BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 3 – BUTOH WORKSHOP – SOLD OUT

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IKLECTIK AND ZAPT present,

BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 3 – BUTOH WORKSHOP 

*SOLD OUT*

Sunday 19 May 1pm to 6pm  £45 per person

BUTOH RESIDENCY offers three days of live performances, films and a workshop that see Japanese and European musicians, dancers and artists working together to advance the global recognition of Butoh – both as a uniquely Japanese art form and as a vibrant international platform for communicating in or beyond all languages. Collaborating artists include pianist and vocalist Aya Ogawa and dancer Mushimaru Fujieda from Japan;  Butoh-Techno from Poland, French electronic musician Pascal Savy and, on film, performances by the late Sapporo based dancer Yoko Muronoi.

WORKSHOP 

Mushimaru Fujieda Workshop on “Natural Physical Poetry” accompanied by Aya Ogawa

  1. Introduction and explanation on “Controlling body and mind through the breath”
  2. Simple preparatory exercises
  3. Breath-Walking

(a)  Basic Form, walking with the breath

(b)  Variation, Imagine an energy force suddenly running through the body as you walk

Variation, Imagine an energy force pulling parts of the body from outside as you walk

(d) Encounters, Contact improvisation

  1. Vocalisation

Using the voice as an extension of the breath

  1. Facial Expression

Using both facial and body expression to do a short, improvised dance

  1. Exercises to link the breath to the movements of the body
  2. Optional Exercises

Performing a short programme using elements of nature (wind, earth, trees, etc) as the theme – replicating forms and movements from traditional Japanese arts (Noh, Kabuki, etc)

-creating a choreographed programme involving the whole group

The workshop will conclude with a 10 minute improvised performance given by each participant

  1. Simple exercises, meditation