Old Mountain Butoh Retreat

May 17 – June 11

Limited to 15 participants.

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (1 hour lunch break in-between). Note: some days may begin at 12 PM and end at 6 PM.

Butoh Jam Saturday/Sundays: We will have a butoh jam every weekend.

The Old Mountain retreat consists of the three guides of Butoh Lantern ( Julie, Adam, and Ozerk), so each day will consist of Noguchi Taiso, Butoh, and improvisational dance study in a studio environment. Every Friday, we will turn what we learned throughout the week into live theatre.

Food and lodging are included.

International Monthly Cost: 1000€
International Weekly Cost: 300€

Serbian National Monthly Cost: 850€
Serbian National Monthly Cost: 250€



Butoh Lantern is a performance and teaching project created by Adam Koan of Shadowbody, Julie Becton Gillum of Asheville Butoh Collective, and Özerk Sonat Pamir.

The idea rose out of a friendship carved by continuity, creativity and support in the face of shock and driving through unknown forces over which we had little power or control.

By continuing to collaborate, teach and perform throughout this debacle, the three of us became a tight-knit group. Our vigilant effort to stop crime, the grief we shared and the support we gave to each other created a power between us.

We work to implement the following within the Butoh world:

(1) A universal ethics & the breaking of silence, with a zero tolerance for abuse, especially to women and children.

(2) A culture of coexistence through dance, which increases the demographic & reaches out to those that are marginalized due to finances, age, gender & ability.

(3) A research into the aesthetics of sustainability & necessity.

(4) A re-communication between natural-urban & emotional ecosystems.