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Comment by Butoh on May 15, 2017 at 6:13pm

Motimaru 1month Butoh Workshop&Performance Creation 
"Everything & Nothing - metamorphosing body-mind -"

One day can be an intensity of one month,
One week can be an intensity of one year,
One month can be an intensity of one life...
Diving deep in the body-mind, letting all the joys and sorrows flow, and transforming them into a universal poem
Beyond dance, towards the evolution of existence

Dates: 31st July - 27th August 2017, 11:30 - 17:30 
(26th&27th August final performance presentation

in Studio 142, BERLIN

Find more on the event page

Comment by SENZA CONFINI DI PELLE on May 8, 2017 at 10:58am

Residential Workshop in Nature

Residential workshop of dance and perception at Stromboli island (Italy, Sicily). Deep in the wild nature of the island, the workshop is focused on a work of sensorial perception. The 4 base elements (air, water, earth, fire) will be the core of the study. The peculiar geological environment of Stromboli allows to enter in contact with the base elements in a unique and suggestive way. Wind, water, igneous rock and fire contribute to create an ideal terrain to perception work as stimulus to dance in osmosis with the natural environment. It works in direct contact with the nature that becomes integral part of the creative process. The work will be both personal in the own process of osmosis with the environment and in relation with the group. In some days we will work in the night, in other days in the first morning before the sunrise or at sunset. Dance, Theatre and Yoga techniques will be used during the workshop as also original methodologies elaborated by the performing practice of Senza Confini Di Pelle.
The perceptive exercises are used to open the body to its sensorial faculties, putting the sight in second order: the perception of 4 base elements will be stimulated by sounds, scents, surfaces.

HOUSING: Agreements concerning accommodation in eolian houses with multiple rooms and sharing kitchen.

DATES: From Wednesday 21st to Monday 26th of June 2017. Intensive work of 6 days.


COST: The cost of the workshop is 270 Euro (240 within 15th of May)

INFO: For information and send cv: - +39 3470561735 / +39 338 4040237


CV: Dario La Stella
Specialist Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology. Since 1997 he taught performing art by University of Turin, University of Washington, Seattle (USA) and SESC Santo Amaro, San Paolo (BR). In 2011 during the USA tournèe he performs two shows in New York City. In 2012 during the Brazilian tournèe he performs a show in San Paolo. In 2013 the show “Add Up Space and Power” was selected by the European project Metamorphoses, with shows in Poznan (PL), Paris e B

Comment by Elinor Randle on March 3, 2017 at 9:45am


 8 days of movement, clown & mask workshops from world renowned practitioners including; Thom Monckton, Peta Lily, John Wright, Sean Kempton & Vini Carvalho.

Physical Fest is an annual International physical theatre festival in Liverpool, hosting workshops, street theatre & performance.
SPECIAL EARLYBIRD OFFER- All 8 days for £280 before April 1st! Workshops can also be booked individually!
Workshop Programme 2017
Comment by Jan on March 1, 2017 at 7:33am


Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational Compositions

DATE: June 10+11, 2017

VENUE: EDEN Studios - part of Dock11 Berlin -

COST: Earlybird 110€ (money transfer until April 30, 2017), thereafter 135€

REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at



Comment by Christophe Egrot on February 20, 2017 at 6:48am

Workshop : " Performance : le corps à l'oeuvre" - 17 au 25 juin 2017

Comment by LUCKY TRIMMER e.V. on February 8, 2017 at 10:34am


As part of LUCKY TRIMMER 25th edition, Simone Sistarelli will host the workshop POPPING FOR PARKINSON’S. In his classes Sistarelli uses the Popping dance technique as an innovative therapeutic tool towards improving the physical condition of people affected by Parkinson’s disease. The workshop, held on April 14th & 15th and free of charge, embraces our LUCKY motto Dance is for everyone! and showcases that everyone despite motion disorders can benefit from dancing.

Workshop Description
The key concept of the Popping for Parkinson’s classes is to use the Popping dance techniques as an innovative therapeutic tool towards improving the physical condition of people affected by Parkinson’s disease. Popping is a form of urban dance originating in California in the late 1970s, involving rhythmic contractions of the dancer's muscles to accent the beat.
It is the first time that Popping has been used as a tool for medical purposes and the feedback until now has been very positive: Participants not only see improvement in their natural movement capacities, but also gain confidence, feel less socially isolated and have fun. The workshop is open to people of all ages suffering from Parkinson, caretakers, family members, friends, dance practitioners/teachers or scientists who wish to gain insights into the Dance for Parkinson work.

