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Denise Fujiwara | Toronto Butoh/Voice

  • W&M Physical Theatre 4005 9 Street Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 3C7 Canada (map)

W&M Studio | $15
For dance, theatre artists, & creatively curious
For Professional Dance & Theatre Artists


This workshop integrates the embodiment practices of the dance-theatre form of Butoh with the embodiment practices of Linklater voice and speech work as a means to increased creative potential, range and precision as performers and performance creators.  Developed through years of research for their interdisciplinary work, EUNOIA, Fujiwara and Trentham introduce a new frontier of performance training. 

We will explore integrated voice and Butoh practice, and applications to the creation of movement with spoken text.


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 this year.  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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