Will Lopes: Hybrid Butoh
Module 2: "Dancing Archetypal Gods"
13/04, 27/04, 11/05, 18/05
Saturdays, 10.00 - 13.00
TANZ*HOTEL, Zirkusgasse 35, 1020 Vienna
From the roots to mixing art languages:
Butoh, theater, contemporary dance, voice and performance.
Module 2: Dancing Archetypal Gods
Dedicated to the Butoh by Tasumi Hijikata, this module will present some forms and choreographies created and inspired by the father of Butoh dance. To develop his dances and choreographies,Hijikata studied classical forms of Eastern statues and represented them in their technique and their own aesthetics. During the four encounters, you will learn some of these forms as well as others that the Brazilian director, Will Lopes, has been researching in the Afro-Indian mythology of his culture.
Open to dancers, actors, performers as well as therapists, body artists and other interested people.
1 Module (4 Classes): 160,-
1 class: 50,-
2 classes: 90,-
3 classes: 130,-
Will Lopes is a Brazilian Butoh dancer, actor, performer and director with 21 years of experience. Since 2018, he is based in Vienna and has been studying Butoh Dance with Atsushi Takenouchi at the Jinen Butoh School in Italy and other places in Europe. He just returned from Brazil, where he was giving a series of Butoh workshops and premiered his solo “Kagebara”.
Bachelor in Theater at the University of Brasilia in 2003, studied theater, dance, dance-theater, dramatic body mime, Butoh, circus, Martial Arts, and vertical dance. Physical trainer of performers specialized in the Brazilian technique Integral Bambu. Master degree in Communication and Semiotics at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo in 2016. In his artistic works, he is specialized in the development of site-specific performances in the urban architecture of the city. He studied Brazilian popular culture with Antônio Nóbrega, Sei Tai Ho with Toshi Tanaka and cultural anthropological conceptions of the human body at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.