Joao Butoh is a multidisciplinary Brazilian artist. He started butoh in 1983 when he founded the Ogawa Butoh Center. Considered the greatest exponent of Latin American butoh, with dozens of international awards for more than 50 butoh shows created and produced for Ogawa and other companies.
Participated in December 2009 of the celebrations of 50 years of butoh in Bangkok - Thailand as a teacher ministering workshop and performer with the show VENEZHVELA. "In 2010 he returned to Asia to pay homage Kazuo Ohno on the 3rd nyoba Kan Butoh Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 6TH International Butoh Festival in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand. Considered the greatest exponent of Latin American dance and butoh one of the greats of Butoh globally. Founder and director of the Ogawa Butoh Center - Butoh Cia and Institution, where he researches and develops the technique of Butoh Aiar his own since 1983.'ve developed numerous solo performance and with his CIA, which many remain in the repertoire. Participated in various events such as actor / dancer and Maitre of Butoh in Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, Portugal, England, United States, Australia, Argentina , Mexico, Equador and Brazil as: Environment and Development of United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro - ECO 92, 1. Uni Modern Dance Festival in Kaiserslautern - Germany 2. Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in Augsburg - Germany (award for Best Costumes / Best Scenery and the jury as the best Entertainment), Gran Gran Fiesta / Queen Elizabeth Hall - London, Camden Green Fair / Free Camden Garden - London, The Rising Sun Institute / Festival Reading and Bracknell / Bracknell - England, San Francisco Butoh Festival in the United States, Festival de Teatro de Curitiba- PR, of Newtown Neworks Cultural Festival in Sydney Australia, 6th and 7to Encuentro de Teatro En El Corazon Del Mercosur in Argentina, 2nd International Festival of Popular Theater in Mexico, XXXI Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico, 3. and 6. Internationale AIDS- Tanzgala in Regensburg - Germany, The 5TH International Butoh Festival Thailand 2009, 3 nyoba Kan Butoh Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 6TH International Butoh Festival Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand, Encuentro Latinoamericano de Butoh en la Mitad del Mundo – Quito-Equador, Anniversary Gala of the ten years of the Youth America Grand Prix Brazil - "Stars of Today meet the Stars of Tomorrow" at the Teatro Alfa in Sao Paulo-Brazil, 2nd Encuentro Latinoamericano de Butoh in Mexico City, among others. He has received dozens of awards as a choreographer, costume designer, director, dancer and performer.