09.04.2023 /


Venuše ve Švehlovce Venuše ve Švehlovce in collaboration with Studio ALTA announces a series of masterclasses and performances by three international artists whose work is informed by the practice of butoh. In this series of encounters, you’ll witness and experience different artists’ butoh practices, as they share their understanding of butoh and its role in their performance-making or choreographic practice. Each artist will also present the Czech premiere of a performance that draws on their Butoh practice.
These masterclasses are intended for artists based in the Czech Republic, who are interested in exploring Butoh. The masterclasses will also be open to paying participants, but this open call is for artists who wish to participate in the full series. A total of six artists will be selected and receive a stipend of 9000 CZK to support their participation. With the stipend, we want to make self-education in contemporary performing arts more accessible and create a secure space for learning and focused attention.
Prior Butoh training or experience is not required, nor is an advanced movement or dance practice. There is no expectation of any presentation or sharing of your own work, or work resulting from this series. The masterclasses will be held in English.
What we offer:
masterclass instruction with three guest artists from Germany, Japan and the UK.
Tickets to each artist’s performance and post-show discussion
A stipend of 9,000 CZK
What we ask:
That you commit to attending the entire series.
That you please share feedback with us at the end of the project (we will offer a format for doing this).


Application form with the masterclasses’ details and artists’ bios:
(the application needs to be filled in English)


The project Butoh in Contemporary Performance is financed by the programme NPO no. 4/2022, Development of Competencies for CCS Workers: Projects of International Artistic and Professional Cooperation in the Czech Republic.
Curators: Becka McFadden (Venuše ve Švehlovce), Petr Dlouhý (Studio ALTA)
9. 4. deadline for applications
15. 4. open call results
20. 5. Michiyasu Furutani ~ 10:00-18:00 (masterclass) // Studio ALTA
26. 5. Michiyasu Furutani ~ 19:30-21:00 (performance) // Studio ALTA
3. 6. Daniel Somerville ~ 20:00-21:30 (performance) // Venuše ve Švehlovce
4. 6. Daniel Somerville ~ 14:00-18:30 (masterclass) // Venuše ve Švehlovce
5. 6. Daniel Somerville ~ 14:00-19:00 (masterclass) // Venuše ve Švehlovce
23.6. Yuka Negoro ~ 19:30-21:00 (performance) // Venuše ve Švehlovce
24.6. Yuka Negoro ~ 14:00-18:00 (masterclass) // Venuše ve Švehlovce
25.6. Yuka Negoro ~ 14:00-18:00 (masterclass) // Venuše ve Švehlovce

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