“Dance, dance. Otherwise we are lost.” -Pina Bausch

Five years ago today, Pina Bausch left this world. She was born July 27, 1940 in Germany as Philippina, and was an amazing and influential dancer, teacher and choreographer who fearlessly explored themes… Continue reading

red girl garden

Today I was going through my costumes and came across a red dress and wig that brought back memories of a dancer from ten years ago.  In October 2003 I had the honor… Continue reading

Inspired by Cells and Spiders

Memory, abandonment, sexuality and distorted reality.  These are themes prevalent in the glorious work of French sculptor Louise Bourgeois, of whom I have long been an admirer.  Then last night my love and… Continue reading

Celebrating Kazuo Ohno

Four years ago today, June 1, 2010, Kazuo Ohno left this world.  I did not have the honor to meet or study with Kazuo, but he inspires me every day and I am… Continue reading

A Butoh Babe’s Birthday!

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite Butoh babes! Julie Becton Gillum is an amazing dance artist, teacher, choreographer, collaborator and friend! We have laughed and cried hysterically with each other,… Continue reading

bluestockings

Bluestockings was a site specific duet created for the January 2014 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival.  Strange daughters butoh and Julie Becton Gillum of Legacy Butoh collaborated as part of the festival’s LaZoom Bus Fringe… Continue reading

strange daughters butoh!

Thanks for visiting the new blog for strange daughters butoh, Jenni Cockrell’s Asheville, NC based dance project. The blog is “under construction”, so please visit again soon!