Butoh Companies & Solo Performers
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Dance Company: Vangeline Theater
This list was first pulled from the ButohNet website. Compiled by the dancers of the Hawaiian-based Tangentz Performance Group, the ButohNet website was last updated in 2010 and not all of the links are working. Below is a list of the updated links from Butoh Net's website as well as additional companies I've located since then. I have listed the director or founder next to the name of the company he or she is affiliated with. Please visit ButohNet's original website for more information http://www.butoh.net/performers.html If you have the name and contact information of a Butoh company or performer that is not on this list, please email me the information so that I may add it to the website.
Adam Rose (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Alfonsina Riosantos (Mexico)
Anemone (North Carolina, USA)
Anima Dance Theatre (New York, New York, USA)
Asheville Butoh /Julie Becton Gillum /Legacy Butoh (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)
Bad Unkl Sista (San Francisco, California, USA)
Butoh-A-Go-Go (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Carole McCurdy (Chicago, IL, USA)
Celeste Hastings / Butoh Rockettes (New York, New York, USA)
Christina Braun / SF Butoh Lab (San Francisco, California USA)
COLLAPSINGsilence (San Francisco, California, USA)
Company SoGoNo (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Corpus Delicti Butoh Performance Lab (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Dance Perdue/Psychomachia Theater (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Dappin Butoh / Joan Laage (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Degenerate Art Ensemble (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Denise Fujiwara (Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Diana Garcia-Snyder (Mexico)
Diego Pinon (Tlalpujahua near Mexico City, Mexico)
Djalma Primordial Science Laboratory (New Mexico, USA)
Don McLeod(Sherman Oaks, California, USA)
Doranne Crable (deceased) Was the director of Performance Studies at Evergreen State College and Kagami Butoh Company.
Eiko + Koma
Flesh + Blood Mystery Theater
Geoffrey Earendil & God'zHealer Monster Butoh (Joshua Tree, California, USA) Unable to locate link.
Harrupin-Ha (Berkeley, California, USA) Unable to locate link.
Holly Chernobyl (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Jennifer Hicks/CHIMERAlab (Boston, Massachusetts & Boulder, CO USA)
John Doyle (Oakland, California, USA) Unable to locate link.
Judith Kajiwara (Oakland, California, USA) Links to her profile page in the Sacred Dance Guild.
Karasu-Naku (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA). Unable to locate link.
Kats D Fukasawa / Paneer Project (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
KitsuneButoh/Deborah Butler(San Francisco, California, USA)
Kokoro Dance (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Legacy Butoh (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)
Livingjente (Los Angeles, California, USA). Unable to find link.
Lucie Gregoire (Canada)
Mariko Endo Reynolds (New York, New York, USA)
Mary Power Dance Company (San Francisco, California, USA)
Maureen Fleming(New York State, USA)
Maureen Freehill (Boulder, CO, USA)
Michael Sakamoto(Venice, California, USA)
Mizu Desierto Butoh Theatre (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Nicole LeGette/Blushing Poppy Productions (Chicago, IL)
Pigeon Horse (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) Unable to locate link.
Oguri / Body Weather Laboratory(Venice, California, USA)
Ralph Rosenfield (Columbus, Ohio, USA) Not official website.
Robyn Bellospirito (Long Island, NY, USA)
Sara Zalek / Butoh Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA)
Shinichi Momo Koga/inkBoat (San Francisco, USA / Berlin, Germany)
Syzygy Butoh (Boulder, CO, USA)
The X Performance Group (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Vangeline (New York, NY, USA)
Gustavo Collini Sartor/Mundo Butoh (ARGENTINA)
Rhea Volij (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Information on La Brinza & Traampalojo
Ariadone Dance Company / Carlotta Ikeda (Bordeaux, France)
Asian Performing Arts UK/Florencia Guerberof (London, UK)
butoh.name Mythopoetic Theatre (Toijala, near Tampere, Finland)
Cafe Reason (Oxford, UK)
Camille Mutel / Li(luo) (France?) Cannot find company or individual website, however referenced in blogs.
