Min Tanaka is a Butoh dance practitioner who believed that to dance Butoh is to become a force of nature and composed workshops called Body Weather, which he taught from the 1980s until just recently, 4 hours outside of Tokyo to many students and dancers. His original training was in Ballet and Modern Dance but his interest is how the environment affects our movement and how the exploration of the setting and observations can influence our behaviour and our movement. He is particularly interested in farming and how this influences the human body - many farming choices are in response to the weather and to nature.
Minako Seki is a Butoh dancer, teacher and choreographer:
"My body is a water bag" is her quote on her website.
A mixture between outburst, rigidity and fluidity consitute Seki's movements. I particularly love Human Form, as she has done site-specific versions of this performance as well, showing the range of places that this choreography is suited. I also like her combination of organic and artificial colours within the projections and her glitch-like movements, making reference to the technological and controlled world to which we live in.