Upcoming free events: Sept 12 Codemakers butoh authors panel at UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center AND Sept 22 book release and performative lecture for An Empty Room at Wesleyan University Center for the Arts.

Michael has been awarded two of the nation’s top dance artist residencies: a Jacob’s Pillow Lab Residency in October 2022 AND at the National Center for Choreography at Akron to develop his Garden of the Wilis performance collaboration with George de la Peña, Hyeyung Sol Yoon, and Asher Hartman!


Creative Projects

Current projects:
Garden of the Wilis (work in progress)
Our Utopia (work in progress)


An Empty Room: Imagining Butoh and the Social Body in Crisis – book released May 1, 2022 from Wesleyan University Press (Order here!)

Empire of Prisons: Reading Roland Barthes and Hijikata Tatsumi in the animus of laughter

MuNK: Loving the Non-Alien (in Global Performance Studies 3.1)

Photo: Cedric Arnold