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Embodied Presence- Butoh workshop (for all levels)


Sat 02nd - Sun 03rd March 2024, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Wooyung NSW 2483


Embodied Presence – Butoh Workshop (for all levels)

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery in our Embodied Presence Workshop—an exploration of the profound connection between mind and body. Led by experienced guides, this workshop delves into the art of being present in motion and cultivating subtle listening skills. Discover a range of movement techniques designed to awaken your innate creative potential while quieting the thinking mind and expanding your awareness of the senses. We will guide participants through transformative movement practices inspired by Butoh, encouraging them to embody metamorphosis by exploring a variety of bodily expressions, welcoming transformation, and delving into the intricate layers of their inner selves. This intricate exploration echoes the natural cycles of life.

Workshop Experience:

Creative Awakening:

Immerse yourself in a spectrum of movement techniques aimed at tapping into your creative essence. Learn practices that quiet the thinking mind, fostering a deeper connection with your body.

Integration of Mind and Body:

Guided by the principles of Butoh, explore an intimate journey where the mind seamlessly integrates with the body, creating a fluid dance experience. Cultivate a state where mind and body move as one.

Trance States Exploration:

Delve into the subconscious through voice and body exploration. Gain insights into different perspectives as you journey into trance states of no mind. Utilise Nagouchi Taiso techniques and Butoh practices to quiet the mind and heighten sensory awareness.

Cultivating Presence:

Develop skills for deepening awareness through practices inspired by hydrodynamic principles—waves, spirals, and states of matter. Experience a profound connection with your body, releasing unnecessary tension and creating conditions for natural, expressive movement.

Meditation in Motion:

Explore spaciousness in motion through meditation, unlocking your intuitive subtle sense and expanding your ability to sense, observe, and recognise the inner and outer dimensions of life.

Research Topics:

* Examine sources of knowledge applied to daily life and their relationship to reality: This involves reflecting on where your knowledge comes from, how you apply it in your daily life, and questioning its alignment with your perception of reality. It encourages participants to explore the origins and impact of the information that shapes their understanding of the world.

* Investigate the location, density, and multidimensionality of your senses:

This topic prompts participants to explore the physical and perceptual aspects of their senses. It involves understanding where in the body different senses are located, considering the intensity or density of sensory experiences, and recognising the multidimensional nature of sensory perception beyond the conventional five senses.

* Cultivate improvisation as a key skill for experiencing presence in the moment:

This research topic encourages participants to develop improvisational skills as a means to enhance their ability to be present in the current moment. It involves exploring spontaneity, adaptability, and creative expression without predefined plans, fostering a deeper connection to the present experience.

Join us in this immersive workshop, where every movement becomes a step into the exploration of self. Cultivate the art of embodied presence, and let your body guide you on a journey within—a journey of connection, creativity, and self-discovery.

About your Hosts

We are iLiminal Butoh Collective, a dynamic international performance art group, passionately exploring the depths of reality and perception through the captivating language of ANKOKU BUTŌ, commonly known as Butoh. As wandering storytellers, our collective crafts narratives that echo our inner and outer worlds, drawing inspiration from a vast spectrum of personal and collective emotions, thoughts, sensations, dreams, and imaginings to give shape to our creative expressions. Our mission extends beyond conventional theatre, seeking to challenge assumptions and broaden perspectives through immersive and thought-provoking productions. In this performance, we invite participants to delve into the transformative art of Butoh, embracing metamorphosis and celebrating the diversity inherent in existence. We aim to guide individuals on a multi-sensory journey of introspection, inspiration, and connection, challenging the boundaries of reality and inviting exploration of the subconscious depths. Join us as we host this performance, providing a space for self-discovery, artistic expression, and a profound connection to the non-dualistic nature of being.


$200 – $300 AUD + BF


Sat 02nd - Sun 03rd March 2024, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Wooyung NSW 2483

We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lores, customs and traditions.