Himalaya Resonance Diary
 World Life Resonance Art


Two-day Workshop in Istambur

On 26-27 January, I organize two one-day workshops at the
Izmir Caminito Art Performance Arts Center.
After sharing the method of breathing, we will explore the habits (movement, sound, vision, emotions, thoughts, relationships, attitudes) that form the self and their transformation in the creation process.

Contact Ozerk



Ecosystem of Emotions Workshop
at FreeXit, Croatia

With an international team we are organizing the
"FreeXit Butoh Camp" in Pula, Croatia this august. I
will be giving a workshop and doing some performances too.
If you are interested start making your arrangements

Contact Zalina



Dear Lee,

I am so excited to take workshop in Gokarna!

Right near my guest house there is a yoga school. If it's very simple and beautiful in the nature. Just with patted down earth and walls made of dried leaves, two minutes from the beach! The yoga teacher was very kind and said I can use the space for butoh workshop.

So today I made the poster and pasted them all over the area.

I hope I get some students!

In the middle of making the poster I was reading 'Behind the mirror' and felt I understand it much better now. I think through this workshop, by guiding others, I will learn even more.

Thank you so much for all you have done and all your research.

I remain forever indebted to you.



Zarina moved southwards India from the winter intensive course
and opens her first Butoh workshop at the Gorkana coast.
You did it!
I have dreamt that in the next winter, several students are scattered
all over India, and India tour developing to multiple India tours
that will hold workshops and Butoh performances.
It has already begun to show that aspect from this year.
Yes! Everyone! Let's continue to Zarina!
Such experiences will nurture you.

Butoh Workshop in Gokarna

When: 16-18 January, 10:30-12:30
Where: Surna Yoga, near Sunset guest house, main beach, Gokarna

Contact Zalina



Butoh Workshop in HK

Dear friends of HK,
I am organizing a butoh workshop on JANUARY 16. I am very excited to share this with you all.
It will probably be outdoor on the water front.
Let me know if there is a particualr time that works best for you.

Stay tune for more details on location & time :)

(The time is not decided yet. 10am is just an indication to create the page)

Contact Syv


Aia, Jaime

Great News from Brasil!

Dear Subbody family,
We finally found a land in Bahia for a movement research and Butoh that will be ready in 2020. In the mid time we had a beautiful baby call Nehru.
Here the lands for the beautiful center.

Contact Jaime



Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​​​​​​​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:
Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals
Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body
Resonate with other bodies
Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques
Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00pm

2019 Schedule (Dates are subject to change)

First Term: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7
Second Term: 3/21, 3/28, 4/18, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13
Third Term: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/22, 8/29, 9/12
Fourth Term: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14

Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

Tuition: $135 (for each term)

To Register, please complete Online Registration Form.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Contact Gadu

 Crick photo above to enlarge


A Dehumanized Body

A Dehumanized Body: India 2018 | Kolkata
Review from The Statesman

"Artist Priyadarshini Ohol, for the first time, unveiled a large scale, socio-political work of Artivism about the current mass scale persecution of Dalits. It was showcased recently at the North Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. This unique work of art introduced by Ohol, with a live interactive performance of Butoh, a form of Japanese dance theatre, as the highlight of the evening, drew a sizeable crowd of curious onlookers and art aficionados. The work titled “Dehumanised Body: India 2018” includes a weeklong performance with audience participation.

The Butoh performance was complimented by large screen video installations of the brutalities of casteism in various parts of India. As viewers walk through the space, they can hear racist cries like “Hindu! Hindu! Hindu!”, “Sickular!”, “Anti national!”, “Reserved category!” or “Kill them all, they deserve to die!” which enhanced the dystopian graveness of the situation. The video clippings have been gathered from social media."

"She has combined multichannel video, audio, text and visual art into a single site-specific installation. Along with a live Butoh performance where she allows audience to interact with her dehumanized body, this exhibit has left a deep impact on viewers garnering much praise for the artist."

- Clipping of Marquee http://epaper.thestatesman.com/c/35414856

Weblink:- https://www.thestatesman.com/supplements/marquee/

Contact Piu



Subbody Butoh Himalaya_Booklet

A Happy New Year!
A new Subbody Butoh Himalaya Booklet is updated.
There are so many new activities on it; A new website www.subbody.in, new instagram site, new facebook page; Life Resonance Art, donation site, network site, and so on.
Previous Subbody School is reborn as the Subbody Butoh Center Himalaya with these new activities.
Please crick the link below and enjoy it!