Dakini Dance Projects / Susanne Daeppen
Flavia Ghisalberti (Basel, Switzerland)
Fran Barbe (London, England) Runs the Theater Training Initiative
Gyohei Zaitsu (Paris, France)
In Between Butoh / Flavia Ghisalberti (Italy/Switzerland)
In_Out (see Stephan Maria Marb)
Imre Thormann (Berlin, Germany)
Iwana Masaki (Paris, France) Unable to locate working link.
Jinen Butoh / Atsushi Takenouchi (Various locations in Europe but primarily Paris)
Juju Alishina (Dance Company NUBA). (Paris, France)
Kira Ithasimighi (Athens, Greece)
Kobo Buto (Groningen, NETHERLANDS).
Ko Murobushi (Göttingen, GERMANY). Unable to locate link. Works with Urara KUSANAGI. Can find videos on YouTube.
Kira Ithasimighi (Athens, Greece)
Limen–The Body Theatre (Warsaw, POLAND)Maki Watanabe (Paris, France)
Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (London, England)
Minako Seki(Berlin, Germany)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Belguim)Motimaru Dance Company Motoya Kondo & Tiziana Longo (Berlin, Germany)
Nordic School Of Butoh (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Paul Ibey (London, England) Unable to locate link. Contact at: email@example.com
Pe Vermeersch (Belgium)
Pia Maria (Zurich, Switzerland) Unable to locate link.
Red Earth Centre (Paris, France)
Sabine Seume (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Sankai Juku (France)
Sayoko Onishi (Palermo, Italy)
Simona Orinska (Latvia)
Solène de Cock (France)
Stephan Maria Marb/In_Out (Munich, Germany)
SU-EN Butoh (Almunge, Sweden)
Tadashi Endo (Göttingen, Germany)
Teatr Novogo Fronta (Prague, Czech Republic)
Unendlos (Oberhausen, Germany)
Urara Kusanagi (Göttingen, Germany). Unable to locate link. Works with Ko Murobushi.
Wendell Wells (Madrid, Spain)
Yuko Kaseki (Berlin,Germany)
Yumiko Yoshioka / TEN PEN CHii art labor (Schloss Broelin, Germany)
IIona Dance Theatre (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
MAU Dance Theatre (NEW ZEALAND). Samoan artist Lemisio Ponifasio. Link does not work.
Rachael McHardy (Perth, Western AUSTRALIA) Unable to locate link.
Tangentz Performance Group (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
With Lime (Wellington, New Zealand)
Yumi Umiumare (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
ASIA-EAST & SOUTHEAST JAPAN
Akaji Maro Choreographer for Dairakudakan. See also Dairakudakan's wesbite.
Akiko Motofuji & Asbestos Studio Akiko Motofuji was the wife of the Butoh founder Hatsumi Hijikata. After her death in 2003 the studio was sold.
Atelier BeniButoh Sha Tenkei
Butoh.Meditation.Zen / Nyoba Kan (Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia)
Dai Rakuda Kan
Daisuke Yoshimoto In Japanese.
Eiko & Komo
Ima Tenko + Kiraza (Kyoto, Japan)Katsura Kan Unable to locate a website, however this links to his YouTube profile.
Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno
Ito Kim and The Glorious Future Japanese: http://www.geocities.co.jp/Hollywood-Miyuki/3773/index.html
Min Tanaka (website is in Japanese but can be translated online) The International University Global Theatre Experience has a short biography in english: http://www.iugte.com/projects/Min_Tanaka.php
Nyoba Kan (Malaysia)
Sal Vanilla In Japanese with a little English.
Sennichimae Blue Sky Dance Club (Osaka, Japan) English and Japanese
Setsuko Yamada Dance Company Link is from profile on Japan Contemporary Dance Network.
Subbody Butoh School Himalaya / Rhizome Lee (Dharamsala, India)
Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo
Yan-Shu Unable to locate a website for the dance troupe, however this links to information on founder Kinya Tsuruyama.
Yukio Waguri and Kohzensha Link is broken and unable to locate working link.