"Butoh on the Global Stage: Integrating Cultures through a Universal Expression"
Lecture by Diego Piqsn (Mexico)
November 17 (Monday) 7 pm-8 :30 pm
Place:PSU SMSU 328/9
Diego Piqsn: butoh-ritual mexicano Diego Piqsn offers an integrated approach to the creative process through Butoh Ritual Mexicano Dance. In his unique style of teaching, Piqsn incorporates more than 25 years experience in Mexican energetic traditions, Japanese Butoh, ritual dance, modern dance and contemporary theatre. Butoh Ritual Mexicano Dance is both emotionally intense and physically challenging. He has developed techniques that stimulate, expand and recapture energy from the body through the senses. The body is trained to awaken greater sensitivity and vital energy in order to transform limitations we perceive in ourselves. The collective group experience is consciously engaged to increase and expand energy beyond the individual. It is from this enhanced energetic opening that the creative, artistic work can begin to emerge. Piqsn's methods stimulate receptivity, imagination and creativity to support the deep expression of each individual through dance.
Diego Piqsn was born in Mexico City in 1957. From his youth, he sought to deeply investigate all facets of his Mexican heritage. Diego entered training with Mexican guides of Energetic Movement in 1975. His academic studies in the social sciences were completed by 1979, at which time he began to dance at the Centro Superior de Coreografia. Diego studied Graham, Limon, and Horton dance methods. He continued therapeutic body exploration in Bioenergetics, Core Energetics, and Gestalt. Theater techniques include Ritual Theater and training with the Odin Theater, the Roy Hart Theater, and Teatro Tascabile. Diego also studied contemporary movement and therapy techniques of Release, Alexander, Klein, and Butoh, a Japanese style of Ritual Dance. He has performed with Byakko-Sha & Min Tanaka, and continues a supportive collaborative relationship with Kazuo & Yoshito Ohno.
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