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Hot Mess! E6 & 7

Episode 6: Saturday, October 22
4:20pm & 8:00pm CST
Boston_Chicago bridge, featuring artists: Aza, Amanu, Jinlu Luo, Dubi Kaufman, Christine Shallenberg, Sara June & Max Lord

Hot Mess! is a play space where we invite the chaos of the unfamiliar into our process, together. We focus on the moments of co-creation, discover new ways of working together, interacting with the audience, connecting both in person and online. Hot Mess! demonstrates the power of working together in the unknown, seeks possibilities for Queering space, and centers the joy and beauty in re-starting while making art! All ages are invited.

Shoshana Green, from Hot Mess! Episode 5

Supported in part by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, especially for #YearofChicagoDance #yocd

Episode 7: Hot Mess -> MOVE MOVE Crossover
Saturday, November 12

4:20pm & 8:00pm 
Baltimore_Chicago bridge featuring artists of Move Move Collaborative: Orlando Johnson, Chrissy Martin, Peter Redgrave, Cristal Sabbagh, Ashley Shey, Matt Williams, Emmett Wilson, Lorene Bouboushian, Sara Zalek, plus DJ Major Taylor and Dalia Chin

$15 Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave. #208 Chicago, IL 60647
Streaming: https://elasticarts.org/streaming
No advance ticket sales. Debit/Cash accepted at the door

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Elastic Arts is a non-profit organization that fosters a community of music, art and performance in the Avondale/Logan Square neighborhoods of Chicago and beyond through developing, hosting, producing, and promoting creative, independent, and local music concerts, exhibitions, and multi-arts performances.

Amanu

Featured Artist bios:
Amanu started their storytelling journey through make-believe w/ their sibling creating worlds and characters to inhabit. Soon spiral notebooks birthed drawings, stories, and poetry. It wasn’t long until they fell in love with freestyling & helped form the rap crew, Jus-Us League. In 2001 they moved to Chicago &  joined the jazz-based band Daily Bridge Club.  In 2007 joined the iNNERvISIONISTS, an organic Hip-Hop band. There, they met Casagrown, formed the rap duo BADWOLFF & perform all over Chicago at venues such as Beat Kitchen, Subterranean, Elbo Room, and The Mutiny. Amanu’s poetry stylings are rooted in rituals of storytelling & the delights of language.

Aza

Aza is a performance and visual artist and co-conspirator at No Nation Tangential Unspace Art Lab. This Coalescence is one to galavant in dreamscapes, ancestral juke joints, chaturbate masturbation web temples, loose-tooth tanks, and the Heartspace. They organize Smudge Cinema Project, a now-and-then screening series that takes a look at what happens when a film is projected on a wall for people to watch. Metabolization seems to be what they appear to do, lately. 

Sara June

Sara June is a Boston-based performance artist working primarily in butoh, movement improvisation and installation. She is the director of the annual Boston Butoh Festival and is co-director of Boston’s oldest experimental artists’ collective, the Mobius Artists Group. She and sound artist Max Lord compose the performance duo Lord and June whose past commissions include a gallery performance for an exhibition of the acclaimed Hiroshima Panels by Japanese artists Iri and Toshi Maruki at Boston University and an outdoor movement and spatialized-sound work for Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog x FLO installation in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace.

Max Lord

Max Lord is a Boston-based improvisor who has worked in a variety of rock, noise, electronic and improv settings. Though originally identifying as a percussionist, since 2000 he has performed with Buchla electronic instruments including the Marimba Lumina, an exotic mallet controller. His recorded work as Ghost Grass recalls mid-century electronic experimentation as often as more modern improvised approaches, and is intimately tied to the magnetic medium on which it is created.

Dubi Kaufman

Dubi Kaufmanm makes interactive art. He uses code, cellphones, screen printing or bicycle parts to make art that sparks joy.

Interested to Participate in 2023? Or to find out more specifically: https://forms.gle/JZ5dA6kajuF3un1u5

This is a paid opportunity.

Producer and Director of Hot Mess!, Sara Zalek is an Avant-garde maker of situations and curious objects. Rooted in physical investigations of improvisation, resilience, and transformation, their work is intimate, raw, poetic. They create performances, learning situations, and sensing environments to encourage thoughtful interpersonal connections.

Sara Zalek

​Zalek performs often and in both live and online situations; most recently named an “Esteemed Artist” by The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). In 2021 they held a curatorial residence at Elastic Arts, and in 2020 were in virtual residence at the Dance Center at Columbia College of Chicago, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist (2015), a 3Arts Make a Wave Awardee, and a Ragdale Foundation Fellow. They have performed and curated workshops and festivals at the Chicago Cultural Center, Elastic Arts, Experimental Sound Studio, Links Hall, Japanese Culture Center, CoProsperity Sphere, No Nation Tangential Unspace Art Lab, dfbrl8r, Outerspace, UrBandGuild, and many more.

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Chop Wood Carry Water

Chop Wood Carry Water Lo-Fi residency in NW Illinois’ Driftless Region is for thinkers and makers, people who need time away (but not too far) on quiet yet abundantly living land, to think, make, write, build, muse and experiment for a modest cost. 

Applications Due for Fall Season by August 5

There are 16 spots available (two unclaimed Rex Abandon scholarships)

This low residency allows for physical distancing as well as the space for people to choose interaction when desired, allowing focus on your practice and process.

This is not an art residency. We do not expect you to be an artist. We are interested in a larger definition of what it means to think, make, build and collaborate with land, other humans and living beings. We believe edges and categories of what it means to be creative and how we live in this world are meant to be explored and that this is essential for a new coming together within ourselves and between ourselves.

Conversation, moving, studying, walking, biking, kayaking, writing, reading, furniture making, weaving, print making, performing, filming, painting, building, on-site installation, sculpture, ceramics, animation, soil work, dancing, experimentation with and processing of land-based materials have figured largely with past residents.

