Conference Schedule

Butoh Next Symposium at The Segal Theater, Graduate Center, CUNY and Workshop at Japan Society


8:30-9 Gather at The Segal Theater, Graduate Center, CUNY 


9:00 – 10:30 Panel I: Butoh, Nation, and Cultural Adaptation

  1. Christine Greiner (Brazil) Anthropophagical Butoh: Brazilian experiences to rethink dancing bodies 
  2. jacki job (South Africa) Re-Imagining Race through Daai za Lady and Butoh
  3. Tanya Calamoneri (USA) with Tania Galindo (Mexico) Rooted in Ritual: Mexican butoh diaspora
  4. Michio Arimitsu (Japan)  “Minor Dances” Gone Global (but Domesticated)?: Deterritorializing/Reterritorializing Iterations of Butoh, Voguing, and Breakdance


10:30-11 Break


11- 12:30 Panel II: Butoh Revolution and Protest

  1. William Marotti (USA) Hijikata Tatsumi and the Revolution
  2. Katja Centonze (Italy) – Placing Protest: Paradoxes in Butoh’s Body Politics
  3. Maria Pia D’Orazi (Italy) Butoh training and the quantum body


12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own


1:30 – 3:00 Panel III: Butoh and Language

  1. Darinka Pilari (Hungary) From a black hole towards the galaxy – passing beyond the heritage of ankoku butō  
  2. Jacquelyn Marie Shannon (USA) “Beware The Word”: Ethnochoreographic Interview Theatre Exploration of Butoh Artists and The Limits of Speech. 
  3. Megan Nicely (USA) “From Translation to Transmission: Working with Language in the Studio”
  4. Ximena Garnica with the LEIMAY Ensemble (Colombia/NYC/Japan) Embodying Voice: a LUDUS Experiment with Embodied Imagery

3 – 4:30 Travel time to Japan Society


Japan Society

4:30 – 6:30 Workshop at Japan Society with Yuko Kaseki (Japan/Germany)


6:30-8 Reception at the Japan Society


Butoh Next Symposium at The Segal Theater, Graduate Center, CUNY and Butoh Next 10 x 10 Performance Encounter at LaGuardia Community College


The Segal Theater, Graduate Center, CUNY 

9:00 – 10:00 Keynote: Bruce Baird (USA) and Rosemary Candelario (USA)


10:00-10:30 Break


10:30-12:00 Panel IV: Butoh/Body/Politics 

  1. Katherine Mezur (USA) On Butoh and Gender, title TBA
  2. Julie Dind (USA) “When I begin to wish I were crippled”: Exploring ideas and images of disability in Hijikata Tatsumi’s work
  3. Ivan Espinosa (USA) Bowels of the Earth: Experiencing Mycelium and Shapeshifting Fungal Networks through Hijikata Tatsumi ’s Butoh Choreographies
  4. Jeff Janisheski (USA) – Nature as your Teacher


12:00- 1:30 Lunch on your own


1:30 – 3 Panel V: Re-embodying Butoh: Experimentation and Adaptations 

  1. Alice Blumenfeld (USA) A Butoh Approach to Flamenco
  2. Sara Jansen (Belgium) ‘Fictional Archiving’ and the ‘Physical Imagination’: On Trajal Harrell’s Hijikata Period of Work
  3. Jonathan Hall (USA) Kawaguchi Takao ’s Queer Copy 
  4. Peter Eckersall (Australia/USA) Performance community in an age of reenactment: Kawaguchi Takao’s About Kazuo Ohno and the conversation with ghosts


3-3:30 Break


3:30 – 5:00 Panel VI: Butoh’s (Moving) Images

  1. Jonathan W. Marshall (Australia) Post-Butoh Dance & the Acéphale in Vessel (Damien Jalet & Nawa Kohei)
  2. Michael Sakamoto (USA) MuNK: Loving the Non-Alien: visual-corporeal expressivity in butoh photography and performance
  3. Karolina Bieszczad-Roley (Norway) “A Man With a Camera” – Embodied Perception of a Butoh Dance Photographer
  4. Lucille Druet (France) Butoh dress(ing) code: costumes, bodies, performance


5:00-6:00 Kosuge Hayato (Japan) video screening


6:00-8:00 Dinner on your own and travel time to LaGuardia Community College


8:00-10:00 Butoh Next: 10×10 Performances 

LaGuardia Community College Black Box Theater, M-122

Performers include: Megan Nicely & Jacquelyn Marie Shannon; jackï job & Michael Sakamoto; Tanya Calamoneri & Rosemary Candelario; Katherine Adamenko & Miki Seifert, Zack Fuller, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Ximena Garnica and the LEIMAY Ensemble, Tania Galindo, Maureen Momo Freehill, and Darinka Pillari





Butoh Next Praxis Sessions at LaGuardia Community College and Performance at 

LaGuardia Community College


Praxis Session at LaGuardia Community College Dance Studio C401


9-12 Ximena Garnica with the LEIMAY Ensemble (Colombia/NYC/Japan), 

Leading the Embodied Response, Tanya Calamoneri (USA)

2-5 SU-EN (Sweden), SU-EN Butoh Company

Leading the Embodied Response, Zack Fuller (USA)

8-10 Performance by Yuko Kaseki (Japan/Germany), SU-EN (Sweden)

LaGuardia Community College Black Box Theater, M-122


Karaoke after party



Praxis Session  at LaGuardia Community College Dance Studio C401

10-1 Momo Freehill (USA)

Leading the Embodied Response, Miki Seifert (New Zealand)

2-5 Potluck Meal at CAVE home of LEIMAY