The butoh dance method originated in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s. It was a response to Japanese mindless Americanization and to the traditionalist rigidity of society. At its roots, this is not a dance that has a uniform form, but a method where the body is no longer an instrument for achieving a purely aesthetic effect, but becomes one with the mind and emotions, thus placing man, if we exaggerate a bit, as a holistic work of art in itself.

Both drama students were introduced to the method at the academy by Prof. Tanja Zgonc, an internationally renowned butoh artist. Under her guidance, and above all through their own psycho-physical research, they prepared two solo performances. In the joint project Path, these two parts merge and refine each other.

butoh method
Coreographers, directors, performers and lighting designers:
Uroš Kaurin and Jurij Drevenšek
18 October 2007, Prvi oder Prve gimnazije Maribor