“Whether we explore the Self through words, images, music or movement, we symbolically offer a vision and a statement about that which we are. We help define and shape collective ideals by undertaking this journey into ourselves. Butoh can lead us back to our rebellions, our private wars, our wounded selves, and through the process brings what is hidden into the light. The process is deeply healing and transformative.”
~Butoh dancer and artistic director of The Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute, Vangeline
Kavita began training in theater as a child. As a young adult living in Los Angeles, a dance teacher led her to Yoga encouraging Kavita to move to NYC and continue to explore the world of movement and performance. Here Kavita met Vangeline and became deeply compelled by the dance form of Butoh.
Evolving from post WWII Japan, the practice of Butoh, not unlike yoga and finding authentic voice, involves a stripping away of the layers of the masked self in order to reveal the truth of ones essence. Through this process one is able to literally dance their transformation and open to the possibility for cathartic healing and change.
Kavita was one of the original members of the Vangeline Theater, a contemporary butoh dance company based in New York and founded by preeminent dancer, choreographer & artist Vangeline. She now continues to train, teach and present dance in Portland, Oregon and Internationally.
Through the lens of Butoh Kavita has been led back into the theater, performing in original plays, creating movement scores and coaching performers with movement training and choreography.
As a life practice, Butoh is woven through Kavita’s work. An invaluable tool to move through experiences and patterns of being always returning her to the authentic Self connecting us all and the strength of spirit.
For information about current performance offerings & workshops contact Kavita directly.
Read a review of “The 1 Festival” where Kavita performed an original dance “For Rosa” from Oregon Arts Watch.