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Friday, August 7 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm

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A visceral voyage through the inner and outer landscapes and polarities that can break us and make us who we are. Like the raging floods, whirling tornadoes, rumbling fires and quaking earth, our bodies and souls also dance with these forces of change. How can we locate peace within the storm?

With intimacy and honesty this premiere of “Alchemy of Opposites” spontaneously reveals the alchemy between essences of our most exquisite, delicious, and destructive human natures. Featuring live soundscape by Bobby Levy of Houston and Kait Chenowith of Costa Rica and BUTOH dance by Odile Nicole of New Orleans, Norianna Diesel of Salt Lake City and Maureen Momo Freehill of Seattle.

MomoButoh Dance Company is in its 11th year as a catalyst for personal and cultural awakening through embodied art performances. Founded and directed by Maureen Momo Freehill, MFA, we are directly inspired and informed by the lineage of Japanese BUTOH masters Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno, combining dance and performance art influences of East and West, along with live evocative soundscapes and landscapes to invoke an intimate experience of body and soul that highlights the full range of our human nature.

Maureen is also founder and artistic director of BUTOPIA Center for Embodied Arts in Nature & SOMA Sanctuary of Moving Arts on Whidbey Island, WA (www.butopia.org). For 30 years she has been teacher, personal mentor & coach for creative souls and life artists worldwide. Working intimately with the illuminating path and tools of the Gene Keys (www.embodygenius.net), she offers profoundly practical guidance to embody the dance of fun, fluency and grace in our daily lives. She brings unique passion for the natural world to her work as performer, educator & director of somatic and spiritual practice & performance.

As creator of YearOfButoh DailyDance project she produced nearly 600 butoh dance films (www.dailydance.net).

Her MFA is in Directing Asian Theater/Dance Performance with training & certification in Yoga Instruction (Shambhava), Hypnotherapy (Transpersonal), Dance Therapy (Naropa U); Somatic & Spiritual Education.

She lived, studied & performed with BUTOH founders Kazuo & Yoshito Ohno, for 5 years in Japan & continues to tour internationally as guest artist + presenter at Universities, retreat centers & theaters such as Duke U, Seattle U, E. Carolina U, Virginia Commonwealth U, U of Colorado, U of New Mexico & others.

Friday August 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
5 - Yoga Zone

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