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Dappin' Butoh Archives Artist Statement Embodying The Spirit Workshop Artist Profile

CURRICULUM VITAE

Joan Elizabeth Laage
2353 N 64th St
Seattle WA 98103-5403

(206)729-2054
davidthornbrugh@hotmail.com

Lectures/Presentations/Workshops on Butoh & Japanese Traditional Theater & Culture
Performances (solo or creating original work and teaching repertory work)
Choreography Improvisation Repertory
Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals
Tai Chi Instruction

Featured on Channel 9 KCTS “Spotlight on Artist Series” Winter 2003
Featured in Dancing Into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, And Japan by Sondra Horton Fraleigh

Founding Member of Daipan Butoh Collective (Seattle)

Ph.D. in Dance and Related Arts, Texas Woman’s University, August 1993
Certified Laban Movement Analyst, New York, 1987-88
M.A. in Dance, Mills College, January 1977
B.A. in Dance, University of Colorado, June 1973
Center For World Music (Berkeley) 1974-75
Artistic Director of Dappin’ Butoh (Seattle) 1991-2002
Director of Celebrating Asia 1996 (Seattle), Seattle Butoh Festivals 1998 & 2000
Producer of “intimate stage”, monthly performance series (Seattle), June 2001-May 2004

EDUCATION/TRAINING
Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong: Chinese Wu Shu & Tai Chi Academy (Seattle) 1997-2010
Skinner Releasing Technique (Seattle) 1996-00
Kyogen: Akira Shigeyama & Yasushi Maruishi, Portland International Performance Institute (Portland) 1995-97
Nihon Buyoh: Mary Ohno, Kabuki Academy (Seattle) 1993-95
Taiko Workshop: Seattle Kokon Taiko (Seattle) 1996
Suzuki Acting Method Workshop: Robin Hunt, University of Washington (Seattle) 1993
Hawkins Technique (New York) 1987-88
Butoh (Tokyo) Ohno Kazuo & Ohno Yoshito 1987-06; Ashikawa Yoko, 1988-89
Butoh workshops with Yukio Waguri, SU-EN, Anzu Furukawa, Yan-Shu, Omori Masahide,
Gustavo Collini Sartor, Fukuhara Tetsuro, Yumiko Yoshioka, Akiko Motofuji, Murobushi Ko,
Bishop Yamada, Akira Kasai, Oguri, Maureen Fleming, Tamano Koichi, Maro Akaji, Iwana
Masaki, Sankai Juku, Nakajima Natsu, Min Tanaka, Tamura Tetsuro, Katsura Kan, Eiko & Koma
Margie Jenkins & Oberlin Dance Collective, Modern Dance (San Francisco) 1983
Tai Chi Chuan: Li Li Ta (Berkeley) 1976-77
Contact Improvisation: Mangrove (San Francisco) 1975-76
Bharata Natyam: Balasaraswati (Berkeley & Madras) 1974-80
Javanese Dance: Ben Suharto (Berkeley) 1974

FACULTY/GUEST ARTIST POSITIONS
Faculty Szkola Artystyczna Alternatywa Choreografia Sceniczna (Krakow, Poland) 2004-2005
Instructor, Chinese Wu Shu & Tai Chi Academy (Seattle) 2002-2004
Guest Artist, University of North Carolina (Greensboro) February 2003
Guest Artist, Asheville Contemporary Dance Company (NC) February 2003
Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance & Improvisation (WA) 1994-2003
Guest Artist, Ohio State University (Columbus) April 2000
Guest Artist, University of Georgia (Athens) January 2000
Faculty, Florida Dance Festival (Miami) June 1996-99
Integrated Movement Studies Certification Program, Assistant (Seattle) 1997-1999
Intro Course Instructor, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (NY) June 1998
Faculty, Portland International Performance Institute (OR) July/August 1996-97
Guest Faculty, UNITEC Performing Arts School (Auckland, NZ) May/June 1996
Guest Artist, University of Otago (NZ) June 1996
Guest Artist, University of Montevallo (AL) October 1995
Guest Artist, American College Dance Festival, University of Georgia (Athens) March 1995
Artist-in-Residence, St. Mary’s College (MD) Spring 1994
Instructor, The Evergreen State College (WA) 1992-5
Adjunct Faculty, The Naropa Institute (Boulder, CO) 1990-91
Faculty, Semester-At-Sea, University of Pittsburgh (PA) Spring 1982
Faculty, Dance in School of Physical Education, University of Otago (NZ) 1978-80
Workshops/Lectures
Epiphany Church (Chicago) November 2009
7E FESTIVAL DE BUTO, Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree (Paris) June 2006
Studios (Amsterdam) April 2005
Centrum Kultury Mlodziezy (Krakow, Poland) 1996 & 98, 2004, 2006
New York Butoh Festival (New York) 2003
Mills College Dance Department (Oakland, CA) 2002
University of Washington Dance Department (Seattle) 2001
Cornish College Theater Department (Seattle) 1995-98, 03
Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (NY) 1994-95 & 98
HEAR Studio (London, England) May 1998
Studioszinhaz (Budapest, Hungary) February 1996
University of Maryland (College Park) May 1994
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) April 1994
State University of New York (Brockport) April 1994
Portland State University (OR) February 1992
ATHE Conference (Atlanta) August 1992
University of Colorado (Boulder) 1990

SOLO REPERTORY
Road To Nowhere [30-55 minutes]
Lotus [40-50 minutes]
Terrible Passion [15-25 minutes]
Drumming Up Oscar [45-60 minutes]
Chopin Dances [20-40 minutes]
Infanticity (every baby is jesus) [40-50 minutes]
Black Widow [40 minutes]
Brooding Embers [19 minutes]