All genders, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, races, and ethnicities are welcome as Chop Wood Carry Water residents. Applications are to assess if Chop Wood Carry Water lo-fi land-based residency is a good fit for you. There is no jurying of your past work.

For more information email info@socialecologies.net

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Into the Garden

with Wannapa P-Eubanks
Saturday Aug.27 & Sunday Aug.28, 2022
10am – 1pm each day
Location: (TBA outdoors in Evanston, IL)

Two day workshop culminating in group ritual performance. Three hours each day, outside and under the sky!

Mindfully focus on unearthing deep connection to oneself, each other, and Nature. Weaving these elements relationship, telling story and expressing it through Butoh movements and/or words, etc…[Sky is unlimited]

In hope to re-inspire, to re-spark joy and sense of togetherness.

What to bring: Yoga mat and blanket for some on the ground work, comfortable layers, clothes, snacks and water. Stay hydrated! Include bug spray or sunscreen as needed.

All levels are welcome. Email me with any questions or accessibility needs.

Wannapa performing at Freedom From and Freedom To at Elastic Arts. Photo by Liina Raud

Wannapa P-Eubanks is as a Butoh dance performer, Improviser, Choreographer, Movement Coach, and emerging actor, who creates expressive dance/ movement inspired by personal memories. Her performances often stems from a personal experience or a specific memory that grows into a poetic image that she imbues with the memory. Her venues include Goodman Theatre, Raven Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, The Athenaeum Theatre, Victory GardenTheatre, MCA, Links Hall, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Access Living, Out of Site Chicago, Elastic Arts, and many more… She was selected to be one of Chicagoan artists to showcase for Dance/USA 2011 at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. Wannapa has been part of Laura Crotte’s theatre group to present the “Day of the Death” show for students in Chicago schools. She is a former company member of Erasing the Distance [ETD.]: a documentary theatre exploring mental health. As one of the 4 selected grantees of ETD, she has conceived and produced the performance piece titled: “Through My Daughter’s Eyes” as part of the 2016 PopUp Series for Erasing the Distance by collaborating Theater, and Butoh in the work. Her recent work as a Movement Coach/Choreographer for Collectivo El Pozo theatre group, and Out of Site Chicago to perform in 2018, 2019, Live Streaming in May 2020, and Summer Open-Flow interactive Public performance in collaboration with Chicago Park District in August 2021. She has taught Butoh workshops such as Butoh workshop for actors at Collaboraction Theatre Company, Erasing the Distance [Doc.Fest 2018], Halcyon Theatre, Butoh Body, Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival 2019 [Co-curated by Body Work, Access Living, and Momenta], and individuals artists/actors as part of movement coaching.

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Hot Mess!

Episode 5

Excerpt of Hot Mess! Episode 4 featuring Charles Joseph Smith, Carole McCurdy, Yumiko Yoshioka, Kikù Hibino, M_m<M and nulltopia

Marcy Rae Henry, SheenRu Yong, Shoshana Green, Meenakshi Marchione, and Harlan Rosen

Catch the livestream for a limited time:
4:20pm show: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1311706492

8pm show (even tho it says 4:20 ) https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1311862281

Together, we explore promiscuously inventive hybrids of tech media film music theater noise talk show jazz low brow glitch channelling queer family dance score improvs visual collage…either way it’s riveting and in the moment- these five artists are making stunning works individually and as a collective in Hot Mess! fashion: simultaneously live-streamed and experienced in person. Audience and artists alike can expect to flex VR and interpersonal skills while also adapting to new tools, technology and experiences. This space becomes anything we want it to be.

Saturday, May 28 @Elastic Arts 
Two Sets 4:20 & 8pm CST

3429 W. Diversey #208 or streaming online elasticarts.org/streaming
(check the world clock for your zone)
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Marcy Rae Henry es una Latina de Los Borderlands who studied stuff in Spain, India, Burma and Nepal, hitchhiked around France, Spain and Portugal and motorbiked through the Middle East. Her writing has received a Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize nomination and first prize in Ember Chasm’s 2021 Novel Excerpt Contest. Her writing and visual art appear in The Columbia Review, carte blanche, Epiphany, The Southern Review, Cauldron Anthology and The Brooklyn Review, among others. DoubleCross Press will publish her chapbook ‘We Are Primary Colors’ this year.  www.marcyraehenry.com

SheenRu Yong is a dance artist, choreographer, and the initiator of body portal theatre. She began dancing at Wesleyan University and then trained in New York City and Taipei, where she was commissioned and inspired to choreograph evening-length shows, site-specific works, and community-based performances. While earning her MFA in Choreography at the Taipei National University of the Arts, she toured internationally with Legend Lin Dance Theatre. Through the platform body portal theatre, she works to research and develop the creative potentials of the individual, collective, and environmental bodies we inhabit. She is currently based in Honolulu. www.bodyportaltheatre.com

Shoshana Green is an experimental artist using movement and image to study “process” and “relationships” within and between the quotidian, esoteric and one’s living interiority. She works with the body as a sculptural representation, a mysterious territory of sensations and a channel for giving form to non-verbal narratives. Shoshana is a teacher, curator and presenter for Butoh Programming in San Francisco. She is also a somatic psychotherapist in private practice. www.butohsf.com, shoshanagreentherapy.com

Meenakshi M is an emerging multidisciplinary artist who has incorporated experimental video, dance, and sound art in her work.  In her films, she often explores concepts around the interconnectivity of humans and our relationship with nature.  As a sound artist, she frequently mixes electronic sources with live vocals to create a variety of harsh, textural, melodic, and cerebral sonic experiences.  During these times, she seeks to enhance the physicality of sound and bridge the gap between virtual and in-person human experiences.  As a recent graduate of Mills College, she continues to draw from the school’s rich traditions of experimental electronic music as inspiration across all facets of her work.  Meenakshi is elated to be contributing to the local performing arts scene(s) here in Chicago. @mak3shine3

Harlan Rosen performs like a playful kitty, getting stuck in a variety of boxes just for the joy of plotting their escape. As a mover and shaker, they have performed in ensemble works by Tadashi Endo, Joan Laage, Carole McCurdy, Ginger Krebs, and Mitsu Salmon, and have presented their own multimedia performances at Outerspace, Hamlin Park Theater, VHS, No Nation, and Elastic Arts. They live in a rent-controlled anterior temporal nucleus in your head, where they are currently dressed in drag as a duck and trying desperately to yodel.

