Time tackles issues such as existential conflicts, alienation, discomfort, the process of aging and decay, and how to react to them through specific exercises of, e.g. the aesthetic oversight of the performative space, the questioning and evaluation of imagery, body language and movements. In a context of mutual sharing, sessions are conceived to confront life experiences through art, allowing for a non-casual synthesis between a plurality of self-biographies; to facilitate different levels and modes of interaction and relationships; to build mutual trust and strengthen group dynamics, qualities of presence and self-reliance.
The first Serbia Butoh Retreat was called Sesalac Butoh Retreat, named after the location of the retreat which was at Sesalac Caves, Serbia. It was a successful retreat and camping situation. We had a turnout of 67 participants, 8 of which were butoh guides.