Kokoro Dance Butoh Workshop

3 Jul 2017

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Monday 3 July, 6.30-8.30pm
Siobhan Davies Studios: Roof Studio

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Kokoro Dance Butoh Workshop

Monday 3 July, 6.30-8.30pm
Siobhan Davies Studios: Roof Studio

In celebration of Kokoro Dance’s collaboration with Jonathan Baldock in his current exhibition, CGP London are thrilled to host Vancouver’s Kokoro Dance for a series of special performances and partnerships across London this July.

Join us at Siobhan Davies Studios for the rare opportunity to participate in a unique dance workshop organised by Kokoro Dance.

After a physical warm up and introduction of the butoh approach to dance, Kokoro Dance directors Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi will introduce the way butoh uses interior imagery to inform physical movement by teaching some of the choreography from ( ), the dance work that the company will perform on 4 July at Bold Tendencies in South East London.

Established in Vancouver in 1986, Kokoro Dance are one of the worlds’ leading butoh dance companies, touring their productions internationally, led by its founders Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi.

Butoh is a modern Japanese dance, an artistic aesthetic searching for one’s own original movement expression. Kokoro Dance’s butoh is distinct and unique. It uses motion to express emotion, to create journeys that speak from the bodies of the dancers to the bodies of the audiences.

Siobhan Davies Studios, Roof Studios 
85 St George’s Road
London SE1 6ER
Reception: 020 7091 9650

Tickets for the Kokoro Dance workshop at Siobhan Davies Studios:
£5, Concessions available. Please book your tickets here.

In addition to this workshop, Kokoro Dance will premier their 2003 work (  ) for the first time in the UK at Bold Tendencies on Tuesday 4 July. This is a rare chance to witness Kokoro perform from their renowned repertoire live, having danced together for more than 30 years. 

  • Tickets for Kokoro Dance at Bold Tendencies, £5 (consessions available). Please book your tickets here.
  • A limited amount of combined tickets (£7.50) are available for those who also wish to participate in the dance workshop at Siobhan Davies. Please book your combined ticket here.

On 2, 7 and 8 July, in collaboration with Jonathan Baldock within his exhibition There’s No Place Like Home at CGP London // Dilston Grove, Kokoro will perform amongst Jonathan’s sculptural installation, activating the works and inhabiting the former church with their strange created characters clothed in Jonathan’s costumes.
The performances at CGP London are free, please RSVP via 

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