Hot Mess! is a quarterly series produced by Sara Zalek in partnership with Elastic Arts. View a playlist of past performances: If you are or you know an artist interested in participating, complete this survey to get a sense of your interest and the program. This is a paid opportunity. 

This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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HOT MESS!

Open Broadcaster Software LIVE Improvising Environment
Saturday, March 5, 2022
@Elastic Arts 3429 W Diversey Ave #208

TWO SETS IRL and live streaming
4:20pm & 8:pm CST 

Featuring:
Yumiko Yoshioka @yumiko-yoshioka (virtually from Tokyo)
Charles Joseph Smith @charlessmith702210
Carole McCurdy @carolemccurdy
Kikù Hibino @kiku.hibino
[⭐️] pronounced “Hypothetical Star”: M_m<M and nulltopia @mmmtvdotnet

Watch our March 5 performance on Twitch for a limited time !
4:20pm show: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1416601071
8pm show: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1416800096

For each set we invited a live audience and live-streamed online. In person audience size depends on Covid conditions, you must be vaccinated and wear a mask inside Elastic Arts.

This series focuses on the moments of co-creation and gives the artists a playful space to discover new ways of working together and interacting with the audience. The performance itself demonstrates the power of working together in the unknown, possibilities for Queering space, and the beauty in re-starting while making art!

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Spring Training

Coming SOON, Yumiko will be hosting a very special Chicago-style Butoh class, broadcasting live and in person from her home in Tokyo.

March 18-20, 2022
On Zoom
(listed below in Chicago, Honolulu, Tokyo time, dial in from Anywhere)

Register for one, two, or all three classes
Friday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm;

Tokyo 10-11:30am (Saturday)
Saturday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm;

Tokyo 10-11:30am (Sunday)
Sunday in Chicago 8-10pm; Honolulu 3-5pm;

Tokyo 10-12pm (Monday)

Three 90 minute classes with an opportunity for Q&A after the third class on March 20.

Yumiko has brought her very unique teaching to us many times in person, and this is her third online class for us during pandemic. We all look forward to the days when she will come again in person. For this set of classes we explore a new idea, won’t you join us?

What is onomatopoeia? (the sound that is the movement, for example, yura yura , puka puka, Aun, papipupepo….)

The word onomatopoeia comes from the combination of two Greek words, one meaning ‘name’ and the other meaning ‘I’ make. So, literally, onomatopoeia means the name (or sound) I make. For example, splat! or boing! Both these words are onomatopoeic and they mean nothing more than what they sound like.

These sounds become both playful and useful tools to deepen and cultivate our body and sensorial awareness.

Belonging to a third generation of Butoh artists, Yumiko has developed a personal style of bodywork called Body Resonance, which integrates Butoh practice with features of Noguchi Taiso gymnastics and various other Asian training methods to help prepare the body to receive and transmit dance and inspirations. Body Resonance starts from the idea that the world, including our body and soul, consists of vibrational waves that create constant resonances like echoes. When we tune our body to that frequency, we receive images, feelings and sensations accordingly. For this to happen, we need first to shake off unnecessary tension. In effect, we make a white canvas of our body to paint new color on it. I teach this as neutralization, encouraging a close-to-zero state, scouring off rust and polishing antenna to catch waves from profound layers of the body. The transformations and concentrations of dancing break up the eggshell of form. They melt down the armor of our ego, allowing resonant memories to emerge from our cells that are floating in the primal liquid of time.

(www.yumiko-yoshioka.com)
Yumiko Yoshioka pushes against the ground with the balls of her feet, facing us in a red tunic, with her head to the side, eyes and mouth open, and her braid pointing downward. Her arms dangle with gravity. Her shadow is a high contrast and behind her is a spray painted cement wall, with bright colors and basic shapes of blue, brown, and red.
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Saturday, November 13: HOT MESS!

Featuring Cristal and Julius Sabbagh, Mitsu Salmon, Sky Goodman, Natalia Nicholson, Zoe Darling, and a few special guests !

In-person audience invited at 4:20p & 7:30pm for shows promptly beginning at 4:20p and 8pm.

Live Streaming Online at 4:20 and 8pm: https://elasticarts.org/streaming/

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Yumiko Yoshioka’s Fall Schedule

Yumiko Yoshioka curled as a supine seed, her body a dark silhouette in
luminescent light, soft and blurred.

