Seattle Butoh Festival

Seattle Butoh Festival 2015

Featuring Mexican Ritual Butoh Artist Diego Piñon and DAIPAN
Open Workshop:


  • July 17th & 18th 8 pm @Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle 98122
  • July 19th 12-3 pm @Kubota Garden *Free Event, 9817 55th Ave S, Seattle 98118

Seattle Butoh Festival 2014 Spring: Solo Fest

May 30 and 31, 2014
7pm door open; 7:30 pm show starts
$15/$12(seniors, students)/$25 (both nights)
Venue: Taoist Studies Institute, 225 N 70th St, Seattle WA 98103

THANK YOU for making the Seattle Butoh Festival 2014 Spring Solo Fest such a tremendous success! It has been said that there are as many styles of butoh as there are butoh dancers, and our festival most certainly celebrated this with vibrant depth and detail.  The 8 unique dance voices  of Sheri Brown, Diana Garcia-Snyder, Kaorum Okumura, Alexander Riding, Helen Thorsen, Katrina Wolfe* and Shoko Zama*  (*choreographed by Joan Laage) were  captured and amplified by the sub/consciousnesses of the diverse and abundantly rich audience members who packed the houses both nights. And what a “house” it was!  Most profound thanks to the Taoist Studies Institute, with its inimitable emptiness, fullness, and grace- truly a magnificent place.

Alexander RidingShoko ZamaDiana Garcia-SnyderHelen Thorsen

 (Photo by Kaoru Okumura)

Alan SutherlandKaoru OkumuraKatrina Wolfe Sheri Brown

(photo by Yuko Ishii)

Seattle Summer Butoh Festival 2013 (August)

August 1 – 31, 2013
See Seattle Summer Butoh Festival 2013 page

Seattle Butoh Festival 2012

October 22 – 28, 2012

Seattle Butoh Festival 2011

June 2 – 18, 2011

Northwest Buttoh Wave – AGOGO Performance

November 5 – 6, 2010

Seattle Butoh Festival is supported by Shunpike, 4Culture and City of Seattle Office Of Arts & Cultural Affairs