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Dancing with Ghosts | Butoh Workshop with Vangeline and Yael Gaathon
18 - 19 June 2016, Berlin, Germany
Vangeline, founder of New York Butoh Institute, and Yael Gaathon, artistic director of the Butoh company Blue Cliff, give an intensive Butoh workshop and performance program “Dancing with Ghosts”The workshop is open to all interested in exploration and movement, no prior experience in Butoh or dance is needed. Dancing with ghosts, playing with demons, singing with angels. Through a deep connection to ourselves we enter into a different realm, a world between worlds where the air changes and time disappears. We set off on a journey to find our own dance - our own ghosts, our own demons, our own angels. More info on event page
YAEL GAATHON, based in Aarhus Denmark, is the artistic director of the Butoh company Blue Cliff. She has been working with Butoh for over 20 years choreographing, performing and teaching. She views Butoh as an extreme form of sincerity, both in presence and in creation. It is the soul that dances, revealing itself and sharing intimacy and darkness, joy and weakness. Her style of butoh is also strongly influenced by Zen, which she has been practicing since 1997. Today Yael Gaathon choreographs, directs, performs and teaches Butoh and theater, working among others with National Theater School (DK) and the Danish Actors Association.www.bluecliff.orgVANGELINE is an award-winning Butoh dancer, and choreographer. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of The VangelineTheater Inc, and the New York Butoh Institute. Vangeline Theater is an all-female dance company that is committed to moving butoh forward in the 21st century. Vangeline's work has been heralded in publications such as the New York Times (“captivating”), Los AngelesTimes, (“moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist”) and LA Weekly to name a few. Time OUT Chicago named Vangeline's, "one of the best Dance Visits of 2011." Vangeline is the founder of the 9-year running, award-winning program “Dream a Dream Project", which brings Butoh dance to incarcerated men and women at prisons across New York City. In her workshops Vangeline provides an opportunity to explore and move deeply into an embodied process, awakening lost parts of the human being, exploring all human qualities to transform our dance, our daily life and offer creative energy to the community.Participants start a spiritual and energetic journey to express, heal and transform hidden aspects of themselves. The work incorporates Butoh, guided imagery, bio-energetics, core energetics, creative movement, improvisation, release techniques, elements of Noguchi gymnastics. www.vangeline.com
BODY RESONANCE BASED ON BUTOH AND ORGANIC MOVEMENT with YUMIKO YOSHIOKA
"The Marathon"Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2016
hosted by Sensorium Space
with Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS and Francesco KiàisAPPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th June 201610th - 18th September 2016 / Nicosia, CyprusThis year "The Marathon" Performance Art Workshop will be visiting Cyprus, following its course from last year’s versions in Berlin hosted by Cell63 Artplatform and in Athens hosted by epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation. In Nicosia, the workshop and public events will be hosted by Sensorium Space, consisting of an introductory day, six consecutive workshop days from the 11th until the 16th of September, a final presentation of live performances by the participants and a feedback session on the following day. "The Marathon" will be guided by international artists Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS and Francesco Kiàis, in gallery spaces and in the public arena at the heart of Nicosia./Schedule Outline:09/09 : PLUS-MOTION - Live performance art series featuring workshop facilitators10/09 : Arrivals / First Meeting (Participants should arrive in Nicosia no later than 17:00)11/09 : Sculpting Action - By Zierle & Carter 12/09 : Along the edge, across the borders - By Francesco Kiàis13/09 : The Performative Walkabout - By Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith14/09 : Training for performance - By PASHIAS15/09 : Reflection 16/09 : Planning final event / Individual tutorials 17/09 : Live performances presented by workshop participants18/09 : Reflection / FeedbackFor a detailed schedule:www.sensoriumspace.com/homepage/education-exhibitions/detailed-sche...For information on pricing and how to apply:www.sensoriumspace.com/homepage/education-exhibitions/how-to-applyLinks to previous editions:Berlin - http://bit.ly/1SUDw1xAthens - www.epitelesis.org/the-marathon / www.epitelesis.org/the-marathon-workshopSupported by: epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation
BODY ALIENATIONSpring training series with VALENTIN TSZIN
Photo by Alex AptFor all interested in the body as a tool of art. Minimum physical preparation is needed. Theater/dance background not mandatory.The winter-autumn training series in 2016 are aimed at a creation of an artist group for future research, actions and productions. .23 - 24 April, 10.00 - 16.001 day /6 h/: 48 Euro2 days /12 h/: 85 EuroStudio 142, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2,10997 Berlin--------------------17 - 20 May17 & 18 May, 18.00 - 22.0019 & 20 May, 10.00 - 14.00Single class /4h/: 32 Euro4-classes set /16 h/: 115 EuroACUDtheater, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 BerlinSPECIAL DISCOUNT: 10% discount for the participants of the winter 2016 training series with Valentin Tszin;10% discount on May training for those who take both trainings.Maximum number of participants: 15Registration: organiserberlin(at)gmail.com--------------------Method of Valentin Tszin is based on 4 components:1. Work with the physical body.Warm-up exercises (joints, muscles, skeleton); exercises to strengthen the body centre, feeling of the periphery and their interactions; strengthening and relaxation, balance.Techniques: combination of butoh, taekwondo and rhythmics.2. Work with the conscious body.Exercises of refusal of actions. Research of body polyphony: numerous variants of behaviour in the same situation. Sensation of individual patterns. Biomechanics. Metronome.Based on drama and acting theatre techniques and Meyerhold’s biomechanics.3. Work with the bodies in a group.Improvisation on a given topic. Research of boundaries of oneself and the other. Construction and deconstruction of hierarchy of bodies in space. Modelling simple and complex schemes “presence – perception”.We will use the theory of contemporary philosophers and sociologists.4. Work with composition and dramaturgy.Theory about existing strategies of creation of a public action (performance). Depending on the course, we will develop solo and/or group actions.Basic keys: Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Artaud, Hijikata, Brecht
VALENTIN TSZIN, a Russian choreographer, dancer and actor. Founder of PoemaTheatre (St. Petersburg / Moscow) and Butoh Village (Moscow) and co-founder of Butoh Channel Berlin. Valentin has presented his works nationally and internationally in the Ukraine, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Colombia, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, France, Scotland, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand and Greece. He has produced and participated in numerous performance and collaborative projects,.. read more www.facebook.com/events/1569142576740105/
KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions - June 3-5, 2016 in Berlin
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BERLIN ACTING with JOHN STRASBERGatTATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG
Organic Creative Process for Actors. August 29 - September 2. 2016.
