Solo Butoh Performance (a series of 4 dance workshops) – Kokoro – Krzysztof Jerzak / the first of the 4 workshops will be held on September 30-October 1

Solo Butoh Performance
(a series of 4 dance workshops)

Workshop dates: 30/09-01/10/2023 / 28-29/10/2023 / 2-3/12/2023 / 13-14/01/2024

Led by: Krzysztof Jerzak

Would you like to create your own solo performance in which you can express your inner self through dance? Are you interested in discovering and exploring the potential of mind-body awareness? Or maybe you are looking for ways to release and transform difficult emotions?

If so, I invite you to participate in a four-month series of workshops (4 weekends) in Krakow – Solo Butoh Performance.

The series is addressed in particular to dancers, actors, performers, as well as people dealing with alternative techniques of expression and artistic education in working with the body or forms of therapy through the body.
The cycle assumes an intensive practice of searching for uninhibited forms of expression in a closed group of participants. Workshops will be based on experimental creative work, which will be rooted in the techniques and expression of Japanese Butoh dance. At the end of the process, each participant will present their 10-20 minute solo performance.

– basics and assumptions of Butoh
– practices preparing the body-mind for Butoh
– principles of creating a Butoh solo presentation (choreography and improvisation)
– work with and on the costume
– working with props (small scenography

Japanese “modern” dance – originated in the 1950s as a result of the search for new forms of expression. Its creators: Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno negated both their own tradition (Kabuki, Bunraku, Nō) and “opposed” the mass culture of the West.
In Butoh dance, the body becomes a text, a record of human experience discovered through movement. Butoh creates opportunities for direct, total self-expression.

* September 30-October 1, 2023

* October 28-29, 2023

* December 2-3, 2023

* 13-14/01/2024

Saturday / Sunday: 10:00-17:00 (with a break of 1 hour)

Contact. Space of Movement, Dance, Music and Art,
st. Szpitalna 40, first floor, Krakow

– the whole cycle – early bird – application and advance payment by September 10, 2023: PLN 1,400
– the whole cycle – full payment – advance payment after September 10, 2023: PLN 1,600

* Advance payment: PLN 400
* It is possible to pay the cycle in 3-4 installments.


* The account number for the advance payment and the remaining installments will be provided in the return e-mail after registering for participation.
* In case of cancellation less than 10 days before the start of the cycle, the advance payment is non-refundable.
* If the cycle is canceled by the organizer, the advance payment will be fully refunded.
* The number of places is limited.

Phone: 698 557 060

Krzysztof Jerzak – butoh dancer, choreographer and aikidoka. In 1987 he started training aikido, in the years 2003-2020 he taught by conducting regular classes. Currently, he has a 4 dan master’s degree. He was the founder and teacher of the Kobayashi Hirokazu Aikido Academy in Krakow.
In 1999 he also started learning Japanese butoh dance. He took lessons from: Daisuke Yoshimoto, Itto Morita, Atsushi Takenouchi, Imre Thormann, Katsura Kan and others.
He has several solo performances to his credit: “Szczery?” (2002), “Beyond” (2005), “Straw-butoh” (2009), “Division (2019), “Words, Words, Words…” (2019), “Hana no michi” – The Way of Flowers (2020).
In 2004, he led a year-long project called “Integration in Dance Therapy”, which also involved deaf people – for participants, he wrote and directed the performance “Flowers on the Pavement”. In the years 2005-2011, he collaborated many times with independent artists: musicians, actors, dancers In 2008, together with the Do-Teatr group, he co-created the spectacle “Aite” (choreography and dance). In 2021-2022, he ran a year-long project of intensive butoh workshops – for participants, wrote and directed the spectacle “Absolute Nothing”. He regularly conducts workshops