Embodiment: Butoh-Based Training and Improvisation
MOVING VOICE TO SPEAK: Voice for Movers
Vocal Butoh: Morning Practice
This will be the Death of Me: Butoh, Voice, Text and Performance Workshop

To register and for more information email info@fujiwaradance.com
Space is limited.  Priority goes to those attending the full workshop.

Embodiment: Butoh-Based Training and Improvisation with Denise Fujiwara
September 11 – 15, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  509 Parliament Street, Studio C

A dance-theatre workshop to train the body and the imagination by working from vivid internal conditions expressed through intense physicality.  Using the postmodern Japanese dance form, Butoh, as a foundation we work to reveal the dance’s inner life of authenticity, depth and paradox, and to express one’s humanity in all of its irrationality, ugliness, beauty and mirth.

Cost: $250 ($225 for CADA) or $55/day

MOVING VOICE TO SPEAK: Voice for Movers
Tuesday & Thursday Mornings in October
October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 918 Bathurst

These eight sessions guide participants though physical/vocal practices that create range and precision in spoken text. This physical approach to voice creates a playful and engaging atmosphere for learning. Whether you are a beginner being introduced to your voice and its potential or an experienced speaker or performer, this series of sessions can inspire and challenge you to uncover a distinctive and articulate presence in text.

Cost: $140 or $20/class

VOCAL BUTOH: Morning Practice with Gerry Trentham and Denise Fujiwara
November 27 – December 1 & December 4 – 8, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location:  509 Parliament Street, Studio C

Participants of this intensive two-week program will explore a new frontier of performance training.  The program integrates the embodiment practices of the dance-theatre form of Butoh with the embodiment practices of Linklater based voice and speech work as a means to increase creative potential, range and precision as performers and performance creators to bring life to text. Open to all levels of experience.

Full workshop:  $400 ($375 for CADA)
First week only: $225 ($200 for CADA)
Single Class: $50

This will be the Death of Me: Butoh, Voice, Text and Performance Workshop with Denise Fujiwara and Gerry Trentham
December 11 – 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:  509 Parliament Street, Studio C

“This thought is as a death” - from sonnet 64, William Shakespeare

In a quest to reveal authentic living thought aligned with compelling physical action and presence, Fujiwara and Trentham have been investigating the power, humour and imagination involved in dying metaphorically.

Practicing staged death creates urgency and essential presence in the performer and challenges notions of “self” and inner obstacles.  For all who are dying to perform with vitality, we will work to embody vocal and physical performance with presence and imagination through the dance-theatre form of Butoh and voice-freeing Linklater based practice to bring text to life.

Advanced workshop
Pre-requisite training:  Butoh practice and/or speech and voice training

Cost: $400 ($375 for CADA)

Take 2 or more WORKSHOPS and save!
Embodiment & Vocal Butoh Morning Practice: $600 ($550 for CADA)
Vocal Butoh Morning Practice & This Will Be The Death of Me: $700 ($675 for CADA)
Embodiment, Vocal Butoh Morning Practice & This Will Be The Death of Me : $850 ($800 for CADA)
To register and for more information email info@fujiwaradance.com
Space is limited.  Priority goes to those attending the full workshop.