Download the new Booklet (PDF)

Contact Dara


Let's support the Subbody Center
by your unique work!

New Year Message from Lee

Now, I decide to retire from all school management and tours.
I will concentrate on only creation, midwife and writing to share it at Himalaya.
Instead of Lee, several old students=midwives are starting new activities to manage and develop the new Subbody center, with inventing novel activities; India and Europe tours, inviting new co-researchers, participants and collaborators, cultivating new network and relationships with various artists, Open call to use school space in various ways, and so on.

ALL old and new students and co-researchers!

Please invent your own way to support and develop the Subbody center.
You can join in with any unique activities.
Let's spread the ripples of Life Resonance to the world!

Download the new Booklet (PDF)

Contact Dara



Dancing through the Himalayas

Subbody resonance butoh is an art center dedicated to research the ignored content of the psyche through various methods and transform these materials into creation. Our intention through this research is to open the infinit resonance ability through movement and become a transparent life which can spontaneously connect, play, dive into the depths of the universe and simply just resonate with anything through movement. For more information find us at www.subbody.in #workshop #butoh #theatre #arttherapy #performanceart #performance #dance #dancer #meditation #meditate #yoga #therapy #naturelovers #nature #naturephotography #picoftheday #himalaya #japan #travel #india #travelphotography #spirituality #art #artist #performingarts #performingartsschool

Read more Life Resonance Art

Contact Alex



The updated schedule

Dec 3 - Feb 22 - Dharamsala - Winter Intensive class with Lee

Dec 19 – 24 – Hyderabad – 5 day intensive with performance – Nritya – Forum for Performing Arts

Jan 14 – 20 –
Tumkur (2 hours north of Bangalore) in collaboration with Honza’s Free Butoh School in beautiful wilderness

Jan 23 – 26 –
Kolkata – Performances – Kolkata International Performance Art Festival

Feb 04 – Feb 08 –
Mumbai – 5 day intensive – Drama School Mumbai

Feb 20 – Feb 24 (Tentative dates) –
New Delhi – 3 to 5 days intensive – Bhoomika Dance Studio

. ——— Shadowbody |
http://www.shadowbody.com Subbody Butoh School | http://www.subbody.net Shadowbody Butoh Manual | http://manual.shadowbody.com

Contact Adam



FreeExit Butoh Camp
in Croatia

For those of you who know for sure you want to participate as a guide (the more experience the better) or scheduled performer at FreeXit Butoh Camp 2019 in Pula, Croatia (august 05 thru 18), send a bio and photo to me, and I will start making a schedule.

Tentative schedule may look something like 8 AM - 5 PM workshop time (1 hour lunch break in the middle), and evening up to night time are live music events (which are also by proxy Butoh jams) and scheduled performances. The compensation for guides depends on crowdfunding/grant/donation money generated. It's to be spread in a fair manner to the guides.

For any other Butoh performer, send a bio and picture anyway, so that you can be listed on the FreeXit website that will soon be up and running.

Contact Adam


Adam, Gio, Lee

Extensive expansion of
the Summer tour 2019


Europe Life Resonance Butou Tour
with Adam

This is the Euro schedule as of now. For those who haven't gotten back to me in a while, do so to ensure everything is still in order. This tour concludes in Croatia with the 2-week FreeXit Butoh Festival on August 5th thru 18th. After, I am off to USA/Canada/Mexico. With everything I do, I am representing Himalaya Subbody Butoh (www.subbody.in).

May 2nd - May 5th - Kathmandu, Nepal

May 6th - May 13th - Belgrade, Serbia

May 15 - 21st- Lviv, Ukraine

May 22nd - 28th - Bucharest, Romania

May 29 - June 3 - Leipzig, Germany (then staying to attend the Lepizig goth festival (Wave-Gotik-Treffen) from June 7 - 10)

June 11 - June 20 - Pula, Croatia (No booking yet, visiting a friend and also checking out the FreeXit space. Performance(s) inevitable somewhere.)

June 21 - 23 - Crawley, UK - DEW International Folklore Festival

June 25th - July 2nd - Turin, Italy - Moving Bodies Festival

July 3rd - July 9th - Stockholm, Sweden

July 10 - 16th - Helsinki, Finland

July 17th- 23rd - Madrid, Spain

July 24th - July 31st - Bilbao, Spain

(Space for Barcelona maybe possible here.)

August 5th - 18th - FreeXit - 2-week alternative Butoh festival, Croatia by donation in collaboration with Honza Svasek and other Subbody folks.

