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Comment by Maria Gaitanidi on April 12, 2015 at 4:16am

With Maud Robart


Odes to the Ever-Living 


Maud Robart will lead a workshop for 5 days in the Scottish Highlands in Inverness between the 6th and the 11th June 2015 with a maximum of 10 selected Participants. The sessions will take place in the Newboldhouse, 30 mins away from Inverness Airport, offering an immersive experience in a natural environment. For more info

Comment by Selim Aydogdu on April 11, 2015 at 9:49am
Comment by Butoh on April 7, 2015 at 6:32pm

The Silent Inner Warrior - Butoh Dance & Creation of a costume

Intensive workshop with Maya Dunsky (Israel)

12-14 June 2015, Berlin

“My dance works express an essence that is free from concrete story. They are characterized by esthetics, minimalism and with constant touch to the universal spirit, that reconnects hearts & souls of all mankind. My activity is committed to authenticity that does not correspond to what is considered to be customary. 

I aspire to lead the awakened and present audience into rear worlds where they can let go off attachment & recall the true primal nature of being". Maya Dunsky

The workshop is for those interested in deep inner process that guides to the essence. Suitable for movement lovers, dancers, actors, theatre and psychodrama practitioners, dance therapists and others artistic and therapeutic professions, that touch the imagination, transformation and empowerment. 

The workshop focuses on creating a garment/dress/costume and a dance within that new charachter. The participants will build costumes that will serve as an inspiration to connect with new and unpredictable identities. Materials that may have been foreign to each other in daily life, come together to construct a new zone- a new home-a new body.

We will explore together the inner motion and frequencies and how they slowly and gently form an ecstatic presence. Through the process that encourages one to shed off habits and beliefs, an authentic body language will unfold.

** The participants are encouraged to bring clothes, fabrics, rags, papers, objects, accessories, colors, make-up, wires, adhesives and etc.

Date: 12-14 June, 10:00-17:00
Venue: Studio 2, Mime Centrum Berlin, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 1 OG, 10997 Berlin.

Price: early bird (till May 25) - 190 euro, late bird (after May 25) - 210 Euro.

Registration: org(at)

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MAYA DUNSKY, multidisciplinary artist, painter, Butoh dancer and choreographer.
Born in Israel, she has spent her early childhood in Nigeria. She is educated in Fine Arts, graphic design, creative dance & choreography. Maya paved her way in the Butoh world since 1985 as a student of the master Ohno Kazuo, the founder of Butoh. She lived, studied and created in Japan for 6 years.
Since 1998 Maya gives master classes, facilitates ongoing Butoh dance workshops. She guides processes of creativity & specializes in transforming from one's self therapy into awakening to the path of the artist within.

Comment by Butoh on March 6, 2015 at 9:00pm

SENSITIVE DANCE ® Workshop with Kea Tonetti & live music by Tivitavi in Berlin

1- 3 May /12:00-19:00 / Workshop
2 May /
20:30-22:30 / Harmonization with tibetian bowls (can be attended apart from the workshop)

Open a sensitive presence in the body and in the spirit and let the dance emerge naturally, in the same way that we naturally breath, contact a quiet inner space from which the form generates itself, and through which the invisible becomes visible. Live our own body like time and space, in which cells are written archetypes and ancestral memories.

Suggested for dancers, actors, performers, therapists, researchers and all people that wish to regenerate their body and energy, finding a deep meeting with their life, being and expression, through dancing.

SENSITIVE DANCE awakens movements from sensations, nourishes the awareness in the present moment, trains to listen deeply to body’s messages, learning how to carry and lead it through space, opens internal and external perception of space and increases the consciousness of the body as a unity. 
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LIVE MUSIC of Tivitavi (Tibetan bowls, gong, didgeridoo, voice). The bowls sound helps to recuperate harmony in our body, mind and emotions, generating beneficial effects of inner balance and realizing inner tensions, helping us to live the presence of the harmony as a unity between dance and sound.