What makes an artist? What makes him or her creative, going beyond technique? The answer is profoundly simple, the ability to be inspired, able to live spontaneously in the context of the character and the play(....).Real thoughts are simple, personal, profound, they come from what you sense and feel. They are more spontaneous. They are not correct, or intellectualized, and mechanical. Recognizing the difference, you think like a human being, putting yourself into the character's shoes.
Organic Creative Process for Actors. (August 29 - September 2)
The workshop is based on developing each actor's Organic Creative Process, a deeply personal creative process based on developing a consciously, intuitive process that helps the actor to become deeply involved in the character's world, transforming him or herself.Good actors live in another world. Great actors live in another world as somebody else.Actors will learn Involvement, dreaming, imagining, flashes of insight, understanding, and learning how to read and understand the script, which is what is important.Technique is not a mechanical, linear process. Class feels like a rehearsal, more than a class. The Actors' Studio was unique in the world, and my work continues to embody that love, passion, discipline, and dedication.
DATES AND TUITION
-Participant for the Organic Creative Process for Actors workshop600 euro (including VAT 19%)(limited number up to 26 actors )
-Auditor for the Organic Creative Process for Actors workshop300 euro (including VAT 19%)(limited number up to 25 auditors)
HOURS AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Classes will be every day from 10 am to 3 pm - Monday through Friday .Please send cv and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 1st, 2016 . The admitted participants wil be notified via email by June 7th, 2016.
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For further information contact :Giovanni Morassutti (0049) 15218465093 email@example.com@gmail.com firstname.lastname@example.org
PHYSICAL FEST – International Festival of Physical Theatre – Workshop programme now onsale! 20th – 28th May 2016
Physical Fest 2016 presents an exciting and diverse workshop programme including: Spymonkey-Clown (UK), Deborah Black/Mary Pearson-Viewpoints (USA), Theatre Re (International Ensemble), Izumi Ashizawa-Japanese Performance (USA/Japan), Hilary Chaplain-Physical Comedy (USA).
Special offer: all workshops, including classes and conference pass: £325!
The festival also has an exciting performance programme including symposiums, and street theatre.
For full programme click on link below
The Actor Composes - 5 days working with Oscar Wilde in London, 7-11 March, applications still open www.wearerawmaterial.net
1month Intensive Butoh Workshop & Performance creation “Everything and Nothing - metamorphosing body-mind” by Motimaru
The workshop is addressed to professional performers and artists from any discipline as well as non professionals, whoever is interested in the fundamental approach to body-mind-space that lies behind any kind of creations to strengthen the stage presence, experience the depth of our own body-mind, and to learn how to build up a piece.
Basic structureFirst two weeks: basic trainingsLast two weeks: choreographic work and creation of solo/group performances.The final performance will be presented in Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte on 29th July as part of dance festival “Behind the Movement”.
Dates: 1st -29th July 2016, 13:00 – 19:00 (No practice on Sunday)Venue: Motimaru Dance Atelier (Dunckerstrasse, 10437 Berlin)Price: 980 euro / 850 euro if applied before 31st May.The amount of participants is limited to 9.Reservation & Info: email@example.com
Content:① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind)- YOGA Asana- Body-scanning- Joint[ing]- Space-expansion② Basic movements (Discovering the maximum intensity of small simple movements)- Standing- Walking- Twisting- Standing and sinking- Falling and re-standing- Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)③ Metamorphose (Discovering the unlimited diversity of different qualities of the body-mind-space)③-1 Physical Level- Different textures of body③-2 Meta-physical Level- Embodying visual images (paintings, video arts, natural elements)- Embodying sounds④ Creating a performance (Discovering how to transform personal journey into universal poem on thestage)- Duo-group play- Inner process of building solo/group performances- Relationship with music, objects, and costumes- Coming into the space, disappearing from the space- Composition and structured improvisationAbout Motimaru:Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010. After they trained for 5 years at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, studying and working as dancers and stage assistants of Yoshito Ohno – a son of Kazuo Ohno (founder of Butoh), they left Japan and have started fieldwork research about traditional and ritual dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal.They performed in the finale of the Marathon of the Unexpected at Venezia Biennale 2010, the final of the 9th International Choreography Competition “No Ballet” 2014, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 30 cities.Find more on motimaru.net or Facebook
Researching Ensemble: Improvisation Via Song
a physical theatre laboratory series led by Julie Becker
The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA
Sundays March 6, 13, 20 3:30-5:30pm
Tuesdays March 8, 15, 22 8-10pm
Sliding scale $10-$20 per session.
This lab will be 6 sessions focusing on integrating group singing and physical improvisation. How can we allow group actions to rise from the song itself, rather than impose upon the song or view voice and action as separate "layers" to add or subtract? Working with traditional polyphonic songs, our aim will be to find how we channel them through our voices, our bodies, the body of the ensemble, our listening, our actions, connections, relations, rhythms; making their hidden worlds visible.
Please RSVP/send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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