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Denise Fujiwara

December 7 – 11 & December 14 – 18, 2015
10:00 – 5:00
509 Parliament Street, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre Studio C

Participants of this intensive two-week program will explore a new frontier of performance training. The program integrates the embodiment practices of the dance-theatre form of Butoh with the embodiment practices of Linklater based voice and speech work as a means to increased creative potential, range and precision as performers and performance creators.

Full and part-time registration available.

The workshop will be led by two remarkable teachers, Butoh artist Denise Fujiwara, and choreographer and National Voice Intensive core faculty member Gerry Trentham.

Denise Fujiwara recently won the Toronto Arts Foundation Award for International Achievement in Dance. Her work as a dance artist has developed over 30 years of intensive practice, performance and study. Her mentor in Butoh is Tokyo master, Natsu Nakajima. Fujiwara practices a Butoh that cultivates curiosity, the imagination, awareness, presence and deeply embodied movement. EUNOIA, a work created using the integrated Voice and Butoh practice developed with Gerry Trentham was nominated for three Dora Awards. She leads workshops and master classes across Canada and abroad.

Gerry Trentham is Artistic Director of lbs/sq" performance soon to celebrate its 20th season, has written, choreographed and directed over 30 works for the stage. Over three decades he has performed the works of some of Canada's most celebrated choreographers, most recently as a cast and voice director of Fujiwara's Dora nominated EUNOIA. With an M.F.A. in Theatre and a Graduate Voice Diploma from York University, he has taught, choreographed and directed internationally and has, over the past 15 years researched voice and movement synthesis at Canada’s National Voice Intensive.

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“As a theatre artist I find the Butoh Voice Intensive to be an excellent training ground for anyone interested in integrating physicality and voice within performance.” - Alaine Hutton

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