Monday, July 20, 2015

ButohPhoto Workshop @ the Gray Loft Gallery

Butohdrawing Performance, Cyprus 2000
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ButohPhoto Workshop 
offered at Gray Loft Gallery

A workshop by
Tom White, Betty Jo Costanzo, Styrous and Kyung Lee 
 Workshop: Wednesday and Thursday, August 12 – 13
6:00 to 9:00 pm

ButohPhoto Performance by class participants at 
Gray Loft Gallery:
2nd Friday ArtWalk, August 14, 7:00 pm

The workshop will be directed by Tom White, Betty Jo Costanzo and Styrous. For more than two decades they have created workshops domestically and internationally including a residency in Cyprus where they created and performed ButohDrawing.

For more information about the instructors, please visit their websites:
Tom WhiteBetty Jo CostanzoStyrous and Kyung Lee.

The two-day workshop will consist of learning the Butoh discipline – which is a way to discover how to perceive the world through peripheral vision and all of our six senses – the elements of Butoh movement and performance.

The instructors will demonstrate how the act of taking a photo with Butoh heightened perception is a way of seeing the world around us in a very unusual way.  Smart phones and video cameras will be used to record and project the collected images into the gallery space.

The conclusion of the two-day workshop will be a Friday performance, where the participants will incorporate the concepts learned at the workshop, presented during the monthly 2nd Friday ArtWalk at
Gray Loft Gallery at 7:00 pm.
For more info on Butohdrawing, click here and here.


Workshop Details:
Open to ten participants  (sign up today - space is limited)
Wednesday and Thursday, August 12 – 13, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtWalk, August 14, 7:00 pm: ButohPhoto Performance by workshop participants
Performance experience not required
Bring a smart phone or small camera
$100 donation to the Gray Loft Gallery  (sliding scale available)
ontact the gallery to register by August 1.  

Butohdrawing Performance, Cyprus 2000

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland
(not wheelchair accessible)