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Saturday class at Mortimer Hall
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Malcolm accompanying class
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Classes at EOCC
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"It's as if my body, from its very core, returned to its starting point."
BUTOH CLASSES IN OXFORD
2nd Saturday of the month 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
For dates, please see below.
Curiosity (and a sense of wonder) is at the heart of butoh. Butoh practice is for those who want to rediscover their bodies and find new ways to inhabit their physical presence, both in performance and in everyday life.
Café Reason offers regular open classes and workshops. These sessions are suitable for all body types, ages, and levels of skill; no previous experience is necessary. We also welcome dance and performing art practitioners, as well as visual artists, and musicians. Classes are sometimes accompanied by live music, usually provided by Malcolm Atkins. (Malcolm has recorded his music from some recent Cafe Reason classes and uploaded it here.)
Participants will explore techniques and exercises to enhance their sensory awareness, stage presence, improvisation skills, and body–mind focus, as well as developing physical strength, control, and flexibility.
Saturday classes cost £15 and Friday classes £10. If you pay in advance, the cost is £12 and £8 respectively. Please arrive promptly.
Dates for 2018
January 13 (Saturday), 10.00–1.00, Mortimer Hall
Any class cancellations will be marked prominently on the diary page but these are rare.
For more information contact Ayala Kingsley.