Kinya 'Zulu' Tsuruyama


Zulu is a true Butohist. He was my very first ButohTeacher at a workshop at AsbestosKan. Today, he is a mentor and good friend.


Akaji Maro & Dairakudakan


All of the members I worked with were great teachers to me.


Especially I owe Masatora Ishikawa who has trained me with my first performance Freedom.

Special thanks to Jun Wakabayashi, Takuya Muramatsu, Kumotaro Mukai, Ikko Tamura, Reiko Yaegashi, Yuko Kobayashi, Ryo Yamamoto,  Atsuko Imai, Akiko Takakuwa and of course Akaji Maro for the welcome and informal feeling that made me feel home at Kochuten throughout the years.

Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio


Only once I had the honor to meet Ohno Kazuo during a class. However, Ohno Yoshito is one of the most beautiful spirits I ever met.


Sankai Juku


Their dance inspired me to focus much more on Noguchi Taisou. Workshops with some members gave me a glimpse of their work.


Yumiko Yoshioka


Yumiko invented Body Resonance - a unique dance style based on Butoh and Organic Movement and is co-foundress of TEN PEN CHii art labor at Schloss Broellin. Throuhout the years she became a good friend to me.

Yuko Kaseki


Based in Berlin, Yuko gave a workshop in Vienna once. She is co-foundress of cokaseki.


Runa Hatariy


First my student, then member of my ButohCompany MayuKan she now is my companion in spirit and co-foundress of ButohKan Mayu - ButohCenter Austria.




We met personally and in spirit at the DanceFestival 'Dance Ga Mitai 10' where we performed the same day.


Stefan Marb


Stefan combines elements of Butoh with Elements of New Dance, Contact, Improvisation and DanceTheater. Based in Munich, he sometimes gives  Workshops in Vienna.



Sprudel Sprudel


Das begehbare Konzert für Kunst, Kultur und Natur. (The walk-in concert for art, culture and nature).

Raw Matters


Ein ungeschliffener Performance-Abend. (An unpolished performance evening).




Das OFF Theater

Theater Nestroyhof / Hamakom

Neue Bühne Villach

Tanz & Theater Zentrum Graz

Urhof 20 - Kulturverein Grünbacherhof



Yoko Honaga


Dancer, Performer, Composer, Musician, Painter

Sonja Heller


Dancer, Performer, Artist, Composer, ButohInstructor

Evgenia Stavropoulou-Traska


Actress, Performer, Puppet Player, Narrator

Caroline Heinecke


Dancer, Performer, Artist

MaRia Probst


Dancer, Somatic Educator and Tuina Practitioner (see also: shenmotion)

Mona Schramke


Actress, Dancer, Meditation Instructor (see also: meditas)

Bernhard Weiss


Musician, Composer

 Matthias Jakisic


Musician, Composer

Stefan Voglsinger


Musician, Performer

Heinrich Unterhofer


Composer, Conductor

Bruno Strobl


Composer, Conductor

Birgit Moertl


BodyPainter, FashionDesigner

Otto Jekel


Photographer, Painter

Irene Herrera


Photographer, Filmmaker, Journalist

Bettina Francan


Artist (1967-2016)

Barbara Jung


Architect, Geomancy and Radiaesthesia Practitioner

Yukie Ikeda



Joanna Piestrzynska


Stage Designer



ButohKan Mayu - ButohCenter Austria Lerchenfelderstrasse 130 / 17, A - 1080 Wien