Tag Archives: Butoh

2012 Year in Review

For many Jan 1st is the year mark where we give ourselves the gift of self-reflection. The time for black-eyed peas and resolutions. The time we collectively allow ourselves a reset button, a time of celebration (hedonism) and new beginnings. … Continue reading

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Day 6 with Hiroko Tomano

Today we invoked a very feminine play. We worked our hips and our twists the entire time and it was a struggle. A good struggle, the kind of struggle you get used to working with H. Not only am I … Continue reading

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Day 5 with Hiroko Tomano and Butoh warm up at The Headwaters

Hiroko and Pepper

Hiroko Tomano came to see some drag queens and cabaret at PEEP SHOW!

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Hiroko Day 4

“You must become invisible” She said to me after 1.5 hours of scapula squishing finger pointing micro movement. Becoming a tree, becoming a soldier, dying… H. said to me yes yes all the technique all the detail but after a … Continue reading

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Day 3 with Hiroko Tomano

Today’s post will be short because I’m super exhausted from working at the restaurant after working at the studio today. Interesting conceptual tidbit. When we are activating our energetic body through the imagination through smell… or as H. says “smell … Continue reading

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Eyes Open When Dreaming Day 2 with Hiroko Tomano

“Don’t go crazy, go with crazy…” She said as our arms extended over the horizon to become wings as we stretch over our heads while keeping our hips and knees facing in front of us so our full upper body … Continue reading

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Eyes open when dreaming… Day 1 with Hiroko Tomano

Today was day 1 of what I’m going to call “Eyes Open When Dreaming” or my dance experience training with legendary butoh artist Hiroko Tomano. I’m going to keep these pretty personal… and maybe get into some history… or more … Continue reading

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