Advanced Butoh Practice-Body as Landscape (DAN4139.01)

Kota Yamazaki and Mina Nishimura, MFA teaching Fellow

This course is designed for students with prior experience in dance technique or movement practice. By using a series of somatic, improvisational and compositional practices inspired by butoh, we will develop ways of embodying unorthodox and complex ideas dealing with the ever-becoming, inconsumable, and vaporizing body. Students will be encouraged to closely observe and keep their awareness open toward what is occurring in both outer and inner landscapes, aiming at composing new relationships between them. In this way, we work to maximize our perceptions and to control the subtle energy and expression of each body part.

Co-requisite: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. For registration please contact Mina Nishimura at
Credits: 2
T/F 4:10-6:00
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year
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