Classes and Workshops in Butoh


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Here are our current educational activities:

  Paris Class Online Class Summer Workshops
  Friday Monday et Wednesday July August

From September 11, 2021



Calendar middle of this page 19-24 July 2021 23-28 August 2021

Espace culturel Bertin Poirée

8-12 rue Bertin Poirée 75001 Paris

In your home micadanses : 15,16, rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier 75004 Paris


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Butoh Class in Paris
Depuis 2001, Juju Alishina donne des cours réguliers à Paris.

All levels

Saturday 10:00-14:00
(We will take a few breaks during these 4 hours)

11 et 18 septembre

2, 16, 23, 30 octobre 2021

10:00-12:00 (Physical training)

12:00-14:00 (Technical education)

Dress code : standard dance exercise wear

Place : Espace culturel Bertin Poirée - 8-12 rue Bertin Poirée 75001 Paris   (M° Châtelet) Sous-sol Studio 1 et 2

Tenue standard : par exemple - pantalon, T-shirt, chaussettes,


Single lesson (10 am-2pm) : 30 € (without membership) 
                                         25 € (with membership)

Exceptionally it is possible to come only to the first part of the morning or the second in the afternoon. If you come straight to the class in the afternoon, warm up in advance please.

We recommend you to take the entire course.

Fees for the morning or afternoon part : 20 € (without membership)  17 € (with membership) 

Membership fee to the association NUBA: 35 / 1st year 25 / from 2nd year
valid 1 full year

Espace culturel Bertin Poirée - 8-12 rue Bertin Poirée 75001 Paris   (M° Châtelet) Sous-sol Studio 2


Click the photo to watch the video - Photo : Jérémie Lortic

PROGRAM ( 3 work objectives )
Gymnase des Lilas, photo:KôS video2: click here! Regular class <Technical instruction > ( All levels )
  • Basic training of Butoh
  • Walking
  • Ondulation (transmission of waves)
  • balance between action and release, tension and letting go
  • Improvisational dance technique
  • Contact
  • word play
  • Exercices with ball
  • Gestures
  • Voice training
  • Study of facial movement
  • Composition
  • Choreography

Regular class< Body control/ Wellness> ( All levels )
  • Body control : postural tonus regardless of action
  • Breathwork
  • Muscular training and exercises
  • Stretching
  • Limbering up
  • Strength and flexibility exercises
  • Awakening and circulation of energy (chi)
  • Raising consciousness and managing stress
  • Relaxation
  • Japanese massage (Shiatsu)

video1: Click here!
Occasional workshops <Workshops for exploration and creation>
(experienced and professional levels)
  • Theory
  • Character work
  • Training of physical memory
  • Exploration of the image set in action
  • Approach to stage production
  • Rhythmic work with musicians
  • Make-up techniques, costumes
  • End-of-workshop presentation

Magazine SANTE (Health) in August, 2006
Zen, the Butoh,
The Butoh has many different qualities. the Butoh is for Antistress and relaxation, the Butoh is a discipline phisique as so intellectual, halfway enter art martiel and contemporary dance.
Born in Japan in the 60s and influenced by European avant-gardes, this " dance of darkness " at first attacked big taboos: violence, eroticism, death. The Japanese choreographers tried to express all the palette of feelings: bodies painted in white, slow movements, distorted and deformed postures which aim to connect conscious and unconscious, outside and the inside.
Today, the classes of Butoh every public propose a serene version, a source of prosperity rather than exorcisme. - A means to investigate all the facets of the being through the body, the feelings and to prop up the internal rhythm in accordance with the cycles of the life.
Trump cards shape
Control of the body, Breathing, master the gesture, learning of the release , codified chains of movements and improvisations, in duet or solo.
It’s a more than a dance, a real therapy! There are many profits on the physical plan: excellent for the back, the Butoh seeks all the deep muscles, develops flexibility and coordination while favoring a perfect oxygenation. Ideal to re-harmonize energies and to feel as well in our body as in the head.
Where you can learn the Butoh?
Company Nuba, directed by the Japanese choreographer Juju Alishina, at the Carreau du templ and at the Centre sportif des Lilas.


Online Butoh Class by Juju Alishina

Juju Alishina is teaching LIVE dance lessons on the Zoom platform since the quarantine, after this people from all over the world came to dance with us.

The courses offer training contemporary and traditional Japanese dance accessible to all, whatever your level and age. We start the classes with exercises for general well-being and to condition your creative spirit. After this, Juju teach dance techniques from her method ( “Butoh Dance Training”) and different tracks for improvisation. The theme of the course changes every weeks.

Movement is absolutely essential for the body and mind.

You will only need a little space to dance with a chair, a bottle of water and a yoga mat.

To join the class: Click the timetable on the calendar on this page and register.(Link will be ready every 2 weeks)
The application Zoom is required.

Your first lesson is FREE.

We continue the online group class of Butoh all the year.

Every Monday 19:00-20:30 (Paris Time UTC+2)

Every Wednesday 11:00-12:30 (Paris Time UTC+2)

Summer Butoh Workshop
with Juju Alishina (Choreographer, Butoh dancer, professor of Japanese Dance)

23-28 August 2021

(Butoh : 30 hours) Experienced level

Monday - Saturday 14:00 - 19:00


The Alishina Method

Juju Alishina‚s style proposes a well-balanced and harmonious approach of the Butoh dance movements in all its abundance. Since 1982 Juju Alishina has developed the practice of Butoh. Her work respects the body, maintaining it in excellent physical condition. Juju Alishina‚s method is based on her in-depth research of diverse forms of Asian dance, as well as her own personal and authentic Butoh dance experiences.
This method proposes not only a creative approach to dance movement but also an initiation into Alishina's aesthetics and the phliosophy of Butoh dance expression.
The participants will find in the physical exercises a means of expression and freedom. They will be in a position of active participation and be called to think, imagine, invent, and create.The more regularly classes are attended, the more participants will benefit from the training.Accessible to all--- Novice, qualified dancers or actors alike--- Butoh can be practiced at any age. Butoh provides endless creative resources in the construction of your own personal axes.
Juju Alishina invites you to discover yourself through the practice of this art form called Butoh.
January 2010, her book "Dance Training in the Alishina Method " was published in Japan, published in France in 2013, and
published in UK and USA in 2015.


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Come visit it by clicking here.

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modified: 2021/08/21

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