About Simone Sistarelli
Italian born and currently living in London, Simone Sistarelli is a professional dancer, teacher, composer and accompanist for dance classes. He has a BA degree in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and more than 10 years of experience in Hip Hop styles/techniques.

Practical Information

14 & 15 April 2017
Hochzeitsaal, SOPHIENSAELE theatre, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin

The workshop will be in English (Translators present) and includes two movement sessions of 1,5 hours. You are free to register for both or just one of the sessions.

Session 1
Friday, April 14
Welcome/Registration: 11:15 - 12:00
Workshop: 12:00 - 13:30
Discussion/Feedback with drinks & cookies until 14:30

Session 2
Saturday, April 15
Welcome/Registration: 9:30 - 10:00
Workshop: 10:00 -11:30
Discussion/Feedback with drinks & cookies until 12.00

Registration & Questions
Registration is mandatory. Please contact before April 7th. 

Popping For Parkinson's from Wilkie Branson on Vimeo.

Comment by Valerie Renay on January 17, 2017 at 7:10pm
5 days Butoh Improvisation Workshop
Frontier in Body with Yuko Kaseki 

February 1-5, 2017 at 13-18h

Studio 2/ Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin

Fee: 230 euro (Payment until January 10 for 200 euro)

Origin of you is full of miracle.
Dig and cultivate body as frontier, to find out untouched field of emotions, memories and sensations...
Research each detail of body parts, to divide and reconnect.
Observe habit of movement in socialized function, and challenge for breaking through comfortable zone.
Disorder is a way of creativity, to find new visions of physical systems.

The workshop’s emphasis is develop original movement through body awareness, sensitivity, and also discover hidden dynamic energy.

Physical training is based on Noguchi gymnastics, elements of Tai-Chi Dao-yin and Butoh methodology. We practice for the whole body to be permeable and awake deeper layers of sensitivity. Find the center of our body (Tanden) which is our energy source. Listening honestly to the variants of inner and develop this in relation to the outer. 

The workshop offers the possibility to seek and experience in solo, duet and group improvisations with image, element, space, and relationship. Through intensity and reduction everyone can dive deeply into stillness/movement and translate it into individual manifestations. It is important for each person to find own unique body, physical reality and exposure of existence.

YUKO KASEKI (JP / DE) is director of company cokaseki, choreographer, Butoh dancer, performer, improviser and teacher, based in Berlin. She performs in solo and ensemble pieces and improvisations throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentine, Australia, India and the USA. These works are physical performances that incorporate Butoh, performance arts, object design, texts and soundscapes. International collaborations include inkBoat (SF), Tableau Stations (SF), CAVE (NY), Poema Theatre (Moscow), Salad Theater (Seoul) and more. She is also a key collaborator with mixed ability artists including Theater Thikwa (Berlin), Roland Walter (Berlin), Sung Kuk Kang (Seoul). Recent her works are physical statement reflected by social aspect and diverse lives.

Photo: Søren Dø
Comment by Ilka Theurich on November 18, 2016 at 10:51am

24th of November 2016 12pm -5pm.

Performance workshop in Montevideo at the

INAE -Instituto Nacional de Artes Escénicas-

you will find information  here:

Taller PUPPA - el cuerpo como medio performativo

Comment by Leonel Henckes on September 23, 2016 at 5:47pm

L A B [Laboratory Actors Berlin]


The workshop offers an intensive frame of acting research in the areas of: intention, impulse and contact of action, qualities of movement, body and space relation, rhythm and break of rhythm, materials and resistance of movement, physical and emotional unbalance, archetypes and inner movements, line of emotions and map of relations between characters.
It investigates the flow state in the physical and emotional training of the actor, as well as the dramaturgy of movement and space.
Eventually, it aspires to provide the participants with the necessary tools of physical, emotional and character training that lead from physical awareness to actor’s presence.

LEONEL HENCKES: Brazilian actor, director and theatre coach. []
CHRISTINA KYRIAZIDI: Greek actress, playwright and theatre coach. []

24.10 – 12.12.2016

Mondays: 19-22h @THBM / Wallstraße 32 / 10179 Berlin / RAUM 307

applications deadline: 15 October 2016 to

Comment by Butoh on July 20, 2016 at 2:54pm


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

- walking

3)Vocabulary (how to combine theatrical action & dancing movement)

- rhythm (time) and space

4) Various energy qualities

5) Transformation

6) Improvisation

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. 



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

Registration: org(at)


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), 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: 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 


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