BUTOH CLASSES IN OXFORD
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 butoh classes and workshops. These sessions are suitable for all body types, ages, and levels of skill; no previous experience is necessary.
For 2019, we are running twice-monthly Saturday classes (2nd and 4th Saturdays unless otherwise noted) 10.00 am – 1.00 pm at Mortimer Hall in Old Marston, OX3 0PH, at a drop-in cost of £15 per session. However, it is helpful to let us know if you are coming, especially for the first time.
There is parking outside the hall, which is located next to Marston Library, and there are stops nearby for buses 14, 14A, 13, and X13. Please arrive promptly.
For dates, please see below.
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. Classes are led by different members of the group, or a guest teacher, so there is always something new to explore.
We also welcome dance and performing art practitioners, as well as visual artists, and musicians. Classes are sometimes accompanied by live music, and we invite offers to play for us. A selection of music provided for some of our classes by the musician/composer Malcolm Atkins has been uploaded here.)
Dates for 2019
April 27 CANCELLED, SORRY
June 1 WORKSHOP WITH GUEST TEACHER
June 15 (note: 3rd Saturday)
June 22 CANCELLED (SEE DIARY FOR DETAILS OF OUTDOOR WORKSHOP)
July 13 ALL-DAY WORKSHOP
August 10 GUEST TEACHER
August 24 ALL-DAY WORKSHOP
Any class cancellations will be marked prominently on the diary page but these are rare. If you sign up for our mailing list – contact Ayala – you will get an email reminder about the next class.
For more information contact Ayala Kingsley.