Curated by Breeanne Saxton, O.C.T. hosts local and visiting dance/ movement practitioners to teach master classes as well as sustained community classes. 


These classes are designed for intermediate to professional dancers intending to deepen and expand their technical, improvisation, and performance practices in addition to serving as a meeting ground for Salt Lake City and Utah dancers to connect, grow, and inspire one another. 


Stay tuned for a wider range of class offerings including beginning adult modern, Butoh, Acting for Dancers, and more classes coming soon! 


OCT is currently taking a hiatus from hosting classes until further notice. Check back soon to see what classes we’re hosting!


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Martial Dance with Michael Watkiss

  • Red Lotus School of Movement 740 South 300 West Salt Lake City, UT, 84101 United States (map)

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.

Earlier Event: September 11
Martial Dance with Michael Watkiss
Later Event: September 18
Martial Dance with Michael Watkiss