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DENISE FUJIWARA (TOR) — Butoh: Timeless Form

Nov. 14 to 18, 2022 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate: 120$ with Service Québec / 190$ if non-eligible
Drop-in class rate: 26$ with Service Québec / 40$ if non-eligible *
Language of instruction: English
20 people, priority full week attendance
Open to artists of all disciplines

*Drop-in on Monday and/or Tuesday only. No advance registration for drop-in attendance 
– pay by credit or e-transfer on site the morning of, if places remain.

By registering for a workshop, you agree to cancel your participation if you have symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Please read the Participant Engagement before registering. Thank you!

CONTENT //  Timeless Form

Intermediate level workshop

In Butoh we are interested in form, not as shape, but rather as ephemeral manifestations of the universe that push and pull time.  In this workshop we will work to create dance that is the embodiment of elements and conditions, steeped with resonance and humanity.  

BIO // Denise Fujiwara’s work as a dance artist has developed over 40 years of intensive practice, performance and study.  Her most influential mentors include Japanese Butoh masters Natsu Nakajima and the late Yukio Waguri, and master dance pedagogue Elizabeth Langley.  She has developed a practice of Butoh that artfully assists participants to experience deeply embodied movement through the cultivation of curiosity, the imagination, awareness and presence.  Her solo repertoire has travelled to 4 continents. She has led workshops and master classes across Canada and the U.S.A., in Denmark, Poland, Germany, the U.K., Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and India.  She is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Muriel Sherrin Award for international achievement in dance.  Noppera-bo, created with filmmaker William Yong, won a 2020 One-Reeler Short Film Competition Award of Excellence in Los Angeles.