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Sunday | Sunnuntai 29.10.

9 - 11 am | klo 9 - 11

Butoh Foundation Workshop

Instructor | Ohjaaja: Tashi Iwaoka

Venue | Paikka: PerformanceSirkus, Cable factory, Tallberginkatu 1 A

Register | Ilmoittaudu: helsinkibutohfestival [at]

The focus of this workshop is working on the body.

When I say ‘body’ it does not mean only the physical body.

The body is always more than just physical, yet, we need to work on the physical for the rest to emerge through it.

We use imagery to bring the body to where the body begins to tell something by itself.


Tashi Iwaoka, a Turku based performance artist/mover/Butoh practitioner practiced Butoh based bodywork for over 10 years after his first Butoh experiences in 1997 with Kazuo Ohno and Kim Itoh in Japan. Since 2010 he is deeply influenced by Budo, Japanese martial arts, and working on finding the nucleus of human expression and connection, in relation to the movement skills he has learnt. One of the central driving forces for this is the attempt to fuse his oriental roots and Western perspectives to form a more proper view on ‘being a human’ in this world.

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