Seeking participants for a public Butoh laboratory led by
Alissa Cardone

Free, No experience necessary

Wednesday, March 18th, 11:30AM – 1PM

Summer Street Pedestrian Mall, Downtown Crossing, Boston

The economy is slowing down. Could we also slow down? We invite you to experiment with moving slowly for a single hour in the fast-paced business environment of Boston’s Downtown Crossing.

Choreographer Alissa Cardone will lead exercises drawn from the work of Min Tanaka’s Body Weather and butoh dancer and Eurythmist Akira Kasai. We will work solo, in partners and as a group, setting up potent contradictions between internal and external focus while the lunchtime crowd flows around us.


1) Please RSVP to this email – – if you can participate
2) Bring a poncho: We will wear ponchos to distinguish us from the crowd and possibly protect us from bad weather. Please bring a rain poncho if you have one. We will have a limited number to provide.
3) Arrive at 11:30AM. The performance laboratory begins at 12 noon on the dot.
4) After the lab, we will adjourn to a place nearby to talk about slowness and slowing down. All (participants & audience) are welcome.
5) In case you are wondering, we DO have permission to do this. We are working with the Downtown Crossing Partnership, so there’s no risk of getting in trouble.

About Butoh
Butoh is a post-WWII avantguard art movement originating in Japan.

About Alissa Cardone
Alissa Cardone is an interdisciplinary choreographer/performer and co-founder of Kinodance Company. She has performed, taught & toured nationally and internationally in Japan, Peru, Russia, France, Belgium, Monaco and Armenia. Cardone trained in Japan with Min Tanaka (Body Weather Farm) and has collaborated and performed with ‘Nijinski of Butoh’ Akira Kasai.