Flower of Death – Butoh Intensive

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The Flower of Death Butoh Intensive is a special 1 month butoh intensive themed on the dying season (Autumn), and the celebration of Mexico’s Day of the Dead and more in general, the Halloween season, a favorite to anybody young at heart. We honor the dying, the spirits, the ancestors, and the chance for transformation and resurrection. 

The program is guided by Coco Villarreal (Mexico), Rita Soma (Spain), and Adam Koan (USA). Keeping in mind the Autumn theme, together, they will take everyone on a deep journey of inner discovery by way of ritual, play, and breaking from human domestication. Coco will take us to the edge, bring us back to our inner nature, and create an atmosphere of deep listening. Adam will combine physical, intellectual and imagery-based methods to bring us into our personal butoh body. Rita will guide different universes and dimensions into the body and allow for resonance with the elements that surround us: sounds, images, thoughts, feelings, bodies.

Rita Soma

In Rita’s classes we will look for the free movement of the body.

To free ourselves from stagnant structures of thought, from movements already established.

We work to unlock creative capacity, generating new movements.

Unlearn to create a new body.  We want to stop following the train of thoughts, create from an empty mind, being the body that speaks.

We will work on the shape and different body qualities, based on natural elements, animals, insects and different human bodies.

We want the different dimensions of the universe to dance in our body,

and at the same time resonate with the elements that surround us: sounds, images, thoughts, feelings, bodies.

We will do physical training to later break it and generate a particular state in the body. It will have a mix of elements of physical theater, dance, meditation, trance and visualization, to

dance our deepest being.

We embody the need to be beyond.

We dance the longing for eternity.

Adam Koan

Adam returns after having engaged in 5 prior butoh intensives at Tiyatro Medresesi. Adam is a half Colombian half Venezuelan-American, raised in the small town of Belleview, Florida who has toured the world performing, teaching, and writing about Butoh.  He is a former facilitator at Himalaya Subbody Butoh and was curator for the 2-week Serbia Butoh Retreat 2019. In his early dance history, he was classically trained in Ballet and Modern Dance.

To Adam, butoh is a means to re-adopt the body and to break out of various limiting habits modern society has thrusted upon our bodies and spirits. The body is an enigma and an entire universe full of wonder, and both surface and shadow are made to eventually dance together in harmony.

Adam’s butoh guiding draws upon a multitude of exercises and perspectives that emphasize the body-mind connection, improvisation, imagination, shamanic motifs, and unlearning. It may be a rich resource for dancers, actors, performance artists, body workers, athletes, psychologists, and more.

Clear instruction is emphasized. The guiding cultivates individual deep creation within and is crafted in such a way that both beginners and experienced practitioners can gain material to construct a personal Butoh body. No experience of any prior discipline needed.

The classes are expected to influence several aspects of one’s life beyond butoh. Participants will also have the ability to dive further or refresh themselves with any material via the virtual Shadowbody Butoh Manual available for free at https://butohmanual.com. The manual is the result of nearly 5 years of compiled research and exploration.

Coco Villarreal

Coco Villarreal was born in Mexico City. There, he studied Opera singing in the Conservatorio Nacional de Música and Literature and Theater in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


He has experienced theater and music professional work since the age of 16 collaborating in several proposals from opera to contemporary dance and theater. He had work for international theater and dance companies such as Teatro De Ciertos Habitantes (México), Vangeline Theater (USA), De Nuit Comme De tour (Switzerland),  Teatro Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (Colombia), Compañía Patricia Guerrero



Coco has directed IX-Butoh Ritual Dance and Theater (originally called Teatro Prieto) since 2009. Performing, directing and teaching in several venues and festivals in Mexico, Colombia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Maroc, Indonesia, Honduras and Spain.


As a teacher Coco guided a few hundreds of students coming from different cultures and backgrounds. His goal is to reconnect our daily lives with the human essence of freedom, creativity, expression and healing through our voice and body movement.


He has been dancing butoh since the age of 19 learning by the hand of Diego Piñón, director of Body Ritual Movement who was disciple of Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno for

many years in Japan. Coco also studied with Akira Kassai, Natsue Nakajima, Ken Mai, Yuko Kaseki among others. though his work is inspired by the years of contact and training with Diego combined with Martial Arts, Yoga, body training, singing and Meditation.


He earned the prize “Best scenic proposal” in 2003 during the XI National Universitary Theater Festival in Mexico.

This will be Coco’s second presence at Tiyatro Medresesi.

Kamp Takvimi

Kamp 3 Ekim, 28 Ekim 2022 tarihleri arasında gerçekleşecektir.
Atölyeler, Pazartesiden-Cumaya 10:00 – 17:00 arasında yapılacaktır.
13:00 – 14:30 Öğle Yemeği Saatidir

Flower of Death

Bir Hafta 




4 Kişilk Banyo/WC’li Oda 150 € 250 € 400 €
3 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 180 € 250 € 430 €
2 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 240 € 250 € 490 €
1 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 300 € 250 € 550 €

İki Hafta

4 Kişilk Banyo/WC’li Oda 280 € 450 € 730 €
3 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 340 € 450 € 790 €
2 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 400 € 450 € 850 €
1 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 600 € 450 € 1.050 €

Üç Hafta

4 Kişilk Banyo/WC’li Oda 380 675 € 1.055 €
3 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 460 675 € 1.135 €
2 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 545 675 € 1.220 €
1 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 815 675 € 1.490 €

Dört Hafta

4 Kişilk Banyo/WC’li Oda 450 800 € 1.250 €
3 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 545 800 € 1.345 €
2 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 645 800 € 1.445 €
1 Kişilik Banyo/WC’li Oda 965 800 € 1.765 €

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Katılımcıların Pazartesi (başlangıç) günleri 10.00’da hazır olmaları beklenir, şehir dışından gelenlerin Pazar gününden katılmalarını öneriyoruz.

Atölyenin sağlıklı ilerlemesi için; Katılımcıların gelmeden önce Covid testi yaptırmalarını bekliyoruz.


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