Nov 26 – 28
Workshop in Vienna
contact: office@butoh-danimayu.com

Dec 9 – 12
Workship in Marseille
contact: Aude Fondard oddinmotion@lilo.org

Dec 16 -19, 2021
Winter Workshop in Berlin Eden Studio, Pankow
contact : yumiko-mizelle@gmx.de

April 28 – May 1 , 2022
Workshop in Puglia (near Bari) in Italy
contact : New Butoh School mimma.divittorio@newbutohschool.com

May 6 – 8, 2022
Workshop in St.Cergue (near Geneva) in Switzerland
contact : Joseph Viatte viattejoseph@gmail.com

Nov 19 and 20 at 8pm
Dance Theater at Tanz Tangente in Berlin Steglitz (3G rule)
HIROs Lied (Hiro´s Songs)
About an immigrant Japanese mother with dementia

Dance: Asuka J. Riedl, Yumiko Yoshioka
Choreography: Yoriko Maeno,
Stage design: Mikako Kura

Reservation: Yoriko Maeno yorikomaeno@outlook.com

May 20-22, 2022
“KILLA” (moon in Quechua language)
About a cycle of life in femininity in Biel / Switzerland

Dance and Idea: Andrea Casallas
Choreography: Yumiko Yoshioka

Contact: ANDREA CASALLAS <yuravida@hotmail.com>

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Bob’s list (reprise)

Inkboat

http://www.inkboat.com/practice/

April Weekly Class Schedule (Swiss/Central European Summer Time)**:

Mondays: 9:00-10:15am: Yang Sheng Gong (circulation & mobility) Shinichi Iova-Koga

Mondays: 10:30 – 11:30am: Performance Skills Shinichi Iova-Koga

Tuesdays: 6:00-7:00pm: Tinkering with movement Dana Iova-Koga

Thursdays: 7:00-8:30pm: Jing Jin (elasticate the sinews) Shinichi Iova-Koga

Fridays: 6:00-7:30pm: 5 Elements (balance your nature) Shinichi Iova-Koga

**Please check the class times against your local time zone

Ren Gyo Soh

Jordan Rosin and Yokko

Spring Weekly Class: Butoh, Movement & Physical Theatre Led by Yokko & Jordan Rosin
April 5- May 10, 2021
Mondays 8-9:30pm (EDT) *NYC time

https://www.rengyosoh.com/weekly-class.html

Yumiko Yoshioka. A face with a hand like a claw above it. Her torso in front of a brick wall, in a black tuxedo jacket, bright pink/red lips, her chin and cheekbones jutting up and forward, slightly cross-eyed, she has a look of defiance, a bit smug, with a tight smile.

Vangeline

BOOK LAUNCH
Butoh: Cradling Empty Space 

Thursday, April 15- Sunday, April 18, 2021

Ongoing Sundays from 4-6pm *NYC time

Hosting Yumiko Yoshioka on May 11.

See website for details: https://www.vangeline.com/calendar

MARGHERITA TISATO

Butoh-Somatics 
STARTS ON 4/13
Tuesday 3:30pm 

http://www.margheritatisato.com/

Meshi Chavez

Butoh Foundations
Mondays 6pm – 7:15pm Pacific Time

Email meshichavez@icloud.com for more information or an audio class option.
http://ecstaticdancers.com/index.php#classlist

Juju Alishina

Every Wednesdays 11:00am-12:30pm (Paris Time UTC+ 1)Every Saturdays 3:00-4:30pm (Paris Time UTC+ 1)

90 minutes of well-balanced training on body condition, Butoh basics, improvisational techniques. http://www.dansenuba.fr/html/englzoom.html

Motimaru Dance Company

Motoya Kondo, Tiziana Longo, Hoshiko Yamane

Weekly Online Classes by Zoom:

* Butoh Training: Every Monday 18.30-19:45, Thursday 17:15-18:30 (Berlin time)

* Stretching and Awakening the Body: Every Monday 9:00 – 10:15 (Berlin Time)

* Cultivating Physical Health -Body Toning and Crafting-: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00-10:30 (Berlin Time)

* 17th 18th April 2021 (Online, Zoom event): 2days Workshop “Empowering the Pelvis, Empowering Life and Dance”
10:00 -13:00 pause 14:00-17:00

ALL info & registration visit: http://www.motimaru.net

or email:: info@motimaru.net

https://www.gofundme.com/f/motimarutiziana-longoamp-motoya-kondo-online-class

Shinichi Iova-Koga

5-day Intensive Workshop: “Performing Life”
Apr 7 at 8 AM UTC+01 – Apr 11 at 11 AM UTC+01

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/inkboat-437925167

Gustavo Collini Sartor

WORKSHOP INTENSIVO DE BUTOH HOME LAB

Dance / Class by Butoh Danza and Butoh Kazuo Ohno
Group · TALLER REGULAR DE TEATRO FISICO BUTOH

Zoom online Argentina:
Apr 16 at 10 PM UTC+01 – Apr 18 at 9 PM UTC+01
Butoh: ′′ BU ′′ = Burying Your Feet. ′′ TOH ′′ = To fly with arms.

Kea Tonetti

EVERYTHING IS VIBRATION

ONLINE WORKSHOP OF BUTOH DANCE & SENSITIVE DANCE

WITH KEA TONETTI LIVE-MUSIC BY TIVITAVI

– Rome time –
Friday 16 of April from 7pm to 10,30 pm 
Saturday and Sunday 17/18 of April from 4pm to 8pm

It is possible to participate in only one  day. English and Italian.

http://www.compagniakha.it

Atsushi Takenouchi and Hiroko Komiya

JINEN Butoh workshop: Life of Flower 2021 -Wind Earth Water Fire, Life – WIND 

30,Apr, 1, 2 May 2021 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

 *one session 3hours x 3days
 11:30-14:45 and 19:00-22:00 (Italy time)

More information and register

In-person Classes:

Ezio Tangini

Workshop led by Ezio Tangini in Lisbon 
21st-23th May 2021

The workshop is addressed to everybody.

Info and registration: eziotangini@gmail.com or riofrio.sara@gmail.com

Location: Palácio Pancas Palha, Rua do Forte de Santa Apolónia, 12-16 Lisboa, Estudio Jardim

10 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM
http://www.inbetweenbutoh.com/

Marlène Jöbstl Butō and Jonathan Martineau

Intensivos de danza butō por Marlène Jöbstl, en La Sala De Las Bestias  ( R1 Ocata – Barcelona )

19, 20, 21 de marzo   Activismo & Tabúes o El cuerpo político social en la danza

9, 10, 11 de abríl  Erotismo & Gore o Explorar la insolencia en la danza
17 y 18 de abríl   El Arte De Nacer seminario intensivo de butosofia por Jonathan Martineau

Leer más sobre las temáticas y pedagogías enunciadas:

https://marlenecomp.wixsite.com/jobstlmarlenebuto/agenda

Inscripciones:

para los seminarios en Barcelona

reserva con Marlène por email marlenejoebstl@yahoo.fr

o tlf 633 922 043

Intensivo de Marlène Jöbstl en MADRID

23, 24, 25 de abríl  Erotismo & Gore o Explorar la insolencia

Inscripciones con Jonathan Martineau  butosofia@gmail.com

Other butoh teachers to look into:

These didn’t have anything currently scheduled but have taught online and in person in the past and likely will again.

Yuko Koseki
http://www.cokaseki.com/

Minako Seki
http://minakoseki.com/calendar/

Daipan Butoh
http://www.daipanbutoh.com/

Mizu Desierto
https://www.witd.org/online-classes

Nobonke Van Tonder
http://theimageofyourperfection.co.za/news/

Marlène Jöbstl Butoh

Maruska Ronchi 

Roberta Colombano

Jordin Rosin
http://jordanrosin.com/home/aboutjordan/

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April 9-11 Secret Rivers

3 days of Body Resonance
with Yumiko Yoshioka

APRIL 9-10-11, 2021
FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY

On Zoom (listed below in Chicago, Honolulu, Tokyo time)
Friday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm; Tokyo 10-11:30am
Saturday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm; Tokyo 10-11:30am
Sunday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm; Tokyo 10-11:30am
**MAKE SURE TO FIND TIMES ACCORDING TO YOUR TIME ZONE. USE THE WORLD CLOCK**

Register in advance using this link

Workshop Content:
*Release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso (Gymnastics), Taichi and Yoga
*Breathing exercises
*Dynamic training for the flow of energy
*Butoh-related work to activate our universal memories (sensitization, combination of image and movement with antenna exercises such as figure of 8, water ball, animal, insect, snake, witch and fairy, the creatures inside us, hanging body, walking, dialogue with a partner etc)
*Structured improvisation, free association

Yumiko Yoshioka, somewhat crouched, yet reaching toward us, the viewer, in a vibrant red dress, her hands splayed palms facing down and out in front of her. Her mouth is open and her eyes wide in surprised or terrible or wonderful thing. Her black hair whirs forward, stirred by the wind of her movements.

A Message from Yumiko:
“I call my dance approach (or my body work) “Body Resonance.”

The world, including our body and soul, consists of vibrational waves that create constant resonances like echoes. When we tune our body to a certain frequency, we consequently get a resonance, and according to the frequency, we get different resonances. In order for this to happen, we need to first get rid of unnecessary tension.

Butoh (dance) for me activates divergent body energies that are usually not seen or permitted in our daily life. In other words, as our body is a receptacle of time, we can evoke its forgotten memories through dance.

Butoh has the intensity to trigger that process, because it creates heat through friction and cold through stillness. The transformations and concentrations of dancing break up the eggshell of form, melt down our armor of ego, as our stiff cells and sealed memories float in the primal liquid of time. Through a dialogue with our body, we learn not how to move, but to be moved. Consequently we realize that we are a part of the Universal, the wholeness.

My workshop, hopefully, can offer a help to enjoy that transformative /transcendental process of our entire presence.”

Contact sara@saratonin.com if you have questions about this workshop.

Take a trip on the way back machine to:

Read Scapi Mag’s online review by Danielle Levsky. Bridge Dance Festival on April 25, 2018 at Links Hall in Chicago.

Yumiko Yoshioka
Dancer, choreographer, teacher, art director.


Yumiko Yoshioka is a Japanese Butoh dancer and choreographer from Tokyo. Since 1988 she has been based in Germany. Yumiko is a former member of Ariadone, the first female Butoh company, which was founded by Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in 1974. In 1978, she performed with Ko and Carolotta in Paris, LE DERNIER EDEN – PORTE DE L’AU-DELA, the very first Butoh performance to be presented in a public theatre outside Japan. In 1988 she met Minako Seki and delta RA’i in Berlin, with whom she founded tatoeba THÉÂTRE DANCE GROTESQUE. This experience, along with work with the Butoh dancer Kim-Itoh, encouraged Yumiko to start to unfold her own personal style of dancing and choreography.

In 1989 she also started to develop and teach her own form of bodywork. The approach became a pillar of her career as a reflection of her profound understanding of the importance of deepening consciousness of the body, not only in order to dance and express, but also to illuminate our daily life, opening ourselves to the deeper layers of our inner world and rediscovering a subtle beauty in each moment. The strength of this perception led her to create her own method of bodywork, called “Body Resonance”

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Desert Turtle

Mitsu Salmon
Butoh Workshop Series

February 27th – March 20th, Saturdays at 11am PST
Visit Rogers Art Loft to Register

Mitsu Salmon will lead a Butoh, Japanese contemporary dance, workshop. We will work with guided imagery, movement and structured improvisation. The workshop draws from aspects and the trainings of Butoh and interweaves them with visions and textures of the desert from cacti to fission. The class will start with Noguchi exercises, which foster an experience of the body as water with the goal of encountering and releasing the body. Once our bodies and imaginations are opened, we will go into movement prompts. We will roll around in the sand, embody turtles and eat sour plums. Our bodies will become water seeping into cracks of rocks and ice creating ancient land formations. We will pull from imagery connected to animism, geology and physics. Students are welcome to modify exercises based on their comfort and inventiveness. The series works well together but also fine do drop-in. All levels welcome and please wear comfortable clothing.

Week 1

In week one, we will have a quick introduction to Butoh and Noguchi, looking at the history of the dance form and learning warm-ups. From there we will imagine rolling through various landscapes such as desert, ice and rock to embody land formations. We will explore various energies as connected to sensation and movement such as electric, nuclear and fission. We will then be introduced to brush walking (suri ashi), a meditative form of traditional butoh walking.

Week 2

In week two, we will start off again with the Noguchi warm-up. Looking at the writing of Kazuo Ohno, one of the founders of Butoh, we will dive into plant (desert and other) improvisation. We will explore ideas of ancestors and the environment. We will then be guided through layered imagery starting with a grandma eating plums to becoming a turtle. 

Week 3

In week three, we will build upon the Noguchi warm up. We will then work with Kazuo Ohno prompt connected to family, the desert landscape and rain. We will then review brush walking. From there we will look at explosive energy and physical and emotional release.

Week 4

In week three, we will build about the Noguchi warm-up. I will then introduce examples and ideas of mythical creatures. From there we will be guided through one’s own imagery of mythical creatures. There creatures will then interact with one another whether through battle, dance or dream.

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Artist Talk February 12th at 6pm PST

Performance March 26th at 6pm PST

For more information, visit Rogers Art Loft

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Bob’s Compilation

An introduction. Bob’s Compilation is a solid list for anyone looking to tap into sensitivity trainings of mind body awareness from a lineage of Butoh. Bob has a twenty year plus record of attending workshops and participating in performances with many of Butoh’s legendary masters. Both formal and informal techniques originate from Japanese masters, and have adapted and regenerated into European descendants, and folded back into it’s roots, which are a collage of Japanese, African, European, and American art, dance and performance styles of the early twentieth century. Butoh tends to have a murky water flavor, teaming with variation, nuance, and multiplicity. In our estimation, this dance form is the endless trickster, it becomes a ritual dance of the present, to mark a specific time and place, to be shared by all humans, including immigrants, refugees, otherly abled, and worldwide outsider artists seeking to express through the body, all of its vivid dimension. TransfoRMiNg, unLeaRNINg, DisCoVERIng, Resilience TraiNING. And More. All classes are suggested donation. Please do be aware that all of these artists support themselves by sharing their accumulated knowledge online. If you find any error or wish to add classes to this list, please reach out and let us know, we can update and revise as we go. (butohchicago@gmail.com)

MAKE SURE TO FIND TIMES ACCORDING TO YOUR TIME ZONE. USE THE WORLD CLOCK

Yumiko Yoshioka has online classes coming up July 10-12
https://www.facebook.com/events/726370604806088
Friday 10-11:30am US Central Time, 5-6:30pm Berlin Time
Saturday 10-11:3oam US Central Time, 5-6:30pm Berlin Time
Sunday 10-11:30am US Central Time, 5-6:30pm Berlin Time
Register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcu-srjotHNENTpTqYEeHLqjhdL2NmKvR


Yuri Nagaoka and Seisaku have online classes coming up:
July Class B: 19-21 July (or 20-22 July in Europe and Asia) 11pm to 12:30am US eastern time
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3283914568396272/
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-2vrzstGd2wLBCEf7JW4pWX_FTb9VFa?fbclid=IwAR0qitVvLFxjJLAoQvxdHBFkv0cl-OS8X-skG-CcVA1ZVpvlSGCXEMUFEWs

Minako Seki has online classes in July:
July 20-23 http://minakoseki.com/basic-principles-of-the-seki-method/
https://www.tanzfabrik-berlin.de/en/events/1095

Atsushi Takenouchi has a three-day class June 26th to 28th, 6am to 9am and 1pm to 4pm US eastern time. http://www.jinen-butoh.com/more_info/ws2006_%20onlineJINEN%203.html?fbclid=IwAR2Ri9ZHIb_ZflSMOMHZ2oa3jMCTNHQvMaKrNpGU22UyL9HDyh8sfgN3B4c

Maru Maruska Ronchi (from Italy) https://www.facebook.com/maruska.ronchi

Yuko Kaseki (from Berlin)
http://www.cokaseki.com/CLASS-WORKSHOP
June 1 to July 17 on Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:00 – 9:10
LOCAL Movement
Morning Training at Park Humboldthain
https://www.facebook.com/events/273163407066810/

Tiziana Longo (from Berlin) https://www.facebook.com/Barada-110050470643555/

Marlen Jobstl https://www.facebook.com/marlene.buto

Ongoing online classes.

Mondays 12:00pm to 2:00pm US eastern time:
Inkboat Shinichi mobility and improvisation classes (from Austria) http://www.inkboat.com/practice/  

They have a pay-what-you-can signup via EventBrite:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-training-with-inkboat-live-online-tickets-106754991052

9-10pm US eastern time Meshi Chavez’s butoh class (from Portland) https://www.facebook.com/meshichavezLMT/

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83644082978?pwd=UGFJZkYwRElhOFZ1TEgySTJMQXFRQT09


Tuesday: 4-5:30am US eastern time  Yumi Umiumare‘s butoh class from Melbourne, Australia She also operates on a suggested pay-what-you-can donation basis Register ahead of time with Yumi and she’ll add you to the class.  Email Yumi, and she’ll send you the link:  https://www.yumi.com.au/contact

1pm to 3pm US eastern time: Maureen Fleming‘s Metamorphosis class (from upstate NY).  Butoh inspired, involves the use of elastic bands (that you can buy from Maureen) for the first half of the class, which is largely stretching and range of motion exercises, and the second half is learning a series of five Metamorphoses, which are sort of poetic moving poses that transition from one into the other.  $100 for full series of 8 classes (twice a week).   If you take Maureen’s class, you will want to get the elastic band set from them (it’s an excellent exercise tool) at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maureen-fleming-metamorphosis-series-tickets-103296628998

Sign up for Maureen’s class itself through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maureen-fleming-metamorphosis-series-tickets-103296628998

Wednesday: 12pm to 1:30pm US eastern time:  Inkboat (Dana) Elemental Vessel– Preparing the Ground
http://www.inkboat.com/practice/  They have a pay-what-you-can signup via EventBrite:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-training-with-inkboat-live-online-tickets-106754991052

Mizu Desierto 5-6:15pm US eastern time https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-6prDsvHNA3kme-niIlzuYAAYRDPcO_

Thursday: 1pm to 3pm US eastern time: Maureen Flemings class (see description above from Tuesday)
1:30 to 3pm US eastern time:  Yokko’s butoh and movement class on Instagram (from NYC).  Yokko combines butoh and physical theater. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBiX1VVHZeR/
Yokko also recently posted a beautiful butoh solo dance about isolation in NYC during the lockdown (she’s left her apartment one time in 7 weeks).  Here’s the link:  https://www.facebook.com/teatroespace/videos/719136498830732/UzpfSTE0MjAwMjE2NDQ5MTg3OTI6MjY4ODUyMDYyODA2ODg4MQ/
The weekly classes are on a donation basis to Yokko’s butoh theater company, Ren Gyo Soh 

Friday: 1pm to 2:30pm US eastern time:  Inkboat with Shinichi Iova Koga body mobility class
http://www.inkboat.com/practice/  They have a pay-what-you-can signup via EventBrite:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-training-with-inkboat-tickets-102881019900
2:30pm to 3:30pm US eastern time  Margherita Tisato’s Butoh Somatic Wriggling class [wonderful!]

Saturday:  7-8:30am  Inkboat with Shinichi Iova Koga.  

Sunday: 5am to 6:15am US eastern time: Juju Alishina.   Juju is another teacher I’d heard of, but never got a chance to work with since she is based in France.  I like her classes.  It’s mostly just movement and stretching exercises, but good, and gets you moving (at 11pm at night).  Juju also teaches traditional Nihon Buyo dance on other days, which I though Willow and a couple other people might be interested in.  
https://www.gofundme.com/f/online-japanese-amp-butoh-dance-class?fbclid=IwAR3hbtMle24Stcitoztrnj7Kjc0Fj3HgMJj3Pe-ULoxH_OPVygdaN2YYqIA
https://www.facebook.com/juju.alishina
Also on a pay-what-you-can donation basis

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Body Resonance with Yumiko Yoshioka

Belonging to a third generation of Butoh artists, Yumiko has developed a personal style of bodywork called Body Resonance, which integrates Butoh practice with features of Noguchi Taiso gymnastics and various other Asian training methods to help prepare the body to receive and transmit dance and inspirations.

July 10-12

Butoh/Curios/Chi hosts 3 days of Body Resonance
On Zoom (listed below in US Central Time)

Friday 10-11:30am
Saturday 10-11:3oam
Sunday 10-11:30am

*(5-6:30pm Central European Time aka Berlin Time)
Please check your time zone when you register!

Register in advance using this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcu-srjotHNENTpTqYEeHLqjhdL2NmKvR

Contact sara@saratonin.com if you have questions.

June 5-7

Earthdance hosts 3 days of Body Resonance
On Zoom (these times in Central Daylight Time):
Friday 11–12pm & 12:30–1:30pm
Saturday 11–12pm & 12:30–1:30pm
Sunday 11–12pm & 12:30–1:30pm
More information and registration here.

May 30-31

WITD hosts 2 days of Body Resonance
On Zoom (these times in Central Daylight Time):
Saturday & Sunday 12-1:30pm
More information and registration link here.

May 8 – 10

Bob Lyness from Hawaii will host a class especially for those in that part of the world!
5:00 – 6:30pm Hawaii time
10:00-11:00pm Chicago time
Register here or contact : Bob Lynness @rhb11@hotmail.com

Yumiko’s words: “Body Resonance starts from the idea that the world, including our body and soul, consists of vibrational waves that create constant resonances like echoes. When we tune our body to that frequency, we receive images, feelings and sensations accordingly. For this to happen, we need first to shake off unnecessary tension. In effect, we make a white canvas of our body to paint new colour on it. I teach this as neutralization, encouraging a close-to-zero state, scouring off rust and polishing antenna to catch waves from profound layers of the body. The transformations and concentrations of dancing break up the eggshell of form. They melt down the armour of our ego, allowing resonant memories to emerge from our cells that are floating in the primal liquid of time.”

Yumiko Yoshioka: dancer, choreographer, teacher, art director is a Japanese Butoh dancer and choreographer originally from Tokyo. Since 1988 she has been based in Berlin. Yumiko was a former member of Ariadone in 1974, the first female Butoh company, founded by Carlotta Ikeda and Ko Murobushi. In 1978, she performed with Carlotta and Ko in Paris ”Le Dernier Eden- Porte de L’Au-Dela,“ the very first Butoh performance to be presented in a public theatre outside Japan. In 1988 she founded tatoeba THÉÂTRE DANCE GROTESQUE with Minako Seki and delta RA’i in Berlin (1988–1996). Between 1995–2015 she was a core member of TEN PEN CHii art labor, an interdisciplinary and experimental art formation, as a dancer and a choreographer along with JoaXhim Manger (visual artist) and Zam Johnson (composer and musician). Since 1995 she has also set up various collaborative projects across Europe such as  “eX…it!, Dance eXchange Festival” at Schloss Bröllin in Germany, dance projects with Gest-Azione, with Annalisa Maggiani from Italy, and dance creations with Rena Konstantaki from Greece. Many other collaborations with international artists and dancers encouraged Yumiko to unfold her own personal style of dancing and choreography. www.yumiko-yoshioka.com

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Online Workshops with Minako Seki

The Power of Imagination

Part 6 – The Power of Imagination Series, by Minako Seki
 
10-11-12 of July 2020
 
4pm (Madrid-Paris-Berlin)
70 minutes

What is the program ?

