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Water in the Desert

Water in the Desert WitD is The Headwaters Theatre & Waterline Studio ~
Providing Subsidized Space for under-served Artists and Butoh Programming ~
Founded my Mizu Desierto, currently run by Headwaters Pod ~

Water in the Desert (WITD) is a 501(c)3 performing arts organization. The Headwaters is our black box theatre and studio home.

Operating as usual

Butoh Dance drop-in class every Thursday at the Waterline Studio (Wednesdays in June) 7-9pm with Carl Annala. This class...
04/21/2022

Butoh Dance drop-in class every Thursday at the Waterline Studio (Wednesdays in June)
7-9pm with Carl Annala.

This class will explore Butoh movement as a performance art and physical meditation.

Pay what you can, suggested donation $10. Open to all walks of life, no experience necessary.

Carl Annala is the artistic director of Ash Pillar dance group, is active in the music community and a visual artist holding an M.F.A. His feet have been on the path of butoh for over 20 years and has been teaching workshops and drop in classes since 2018 but his class is new to the Waterline/Headwaters.

To attend class you can just show up but it's best to check in with Carl via social media, Carl Annala on Facebook, @carl.e.annala.artist on Instagram. Use direct messaging on either platform.

Waterline Studio: 55 NE Farragut St. #4

Embodying the Spirit: the body finds its way Taught by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh)Saturday May 14th, 2022 9-4pm at Headwate...
04/21/2022

Embodying the Spirit: the body finds its way Taught by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh)

Saturday May 14th, 2022
9-4pm at Headwaters Theater

Contact: [email protected]

This workshop is a process of erasing and re-experiencing the body through guided improvisation largely inspired by nature imagery. Experience training methods towards a supple body and mind and investigate aesthetics common to butoh through creative explorations. ETS explores endless questions: What is life? What is the human condition? What is the body?

In this workshop we will focus on imagery from the Earth Tomes Project, which has been performed in collaboration with local artists in Germany, Italy, England, Norway, an upstate New York residency and in the NW in Seattle and Port Townsend. Earth imagery – earth, trees, roots, stones – will be layered with explorations of the elemental body (water, wind, etc.) as we celebrate the body as nature. Partner work will facilitate participants’ individual and collective journeys.

The workshop draws from Joan’s training with Butoh Masters Kazuo and Yosh*to Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa in Tokyo and her background as a Tai Chi practitioner and professional gardener. Bio: Joan Laage (Kogut) studied under butoh masters Kazuo Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa and performed with Ashikawa’s group Gnome in Japan in the late 80s and has enjoyed training with Atsushi Takenouchi for many years. After settling in Seattle in 1990, she formed Dappin’ Butoh, a company known for its appearances in Seattle’s fringe theater and dance festivals. Joan has performed and taught at national and international butoh festivals, was a featured artist at the UCLA Butoh Symposium in May 2011 and has been an adjunct faculty at Cornish College of The Arts (Seattle). She was on the faculty at the Portland International Performance Institute from 1996-97. Joan is featured in Dancing Into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, And Japan and Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy by Sondra Horton Fraleigh and Tanya Calamoneri’s Butoh America. Her site-specific “Wandering & Wondering” is an event at the Seattle Japanese and Kubota Gardens. Joan is a founding member of DAIPANbutoh Collective.

EMBODYING THE SPIRIT: THE BODY FINDS IT WAY Workshop with Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh) Friday, 04/02 (10am-4pm) or Saturday,...
03/30/2022

EMBODYING THE SPIRIT: THE BODY FINDS IT WAY
Workshop with Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh) Friday, 04/02 (10am-4pm) or Saturday, 04/03 (10am-4pm). At The Headwaters Theater - PORTLAND OR

About the Event:
This workshop is a process of erasing and re-creating the body through guided improvisation largely inspired by nature imagery.
Experience training methods towards a supple body and mind and investigate aesthetics common to butoh through creative explorations. These methods explore endless questions: What is life? What is the human condition? What is the body? The workshop structure includes explorations of physical, natural, and transforming bodies. Partner work will facilitate participants’ individual and collective journeys. In this workshop we will focus on earth imagery – earth, trees, roots, etc. – and on zodiac animals. The workshop draws from Joan’s training with Butoh Masters Kazuo and Yosh*to Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa in Tokyo and her background as a Tai Chi practitioner and professional gardener.
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this event is produced by @interartistmotion

and supported by our subsidized space program.

more information in the comments..

Water in the Desert is hosting Min Yoon tr. “Citizen Truth” for our first in-person Butoh workshop offering in 2022! Sat...
03/07/2022
Water in the Desert is hosting Min Yoon tr. “Citizen Truth” for our first in-person Butoh workshop offering in 2022! Saturday March 19 & Sunday March 20 for this collective dreaming.