Contact Adam

Europe Life Resonance Butoh Tour
with Gio

For Europe, Adam’s activity sounds very good!
I confirmed to go to
Greece and Hungary handicapped workshop and probably workshop with judit also.
For this two workshops, I would like to continue. I applied some fund to make travel cost for this two workshop.

Adam can contact any other organizer in Europe, Spain, Italy, Holland etc. Or with Adam, we can organize bigger subbody gathering and workshop in Europe together. It can be kind of festival or camp and more organized performance.

I think Pit will join at
Switzerland. We can suggest to Italy with camp. Or in Spain with festival.

Next week I will be able to have own time and can communicate more idea.
Give me any idea back for this.
Then i will write you more detail.

Hope to see you soon.


Contact Gio

Summer Intensive in Himalaya
with Lee

Next Europe tour will be the triple processes.
Gio will tour Greece, Hungary, etc. Adam will tour Germany, Spain, and others. And Lee will continue Summer Intensive in Dharamsala.
You can join in any courses.

Subbody Summer Intensive June 10 - Aug 30 
10:00-12:30 at Subbodu Center, Dharamsala,

Contact Lee



Future in India Butoh

So Sastry not only studied my youtube videos, but my manual, and resonated throughout the months by watching butoh on youtube. Though he has had no formal butoh guiding in real time until now, I am very impressed by him! He is definitely the future in spreading Butoh throughout India, especially Hyderabad.

Contact Adam



·          Memories carved out of shadows

Neeraja Murthy

Adam Koan on his first Butoh workshop in the city and how this body movement dance redefines beauty
Seven years ago Adam Koan, a ballet and contemporary dancer discovered Butoh on YouTube. “I felt this was a next level of dance. The dance made use of the lighting well and the dancers worked well with props. The dance had depth and that’s what pulled me in,” he shares sipping hot chai . The dancer who is conducting a week-long workshop in the city recalls his first visit to Dharmshala in India to discover Butoh. “It is body-based,” he states. “Whatever has come from you is what moved you. There is a bit of theatre, acting, performance act and you could also resonate with props. It is internal and what is it that you want to know. It comes from a place that you might have neglected in the past, and finally you have come to terms with it and will create an art out of it.”

In an interview, Adam explains about this unique dance, its form of expression and how different it is from the other dance genres.

Tell us about Butoh?

Butoh originated in Japan and its two key founders are Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazu. The bomb (atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) did influence this art maybe as they were trying to resonate with dark times. When there was a chemical spill of mercury and it affected babies and animals, Hijikata wanted to show the world that everything is not pretty. He borrowed movements from the shadows of society to depict the trauma. The themes revolve around the issues that have moved you; There has to be a deep urge to do.

So Butoh is not a beautiful dance?

It can be. Butoh redefines beauty. It is a personal art and if you find your own darkness, your own shadow, you present it in a way that it is creative. Maybe the audience has never seen this darkness as pretty but you as a Butoh practitioner will be the artiste to make it happen. It connects with your own shadow. A lot of Butoh is associated with creativity as you are going into your deep resources to find your imagination. Sarkoi Juki from France are popular for their high productions. Who has seen their work calls it pretty like a flower. There is an element of anomaly and could also be grotesque. It depends who your audience are.

When you are depicting something so personal, how can the audience connect to it?

When people start Butoh they want to express. When you get into it, it becomes complex and almost a secret. You keep the secret and the audience gets something very deep that they get moved. They don’t know where it comes from. A good Butoh performer is the one who keeps the secret yet does something like magic.

Tell us about your initial years of Butoh training?

I was confused because I come from a ballet and modern dance background where everything is perfect and you are told, ‘This is the way you do it.’ Butoh was totally different. Here, the teacher was trying to make me a creator/choreographer. It was too much freedom but eventually when I practiced more I saw how valuable this is. You want to create your own dance, acting, theatre or an art therapy form.

How different it is from other dance forms?

Be it in ballet or modern dance, there is an emphasis on movement. Butoh is a body movement dance and is about your own psychology as you go into memories, your shadows and build characters. Butoh is multi-faceted and spreads all over the place. I would paint and also write poetry. I felt Butoh was not confining me to one place. I saw endless creativity in Butoh. From the day I started, I am constantly discovering.

Contact Adam


#ButohRains an exclusive interview of Adam Koan and his start as a butoh dancer . Its fortunate to have him as we are learning a lot. A wonderful article by Neeraja Sreenivasa Murthy. Photo credits Top left photo by JI Yang and black and white photos from David Joshua Jennings

Patruni Chidananda Sastry and Adam

Warm Resonance with Adam's
workshop in Hyderabad

Adam's workshop in Hyderabad seems accepted warmly with participants.
It's so pleasant.
He wishes to learn Butoh at the Subbody School.
Let's support his dream come true!


