Due to Covid 19 and also the mayhem caused by Brexit, we are currently not planning any face to face workshops or teaching. We hope to resume in Autumn 2021 but this depends on the situation with Covid 19.

In the meantime Marie-Gabrielle Rotie is  offering - 

One to One private Butoh zoom Sessions of 1 Hour which can be tailored to your needs... wether beginner or advanced. 

Book here for enquiry and costs

Teacher Biographies 

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (Butoh and Post Butoh)

 

She  encountered Butoh in 1991and since then has studied and collaborated with numerous Butoh masters, and most closely with the late Ko Murobushi. Her teaching is informed by her own practice as a succesful artist/ choreographer,carving her own distinct aesthetic quite distinct from the category of 'butoh',  and she foregrounds the creative potential and journey of each participant. Her approach aims to balance spirit and form, and to communicate both the rigour or Butoh but also allow space for inclusivity and personal discovery. 

Yuka Negoro

She is a Tokyo born London based dance maker and performer, mainly studied Post Butoh / improvisation dance in Japan. Since 2000, she has performed in galleries, site-specific locations and theatres presenting solo pieces or collaborating with other artists and musicians. 

 

Her movement often combines the opposite element, impulsive and objective, fierce and gentle, mechanical and organic. Her interest is to let the body or body parts move as if they have their own spirits detached from her, seeking to meet the moment when the body starts to talk and takes her somewhere unknown.

 

Her main focus for teaching is to encourage participants to discover their own movement and expression through Butoh and beyond the field of Butoh by exploring the ways to connect imagination, sensation and the form.

Yumiko Seki 

My movement work starts from trust; trusting that the body has its own intelligence & experience.  Not moving but being moved.  I explore and reflect the inner landscape where the body becomes mere ‘being’ and where a point of transformation occurs.  I question ways of communicating.

 

Yumino Seki is a U.K based independent dance artist, Butoh practitioner, performer, teacher and qualified somatic movement educator & therapist.  She was born in Japan and has trained in both classical and contemporary dance.

 

Her work is influenced by Butoh.  Collaborating with artists from diverse disciplines has given her a broad approach to her dance practice.  She has been interested in authenticity of the temporal body for many years resulting in many pieces, which are site responsive and improvised in nature.  Seki’s work crosses the boundaries of dance, performance art and installation.  Since 1999 she has trained and worked in Butoh predominantly with Tadashi Endo (Mamu Dance Theatre), Yumiko Yoshioka (TEN PEN CHii) both in Germany and Carlotta Ikeda (Ariadone) in France. 

Nick Parkin 

Nick has studied Butoh and movement since the 1980's and has then gone on to travel through careers as both a dancer, musician and composer. He studied intitially with Sankai Juku training in Paris, and then Noh with Yoshi Oida and Akira Matsu. Since 1993 he has studied Martial Arts in depth as a  Senior student with Lam Kam Chuen in Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and a member of Master Lam’s ‘Da Cheung Chuan Zhan Zhuang’ Chi Kung Research Group UK.and he also studied Pakua Chang with Dr Xie Peiqi and ongoing training in the method of Park Bok Nam. this informs his approach to fusing Butoh with concerns around internal states, Chi and energy. 

Macarena Ortuzar (Butoh and Body Weather)

 

Macarena is a solo artist and experienced dance teacher from Chile, currently based in Oxford as an ongoing independent artist.Her own performance work and investigations in to dance and movement have been developing for over 20 years and are deeply  inspired by her experiences living and learning in  New York and  Japan as well as her present experiences teaching and performing in the UK. 

Her vision of a dance/body is strongly influenced by her time spent as member of the Tokason Butoh Troupe in Japan led by dance maker Min Tanaka (creator of Body Weather) and the somatic approach to the body in transition.