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Tashi Iwaoka

Tashi Iwaoka, a Turku based performance artist/mover/Butoh practitioner practiced Butoh based bodywork for over 10 years after his first Butoh experiences in 1997 with Kazuo Ohno and Kim Itoh in Japan. Since 2010 he is deeply influenced by Budo, Japanese martial arts, and working on finding the nucleus of human expression and connection, in relation to the movement skills he has learnt. Since 2020 Iwaoka has revisited his roots for movement practice/expression i.e. Butoh in search of what his Butoh is. He attempts to fuse his oriental roots and Western perspectives to form a more proper view on ‘being a human’ in this world, wishing to disinter the universality of Eastern wisdom in order to help us understand what it is to be a human.

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