FRONTIER IN BODY: Butoh Improvisation Workshop with Yuko Kaseki
Saturday 4/20: 9am - 12 pm
Sunday 4/21: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Origin of you is full of miracles. Dig and cultivate your body as a frontier to find an untapped field of emotions, memories and sensations... Research each of your body parts in detail, in order to reconnect.
Observe habits of movement in social functions and challenge yourself out of your comfort zones. Disorder is a way of creativity to find new avenues of physical awareness. The workshop’s emphasis is to develop original movement through body awareness, sensitivity and also to help 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 awaken deeper layers of sensitivity. We try to 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 one’s own unique body, physical reality and exposure of existence.
Yuko Kaseki is director, choreographer, Butoh dancer, performance artist, improviser and teacher, based in Berlin. She teaches and performs in solo and ensemble pieces and improvisations through out 27 countries. These works are poetic and vivid images that incorporate the spirit of Butoh, performance and live art. Her performance aims to reflect the outsider’s existence. Various 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).
Workshop Cost: $100
Advance registration is required to participate.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to sign up.
This performance is part of the Boston Butoh Festival running from April 19th through April 21st at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, MA. The Festival is sponsored by Mobius and Green Street Studios and is curated by artist Sara June.