This class will be a mixture of different ideas that have all played a part in my own
training. We’ll begin with classes based on Wing Chun kung fu, as well as Zen and
Mahayana Buddhist meditation techniques. These classes will explore the shared
vocabulary and skills in both Dance and Martial arts. The second week will focus on
Butoh technique and composition. We will use traditional Butoh training methods and
scales to explore this little known dance form. I want to focus on the ways Butoh training
and philosophy can be helpful to dancers from any tradition.