EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
“赤 – AKA - RED: Woman and Feminine world”
Solo Butoh performance and Butoh drawing exhibition by Tiziana Longo/Motimaru
Opening & Performance, 24 July 2016, 20:00
Exhibition: 24 – 31 July 2016
Entrance /at Opening 24 July/: 6 euro, including a RED snack.
Place: Gallery “Supalife Kiosk”, Raumerstrasse 40, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin
This event is a part of the program of “Behind the Movement” Festival - Celebrating Art, Dance, Music and Life", that includes a divercity of dance, music, poetry, Butoh catwalk, contemporary tea and food ceremony/performance, film screening: www.facebook.com/events/1722795781328542
Organized by Motimaru
赤 – AKA - RED: Woman and Feminine world
I am a butoh dancer since I met my teachers.
Normally I dance.
But now I m sitting here inside.
Outside I hear many male voices.
My father, my teachers, my husband, the voice of the son I will never give birth to.
Now that my closet is empty
And almost all of my clothes are gone
I have an empty room.
Where I am sitting.
A cup of coffee is my friend
We make ceremony
Before I start drawing
A mute Universe, beated, mortified, without voice is lying inside my cave.
Listening to Olafur and the Icelandics with this red japanese pen I reach the white paper.
I take the brave and risks to look for my lost voice as woman
Searching for what I am
Where and what is feminine
Searching ... I start my inner trasformation.
From the paper to the space
From the pen to my body
and dance dance dance
I have been hanged on the wall, silent, for so long.
Not for fear but for love, to forgive you and protect you.
But how many women have been doing this?
How many have been silent and alone?
Between blood and tears a gentle touch of pure light have showed me something I have within in which I can believe and trust again
That each of us have.
Beyond my body shape,
Beyond my name and language
A shining drop,
A flower within is waiting to be bloom
As the magma to explode
Like the blood,
The beautiful island
Where I don't belong to.
Text: Tiziana Longo
Tiziana Longo is a director, choreographer, dancer specialized in Japanese Butoh, a postwar avant-garde movement art form.
Since 2010, she is directing Motimaru dance company together with Motoya Kondo.
The company is rooted in butoh and keeping a red thread faithful to the founders Tatsumi Hijikata and Ohno but also concerning about how to expand butoh in the wider context of contemporary performing arts.
After studying Performing Arts in Bologna University, she has trained for 5 years in Japan at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and has been working for several years with Yoshito Ohno, son of Kazuo Ohno, as stage assistant and dancer. She has received precious lessons also from Mitsuyo Uesugi, Tomiko Takai, Yukio Waguri, Seisaku and from Susanne Linke.
"I dance because I have a strong reason of living,
In my dance I bring what is invisible visible.
Before going on stage I always pray that a flower in me and in the audience could bloom and that the space would be rich"
Her solo works Frida, Kawaki, Seppun, Yudo, have always been performed in Tokyo.
As Motimaru she has been performing with Motoya Kondo in: the finale of the Marathon of the Unexpected at Venezia Biennale 2010, NoBallet 2014, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 30 cities.
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