FIBUTOH Is going to be a awesome Butoh Festival in Chile!!

FIBUTOH 2018, the third international meeting of Butoh, will take place between October 1 and 15, in Santiago, Arica, Valparaíso and Quilpué. Among the international guests are Makiko Tominaga, Ken Mai, Yuko Kaseki and Kae Ishimoto, from Japan; Eugenia Vargas, from Mexico; Vangeline (USA / France), Daipan Butoh Collective (USA) and Tove-Elena, from Norway.

In this third edition, Fibutoh also brings two outstanding theorists: Bruce Baird, from the US and Emilio Rosales, from Mexico, who will give a talk and master class about Butoh, its influence on contemporary dance and its development in different parts of the world.

As in the previous versions, in Santiago there will be workshops given by teachers at the University of Chile and Uniacc. The functions will be developed at the Camilo Henríquez Theater. In Arica, the workshops and functions will take place in the MB2 center, and in Valparaíso 

Butoh + Performance March 17th at Youngstown 7 pm

On the shortest day of the year- the winter Solstice in a 5000-year-old prehistoric chamber in Ireland a soul is hanging on a from the ceiling on a thin silver cord, beneath buried in the ground is a beating heart. 13,000 years ago, in Mexico lay the bones of 16-year-old girl who died lost in a deep cave looking for water. The rising sun on the Winter Solstice enters to the back of the Irish chamber and the Mexican cave and the light in the darkness bringing the possibility of two spirits finding their way. These are images from a new Brittle Sisters dance. A dance that began in the new year from my work in a workshop by Marissa Niederhauser called Dance Spell.

April 14th Performance Offering


DAIPANbutoh Collective Presents

April 14th Performance

April 14th 7:30pm
@ Velocity Dance Center


1621 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122  Cost: $10


Experience a collaborative night of movement and music, the culmination of the 2-month DAIPANbutoh workshop series, “Emergence of the Deeper Self” 




  • Solo by Consuelo Gonzalez
  • Short films of SU-EN, Joan Laage, & Diana Garcia-Snyder (October 2012 Third WAVE Artists)
  • Workshop Participants’ Performance (Spark Awesome, Lela Besom, Bruce Fogg, Consuelo Gonzalez,Aubrey Lesicki, Angela Martinelli, Compass Noce, Stephen Passero, Paul Pauper, Rebecca Shepherd)
  • DAIPANbutoh Teachers’ Performance (Sheri Brown, Maureen Freehill, Joan Laage, Helen Thorsen, & Douglas Ridings)
  • Music by: Lube Fondue (Seattle) & Travis McAllister (Portland)




Any questions and/or concerns contact:


Sheri Brown,  206-940-6078


Helen Thorsen, 206-226-9485