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New York Butoh Institute presents Butoh: Cradling Empty Space
PRICE: Over $40

$120 for all four Classes, $30 per class

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Now – Apr 18th, 2021
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New York Butoh Institute presents Butoh: Cradling Empty Space, a nonfiction book written by Vangeline, now available in hardcover ($45) on, and a virtual four-day butoh workshop led by Vangeline over Zoom from April 15-18, 2021. The workshop fee is $120 for all four days ($30 per individual day) and registration is available at

The virtual four-day butoh workshop series led by Vangeline, based on the critically acclaimed book, will mix theory and practice. Each module will include a brief lecture/demonstration, warm up, and practical exercise leading to creative improvisation for participating students. Vangeline will take questions from students at the end of each session. The classes will be taught over Zoom. Each session is $30 and the entire series is $120. Beginners are welcome. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 5pm-8pm ET
Friday, April 16, 2021, 5pm-8pm ET
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1pm-4pm ET
Sunday, April 18, 2021, 1pm-4pm ET 

Reading the book prior to or during the workshop is recommended, but students who haven’t read the book are welcome to participate. All students, beginners included, will learn simple techniques that are easily accessible and deepen their understanding of butoh. Enrolled students will receive an email with more detailed information after they sign up, with recommended reading.

In this workshop, students will explore:
techniques of stop-signal and motor imagery
reactive vs. voluntary movements in choreographed and improvised butoh
vision and visualization
coactivation of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in butoh

The Vangeline Theater’s butoh classes are trauma-informed; however, it is recommended that prior to taking any class, prospective students familiarize themselves with the studio policy, particularly students with a history of PTSD or students with any mental health condition. Please read the studio policy before taking a class. 

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