Butoh Artist Dancer Florence Poulain will lead the workshop at the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island (UCSI) on Sunday evenings from September 22 until November at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The workshop is sponsored by the UCSI Arts Program.
The cycle will end with a public performance early November. Non dancers and dancers of all kinds are welcome. Bring a notebook, a kitchen towel and wear comfortable clothes.
Butoh is a dance form developed in post World War II Japan as a rebellious art form against western influences. Influenced by traditional Japanese dance, it is an impulse dance that supports self-discovery and body release.
Florence Poulain, is Co-director of Deeptanks Arts Space. In 2012, Ms Poulain received a NYSCA – SPARC grant and worked with the seniors at the Stapleton Senior Center and in 2013 an Original Works grant (NYSCA) to develop a program at the LGBT center. She currently dances in the US and Mexico.
There is a suggested $5.00 donation for each session. For more information about the workshop contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://deeptanks.com For more information about the UCSI Arts Program go to http://www.unitarianchurchofstatenisland.org/arts_draft.htm