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January, 3-5, 2019

LEIMAY LUDUS Winter Intensive // Exploring Hijikata’s butoh-fu

Ximena Garnica and Yukio Waguri Performing in the 2003 NY Butoh Festival Photo by Jonas Hidalgo

A 3-Day Intensive to start off the New Year!

Dates and Times

Thursday, January 3: 10am – 2pm

Friday, January 4: 10am – 2pm

Saturday, January 5: 10am – 2pm

*Single Day Attendance options available!*


Led by LEIMAY Artistic Director Ximena Garnica and senior Ensemble member Andrea Jones, the LEIMAY LUDUS Winter Intensive will focus on exploring some aspects of Tatsumi Hijikata’s butoh-fu through the teachings transmitted to artistic director Ximena Garnica by one of his dancers, the late butoh dancer Yukio Waguri.

Yukio Waguri was the main male dancer at Tatsumi Hijikata’s Asbestos-kan from 1972 to 1978. From this period, he kept notes of the words Hijikata-butoh’s co-founder-spoke while choreographing. These words are called butoh-fu, a unique method for choreography. Waguri made his own interpretation of these words and continued to use them as a method for his own choreography and teaching. Waguri passed away on October 22, 2017.

The first annual LUDUS Winter Intensive is open to dancers, actors, performers, movers, and those interested in investigating the human body’s vast possibilities. 

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