Danced by the Unseen: A Conversation with Butoh dancer and visual artist Florencia Guerberof

Key information

Russell Square, College Buildings
Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

About this event

Speaker: Florencia Guerberof (dancer and visual artist)


This event is the first of a series of conversations with artists who work in Japanese arts or are inspired by Japan. The aim is to explore artistic practice as a process of research and reflect on the ways in which academic and artistic production can build upon each other. In today’s event, Florencia Guerberof will talk about her encounter and journey with Butoh, about her training in Japan and how Butoh has influenced her work as a visual artist. The talk will be illustrated by videos of her performances and examples of her art.

Event recording

Speaker biography

Florencia is a dancer and visual artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina based in London. She is strongly inspired by a great metaphysical fear which is at the root of all ancient theatre. Having investigated Japanese Butoh among other forms of Oriental theatre, she creates a physical language drawing a force that emanates from her own presence in a conversation with the unseen. She is a Visiting artist at East 15 Acting School for the BA in World Performance and London South Bank University Drama Department. Currently, she is undertaking a Masters Degree in Buddhist Studies and Japanese Language at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UK.