Kea Tonetti, formed in dance from 1980 in Italy, Paris and New York, following various choreographers from the contemporary and Butoh field. Since 2003 she studies Sensitive Dance® with Claude Coldy, following a teacher training including the study of osteopathic observation and the dance in the nature sites. Since 2007 assists Claude Coldy in his workshops. Researches in Yoga, Tantra and Shamanism. In 2008 founded with Tivitavi CompagniaKha, since years, performs and teaches in Italy, Germany, Basel, Budapest, London, Mexico City and Russia.

Tivitavi, from 1991 studied with various masters from Yoga to Shamanism from different cultures He works as a healer with the harmonic sound of the Tibetan bowls and voice. Played for C. Jodorowsky rituals, for Claude Coldy workshops and for Kea Tonetti performances and workshops of Butoh and Sensitive Dance®. His last work is "Natural Sound”. More | facebook > Compagnia Kha


Workshop - 150 euro / 130 euro if applied before 31st of March

Harmonization with Tibetan bowls - 13euro / 8 euro for the participants of the workshop.

Place: DOCK11 (Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin)


Comment by Crick Crack Club on March 4, 2015 at 10:36am

Learn Performance Storytelling in London

2-day Intensive workshops aimed at those with a literature or performance background 10am-5pm both days

Beginners Course: 13-14 April 2015
Intermediate Course: 11-12 May 2015

Storytelling Workshops at the Unicorn with Ben Haggarty. Fairytales capture the zeitgeist, perhaps it's the gothic allure of dark shadows, broken promises and unspoken secrets...

The Unicorn in association with the Crick Crack Club presents two workshops by godfather of the British storytelling revival, master fairytale teller, Ben Haggarty. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Crick Crack Club, and Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin. World renowned for his dynamic, often challenging performances, Ben has a repertoire of well over 350 folktales, fairytales, epics and myths. With more than 30 years experience of working with traditional narratives at every level of society, his understanding of orality, metaphor, magic and the dramaturgy of performance storytelling is unsurpassed.

Workshop 1: This two-day, beginners' workshop will be practitioner-led and aimed at adults with a love of traditional narratives (folk tales, fairy tales and myths) and an interest or experience in performance. The workshop will give an introduction to the core principles of Oral Storytelling and explore the relationship between Storytelling and Theatre. :: Cost £170 per person, (Student Concession £130)

Workshop 2: This short course is aimed at those who already have some experience of telling traditional tales in performance contexts. It will be a 2-day practical workshop looking at the shaping and construction of stories using Indo-European wonder tales (fairy tales) as a starting point. It will explore, in particular, the function of language as a practical improvisational tool for bringing rhythm and pace to sustained narratives and introduce a key compositional tool. :: Cost £170 per person, (Student Concession £130)

 BOOKING:  Book online at or contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560

Comment by Adrien Gaumé on March 1, 2015 at 2:58pm

​Dear Butoh lovers,

here's the link to the event and the description's below :

Schedule and description :

from 10 AM to 1 PM : Physical tuning based on a mix of Do-In, Pilates, Yoga and Taï-Chi, Body Weather, Jinen Butoh & Life Art Process so called ImproPulpe Butoh method.

One hour pause.

from 2 to 6 PM : Guided improvisation and exploration of contextual echo individually and collectively.

The Impro Pulpe Butoh work aim at focusing mostly on tha spin and tha skeleton as a deep ground of creativity. This proprioperceptiv approach provide a sensitiv tool for any body mover, either beginners or advanced whatever their background (Visual artist, dancer, performer, singer, musician, pupetter, actor, etc.)

Location : Dokzaal, at Dokhuis Gallery.

Cost : 90 e. (early birds till 2 of march : 75 e.)

Registration : through mail entitled ILBD you'll receive bank account details as a reply.

Contact :


Adrien Gaumé, choregrapher and performer from The MnemoZyn fields Company (aka La Clique des BAtifuls) follows his own transmission cycle of Improvisation Live Art Performance around Europe since three years. He's actually about to produce a choregraphical piece about Hospitality with seven dancers from different european country.

Adrien Gaumé has a nomadic way of life; he learns beside nine differents Butoh master based in Europe (Yuko Kaseki, Juju Alishina, Goyhei Zaitsu, Atsushi Takenoushi, Yumiko Yoshioka, Cécile Loyer, Lorna Lawrie, Stéphane Cheynis & Miranda Markgraf).

