SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2018
Join us for a week-long event in Hijikata's hometown Akita this September! We will be studying Hijikata's butoh method through workshops with Yamamoto Moe and Shirasaka Kei from Kanazawa Butoh Kan, which will include opportunities for participants to perform; we will be getting to know the local area, and visiting local onsen, on a bus tour; and we will screening the archival film of Hijikata's choreography "Costume in Front" (1976), followed by a discussion event with Yamamoto Moe and Morishita Takashi (Hijikata Tatsumi Archivist). At the weekend, we'll all be attending the cultural festival at the Kamaitachi Museum, with performances by butoh dancers and local cultural groups, and a performance by a free jazz group, which participants can dance alongside. This will be a wonderful chance to encounter the environment in which Hijikata grew up, and to delve deeper into his choreographic method. It will also be a great opportunity to connect to local cultural groups, and to meet international butoh dancers and researchers!
Accommodation is on offer with breakfast and dinner included at the workshop venue, an old High School deep in the countryside. Men and women will be accommodated in separate bunk-bed dorms. For those wishing to look into other accommodation options, please contact us. Transport will be organised for the cultural tour day, pick-up and drop-off from local stations, and for the weekend events at the Kamaitachi Museum.
The overall price is 50,000 JYP (including 8 days' accommodation + two meals a day, cultural tour, workshop fee, and related transport; free attendance at the cultural festival). We are offering an early bird discount price of 45,000 JYP until August 1st, so book early!