Workshop time: 29 January - 2 February 2020, 13-18h
Studio 2, Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Price: 280 Euro (250 Euro paid by Jan 5)
Info + Registration: infonoSpam@cokaseki.com
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
What is inevitable of existence and movement, it's desire, impulse, magic, mystery or logical reason?
Dance wholly until there is no dance anymore which you knew.
Release yourself from your mind and body, let's flow into an unknown world by opening the door with Butoh as a key.
Dance is the accumulation of magical moments.
Circulation and transmission of energy, evoke body perception.
A clue that connects the present, and origin/ancient, and to be future dances. It is physical philosophy and it retrieves dance that plays with individuals and the supernatural.
This workshop is open for all people who want to investigate and challenge their deeper self and who have curiosity, courage and desire to explore movement and expression through the performative body.
FURTHER WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Following Yuko Kaseki’s continuous research with various physical training methods such as Noguchi gymnastics, elements of Tai-Chi Dao-yin, Butoh methodology, Dance Improvisation and Live Art, the workshop is aiming to develop original movement through body awareness, sensitivity, and also discover hidden dynamic energy.
Finding the core of our body (Tanden), which is our energy source, listening honestly to the variants of the Inner- and develop this in relation to the Outer-world, will be an ongoing focus point. Direct physical connection with the others and the space will stimulate and enhance physical imagination and help accumulate a vocabulary of movement and practical action.
Participants are encouraged to discover authentic movement of own Self from a deeper sense, through playful Improvisation with imagination of elements, essence of quality, gravity, scale, dimension, directionality... searching balance between both extremes of tense and release, silence and chaos, strong presence and disappearance... sharing personal experience of survival in the shape of movement becomes the main ingredient of a collective dance improvisation.
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 30 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.