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SILENT DIALOGUE butoh workshop – October 2–3

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

Ryuzo Fukuhara is offering a 10-hour BUTOH WORKSHOP in Budapest open to all levels of dance experience. The course is implemented within the framework of the ZeroPlus Performing Arts Education Program.

BUTOH Butoh has been described in many ways – provocative, spiritual, erotic, grotesque, ecstatic, nihilistic, cosmic. This contemporary avant-garde dance form which was founded in Japan in the late 1950s by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. Influenced by Noh and Kabuki, performance art and German expressionist dance, Butoh combines dance, theater, mime and improvisation to create a unique art form. Its underlying philosophy is to question the notion of dance. Movement is not dictated by set choreography, but evolves from the interaction between the inner world of the dancer and the energy gained from the surrounding environment and audience. The conscious and the unconscious, body and spirit become connected as the dancer moves beyond the realm of symbolism into metamorphosis.

SILENT DIALOGUE Fukuhara has led numerous workshops in Europe in order to promote Butoh as a dance form. His workshops are based on his own training methods while also incorporating techniques developed by Min Tanaka and Sankai Juku. Rather than teaching participants professional dance techniques, Silent Dialogue aims to create an enhanced relationship between physical movement and the imagination. Fukuhara supports participants in finding their own movements and exploring their unique relationship between mind and body. This course creates a heightened awareness of the body and its basic movements and limitations. Over the course of the workshop, you will increase your physical and mental flexibility and control. You will also gain a finer understanding of the possibilities of synchronizing body and mind, experience in transforming your ideas into physical movements, which is the most important aspect of dance performance. The workshop is open to any ages, genders, nationalities, and dance experience.

SCHEDULE 2 October 2021, 10:00–12:00, 14:00–17:00 3 October 2021, 10:00–12:00, 14:00–17:00

LOCATION ZeroPlus Dance Studio, 1 Jurányi Street, Budapest 1027


PARTICIPATION FEE HUF 18 000 for the whole workshop, 10 hours in total

REGISTRATION: Please fill out this form: The deadline for registration is 24 September 2021. The condition for participation is the payment of the participation fee by bank transfer. After registration, you will receive an invoice together with the bank transfer details. If the workshop is cancelled, we reimburse 100% of the fee. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

RYUZO FUKUHARA Born in 1965 in Japan, Graduated from the Nagoya University of Arts in Japan in 1989. During his studies he began to dance with two important Butoh dancers, Semi-Maru from Sankaijuku and Min Tanaka. In 2000 he started to work as a dance artist in Europe. In 2006 he was awarded the 2nd prize at the solo dance contest in 11MASDANZA - the International Contemporary Dance Festival in the Canary Islands, Spain. In 2010 he was invited to teach a dance master class at <Arsenaledella Danza> at La Biennale di Venezia in Italy. In September 2016, he was a guest lecturer at the post graduate theatre course and dance master class in Towson University where he also had a dance performance at the Fringe Arts festival in Philadelphia, U.S.A. Ryuzo has been teaching Butoh dance and theatre at the faculty of Arts in the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia since 2013. A piece created and performed by Ryuzo Fukuhara: Kevesebb jelenjen meg

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