Self-Discovery Through Butoh

    Butoh is a Japanese form of dance that uses a variety of methods to explore and express unconscious states of being. Jane Tellini was instantly attracted to Butoh six years ago while attending her first Butoh workshop, led by dancer and teacher, Diego Piñon. Juxtaposed to her lifelong classical dance training, Jane found that studying Butoh expanded the possibility to access bodily wisdom and intelligence. Most recently she used elements of Butoh to develop choreography for the local professional company, Consuming Kinetics Dance Company. In the Fall of 2020, Jane will begin the MFA Dance program at Washington University in St. Louis, where she aims to continue exploring the intersection of Butoh, performance, and public engagement.