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Zooid-Butoh-Workshop with Sonja Heller in Vienna (AT) at Tanz*Hotel

March 24, 2017 at 1pm to March 25, 2017 at 5pm
25.03./26.03.2017 Sat 13.00-19.00 / Sun 10.00-17.00at at Tanz*Hotel, Zirkusgasse 35 in Vienna (AT)A zooid is a single animal that is part of a colonial animal. The term zooid has historically also been used for an organic cell or organized body that has independent movement within a living organism.In our modern times we put so much emphasis on individualism and to stand out from the crowd that we forget about the importance of connection to others. Due to economic, ecologic and political…See More
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Zooid-Butoh-Workshop with Sonja Heller at K77 Studio

February 4, 2017 at 11am to February 5, 2017 at 5pm
A zooid is a single animal that is part of a colonial animal. The term zooid has historically also been used for an organic cell or organized body that has independent movement within a living organism. “In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature… there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals.”- C. G. Jung In our modern times we put so much emphasis on individualism and to…See More
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Zooid-Butoh-Workshop with Sonja Heller at K77 Studio

February 4, 2017 at 11am to February 5, 2017 at 5pm
A zooid is a single animal that is part of a colonial animal. The term zooid has historically also been used for an organic cell or organized body that has independent movement within a living organism. “In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature… there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals.”- C. G. Jung In our modern times we put so much emphasis on individualism and to…See More
Oct 30, 2016
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Butoh Research Group "BODY IN CRISIS" starting in Berlin at Uferstudios Berlin

May 18, 2016 at 7pm to June 8, 2016 at 10pm
BUTOH RESEARCH GROUP on the topic"BODY IN CRISIS" every Wednesday at Heizhaus in Uferstudios Berlin, Uferstr. 8/23, Berlin-Wedding (U8 Pankstr./U9 Osloer Str.), entrance is also at Badstr. (the Heizhaus is the building with the huge chimney at the end of the yard) starting 18.05.2016 from 19.00-22.00 charge free, donations welcome To clarify... this is not a free workshop or class, it is a research group. I won't teach, I co-travel with you. This group will live from your ideas as well as…See More
May 3, 2016
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Sonja Heller is a multidisciplinary artist, performer and butoh teacher living in Berlin. Being educated since her childhood in ballet and classical music (piano, guitar), her explorative spirit brought her later to classes of german expressionist and butoh dance. She started to get interested in fine arts and graduated from acting school in Berlin. Her most influential teachers were Fe Reichelt, Minako Seki, Atsushi Takenouchi und Ko Murobushi.

Since 2007 she concentrated on dance theatre, started to compose her own sound pieces for her performances and worked in Latin America, Europe, the Baltic States, Russia and Iceland. 2011 she was part of the exam committee for contemporary dance at Universidad Mayor in Santiago de Chile, she was a guest teacher at the Dance Academy in Lithuania, she gave lectures about Butoh at the Museum of Modern Art in Moskow, where she also created several times performances with Poema Theatre and collaborated with Raven Arts in Reykjavik. In the meantime she never stopped to educated herself in workshops for Video Mapping, Electronic DIY Music, Contemporary Dance, Violoncello and much more.

From 2012 on she built a creative long-distance-partnership with Glaucus Noia, an artist working and living in Rio de Janeiro. In the last years she displayed different ways to generate dance and sound simultaneously through collaborations with composer and actor Leo Solter as well as misconstructionist artist Adrian Shephard alias Testcard. 2015 she had her first solo exhibition with her mixed-media-works at Uferstudios in Berlin and her short films were presented on various festivals. Since last year she studies musicology and philosophy at Humboldt-University
in Berlin.
Website
http://www.zooid-art.com

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