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Butoh & Movement Workshop For Actors With Yokko
The YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley
Alhambra, CA
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Butoh & Movement Workshop For Actors With Yokko

Saturday - Sunday, October 27-28, 2018, 1-5pm
The YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley, 401 EAST Corto St., Alhambra, CA 91801

Space Organiser: Eiji Inoue

One Day $40
Both Day $75

In this weekend intensive workshop, you will cultivate your instruments so that you may access not only internal materials but also external materials around for any creative circumstances.

Actors/performers' instrument is ownself- body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Learning your own instruments and be able to open it is fundamental of the acting craft. Through Butoh training, you will be revealing, discovering, and unfolding hidden self- which is a gift that you have-, and be able to share them with others, and explore its possibility to transform. And also, you will practice to let go of your self to be "possible body" (I call it "available body" as well.), which you may able to transform to anything else-(can be a living object or non-living objects- can be a character)- you are a vessel. Through movement exercises, you will learn knowledge of your instruments, so that you may apply it to your work functionally.

Everyone is different- so that when you bring the individuality into a life, it will blossom with the unique surprise of the artists' invention.
Butoh brings vibrancy to your life on stage. And it challenges your limitations physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  You will develop breathing, concentration, relaxation, emotional capacity, physical and mental stamina, and imagination.  And in this way, you develop your own living body. You may experience more living than you do in your daily life. Butoh activates your vital energy.

This Workshop incorporates  Butoh, Pure Movement Laban, Yoga, basic acrobatic & gymnastics, Lecoq technique, ViewPoint),  Linklater Voice, Acting, Viewpoint.

NO Prior Butoh, Acting, Dance experience requires

"Butoh is a dance of life" - Kazuo Ono

"My dance is the expansion of human concept- letting a human body metamorphosis into anything including an animal, a plant, even an object which does not have a life, and the fundamental ideology of my butoh is finding the possibility." -Tatsumi Hijikata

"You are enough" -Elizabeth Kemp

"There is no light without darkness"

"Pay attention to the cracks, because that's where the light gets in"-Leonard Cohen

About Instructor:
Yokko is an actor, a Theatre & Butoh Artist, Movement, Physical Theatre & Yoga Instructor from Japan. She has been regularly teaching weekly classes, and holding workshops in several places include NYC, Turin (Italy), Edinburgh (UK), Warsaw (Poland), Izmir (Turkey), St. Lawrence University (NY), SUNY New Paltz (NY), Amherst College(MA), and at some events.

As an actor, she has acted in, devised and choreographed a variety of local and international shows, having won several awards, including Best One-Woman Show, "Best Choreography" and "Best Actress" for Butoh Medea (United Solo 2014 at Theatre Row, TVolution 2018 Hollywood Fringe Awards). Butoh Medea was selected to perform in Warsaw, Poland. (United Solo Europe 2015, Teatre Syrena), toured Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, nominated The Asian Arts Award. Other Theatre credits include: Hide Your Fires (NU Works with Pan Asian Rep, United Solo 2017: Theatre Row) BALDY (CRS, United Solo 2013, HFF 2013, Fringe NYC 2012), ISIS Variation (Fringe NYC 2014), FACET (Irondale Center, Wave Rising Series, HFF 2013). Yokko also acted in several of local and international films, one of which is the Student Academy Silver Winner film, Cloud-Kumo (2016). She is the associate artistic director of The Ume Group as well as the artistic director of Ren Gyo Soh in NYC. Winner of Best Physical Theatre (Butoh Medea, United Solo 2015). Best Physical Theatre, Best Sound Design (Hide Your Fires at United Solo 2017) B.A in Theatre (UAlbany), MFA in Acting (The Actors Studio).;;


The YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley (View)
401 Corto St
Alhambra, CA 91801
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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