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.
April 4th 14:00-19:00 "Body scanning & Joint[ing]"
April 11th 14:00-19:00 "Capturing space"
April 18th 14:00-19:00 "Standing"
April 25th 14:00-19:00 "Walking"
Every Saturday in April, we will start with Yoga practices and then dive into a single topic for 5 hours. The workshops are addressed both to professionals in the performing arts as well as everybody interested in dance as pure movement in connection with the body and the mind.
You can join all or any single workshop.
April 4th 14:00-19:00
Body scanning & Joint[ing]
Body scanning technique is a reflection of the body structure from a gross anatomical level to the most delicate qualitative level. Through the reiteration of a pattern of movement, and later with free forms, the participants enter in deep attentive states of observation of their body, and will explore the subconscious body-mind that lies behind the movement.
This technique develops body-awareness, opens access to diverse dance languages and re-connects the relationship between body-space-nature-things and other people.
Joint[ing] is a practice of mobilization of the joints to find primordial movement. While we concentrate on soft manipulation of the joints, we see the body objectively as a mechanism to be explored. This practice will liberate tensions accumulated in the joints.
April 11th 14:00-19:00
Dance is not only an art of bodily movements but space should be moved and transformed. We will discover how to move the space around, how to change the size and the quality of the space. Instead of creating form of the body looking at the mirror, awareness of the space will shape the form of the body.
April 18th 14:00-19:00
“I wish to represent all the universe just by standing” Noh Theater Master Hisao Kanze.
When a performer is on the stage how can all the space be transformed? And how can he/she be able to control the space through his/her "extra-ordinary" presence?
Inspired by paintings, Japanese flower arrangement “Ikebana”, objects and other images, the participant will experiment several ways of standing, embodying these images.
April 25th 14:00-19:00
Motimaru training has one of its focal point in the walking practice.
The way we walk is the way we are, feel, breath. We might lie with words but we can' t tell a lie with the soles of the feet.
When a performer appears on the stage the audience can see everything from his/ her steps. How can the performer maintain authenticity and hold the attentiveness of the audience while walking?
Keeping this stage presence, we will discover unlimited variations of walking.
This practice is a way to improve stage presence and to go back to the authentic first step.
Price for 1 workshop: 40 euro
The amount of participants is limited to 10.
Registration is required.
All necessary information will be provided after your registration.
Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010. After they trained for 5 years at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, studying and working as dancers and stage assistants of Yoshito Ohno – a son of Kazuo Ohno, they left Japan and have started fieldwork research about traditional and ritual dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal. They keep experimenting for authentic dance method beyond any genres, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 25 cities.
Also check Motimaru 10-day intensive workshop, Form of Soul, 3-12 July in Berlin and other workshops all around the world on
Event by Butoh
Opportunity by Butoh
at Kurfürstenstraße 14
Thursday 31 October 2019 at 18:00h
at Chapel at the Urban Grimmstraße 10
Thursday 10 October 2019 at 15:00h
at Uferstraße/Am Amtsteich 15
Saturday 26 October 2019 at 10:00h