For 3 evenings only, International Culture Lab gathers an idiosyncratic “menagerie” of 16 Butoh performers who—under the guidance of Mexican master teacher Diego Piñón—will explore this history through body rituals on Coney Island USA’s Sideshows by the Seashore stage. Joined by a revue of acts beyond Butoh but exploring these central themes, each evening will be a unique extravaganza.
Cost: $270 (all payments are non-refundable). Open enrollment is now closed. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest
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“My vision for the stage is to use public offerings to go beyond personal limits, beyond the ego, and without pretension, to renew the highest purpose of the sacred language of dance.” –Diego Piñon
Since a child, Diego Piñon has been profoundly impacted by the indigenous dances and rituals of Mexico. From the beginning, the key to this path has been the relentless search for the essence of art, as a refuge to our humanity. His Body Ritual Movement work is the distillation of his extensive research in body-based energy methodologies.
Beyond Diego’s extensive experience and research is a thirst for evolution in the pursuit of essence. Through this pursuit, the boundaries of his work and teaching continually need to be redefined. Thus the process that brought Diego to discover Butoh has taken him beyond its aesthetic boundaries to carry and develop the seed of its origin, a seed of ritual, of roots, and of rebellion. Diego’s work proposes a pathway of artistic research that values the daily life as much as the extraordinary. BRM proposes the possibility of developing an aliveness on stage beyond the personal ego, an aliveness that can be carried equally in art, in ritual, and in our daily lives.