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Butoh Body, Actor Brain with Brennen Campbell

August 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This performance lab will focus on Butoh dance and devising for the actor. Butoh is an anti-rational dance which explores extreme states through the use of internal / external imagery, the “dead” body, and the grotesqueButoh chips away at everyday patterns and reveals the butoh (or pre-social) body in the performer. Participants will be led through a series of butoh exercises and devising prompts to explore extreme physicality, dynamic stage presence, and awareness. 

Brennan Campbell is a theatre and dance artist from Edmonton. He is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts program and Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre’s internship program (Brisbane, Australia). He has been involved in more than eighty productions on four different continents. Previous work includes writing and directing all of SmartyPantz Entertainment’s live Escape Room experiences (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary), assistant directing Pericles for Bard On The Beach (Vancouver), performing with  Dairakudakan (Tokyo), touring his original plays to nearly every Fringe Festival in Canada, pretending to be a giant moth at Chester Zoo (UK), and playing the corpse of Toby in Lucifer Season 2, Episode 16.

Brennan has taught physical theatre for Bard On The Beach, The Royal Theatre Exchange, Mile Zero Dance, Trickster TheatreSmartyPantz Entertainment, Human Theatre, NOW! Theatre, and the Fojo Festival.


August 25, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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The Foote Theatre School at the Citadel Theatre
9828 101A Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3C6
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