He created some solos and collectiv choregraphical forms for plasticians (Brigitte Roffidal, Ludivine Beaulieu, Rita Baga, Rasili Botz, Zazü, Valérie David, Amy Alexander), videasts (Antonio Menschen, Emmelie Martens, Les Hesperiens, Yoni Corpus, Stefan Voglsinger), cabarets (Avignon, Hambourg), perf-mobs in urban space (Tours, Paris, Dolcedo, Berlin).

Comment by Butoh on February 28, 2015 at 7:09pm

Form of Soul - Motimaru 10-day Intensive Workshop

3 - 12 July* 2015, Berlin

Venue: Motimaru Dance Atelier, Prenzlauer Berg

Time: 13:00 - 19:00

*for shorter period participation, please contact us

Our everyday life passes, eating, working, or dancing, within a limited cage, burying rich nature within us. Educations, traditions, or even learning dance could mold various forms of cages. Free improvisation could also end up struggling in the same cage. But when we observe forests carefully, so many varieties of forms and qualities of plants, flowers, stones, winds, and sounds astonish us. This workshop is an invitation for diving into the unknown forest of our body-mind, discovering unlimited movements and qualities within us, and transforming the personal journey into universal poems.

The workshop will result in a group performance.

There will be also talking and video screening of direct fieldwork researches on butoh and traditional and ritual dances of Bali, south India, Nepal, Japan.

- Sharpening and opening the perception of body-mind-space
- Discovering unlimited diversity of movements and qualities of body-mind-space
- Learning the relation between body and mind
- Learning the way to control the quality of the body-mind-space in any elements
- Resulting in developing the relationship between body-space-nature-things-people

① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind) 
- YOGA Asana
- Body-scanning
- Joint[ing]
- Space-capturing
② Basic movements
- Standing
- Walking
- Twisting
- Standing and sinking
- Falling and re-standing
- Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)
③ Metamorphose(Control the quality of the body-mind-space)
③-1 Physical Level
- Different textures and qualities of body
③-2 Meta-physical Level
- Embodying visual images (paintings, video arts, natural elements)
- Embodying sounds
④ Creating a performance
- Duo-group play
- Object play
- Relationship with music, objects, and costumes
- Coming into the space, disappearing from the space
- Composition and structured improvisation

Price: 420 euro/370 euro if applied before 31st May.

The number of participants is limited to 10. 


Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010.  Their background is in performing arts, modern dance, martial arts, Noh theater and butoh.
Motimaru defines dance as a way to experience deeper reality of our existence and are experimenting to create a new authentic dance method beyond any genre. 
They have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 25 cities.

More information about Motimaru and their workshop schedule for 2015 on

Comment by Butoh on February 28, 2015 at 6:59pm

Motimaru weekly thematic laboratory - April 2015, Berlin

April  4  - “Body scanning & Joint[ing]”

April 11 - “Capturing space”
April 18 - “Standing”
April 25 - “Walking”

Time: 14:00-19:00

Motimaru Dance Atelier, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

The workshops are addressed both to professionals in the performing arts as well as everybody interested in dance.

You can join all or any single workshop.

Body scanning & Joint[ing]
Body scanning technique is a reflection of the body structure from a gross anatomical level to the most delicate qualitative level. Through the reiteration of a pattern of movement, and later with free forms, the participants enter in deep attentive states of observation of their body, and will explore the subconscious body-mind that lies behind the movement.
Joint[ing] is a practice of mobilization of the joints to find primordial movement. This practice will liberate tensions accumulated in the joints.

Capturing space
Dance is not only an art of bodily movements but space should be moved and transformed. We will discover how to move the space around, how to change the size and the quality of the space. Instead of creating form of the body looking at the mirror, awareness of the space will shape the form of the body.

“I wish to represent all the universe just by standing” Noh Theater Master Hisao Kanze.
When a performer is on the stage how can all the space be transformed? And how can he/she be able to control the space through his/her "extra-ordinary" presence?
Inspired by paintings, Japanese flower arrangement “Ikebana”, objects and other images, the participant will experiment several ways of standing, embodying these images.

