Butoh: the poetics of transformation
Marie-Gabrielle’s classes encourage an expressionist, imaginative and poetic connection to movement, whilst encouraging compositional awareness and an eye for detail and form within improvisation. She explores the power of stillness, poetic imagery and inner focus. Her work with Butoh draws from the lineages of both Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. Open to all levels and ages.
Marie-Gabrielle Rotie is a major and internationally recognized exponent of Butoh, which she has studied in both Japan and Europe since 1992.
Her productions have shown at Royal Opera House (Linbury and Clore), Royal National Theatre, Laban and The Place Theatre as well as in numerous venues and festivals internationally and she was a semi-finalist for The Place Prize 2004.
She is visiting lecturer for Goldsmiths, Laban and East 15 acting school and Dartington School of Arts at Falmouth. Since 2005 she has received 5 commissions for productions from Laban, six commissions from London College of Fashion and is currently touring her solo MYTHIC.
She has additional specialist interests in the relation between costume and performer and is also currently working on several dance film projects.
- Watch a clip of Marie-Gabrielle teaching
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Filmed by Becky Edmunds