DEEP TANKS BUTOH is a migrant movement laboratory, offering open practices in community settings in churches, public spaces, in parks, on the piers, at the LGBT Center of Staten Island and Stapleton Senior Center.  It all started in 2010 when Deep Tanks Studio opened its door on Staten Island NY.


Deep Tanks Butoh performs in the community at local festivals, in public spaces or in collaboration with local museums such as the Green Market, the Lumen Festival, Staten Island Summer Fest, the Staten Island Science museum, The Alice Austen Photography museum, the Tibetan museum and the NYC Park Department and the Dance Parade of NYC.   


Florence Poulain, its founder, has received multiple grants from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NY State Cultural Department to support practices and public performances since 2011. 

Deep Tanks Butoh moved its base of operation upstate Kingston, NY since the Fall of 2015.  Practices took place at the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church and coordinated a workshop with Master Diego Pinon in April 2016.  Deep Tanks Butoh is in search of a new practice space at the moment. 

For inquiry, please write to deeptanksbutoh@gmail.com. 


The gathering of media archives is in progress, meanwhile find some links to presentations. More to come. Thank you to everyone involved in the practice and the offering of these dances and that includes our witnessing audience.  




DEEP TANKS BUTOH

Video Excerpts. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6266fMEziwg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GvxcXYame4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlL9w0k0cdI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qErK3L4X_6M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEFQ9CDg5wY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB8NRq0qfPc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gID4C-Me0yA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSs5ggVD4hk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L45vUlvjxLM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8SD_ksDWbE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJY463HlJ8M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlMpoPquE3I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2-1vnt00k8

Deep Tanks  Studio