OGURI and BODY WEATHER LABORATORY
Dancer/choreographer Oguri is one of the foremost exponents of the contemporary dance movement known as Butoh. Trained in Japan, his career began in 1984. He has been based in Los Angeles since 1991 and has been offering classes entitled Body Weather Laboratory (BWL). BWL strengthens the growth and understanding of Butoh, which utilizes in-depth study of nature as source material for dance. BWL has been in residence at the Electric Lodge in Venice since 1997 and supported in part by OGP since 1999. In 1993 BWL formed a dance company and has conducted workshops and residencies. BWL tours and performs locally and internationally.