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Seattle International Butoh Festival 2018
Shoreline Community College Theater, Taoist Studies Institute Seattle, UW Dance
Shoreline, WA
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Seattle International Butoh Festival 2018
DAIPANbutoh Collective presents the 9th annual Seattle International Butoh Festival, Awakenings, featuring special guest Japanese Butoh artist Mushimaru Fujieda, US-based guest artists Crow Nishimura, Mizu Desierto, Ginger Krebs, and Ivan Espinoza, and several Seattle-based Butoh performers.

* DISCOUNTED TICKETS are for students, seniors, and people with disabilities.
* CHILDREN 12 and under are free to performances.
* Festival events take place at VENUES including Shoreline Community College, Taoist Studies Institute, UWs Meany Hall, workshop site in Snohomish, and more.
* FOR FULL SCHEDULE AND DETAILS, see Festival website: http://www.daipanbutoh.com/seattle-butoh-festival/


* July 6 & 7, 8 pm - Mainstage Performances: with Mushimaru Fujieda and DAIPAN artists at Shoreline Community College, $15/$22 Brown Paper Tickets; $18/$25 Door @Shoreline Community College Theater, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Building 1600, Shoreline, WA 98133

* July 7, 2-5 pm - Butoh workshop with Mizu Desierto (PDX), $25/$50 @ UW Dance Program / 256 Meany Hall, 4000 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98195-1150

* July 8, 12-4 pm - Butoh workshop with Mushimaru Fujieda, $60 @Taoist Studies Institute, 225 N 70th St, Seattle, WA 98103

* July 8, 7 pm - Mainstage Performance: Taoist Studies Institute, with US guest artists Mizu Desierto (PDX), Crow Nishimura (Degenerate Art Ensemble), & Ginger Krebs (Chicago), $15 Brown Paper Tickets; $18 Door; children 12 and under free @Taoist Studies Institute, 225 N 70th St, Seattle, WA 98103

* July 14 & 15  Intensive weekend workshop retreat with Mushimaru Fujieda, $160. Saturday and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 pm Taoist Studies Institute


* THREE-PERFORMANCE PASS: Includes all three ticketed performances (July 6, 7 & 8): $50 (Save $18!)

* FULL FESTIVAL PASS: Includes all three ticketed performances PLUS all three workshops (July 8th Sunday workshop,and Saturday & Sunday weekend intensive July 14th & 15th): $280. (Save $40!)


The festival is a collaborative effort between DAIPAN and many artists and organizations, and it has been growing over time. This is DAIPANs second year partnering with Shoreline Community College. DAIPAN is the only group consistently bringing national and international butoh artists to Seattle and producing an annual festival that features both guest artists and local performers. From its birth in Japan nearly 60 years ago, Butoh has proven itself a vital and innovative global performance genre with elements of dance, theater, and performance art.

This multifaceted festival kicks off with a Butoh Parade and performance/installation in Pioneer Square on July 5 during the First Thursday Art Walk, moving on to workshops and performances in Shoreline, the University District and Greenwood. The second week includes a free, family-oriented workshop and site-specific performance on the Elliott Bay waterfront, followed by an evening with Mushimaru at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, and finishing up with a weekend Butoh retreat in nature.

This years festival is made possible in part by funding from 4Cultures Arts Sustained Support, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultures Neighborhood & Community Arts Program, and The Morgan Fund at Seattle Foundations Puget Sound Initiative.

DAIPANbutoh Collective is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.


Shoreline Community College Theater, Taoist Studies Institute Seattle, UW Dance (View)
16101 Greenwood Ave. N. 1600 Bldg. Theater LOBBY
Shoreline, WA 98133
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Owner: DAIPANbutoh Collective
On BPT Since: Dec 28, 2011
DAIPANbutoh Collective

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