This workshop is based on "Butoh-fu ("fu" means score in Japanese)". Butoh-fu has been transmitted orally by Tatsumi Hijikata. His choreographic method aims "to physicalize images through words," and those words are called Butoh-fu. Every word of this notation has its own choreographic meaning for the performer.

The mold of Butoh-fu is very strict, but there is also a lot of blank space entrusted to a dancer. Butoh-fu can provide a vast image for an artist...

The menu of the workshop

Day 1) Butoh-Basics  standing, feeling, walking

Day 2) Moving with Butoh-fu.*

            Improvisation with Butoh-fu.

            How to start? How to make space? How to end?

You should control strictly your own body. Then you will be free.

October 2015,  at Tatwerk, Berlin

February  2016,  at Tatwerk, Berlin

July  2016,  at Tatwerk, Berlin

February  2018,  at Tatwerk, Berlin


“Body produced by perception”

Butoh workshop with 4RUDE