atsushi Takenouchi workshop included invited lectures at Goldmsiths University of London. 

 

2011 Ko Murobushi  workshop /Tetsuro Fukuhara workshop 

 

2013

Residential ‘Butoh and Nature’ Workshop in Wales led by Maria-Gabrielle Rotie and Nick Parkin 

Yuri and Seisaku: workshop and performance - A single Drop of Water to the exhausted body 

Moeno Wakamatsu  workshop and performance and lecturer PRF 

 

2014

Costume and Performance Workshop

Natsu Nakajima workshop and performance Like Smoke Like Ash 

 

2015 missing archive 

2016 

Dancing the Wilderness Landscapes and Transformations: Residential workshop Wales with Nick Parkin and Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

 

Bodies on the Shoreline workshop Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Goze Saner

 

2017 Atsushi Takenouchi 

 

2018

Dancing the Wilderness Wales and Butoh workshop 


NORIHITO ISHII  and performance in double bill with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

2019 - break 

 

2020 – all classes and events from February onwards cancelled due to Covid 19 

 

Weekly Butoh Training has taken place in Spring and Autumn every year since 1998. 

Butoh Festivals:

Artistic Direction/production Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

 

Occidental Butoh at Turtle Key Arts centre, London 

Invited performers Fran Barbe, Carey Jefferies, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

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May 1998 Evolving Butoh: at Chisenhale Dance Space 

Funded by Chisenhale Dance Space 

 

Performances by: Sayoko Onishi (Light house Keeper) Tadashi Endo (1947) 

Research improvisation directed by Tadashi Endo: 

Dancers Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and  Fran Barbe. Live sound by Nick Parkin 

Workshops taught by Onishi and Endo 

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April 2000 Out of Bounds: Festival of New Butoh. 

Artistic Direction and Production: Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

Funded by London Arts, Chisenhale Dance Space, Pro Helvitia and supported by Voice Box/Royal Festival Hall. 

 

Performances by: 

Katharina Vogel/Switzerland (Velvet Igloo) 

Stuart Lynch/Denmark (Without Nostalgia)

Aaron Williamson/UK (replacing Tess De Quincey who was ill)

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie/UK (Scapula)

Leone Catts Baril/France  (Sous Vide)

Ernst Fischer and company/UK 

 

Workshops taught by:

 Katharina Vogel and Stuart Lynch 

Conference at Voice Box /Royal Festival Hall:

Invited speakers: Carole Kew, Stephen Barber, Stuart Lynch, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

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April – December 2003 Butoh: Dancing on the Bordeline Festival 

Artistic Director and producer Marie-Gabrielle Rotie 

Funded/supported by Chisenhale Dance Space and Jackson’s Lane 

 

Performances at Jacksons Lane by: 

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie Company (The Collector) (April)

Rotie/Lea (Refract) (April)

Masaki Iwana (Floating atop a Hesitant Heart) (April) 

Sayoko Onishi (Chaser) (April)

Minako Seki (Dancing Between) (November)

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (Mutabiity) (Novemer)

 

*Associated festival performances : 

Fran Barbe and Tadashi Endo (both organised by Jacksons lane)

 

Workshops in various venues led by: 

Masaki Iwana (April)

Katsura Kan (May)

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (May) 

*Associated workshop: Tadashi Endo (TTI)

Tetsuro Fukuhara (July)

Ko Murobushi (June and August)

Minako Seki (October)

 

Performances in other venues as part of the festival: 

 by Ko Murobushi  (Edge 01) at The Place Theatre 

(supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan and Junko Hanamitsu) 

 

Testuro Fukuhara and workshop participants Mile End Ecology Pavilion 

 

Research and Development showing of duet by Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Ko Murobushi at the Jerwood Space (Funded by Arts council of England) (Link to my page)

 

Butoh Platform@ Chisenhale Dance Space: 

Andreas Constantinous, Rachel Sweeney, Fumi Tomioka, Daniel Vais and  Brian Hartley

 

Butoh conference@ Chisenhale Dance Space:

speakers – 

Mim King, Jeanne Donald, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Fran Barbe, Stuart Lynch, Rachel Sweeney.