Novi Sad Butoh Program

August 3 – Sep 30 (2 month program)

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (1 hour lunch break in-between).

Butoh Jam Saturday/Sundays: We will have a butoh jam every weekend where any musicians or general public are free to attend.

The Novi Sad program 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 both a studio & outdoors environment. Every Friday, we will turn what we learned throughout the week into live theatre.

The idea behind this project is to increase accessibility to Serbian nationals by keeping the fee as low as possible. The funds coming in from non-nationals will support the space so that any determined Serbians can more easily study the art form.

Serbian National cost: 125 Euros per month.

Non-Serbian cost: 500 Euros per month.

Important Note: Class size is limited to 15 participants. Those committed to the whole 2 month program have priority. Those desiring less time will be placed on a waiting list. 1 week minimum.

Registration deadline: July 15th

Housing is separate and we recommend that participants search for housing among themselves in order to share the cost of the space.

Serbian National Full/Partial Scholarship Waiting List: After July 15th, if space still remains, any Serbian national with a financial need may be eligible for a full or partial scholarship. To get on the scholarship waiting list, fill out the application here.



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 strive to implement the following within the Butoh world:

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

(2) A culture of co-existence 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.