eARTh Syzygy Butoh & Ritual Dance @ Butopia ~ Nathan Montgomery ~ June 6-8
eARTh Syzygy Butoh and Ritual Dance with Nathan Montgomery
THUR JUNE 6th Performance in Seattle FRI & SAT JUNE 7 & 8 Workshops on Whidbey Island
DAIPANButoh Collective & Butopia PRESENT: Syzygy Butoh and Ritual Dance of Nathan Montgomery from Colorado.
WORKSHOP~~ JUNE 7th 7-9pm INTRO Evening $15-25 &/or
FULL DAY June 8th 10am-6pm $85-$100
($85 Earlybird Discount for workshop if paid fully by MAY 8).
Touch the matter of your soul through the awakening & expression of your
myriad humanqualities. We will approach the soul as we would a wild animal, a
God, or a wind on the mountain. Journeying as a group, creating
sacred time and space we will support each other in exploring multiple and even seemingly contradictory qualities through dance. We will
focus on opening energy centers, joints and other gates of the body to liberate and recover ourselves in a ritual blessing for each other, our ancestors and the Earth.
Both days will support you in opening your heart. TO REGISTER: $85 ($88 by PayPal) for one day workshop if paid by MAY 8th.
$100 ($103 by PayPal) for workshop after MAY 8th.
JUNE 6th Performance $15-25 ($16-$26 PayPal) for Friday only.
Contact Maureen Freehill ~~ phone: 206 855 5836 or
email (momo at butopia dot net) to register by check thru mail &/or info onlodging, meals, workstudy, etc.
PayPal registration below--Please include PayPal FEES.
PERFORMANCE~~JUNE 6th 7pm ~$10 at door
Seattle First Thursday Art Walk ~~ at Toshiro Kaplan Lofts Theater
Space on 1st Fl of 115 Prefontaine Pl. S. Seattle, WA 98104
Titled: "Yuhma" Regeneration and rain for the human body as the Earth herself. BIO Nathan Montgomery is the founder and director of Syzygy Butoh based in Boulder, Colorado. While at Prescott College he studied multiple forms of contemporary dance, improvisation, theater and choreography with Delisa Myles, Liz Faller and Jay Ruby. In 1997 he met Diego Piñon who introduced him to Butoh and Ritual Dance. He then traveled to Japan to study and perform with some of Butoh's most influential teachers including Yoshito Ohno, Natsu Nakajima and Butoh company Sankai Juku. Since then Nathan has developed his own approach to Butoh and Ritual Dance that he teaches and performs throughout the United States and abroad. His work is deeply influenced by his practice of Native American ritual dance and both his teaching and performing are rooted in an intimacy with the Wild in Nature. He believes in dance as a way to touch our indigenous soul (even if only a memory or dream) as an expression of wholeness in response to the destitution of culture in modern times. His work has been showcased in Mexico, Hawaii, Japan and in many US cities. He has taught Butoh as adjunct faculty at Prescott College and Naropa University and as a guest artist at numerous university and residency programs. He is the co-founder and director of the Boulder International Butoh Festival. Recently Nathan founded the MESA (Movement and Ecology Sanctuary for Art) Project in Ouray, CO. The MESA Project is a yearly "dance camp" and film project hosted on his family land exploring themes of heritage, indigenousity, ecology and art.