Introduction to Butoh – Being and Transformation (DAN2407.01)

Kota Yamazaki and Mina Nishimura

No previous experience in dance or movement practice is required. This course is open to any students who are interested in investigating a relationship between their impulses and movements, and the physical embodiment of transformation. By studying some principles and practices of butoh, which originated in Japan as a contemporary avant-garde dance form, we aim to liberate ourselves from pre-fixed images of our bodies and search for alternate and original ways of approaching the body, movement and being.

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year

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