Butoh: Japanese Avant-garde Dance

Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
Talk and dance demonstration by Pinar Sinka

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $5 (with paid museum admission)
Location: Morikami Theater

Butoh, a type of Japanese dance theater came on the scene in 1959 and over the decades has grown beyond Japan and onto the international scene. Join us for an enlightening experience that explores the depths of Butoh’s essence. Learn about the history, philosophy, fundamental elements, and aesthetic ideals of Japanese Avant-garde dance theatre Butoh and Post Butoh, followed by a demonstration by speaker Pinar Sinka.

 

 

Pinar Sinka is a Butoh performer, curator of the Tokyo Space Dance, and the founder and artistic director of PIArtButoh (the first Butoh organization in South Florida). PIArtButoh is an established organization in the Butoh dance world, bridging the gap between international and local art disciplines, and perspectives and contributing to the growth and evolution of the Butoh art form on a global scale. Sinka was trained by Japanese Butoh masters Yukio Waguri, Yoshito Ohno, Tetsuro Fukuhara, and other celebrated Butoh performers in Japan and Malaysia. Since 2013, she has been performing in Butoh projects and offering Butoh workshops and seminars.

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