GROUP PROJECTS
The Marys Project -- Good Shepherd Center Chapel (Seattle) July 2009
White Sanctuary -- University of Georgia Dance Company (Athens) January 2000 & HEAR Studio (London) May 1998
Imprints -- New York International Butoh Festival, October 2003
Operational Theater -- The Space (London) February 2005; Richard Hugo House (Seattle) December 2009
Anatomical Theater with Amareya Teatr-- Museum Gustavianum (Uppsala, Sweden) May 2006
& Kosciol Sw. Jana (Gdansk, Poland) August 2006

PERFORMANCES (Group)
Band of Poets at Richard Hugo House (Seattle) February 2010
Moore Inside/Out (Seattle) September 2009

PERFORMANCES (Solo)
Soul (Auckland NZ) December 2009
Woodford Folk Festival (Australia) December 2009
Epiphany Church (Chicago) November 2009
Women in Butoh (Portland, OR) May 2009
Kazuo Ohno Festival 2006, BankART Studio NYK (Yokohama, Japan) October 2006
Korea International Performance Art Festival (Gimcheon, S Korea) October 2006
4th Heohwangok Silver Women's Festival (Gimhae, S Korea) September 2006
DE FESTIVAL DE BUTO, Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree (Paris) June 2006 & 2007
XIII Zamkowe Spotkania Teatralne, Szydlowieckie Centrum Kultury-Zamek (Szydlowiec, Poland) May 2006
Osrodek Centrum Kultury (Warsaw, Poland) May 2006
bunkier sztuki with Tomek Choloniewski (Krakow, Poland) April 2006
Mandala, Miedzynarowdowy Festival Sztuki (Wroclaw, Poland) April 2006
Staromiejskie Centrum Kultury (Krakow) February 2006
Towarzystwa Kultury Czynnej (Wroclaw) February 2006
Café Mlynek (Krakow) July 2005-
Manggha Center (Krakow) May 2005
Illuseum Gallery (Amsterdam) April 2005
Gallery with Tomek Choloniewski (Poznan, Poland) March 2005
LIMS Conference (Long Beach, CA) June 2004
Centrum Kultury Mlodziezy (Krakow) March 2004
Solos & group collaborations, “intimate stage” monthly series (Seattle) June 2001-May 2004
New York Butoh Festival, solos & group project (New York City) 2003
Seattle Fringe Theater Festival (Seattle) October 2002
Colony Theater (Miami, FL) September 2000
Butoh Breeze, Fylkingen (Stockholm, Sweden) May 2000
Byens Abne Scene (Arhus, Denmark) May 2000
EVENTA International Art Exhibit Opening (Uppsala, Sweden) June 1998
HEAR Studio, White Sanctuary Project (London, England) May 1998
Centrum Kultury Mlodziezy (Krakow, Poland) 1998
Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation (WA) 2003
The MAC (Dallas, TX) January 1997
Studioszinhaz (Budapest, Hungary) February 1996
Centrum Kultury Mlodziezy (Krakow, Poland) February 1996
1210 Meridian (Huntsville, AL) October 1995
Lotus Music & Dance (NYC) June 1995
Cleveland Performance Arts Festival (OH) March 1995
The Noh Space (San Francisco, CA) July 1994
Context Hall (NYC) May 1994
SUNY Brockport (NY) April 1994
Hong Kong International Dance Conference, July 1990
Performances in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan 1989
Terpsicore (Tokyo, Japan) June 1989
Performances with Ashikawa’s group Gnome (Tokyo, Japan) 1989
ST Spot (Yokohama, Japan) January 1989

GRANTS/AWARDS
City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs 2009
Centrum Artist Residencies
Outstanding Professional Achievement Award (Texas Woman’s University)
Seattle Arts Commission
Washington Composer’s Forum
Artist Trust
King County Arts Commission

PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
kazuo ohno’s world: from without & within, Book Review for Pacific Northwest Book Review, August 2004

Illuminating Butoh (Video/Lecture/Performance): Royal Festival Hall (London) 1996; European Dance Development Center (Arnheim) 1996; Cornish College (Seattle) 1993-97 & 2004; Portland State University (Portland) 1992; Naropa Institute (Boulder) 1990-91

Butoh Workshop Embodying The Spirit: American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation,and Dance (St. Louis) 1997; American Dance Guild Conference (NYC) 1995; American Theater in Higher Education Conference (Atlanta) 1992

Sharing Stories/Stealing Stories: The aesthetics and ethics of working cross-culturally (Panel), Dance Critics Association (Seattle) 1997

Embodying The Spirit: The Paradox of Performing The Body in Butoh, Congress on Research and Dance (Greensboro, NC) 1996

Butoh and Gender: The Prevalence of Androgyny, Congress on Research and Dance (Denton, TX) 1994

Butoh Training: An LMA Perspective, Laban Conference (Minneapolis, MN) 1994

Embodying The Spirit: The Significance of The Body in The Contemporary Japanese Dance Movement of Butoh, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Woman’s University, August 1993

Butoh: Body on the edge of crisis, Film Review in Dance Research Journal Fall 1991

The Faces and Phases of Butoh Slide/Talk Presentation, Hong Kong International Dance Conference 1990

The Uncovering: An Analysis of The Japanese Contemporary Dance Form of Butoh, Certification Project, Laban/Bartenieff Institute (New York) 1988