Its a wrap ! #Butohic selfie .
An excellent oppurtunity we had to see a live performance of Butoh by Adam Koan. A lit moment for me and many others. Butoh has filled a lot of voids which i felt as a part of my training with Bharatanatyam ! where one talks about lines, perfection and alignment, the other talks about absurdity , imperfection and hastiness. where one finds the divine other finds the devil. where one finds chidambaram other embraces Digambaram. these few days learning
Butoh made me feel satisfied ! and felt as if i achieved what i wanted to , where in traditional dance i was always thought unlivable. sometimes being Desperate makes you do many things for the first time. Thank you Adam Koan for traveling all of from Dharamshala for giving us this wonderful gift . i am alos grateful to Rhizome Lee master for bringing this form to India as it indeed a gift which we can cherish our future with . I set news goals with #Butoh . one such is visiting Himalaya SubBody Butoh School for one semester and learn more !!! thank you Nritya Forum Venkat Raguru for making my dream come true as without your support i could never ever would have thought about it ! i am extremely grateful for the same and Lamakaan - An Open Cultural Space for trusting in our uniqueness and being supportive .

Contact Adam

Adam performs in India TV Hyderabad


Adam performs Butoh

in India State TV 

at Hyderabad

The 4th India tour has begun.
Adam was invited to Hyderabad TV
and performed Butoh 15 mun. I
t is great performance with Jumping wild enough.
must watch!

The updated schedule

Dec 3 - Feb 22 - Dharamsala - Winter Intensive class with Lee

Dec 19 – 24 – Hyderabad – 5 day intensive with performance – Nritya – Forum for Performing Arts

Jan 14 – 20 –
Tumkur (2 hours north of Bangalore) in collaboration with Honza’s Free Butoh School in beautiful wilderness

Jan 23 – 26 –
Kolkata – Performances – Kolkata International Performance Art Festival

Feb 04 – Feb 08 –
Mumbai – 5 day intensive – Drama School Mumbai

Feb 20 – Feb 24 (Tentative dates) –
New Delhi – 3 to 5 days intensive – Bhoomika Dance Studio

. ——— Shadowbody |
http://www.shadowbody.com Subbody Butoh School | http://www.subbody.net Shadowbody Butoh Manual | http://manual.shadowbody.com

Contact Adam


Adam, Alex, Santeri, Ozerk, Lee


Space available for creative workshop related to acting, dance, wellness, music, art. And/or creative projects.

Gallery space also available for regular art exhibition.

Contact Gora : at 9988949249

Or Kamboj.gurpreet786@gmail.com

Contact us



Europe Life Resonance Butoh
tour (with Gio)

For Europe tour,

We fixed the date in Hungary only with Tamas. (First week of july)

Greece is delayed to Autumn.

So now I'm contacting for new organizing to cover flight cost to Europe at least.

Also I want to make deep collaboration in Hungary staying enough days.

So I'm looking for fund in Korea to make travel cost.

I began to contact with Chiara to make butoh residency camp for summer.

And checking more possibilities in Europe. I will update soon. If you have recommendation for me. would be nice.

I saw Adam's schedule. It's great, very active.

For me, at first I thought only 2~3 places. Hungary, Greece and probably Iceland.

To make a bit long creation process at each place.

But now Instead of Greece, I began to find another place.

Contact Gio


New Website!

Himalaya Subbody Butoh

Life Resonance | Research | Community Art Center

Crick Here to jump to subbody.in

Now we are reviewing all activities and trying to co-create a new possibility towards the future. A new website has been created as the base. Everyone can participate in this.
Every subbody=cobody in the world!
Please open new activity that you believe, and we expand the ripples of Life Resonance to the world.

 Crick here to Open Butoh


Let's join in
Open Butoh Network

The following is a project I had on my mind since the beginning of the year, and it is finally ready to be launched to the public. This is a networking site and database specifically for Butoh. Another way in which to connect the world to Butoh. Over time, the network will get more and more streamlined to serve our needs as Butoh artists. Any thoughts or suggestions are encouraged because this is brand new. Sign up is very simple. Do share! http://www.openbutoh.org. Thanks also to Kevin Tzaddi Raison for helping make this happe

Visit the OpenButoh.org
and Let's join in it1

Contact Adam