Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Movement Workshop for Actors

events & workshops · jordan rosin & yokko · Ages 18+ · United States of America

with Jordan Rosin & Yokko
Monday through Thursday, June 11 – 14, 2018, 7pm – 10pm
Thymeles Arts, Shirley Dawn Dance Studio
5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

In this intensive workshop with teachers Jordan Rosin and Yokko, participants will utilize principles from a variety of physical theatre traditions (Butoh Dance in particular) to cultivate an awareness, availability, and responsiveness that will allow them to speak, move, and act with resonance in the dynamic space of the stage. Drawing on Alexander Technique, yoga, martial arts, Linklater Voice Technique, as well as systems of movement analysis like Viewpoints, Laban, and Bartenieff Fundamentals, teachers will help students to expand their expressive capacity while cultivating the awareness and sensitivity necessary to make healthy and sustainable choices in rehearsal and performance.

Suitable for both actors and non-actors, including performers of all varieties and levels of experience.

To register, visit:

$100 for all 4 days (12 hours) if you register by Saturday, April 14
$125 for all 4 days (12 hours) if you register on or after Sunday, April 15
(via Brown Paper Tickets Website)
$35 for single-day registration on a space-available basis after May 1
(via Hollywood Fringe Website)

What to Bring:

– clothing that allows movement
– water/snacks as necessary
– pen & paper/journal or other tools for writing


JORDAN ROSIN is a physical theatre artist and teacher, specializing in Butoh Dance. He also draws on yoga, clowning, and acrobatics to create theatre and dance events with popular and poetic resonance. Jordan was co-founder & Producing Artistic Director of the The Ume Group (NYC) from 2011-2016; is a frequent collaborator with Ren Gyo Soh; and creator of DREAM DANCES™. He received his BFA in Drama from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing an MFA in Physical Theatre from DellArte International. Select past projects include the internationally award-winning Butoh Medea, Butoh Electra, Isis Variations, and Facet.

YOKKO is an actress, Butoh & Theatre Artist, Movement & yoga instructor from Nagoya, Japan. She has acted in, devised and choreographed a variety of local and international shows, having won several awards, including Best One-Woman Show for her Butoh Medea (United Solo 2014 at Theatre Row). Butoh Medea was selected to perform at United Solo Europe in Warsaw, Poland in June, 2015, then toured to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, and selected for the short list of The Asian Arts Award. Butoh Medea has been touring USA & Europe since 2015. Other theatre credits include Hide Your Fires (Nu Works Festival 2017, United Solo 2017), BALDY (Center of Remembering & Sharing; United Solo 2013; Hollywood Fringe 2013; FringeNYC 2012; Dorothy Strelsin Theatre), Antigone (Planet Connection 2016), Butoh Electra (Irondale Center; FringeNYC 2011), and many others. Dance credits include Isis Variations (Fringe NYC 2014); Facet (Hollywood Fringe 2013; Wave Rising Series); Cappricho (Dixon Place), and many others. Yokko also acted in several of local and international films, one of which was the silver winner film for Student Academy 2016, Cloud – Kumo-. She is the associate artistic director of The Ume Group as well as the artistic director of Ren Gyo Soh in NYC.

She has been giving her workshop “Butoh & Movement for Physical Theatre”, “Movement for Actors” in festivals & Universities in USA and Europe.

Butoh is a post-modern style of dance and philosophy of creating total theatre originating from Japan in the mid twentieth century. While sometimes marked by grotesque imagery and taboo themes, the main aim of the work as a performer is to reveal tacit knowledge hidden in the body, and to promote self-realization through discovery of your most authentic movement. Butoh training promotes physical endurance and expressiveness, spiritual consciousness, and creativity for performers and non-performers alike.

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran