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.
Butoh is an avant-garde form of theatre (dance) which emerged in post-war Japan in the late 1950’s, at a time of great change amid unrest and upheaval. Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-1986) and Kazuo Ohno (1906-2010), the fathers of Butoh, unique figures in multidisciplinary art and genius dancers, became one of the influential artists of the last century.
“My profession is the business of human rehabilitation, which goes today by the name of dancer… All the power of civilized morality, hand in hand with the capitalist economic system and its political institutions, is utterly opposed to using the body simply for the purpose, means, or tool of pleasure. Still more, to a production-oriented society, the aimless use of the body, which I call dance, is a deadly enemy which must be taboo”. Tatsumi Hijikata
Natsu Nakajima is one of the oldest female Butoh dancers, Tatsumi Hijikata's first female dancer, a founding member of Butoh movement in Tokyo since the 1960s. Being a seldom guest in Europe, in September she gives a series of workshops and butoh lectures in Berlin, Hague and Barcelona.
“For me, Butoh is not a school but a journey and a place where I learn about the invisible. At the moment of the birth of dance I experience the union of mind and body and transcend my tiny self to feel a great power, great love”. (from Butoh lecture of Natsu Nakajima)
Combining Hijikata’s choreographic methods with the improvisation intelligence taught by Kazuo Ohno, as well as the long choreographic and performance expertise of Nakajima herself, this workshop will prepare you for sensitive improvisation work, choreographic aptitude, and performance integrity.
Natsu Nakajima will teach not only the physical techniques, but also the background of Butoh conceptions and ideas.
1) Physical Exercise
- General exercise
- KATSUGEN activity (living vital force activity) by Noguchi - Method
- body & vocalization
- playing game
2) Basic Butoh
- being nothing
3)Vocabulary (how to combine theatrical action & dancing movement)
- rhythm (time) and space
4) Various energy qualities
7) Butoh-fu (Butoh Notation) from Hijikata’s work: how to use Butoh-fu and to combine with Hijikata's method and Kazuo Ohno's method.
Natsu Nakajima (b. 1943 Sakhalin, Japan) has been one of the most prominent figures in Butoh dance since its foundation in Tokyo in the 1960s, and one of its foremost pioneers abroad. Training under both Hijikata Tatsumi and Kazuo Ohno, Nakajima went on to establish her own dance company, Muteki-sha, in 1969, with whom she has been performing and choreographing internationally since the early 1980s.
Her highly acclaimed performance of ‘Niwa’ at LIFT ‘83 (London) marked the beginning of this international touring career, and led to performances at festivals such as FIND (Montreal), the Nancy Festival, and the Sydney Biennale.
In addition to her performance and choreographic work, Nakajima has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, and has been one of the forerunners of dance for the disabled in Japan. www.geocities.jp/mutekisha/index1-e.html
SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION
7 – 11 September, Laborgras, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, & Tatwerk, Hasenheide 9.
Workshop: 7-9 Sept 17-21h / 10 Sept 12-16 h / 11 Sept 12-14h
Lecture & Screening: 11 Sept 15-17h
14 – 18 September, CLOUD/Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b
Workshop: 14-17 Sept 10-14 h / 18 Sept 13:30-15:30h
Lecture & Screening: Sept 18, 16-18 h
Registration: cloud.danslab(at)gmail.com, with Subject Title: Registration Butoh Workshop
21 – 25 September, La Piconera, c/ Sancho Marraco, 6 (Poble Sec)
Workshop: 21-23 Sept 18-22h / 24 Sept 10-14h / 25 Sept 12-14h
Lecture & Screening: 25 Sept 16-18h
Organized by ORACLES
Registration: oracles.info(at)gmail.com. Tel 0034 622 733 322
PRICE /for all the cities/
Workshop: Regular price – 200 Euro. Early bird price – 180 Euro. Early bird price dead-line: Berlin – 14 August; Hague – 14 August, Barcelona – 7 September.
Butoh Lecture & Screening: free entrance
Photo by Nourit Masson Sekine and other
Event by Butoh
Deadline: Saturday 2 January 2021 at 23:00h