Joao Butoh

Joao Butoh

Ogawa Butoh Center
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Director, Costume Designer and Filmmaker

São Simão, Brazil

Member Since:
August 2012
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About Joao

Joao Butoh is a Brazilian multidisciplinary artist. He started butoh in 1983 when he founded the Ogawa Butoh Center. Considered the greatest exponent of the Latin American butoh, with dozens of international awards for more than 50 butoh shows created and produced for Ogawa and other companies.
Director of Shakespeare in the Streets Festival. Participated in December 2009 of the celebrations of 50 years of butoh in Bangkok - Thailand as a teacher ministering workshop and performer with the show VENEZHVELA. "In 2010 he returned to Asia to pay homage Kazuo Ohno on the 3rd nyoba Kan Butoh Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 6TH International Butoh Festival in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand. Considered the greatest exponent of Latin American dance and butoh one of the greats of Butoh globally. Founder and director of the Center Ogawa Butoh and Butoh Cia Institution, where he researches and develops the technique of Butoh Aiar his own.'ve developed numerous solo and with his CIA, which many remain in the repertoire. Participated in various events such as actor / dancer and Maitre of Butoh in Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, Portugal, England, United States, Australia, Argentina , Mexico and Brazil as: 1. Uni Modern Dance Festival in Kaiserslautern - Germany 2. Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in Augsburg - Germany (award for Best Costumes / Best Scenery and the jury as the best Entertainment), Gran Gran Fiesta / Queen Elizabeth Hall - London, Camden Green Fair / Free Camden Garden - London, The Rising Sun Institute / Festival Reading and Bracknell / Bracknell - England, San Francisco Butoh Festival in the United States, Festival de Teatro de Curitiba- PR, of Newtown Neworks Cultural Festival in Sydney Australia, 6th and 7to Encuentro de Teatro En El Corazon Del Mercosur in Argentina, 2nd International Festival of Popular Theater in Mexico, XXXI Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico, 3. and 6. Internationale AIDS- Tanzgala in Regensburg - Germany, The 5TH International Butoh Festival Thailand 2009, 3 nyoba Kan Butoh Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 6TH International Butoh Festival Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand, among others.'ve received dozens of awards as a choreographer, costume designer, director and dancer and performed countless gigs around the country and abroad.



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