Momo on Tour 2015 ~ An Embodied Adventure with the Landscape

In 2015, I toured, adventured and danced in more diverse global locations than ever before, given a similar time frame. The pace, variety and distances have been both intense and fulfilling while my experience has been more relaxed and open than ever as well.  Upon returning home to Butopia, I find myself diving deeper still into THIS ground and my own inner being as well…holding all the shifting in foreground within a vast silence. For...

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7th Annual 11/11 Butoh Ritual with Spawning Salmon @ Mile 11 Hwy 11 @11:11am

Donation to 11/11 Salmon Re-Story-ation Project MomoButoh Dance Co & Butopia present:  7th Annual Butoh Ritual with Spawning Salmon at Mile 11 Hwy 11 on 11/11/13 @11:11am Open to all who wish to participate as artists or witnesses; near or far. We will co-create this butoh ritual re-story-ation & honoring of the salmon life/death cycle and how we are all inextricably connected. This year we focus...

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Monica’s Elemental Experience

Monica’s Elemental Experience

Monica Shumacher wrote this account of her experience at the 5Elements in the BODY Sanctuary Mini- Retreat at Butopia in March. Thanks to her for sharing an honest and in depth account of a sacred, enlivening & often challenging EMBODIED ART  process…: “I love dance. I love movement. I love the elements. I love a life lived in experiences.The body is empty. The body is nothing. You are space. All around you is space. One...

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Earth in Balance

A Secret Sanctum of Earth’s Precious Light (if video is not visible click here: http://youtu.be/SfsqJWRDL9Q) ~~as deep as imagination & sensation can surrender ~~ unto gravity, unto ancestors, unto the universal inevitability of loss. On this Equinox Spring Eve of 2012…a simple solo, a duet, a trio, a quartet, a quintet, a sextet….and so on with the element of Earth in Balance. What is it to be in between? Above &...

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Butopia in Conscious Dancer Magazine

Butopia in Conscious Dancer Magazine

In the Winter 2012 issue of Conscious Dancer Magazine, Butopia co-founder Maureen Freehill authored an article  (on pg. 11) about Dance as Activism. It featured some Flash Mob dances for the Occupy Movement in Oakland, CA; the practice of making human mandalas for personal and cultural transformation; and the embodiment and representation of wild animals (who would otherwise not have obvious voice/presence) in protest events. As non-monetary...

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Spontaneous Dreams Dancing Freely & Fleetingly

You know how when you just wake up and know you have been dreaming but can not quite recall what? This happens to me A LOT. I often miss being able to have & hold the richness of this dream material as enjoyment, insight, material for creative inspiration and contemplation. There are lots of folks that will teach you how to recall night dreams more easily, and what do DO with them when you do. But that is not what happened this past week....

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