History

Bob’s earliest productions as director of the Butoh group Flesh & Blood Mystery Theater were a series of performances tracing the history of esoteric western spiritual traditions, exploring themes such as the imagery of the Tarot, the legend of Parzival, Gnostic scripture, and Greek myths.

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After this, in an search for even deeper authenticity on stage, Bob began a series of experimental, site-specific solo performances, exploring the presence of the body in public ritual, eventually, developing an art of pure improvisation.

When he returned to directing a group, Bob continued this emphasis on pure improvisation, crafting a new style of performance that allowed small intimate groups to improvise in a way authentic to the moment as well as exciting and meaningful for an audience.

In his most recent performances, Bob has focused on dance as the free interaction of contrasting energies, with a focus on improvisation from a state of non-intention.

PERFORMANCES

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Zeroplan
12/07 The Tank, NYC

Blue
07/07 Studio 111, NYC

Revival!2
06/07 Dixon Place, NYC

Revival!
05/07 Galapagos, NYC

4 Hours
02/07 Butoh Salon, Boston

The_Geometry_of_Time
07/01 Noh Space/Theater of Yugen, San Francisco

Synesthia
6/01 Southern Exposure Art Gallery, San Francisco

Holy Night
12/00 Studio Valencia, San Francisco

Palestine
11/00 2000 Seattle Butoh Festival, On the Boards,
Seattle,WA

Signs of the Unseen
3/00 Studio Valencia, San Francisco

Lotus Dance
7/99 2nd Annual Festival of Bay Area Dance, Yerba
Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

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6/99 Jon Sims Center for the Performing Arts, San Francisco.

Iniquity
5/99 550 Barneveld, San Francisco

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3/99 Noh Space/Theater of Yugen San Francisco

Splinter
2/99 Studio Valencia, San Francisco.

The Garden of Earthly Delights
10/98 Mad Magda’s Russian Tea Room, San Francisco.

Planet
6/98 848 Community Space

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5/98 Northwest Butoh Festival
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

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10/97 964 Natoma, San Francisco.

Lux Aeterna
6/97 The Noh Space, San Francisco.

The Gates of Horn
10/95 The Jewelry Store, San Francisco.

Untitled
6/95 KOMOTION International, San Francisco.

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5/94 KOMOTION International, San Francisco.

Eleusis
10/93 848 Community Space, San Francisco

The Bachae
9/93 KOMOTION International, San Francisco

Parzival
12/92 The Julian Theater, San Francisco