OPEN Indy 2021
with Vangeline


Vangeline draws on 18 years of experience as a Butoh teacher and dancer, and has 35 years of expertise in the field of dance. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book of non-fiction Butoh: Cradling Empty Space. Vangeline is a 2018 NYFA/NYSCA Artist Fellow in Choreography, the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance's Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award, and the founder of the 15-year running, award-winning program "Dream a Dream Project", which brings Butoh dance to incarcerated men and women at correctional facilities across New York City. 

She is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine. She teaches trauma-informed Butoh classes. Vangeline welcomes students with disabilities, including students with hearing impairment, and/or students who are visually impaired or wheelchair-bound students. All OPEN Indy workshops are open level and beginners are welcome.

Butoh and the Mind-Body Connection

Friday, November 5th 

In Person at Indy Movement Arts


This workshop will examine the role of attention, bodily awareness and mindfulness in butoh. 


Photo Credit: Yi Chun Wu


Butoh and Noguchi Taiso - Relaxing into Butoh

Sunday, November 7th



This workshop will introduce the practice of Noguchi Taiso in Butoh, a form of Japanese release technique that is widely used in Butoh. Students will move from practical exercises to improvisation.

Photo Credit: Marko Poolamets


Butoh: Navigating Consciousness

Saturday, November 6th

In Person at Indy Movement Arts


This workshop will examine the role of consciousness in butoh and will lead students through practical exercises to differentiate between voluntary and involuntary movements, and how to use the difference creatively in butoh.

Photo Credit: Michael Blase


Vision/ Visualization in Butoh

Tuesday, November 9th

In Person at Indy Movement Arts


This workshop will examine the special role played by vision and visualization in butoh practice and will lead students toward an exploration of improvised Butoh.

Photo Credit: Darial Sneed


Registration Information

You must register for each workshop individually. After your registration is received, you will be emailed a payment invoice. Workshop pricing is listed below and all prices include a $2 online processing fee. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please email to make arrangements. Reminder that each workshop will be a unique experience. All workshops will be held in person with the exception of Butoh & Naguchi Taiso. This workshop will be held online via Zoom. 

  • Register for (1) Workshop

    • $32 for an in person workshop​

    • $22 for the online workshop

  • Register for (2) Workshops, $56

  • Register for (3) Workshops, $83

  • Register for (4) Workshops, $110