Motimaru training has one of its focal point in the walking practice.
The way we walk is the way we are, feel, breath. We might lie with words but we can' t tell a lie with the soles of the feet.
When a performer appears on the stage the audience can see everything from his/ her steps. How can the performer maintain authenticity and hold the attentiveness of the audience while walking? 
Keeping this stage presence, we will discover unlimited variations of walking.
This practice is a way to improve stage presence and to go back to the authentic first step.

Price: 40 euro/1 workshop

The number of participants is limited to 10. 



Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010. Their background is in performing arts, modern dance, martial arts, Noh theater and butoh. They keep experimenting for authentic dance method beyond any genres, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 25 cities.

More about Motimaru and their workshop schedule  on

Comment by Butoh on February 20, 2015 at 3:08pm

It's time to plan your vacations, isn't it?!

Why not to spend it in the countryside, living in an ancient house (former watermill) and enjoying the grace of movement and dance, sharing wonderful moments with the associates, caring both your body and soul, under the delicate guidence of Yumiko Yoshioka?

Yumiko Yoshioka's Summer Workshop 
Body Resonance, based on Butoh and Organic Movement

18-25 July, Wroclaw, Poland

Open to everybody interested in Butoh, dance and exploration of body and soul

The main focus of this workshop is a conscious research of our body/mind/soul unification, so we can deeply enjoy the intrinsic process of metamorphosis through the spirit of dance.

Through a continuous exploration of our past collective memories, we can strike a vein of abundant creative resources, enriching the essence of our life. 
The body is a receptacle of time.
Body resonance is a key to opening up the doors of an ever-changing world inside and outside of ourselves, which helps the body to unfold its secrets, holding them up until they shine and tremble. 
Everything is in resonance with each other.
Through a dialogue with our body, we can learn to be moved by inner and outer forces, thus realizing we are a part of the Universe.
A dance of metamorphosis inevitably appears.

*release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso Gymnastics, Taichi and Yoga
*breathing exercises 
*dynamic training for the flow of energy
*Butoh-related work to activate our universal memories
(sensitization, combination of image and movement with antenna exercises such as figure of 8, water ball, animal, insect, snake, witch and fairy, the creatures inside us, hanging body, walking, dialogue with a partner etc)
*structured improvisation, free association


Date: 18 - 25 July (arrival: July 17, departure: July 26) 

Training 5 hours daily, indoors and outdoors (depending on weather). There will be an informal presentation on the last day, July 25.

Place: Drzemlikowice, a village 35 km from Wroclaw, Poland. Accommodation in an ancient house from the 19th century, former water mill.

Transportation: The closest airport is in Wroclaw.
Take a train or bus from Wroclaw to Olawa town (ticket - 1.50€, duration around 30-40 min). We pick you up at Olawa station and take you to Drzemlikowice (10 km from Olawa) by car.

Price: 400€ (payment before May 31)
480€ (payment after June 1)

Including food and lodging in a dormitory style.

The number of participants is limited to 20.


Yumiko Yoshioka, yumiko-mizelle(at)

Józef Markocki, jozef.markocki(at) (for Polish people)


Comment by Butoh on October 29, 2014 at 10:43pm

In the frames of Butoh Festival Berlin

Workshop platform 

22-23 November 2014

It’s a challenge for those who passionately pursue the highest reward – the metamorphosis to a “danced body”. 

2 intense days, 12 hours, 6 teachers… and myriads of worlds and realities to live through your body, mind and soul. Shifting from one  guide to another, tense to loose, finally to be lost in who we are and to find the dance without dancer.

November 22

10:00-12:00  “SKIN … LIFE … SOUL!” Afro-Butoh with Tebby Ramasike (South Africa)  

Tebby gives a workshop just a week before at Butoh festival in Barcelona. So in addition to Afro-Butoh he brings us sunny spanish vibes and warm greetings from our friends in Barcelona. Wonderful!

12:30-14:30  “Take a Butohk” with Michiyasu Furutani (Japan)

15:20-17:20  “Body in Pages” with Yuko Kaseki (Japan)

November 23

10:00-12:00  “Body quakes” with Özlem Cosen (Germany)

12:30-14:30  “Nothingness in the Now” with Marina Epp (Germany)

15:20-17:20  Introduction to Seki Method by Minako Seki (Japan)

Detailed info:

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