Butoh Conference

Butoh Next: A Conference to Celebrate and Expand upon the Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance.


The publication in 2018 of Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provided a platform for much of the current research on butoh. However, even then, the Companion was not conceived of as the end of butoh research, but rather as the impetus for more conversations about butoh and for starting many other fruitful avenues of research. We seek to build upon the Companion with a conference held on Oct. 31st to Nov. 3, 2019 at the CUNY Graduate Center and other venues in New York City to jump-start those conversations and that research.

We don’t want this conference to be just words words words, so we are incorporating two days of butoh-flavored workshops into the conference.