10. July 2020
Seaweed

11. July 2020
All body as a bird’s neck

12. July 2020
Snakes and their muscles


This workshop is open to every body, from 8 to 88 years old, who likes to dance with a playful heart! You don’t need to have participated in the past workshops to join us! 
What to do ?  
Please visit Minako Seki website, read the instructions. http://minakoseki.com/part-6-the-power-of-imagination-serie/

REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrf-uvrjMrGtEeocgY6xsrLgDhsLQSBbKH
 
For any question, please write to Lili at mail@minakoseki.com
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Safe Hiatus

With sadness, and with a terrific need to respond in some way. Not knowing words, or combinations of words for these feelings, clearly in transition, as we are.

The much planned for Butoh Between Festival for May 2020 has been cancelled. All programming at OuterSpace is also cancelled until further notice. Our international artists have stopped travel plans. We are going dark so that we may transform, to find our present in the purpose of community and survival. We will communicate as we can, and urge you to share in ways that nurture generosity and open heartedness toward every one of us.

Wishing you health & sanity during a most surreal time. 
We encourage each other to support feeding and housing our local communities. To remain engaged, and responsive to each situation.
To trust that our body/mind will know how to respond. To cultivate self practice, mindfulness, and respect for all beings.

“Like what we know of the virus so far, we are uncommitted to anything particular. We mutate with the times.”

Thanks for supporting us. We will be back ASAP. 

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Press!

Proud to be a top pick in May ❤ Chicago, US. Calling all Butoh enthusiasts and all beautiful weirdos celebrate with us, in all the ways. See you soon! For a full list of events see : butohchicago.com

New city stage dance-top-5-may-2019/

#1
Butoh Non Festival
(various venues)
Workshops and performances in the Japanese avant-garde discipline with local and visiting artists take place at OuterSpace Studios, the International Museum of Surgical Science and No Nation Tangential Unspace Gallery throughout May.
Through May 31

See chicago dance /fifth-annual-non-festival-sara-zalek-brings-international-menu-butoh-masters

“Butoh brings a sense of finding something unique from deep inside each individual, not in beauty but based on real human experience, to share with audience,” said Zalek. “To me, Butoh offers a deepening sense of familiarity with human existence.”

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Conference of the Birds : Nejla Yatkin

Performances:

September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2018
Saturdays & Sundays 5-7pm

Where:
Beginning at Caracol Gathering Space (located south of McCormick Place Bird Sanctuary, by the lakefront at 2400 S. Lake Shore Dr.) 

Ending at La Ronda Parakata Gathering Space (south of the 31st St. Harbor, around 3300 S. Lake Shore Dr.)

Open the visceral door of your body, move within a flock. Join award-winning choreographer and master teacher Nejla Yatkin to explore the interaction between people, their movement, and the natural environment through this series of unique movement workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in August. Participants will be guided through a process harnessing multiple practices including; Reiki, Feldenkrais, physical theater exercises, and contemporary dance. The conference will transform the way we experience ourselves through movement.

Workshop participants will perform in Conference Of The Birds, a series of six site-specific, interactive performances presented on Saturdays and Sundays in September in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor on Chicago’s lakefront. During each performance, workshop participants will guide an audience in an interactive and participatory movement practice inspired by bird flocking behavior with the goal of transforming audience self perceptions, their views of one another, and to move through an environment in new and unexpected ways.

My inspiration: “Everything in life moves. The human body is designed to engage with the environment through movement. Throughout a lifetime of choreographing, teaching, and dancing around the globe, I have learned how beneficial dance is to human development. Dance sharpens the senses, enhances social intelligence, challenges the body and mind and consequently reinvigorates our cognitive, physical and social development. In this workshop we will explore what moves people and how the collective energy inspires people to move.” –Nejla Yatkin

See samples of other work by Nejla Yatkin created in more than 30 countries around the world by clicking here or visiting https://www.youtube.com/user/aljen07/videos

About: Nejla Yatkin Award-winning and critically acclaimed choreographer and dancer Nejla Yatkin is a recent Drama Desk Award Nominee, Chita Rivera Nominee for Outstanding Choreography, 3Arts Awardee, and Princess Grace Choreography award fellow. Nejla hails from Germany, bringing a luminous and transcultural perspective to her creations. Her focus is regularly drawn to the role that memory and history serve in constructing identity, causing and resolving conflict, and the possibility of transforming cultural tensions into deep, authentic moments of human connection.

For more information please visit www.ny2dance.com

Conference Of The Birds by Nejla Y. Yatkin is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 1,000 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces, festivals, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 100 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative. Conference of the Birds is also supported, in part, by Contratiempo, The Jay Pritzker Foundation, and the McClelland Foundation.

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Orchidelirium: Mitsu Salmon & La Spacer

Orchidelirium is an outdoor interdisciplinary dance and performance connected to the history and symbolism of orchids by Mitsu Salmon with a soundscape by La Spacer.

Friday, July 29 
7 – 8:30 pm
Kilbourn Park (Avondale)
3501 N Kilbourn Ave Chicago, IL 60641

Friday, August 05
7 – 9:30 pm  
McKinley Park (Bridgeport)
2210 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609

Meet at the Field house, you will be led from there.

Free. Bring a chair or blanket. No registration is required.

Dance party to follow August 5th performance with DJ set by La Spacer.

McKinley event will be co-prenseted by CAAEJ

Created through the support of the Chicago Dancemaker’s Forum 

Presented through Night out in the Parks

Email orchideliriumperformance@gmail.com with any questions

Press and Podcast for more about the process and work