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Breaking the Patriarchal Feminine // a butoh dance workshop by Min Yoon
May 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Explore / break / queer feminine and masculine archetypes through butoh-inspired movements, guided imagery, and reflections, connecting the body and deeper consciousness.
The word archetype means “original pattern from which copies are made” and is derived from senses of “beginning, origin,” and “pattern”. In exploring archetypes and recurring stories from art, literature, myths, and religions, we will research individually and collectively through movement:
– What can we remember about ourselves, in our bodies, psyches, and spirits?
– What lies in the middle of how archetypes contradict and complement each other?
– What is my unique relation to the movements that emerge from my unique relations to themes and archetypes
Butoh formed in post WWII Japan, is unafraid to touch deeply human themes, emotions, and aesthetics, beyond what is socially accepted, and combines aspects of contemporary dance, theater, improvisation, and ritual. In dancing the edges, we can find turning points for healing, acceptance, and transformation of nature, which includes ourselves.
Min Yoon is a butoh dancer and ritual performance artist, dedicated to exploring ways to uncover the deeper, more intuitive nature in how we relate to our being and the world, through art, butoh dance, and philosophy, and what may arise from this uncovering. Min started butoh dance, out of the darkest moments in her life, to dive into deeper landscapes and research the images, opening, and movement we need for our times. Butoh is an expressive mode of dance that seeks to find what is deep within, beyond what is socially accepted in a pursuit of new expressions of truth.
Min has trained in art and dance with Atsushi Takenouchi of Jinen Butoh School in Toscano, Italy, Anastazia Louise Aranaga of Bad Unkl Sista, and Mizu Desierto of Water in the Desert. They have also trained with Yumiko Yoshioka, Maureen Fleming, Haruko “Crow” Nishimura of Degenerate Art Ensemble, Ariellah Aflalo of Darker Stills Studio, Sidney Huang of Mysore Ashtanga.
ALL ARE WELCOME.
$30-60 sliding scale
Limited scholarship spots open for QTPOC / artists. Email firstname.lastname@example.org