iLiminal Butoh Collective – The listening Body- An introduction to Butoh Dance


Lifestyle Space: Circue Fantasia

Workshop Type: Dance Workshop

Topic: The listening Body- An introduction to Butoh Dance

Presenter: iLiminal Butoh Collective


We are iLiminal Butoh Collective, a international performance art collective exploring reality and perception through the bodily language of the Japan-born ANKOKU BUTŌ (commonly called Butoh). We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of conventional theatre and delving into the unexplored realms of imagination and possibility, embracing the unknown and uncovering the mysteries that lie within.
As wandering storytellers, we craft narratives that mirror our inner and outer worlds. We draw inspiration from a wide range of personal and collective emotions, thoughts, sensations, dreams, and imaginings to shape our creative expressions. Our goal is to weave together a tapestry of experiences that resonate with audiences on a deep and personal level.
Our mission is to create thought-provoking and immersive productions that inspire audiences to challenge their assumptions and perspectives, fostering a deeper understanding and connection with the world around them. We aim to build a bridge between performer and audience, fostering a shared experience of introspection and self-discovery.

Butoh is a dance form that embodies metamorphosis, it’s a celebration of diversity and an invitation to embrace the non-dualistic nature of existence.

Our performances are a mirror of the human experience, a raw and unfiltered expression of the depths of the subconscious. We draw inspiration from ancient wisdom and the power of myth to bring to light hidden stories waiting to be expressed.

Through our innovative blend of dance, theater, sound, set, and costume design, we aim to create an immersive and multi-sensory experience for our audiences. Our unique combination of these art forms allows us to transport audiences to new realms of emotion and imagination.

Our dance is a practice of listening. We delve in to all aspects of ourselves, even the parts we try to ignore, deny or hide. We present powerful and emotionally raw performances that delve into themes of transformation, challenge, and resolution.

Together, we invite you to embrace the power of metamorphosis and explore the depths of the subconscious mind. Join us on this journey of self-discovery and allow our art to be a source of connection, introspection, and inspiration. Let us lead you through a multi-sensory experience unlike any other and challenge your
perceptions of reality.

This workshop provides the practice and development of presence in motion and subtle listening. Alexandra offers a range of movement techniques to awaken one’s innate creative potential. These techniques are aimed towards quieting the thinking mind and expanding the awareness of senses. In this exploration we aim to bring you into a space where mind integrates into body and the two dance as one.

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