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EUROPEAN TOUR OF BUTOH MASTER NATSU NAKAJIMA/JAPAN/ - SEPTEMBER 2016
Butoh is an avant-garde form of dance theatre emerged in post-war Japan at a time of great change amid unrest and upheaval.
Natsu Nakajima is one of the oldest female Butoh dancers, Tatsumi Hijikata's first female dancer, a founding member of Butoh movement in Tokyo since the 1960s. In September she gives a series of workshops and butoh lectures in Berlin, Hague and Barcelona.
The workshop is open to all levels
Combining Hijikata’s choreographic methods with the improvisation intelligence taught by Kazuo Ohno, as well as the long choreographic and performance expertise of Nakajima herself, this workshop will prepare you for sensitive improvisation work, choreographic aptitude, and performance integrity.
Natsu Nakajima will teach also the background of Butoh conceptions and ideas.
1) Physical Exercise
- General exercise
- KATSUGEN activity (living vital force activity) by Noguchi Method
- body & vocalization
- playing game
2) Basic Butoh
- being nothing
3)Vocabulary (how to combine theatrical action & dancing movement)
- rhythm (time) and space
4) Various energy qualities
7) Butoh-fu (Butoh Notation) from Hijikata’s work: how to use Butoh-fu and to combine with Hijikata's method and Kazuo Ohno's method.
Natsu Nakajima (b. 1943 Sakhalin, Japan) has been one of the most prominent figures in Butoh dance since its foundation in Tokyo in the 1960s, and one of its foremost pioneers abroad. Training under both Hijikata Tatsumi and Kazuo Ohno, Nakajima went on to establish her own dance company, Muteki-sha, in 1969, with whom she has been performing and choreographing internationally since the early 1980s.
In addition to her performance and choreographic work, Nakajima has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, and has been one of the forerunners of dance for the disabled in Japan.
SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION
7 – 11 September, Laborgras, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, & Tatwerk, Hasenheide 9. Workshop:
Workshop: 7-9 Sept 17-21h / 10 Sept 12-16 h / 11 Sept 12-14h
Lecture & Screening: 11 Sept 15-17h
14 – 18 September, CLOUD/Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b
Workshop: 14-17 Sept 10-14 h / 18 Sept 13:30-15:30h Lecture & Screening: Sept 18, 16-18 h
Registration: cloud.danslab(at)gmail.com, with Subject Title: Registration Butoh Workshop
21 – 25 September, La Piconera, c/ Sancho Marraco, 6 (Poble Sec)
Workshop: 21-23 Sept 18-22h / 24 Sept 10-14h / 25 Sept 12-14h
Lecture & Screening: 25 Sept 16-18h
Organized by ORACLES
Registration: oracles.info(at)gmail.com. Tel 0034 622 733 322
PRICE /all cities/
Workshop: Regular price – 200 Euro. Early bird price – 180 Euro. Early bird price dead-line: Berlin – 14 August; Hague – 14 August, Barcelona – 7 September.
Butoh Lecture & Screening: free entrance
Natsu Nakajima solo dance - Like Smoke Like Ash
“Everything and Nothing - metamorphosing body-mind”
10 - 12 September 2016
Motimaru workshop on Santorini Island /Greece/
with its beautiful beaches, ancient cities and a volcano Thera.The workshop is addressed to both professionals and amateurs.
Content① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind)- YOGA Asana- Body-scanning- 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 /Physical Level, Meta-physical Level/④ Creating a performance (Discovering how to transform personal journey into universal poem on the stage)
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, 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.Conditions Duration: 10 - 12 September, 5 h/day/There is a possibility to participate for a shorter period of time. Please contact us/Price (3 days): 150 euro Accommodation (3 nights) and food: 140 euro The participants will stay in traditional architecture
studios just above the main practice hall, where the workshop will take place. Accommodation is shared. The food package contains one rich breakfast, one full meal and cold herbs and fruits during the day. We will cook Greek cuisine together by turns with fresh vegetables from the island.
Information - Entries: Tel. 0030 6933475651, 0030 6936842856 E-mail: email@example.com
ANIMAL INSTINCT – Progressive Movement Training
– Movement Reaserch & Contact Improvisation Workshop –
with MATAN LEVKOWICH
Tanzfabrik Kreuzberg, Berlin, November 25-27, 2016
COST: Early bird 140€ (money transfer until October 14, 2016), thereafter 175€
REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2016/07/09/animal-instinct-matan-l...
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: https://vimeo.com/103231069
ANIMAL INSTINCT is an ongoing movement research. The core of this practice is to gain freedom in motion. By moving away from any ideology, style, form or aesthetic, we can reexamine our physical abilities with fresh eyes. The work refers to information from various movement disciplines (biomechanics, martial arts, somatic practices, contemporary dance & contact improvisation) and offers a wide spectrum of tools to study our body, to understand movement and communicate physically.
ANIMAL INSTINCT offers natural movement patterns to create rich duets based on improvisation. This workshop will help developing the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence to provide dancers with the agility and coordination to complete the movements successfully. We will work on partnering exercises to expand our personal movement vocabulary and our ability to physically communicate in a duet.
Eastman and Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, are proud to present their first intensive dance program during the summer of 2016. Repertoire Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Damien Jalet GAGA and Repertoire Ohad Naharin Teachers for technique Classes and Repertoire: Kazutomi ’Tsuki’ Kozuki | Elias Lazaridis | Navala ’Niku’ Chaudhari Fabian Thomé Duten | Kristel Decat | Tony Vezich | Douglas Becker Patrick Williams Seebacher ’Twoface’ | Michal Sayfan | Damien Fournier and others.
Registrations are open! For further details about the program and registration:www.east-man.be / under the tab “projects”. email@example.com
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
EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2015/10/02/improvisation-workshop-...
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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.
GET IN TOUCH
For further information contact :Giovanni Morassutti (0049) 15218465093 email@example.com@gmail.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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