“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, founder of Butoh
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From elegance and fineness of classical forms in Ballet to obscurity and earthiness of Butoh – Aya Irizuki shares her experiences in a talk , on the 25th of March, 19:00, in Mediathek Mime Centrum Berlin.
Aya Irizuki was born in 1983 in Japan. She studied classical and modern ballet from her childhood, but turned to Butoh at the age of 18. She was a member of Butoh dance companies of Akiko Motofuji, Yukio Waguri and Koichi Tamano, performing in Japan and over the world until 2007.
After her graduation from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, she played the main female role in the film “Kirschblüten– HANAMI” (Cherry Blossoms), dir. Doris Dörrie, in 2008.
Later Aya studied Corporeal Mime in London.
She has been performing her solo works all over the world. In her performances Aya mixes Butoh (and Butoh-fu) and Corporeal mime - she calls herself a physical theater artist.
Program: Video screening, talk about Butoh and personal experiences, scene in Japan and Europe, Q&A
Venue: Mediathek Mime Centrum, Kunstquartier Bethanien, EG/ground floor, Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin
Special thanks to Mime Centrum Berlin for support.
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