Dance Workshop: Butoh and Bharatanatyam at Harrison House Music, Arts, Ecology in Joshua Tree
This summer, we are excited to present a 6-day cross-cultural dance workshop, immersing participants in two prominent Asian dance forms: Butoh and Bharatanatyam. Hiroko Tamano, master Butoh dancer, will return to Harrison House after a 10-year absence to teach the post World War II avant-garde Japanese ‘dance of darkness’; and I will be leading the workshop in Bharatanatyam, south India’s oldest sacred dance tradition.
During the workshop Hiroko will guide the class through visual imaginations rooted in Japanese culture and realized through movement. I will lead sessions in Bharatanatyam including Tala (rhythm) Mudra (hand gesture) and geometric and sacred poses.
Thirty years ago Hiroko and I collaborated on the performance piece ‘Golden Gate’. We are looking forward to working together again and creating an evening-length recital that will be the culmination of this workshop on August 16th.
The workshop fee is $300 and includes daily lunches. Space is limited, so please reserve early by calling us at (760) 366-4712 or by reserving online: www.louharrisonhouse.org/shop