Lviv Butoh Program

Oct 5 – Dec 18 (2 1/2 month program)

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 where musicians or general public are free to attend.

The Lviv 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 a studio 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 Ukrainian nationals by keeping the fee as low as possible. The funds coming in from non-nationals will support the space so that any determined Ukrainians can more easily study the art form.

Ukrainian National cost: 125 Euros per month.

Non-Ukrainian cost: 500 Euros per month.

Important Note: Class size per day is limited to no more than 13 participants total. Those committed to the whole 2 1/2 month program have priority. Those desiring less time will be placed on a waiting list. 1 week minimum.

Registration deadline: September 15

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

Ukrainian National Full/Partial Scholarship Waiting List: After September 15th, if space still remains, any Ukrainian 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 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.