Monday, August 23, 2010
Buddha's Butoh Dance
On a foggy, windswept evening in the Civic Center last Thursday, a trio of women were performing an improvised Butoh dance in front of the giant Buddha statue in the plaza.
The only spectators were the occasional passersby.
There was no music or sound involved, including speech...
...and the dancers stayed completely focused no matter what was happening around them.
According to a commenter who stumbled across this post, the dancers were Ellen Godena, Liz Saari Filippone, and Deborah Butler, founder and teacher of a group called Kitsunebutoh.
They were utterly magical.