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Motimaru Dance Company invites you to take an intensive workshop during a weekend 19-20 December in Berlin
“Behind the Movement”
Where do emotions come from? According to modern science, they are simply chemical reactions in the brain. Yet dancers can challenge this idea, revealing that emotions are in fact latent in every single part of our bodies.
We live the emotional roller-coaster every day of our lives, experiencing daily the dizzying highs of joy or pleasure and the painful lows of jealousy or hate. All these emotions are contained within our bodies, moving us.
What is important in dance is what is moving behind the movements.
Therefore every body is full of source material for dance and art, and this workshop invites participants to reconnect with such latent emotions and give artistic expression, not through psychological analysis, but through direct physical experience. And the workshop will lead further to the transformation of this personal, sentimental journey in to a universal physical poem.
The workshop is open to dancers, actors, any genre of artists and anybody interested in discovering the depth of the body.
With some variations main structure of the workshop is divided in 4 stages:
① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind)
- YOGA Asana | - Body-scanning | - Joint[ing] | - Space-capturing
② Basic movements
- Standing | - Walking | - Twisting | - Standing and sinking
- Falling and re-standing | - Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)
③ Metamorphose(Control the quality of the body-mind-space)
- Physical Level: Different textures and qualities of body
- Meta-physical Level: Embodying visual images (paintings, video arts, natural elements) | - Embodying sounds
④ Creating a performance
- Duo-group play | - Object play | - Relationship with music, objects, and costumes | - Coming into the space, disappearing from the space | - Composition and structured improvisation
Motimaru is founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010. Their background is in performing arts, modern dance, martial arts and butoh. 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.
Motimaru define dance as a way to experience deeper reality of our existence and are experimenting to create a new authentic dance method beyond any genre.
They have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 25 cities.
(www.motimarubutohdance.com / Facebook: Motimaru)
Date: 19-20 December 2015, 11:00-17:00
Venue: Tatwerk Berlin (Hasenheide 9, Gewerbehof - Aufgang 1, 3. OG, 10967 Berlin) www.tatwerk-berlin.de
Price: 110 euro / 90 euro if registered/paid before November 15th.
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