We will be gathering at The Headwaters Theater at 55 NE Farragut St in North Portland - entrance next to and facing the railroad tracks.
***
Butoh-Fu Collective is a temporary collective unhabitualizing, questioning, throttling into conflict, improvising, imagining, re-imagining, dancing awareness of the inner self and others,
transforming? in sites of destruction and chaos
***
covid-19 safety -
vaccinated with recommended / optional testing from within 24 hours
unvaccinated people are welcome with a required test within 24 hours
***
Register for the Pay-What-You-Can workshop at
https://waterinthedesert.squarespace.com/butoh-workshops
***
& March 17-18
You are also invited to Joker’s Remorse: burning alive, a butoh ritual performance by Citizen Truth
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jokers-remorse-burning-alive-tickets-265136579647
***
@dancetotheedge

Image: Flier with blue background with text across the top in black lettering says
BUTOH-FU Collective
Below the text is an image of an aerial view of 9 people on a blackbox theater stage standing, kneeling, bent over on the ground, or mid-motion; the stage is lit up in bold pink/orange/red lighting; this edited image includes an overlay of large-scale mushrooms that are 3-4 times larger than the people on stage.

Image courtesy of Min Yoon.

Below the image is continued information text that includes:
@Headwaters Theater in North Portland
March 19 & 20 12p - 4p both days
Butoh-Fu Collective is a temporary collective unhabitualizing, questioning, throttling into conflict ...

Pay what you can, register at: https://waterinthedesert.squarespace.com/butoh-workshops

Water in the Desert is hosting Min Yoon tr. “Citizen Truth” for our first in-person Butoh workshop offering in 2022! Saturday March 19 & Sunday March 20 for this collective dreaming.

We will be gathering at The Headwaters Theater at 55 NE Farragut St in North Portland - entrance next to and facing the railroad tracks.
***
Butoh-Fu Collective is a temporary collective
unhabitualizing, questioning, throttling into conflict,
improvising, imagining, re-imagining,
dancing awareness of the inner self and others,
transforming? in sites of destruction and chaos
***
covid-19 safety -
vaccinated with recommended / optional testing from within 24 hours
unvaccinated people are welcome with a required test within 24 hours
***
Register for the Pay-What-You-Can workshop at https://waterinthedesert.squarespace.com/butoh-workshops
***
& March 17-18
You are also invited to Joker’s Remorse: burning alive, a butoh ritual performance by Citizen Truth
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jokers-remorse-burning-alive-tickets-265136579647
***
@dancetotheedge

Image: Flier with blue background with text across the top in black lettering says
BUTOH-FU Collective
Below the text is an image of an aerial view of 9 people on a blackbox theater stage standing, kneeling, bent over on the ground, or mid-motion; the stage is lit up in bold pink/orange/red lighting; this edited image includes an overlay of large-scale mushrooms that are 3-4 times larger than the people on stage.

Image courtesy of Min Yoon

Below the image is continued information text that includes:
@Headwaters Theater in North Portland
March 19 & 20 12p - 4p both days
Butoh-Fu Collective is a temporary collective unhabitualizing, questioning, throttling into conflict ...

Pay what you can, register at: https://waterinthedesert.squarespace.com/butoh-workshops

Butoh-Fu Collective is a temporary collective unhabitualizing, questioning, throttling into conflict,improvising, imagin...
02/25/2022

Butoh-Fu Collective is a temporary collective
unhabitualizing, questioning, throttling into conflict,
improvising, imagining, re-imagining,
dancing awareness of the inner self and others,
transforming? in sites of destruction and chaos

covid-19 safety - vaccinated with recommended / optional testing from within 24 hours
unvaccinated people are welcome with a required test within 24 hours

Register for the Pay-What-You-Can workshop at https://waterinthedesert.squarespace.com/butoh-workshops

Water in the Desert and The Headwaters Theatre are proud to offer free space to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Disa...
05/24/2021

Water in the Desert and The Headwaters Theatre are proud to offer free space to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Disabled, Immigrant, Trans, Elder, Queer, Working / Low income, and Butoh artists, organizers, healers, and anyone from these communities who might find the space useful, through our Subsidized Space Program during the months of July 2021-December 2021.

Please fill out the Form at the link in our bio by June 11th!
www.tinyurl.com/tysknfb9

Image description: purple and blue text “free studio space for creatives, healers, organizers”

This weekend!!!Tebby WT Ramasike Online Afro-Butoh with Tebby W.T. Ramasike this weekend! Register at witd.org/workshops...
05/10/2021

This weekend!!!

Tebby WT Ramasike

Online Afro-Butoh with Tebby W.T. Ramasike this weekend! Register at witd.org/workshops and receive a Zoom link.
Day 1 Blessing Ceremony musical accompaniment with @benbrownsounds.
Pay what you can!
No experience necessary to participate!

"...in which we will be working with the principles and elements of Butoh and African ritual dances, not in their traditional and ethnic form, but looking into their spirituality, how their parallels and similarities differ and influence each other. - T.W.T.R."

#butoh #afro-butoh #butohworkshop

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"MAY 15 - 16, 2021
10AM PST
WWW.WITD.ORG/WORKSHOPS"

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