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Sa., 27. Apr.



Bodhisattva Butoh Dance - Workshop

Based on meditation techniques and movement, the work brings a mix of butoh dance, self-knowledge and body expression.

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Bodhisattva Butoh Dance - Workshop
Bodhisattva Butoh Dance - Workshop

Time & Location

27. Apr. 2024, 14:00 – 17:00

Wien, Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien, Austria

About The Event

"Bodhisattva Butoh Dance - Reconnecting through enlightenment journeys"

With Will Lopes

In  this Butoh dance workshop, I invite you to embark on a deep journey of  self exploration and reconnection of body, soul and universe through the  images, symbols, and meanings of the Bodhisattva figure. During three  hours of intensive practice, we will connect with the essence of the  Bodhisattva, an enlightened being who seeks enlightenment not only for  themselves but for the benefit of all beings.The practice will be driven  by a deep dive into self and body awareness, allowing us to explore  layers of presence, dance, and movement.

Throughout  the course, participants will be guided by an instructor well-versed in  Butoh, theater, and performance, exploring the fusion between these  techniques with contemporary dance, dance meditation, fluid movement,  and theater improvisation to build live performances. We will mix  contemporary aesthetics with ancient tools and wisdom, creating an  environment conducive to personal and artistic development.

This  workshop will be open to all levels and is aimed at actors, dancers,  performers, and individuals interested in exploring these states of  presence in performance.

Join  us on this journey of discovery, where we will explore the sacred and  the profane, the ancient and the contemporary, as we connect with the  depth of human expression through dance and presence.


Date: 27th APR 2024 

Time: 14-17h  

Location: DAS LOT WIEN  - Absberggasse 31, 1100


45,- Normal price 

35,- Will’s student or Bring a Friend 

25,- Dance students

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Will  Lopes is a Brazilian Butoh dancer, actor, performer and director with  21 years of experience. In addition, he has practice in Kriya Yoga, Sei  Ta Ho, Tui Na, Reiki, and is also a student at Huesa: Human Universal  Energy And Spirituality Academy. 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 theatre,  dance, dance-theatre, 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 the 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.

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