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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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Online classes with Minako

The Power of Imagination

Now, we are at home. Let’s find coziness, joy, playfulness and bliss in our body. Our body is our real home, the home we hold within.

April 21 : We have a tail !!

Our tail initiates our movement and we get impulse from it.

April 22 : Body as Water bag !!

Water never moves by itself, water reacts from impulse! Water has all the qualities, it becomes soft when you swim, it might be a nice shower on the skin, sometimes a big wave pushes you or a strong water jet hits your back.

April 23 : Body as Point / Isolation Robot

Isolation based on wave. Isolation and wave sound like a contradiction. You will see today how we can make a bridge between these two phenomena:)

April 24 : images are twisted and duplicated / Picture of Francis Bacon

How is your body moving, going through a narrow door?

We will enter from daily movement into 100s of imaginary doors and rooms. Through imagination we will bring our body towards a magical world.

April 25 : Intention / Where is the blue bird?

Your intention emerges from your will! You want to drink a cup of coffee, and your body intents to do such a movement. We will start moving step by step, until reaching the dance of micro and macro cosmos

What to do?

Please register in advance for this meeting, with Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tfuihqDspHdOObK8hUqkIoCy981ETU80g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please try to find a quiet, spacious and isolated place for this practice, according to the space you can enjoy these days:)
Make sure your microphone is MUTE, and your video is ON. Click on the SPEAKER VIEW, to have Minako in the big picture.

By joining Minako Seki Online Workshop , you declare being in a good shape and being responsible for your own safety. Please be gentle with yourself:)

Donations: This workshop is donation based. In an effort to support my work during these challenging days, please consider making a donation. Our suggested donation is 10 € per class. I will be more than grateful to receive even higher donations if you can afford it 😉 Thank you so much for your support!

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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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20/20 foresight

Yumiko Yoshioka, 100 Years of Solitude, Links Hall, April 25, 2018. ©Photo by Meghan Strell

PLAN AHEAD for upcoming May Butoh Situation. This is our annual push to work deeply with experienced international teachers, to absorb deeply from a fresh perspective, to come together in the dance, the feeling, the continual transformation of learning, being actively curious, and empowered problem solvers. TO THRIVE

20/20 BUTOH BETWEEN FESTIVAL
Workshop Calendar:

20/20 BUTOH BETWEEN FESTIVAL
Minako Seki
April 29-May 3
April 29/30
Wed/Thurs 6-10pm
May 2/3
Sat/Sun 12-6pm

Yumiko Yoshioka May 6-10
May 6/7
Wed/Thurs 6-10pm
May 9/10
Sat/Sun 12-6p

Mari Osanai May 20-24
May 20/21
Wed/Thurs 6-10pm
May 23/24
Sat/Sun 12-6pm


REGISTRATION PRICES:
Approximately $14/student hour, daily options thru festival pass options available soon. The most affordable as possible.
These workshops do build every day, but our lives and schedules may not allow for complete immersion. Come to as many as you can, and we welcome all curious bodies!

The space does have a long set of stairs however, so REGRETfully it is not wheelchair/handicapped accessible.

Student/volunteer discounts available upon availability.
Contact butohchicago@gmail.com for details or question.

Performances on Fridays in April and May
Doors open 7-10:30pm, performances begin 7:30pm
@OuterSpace Studios, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
May 31 LAST NIGHT IN OUTERSPACE
PERFORMANCES BY MANY MANY MANY

REGISTRATION LINKS COMING SOON

LO/NO TECH Performances as Farewell Fridays (artists & curators TBA) Fridays in May: 1, 8, 15, 22, && FINAL FINAL SHOW ON SUNDAY MAY 31

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Tadashi Endo Butoh-esque

A rare and beautiful treat! Tadashi Endo leads six days of choreographic workshops and with a final performance open to the pubic May 25-31. If you are even slightly Butoh curious, flow your juices over to OuterSpace studios on May 31 to see us perform. If you want to just dip your toe into the Butoh training, or can’t commit to the entire week, consider trying one or two classes to see what you discover.

We will focus on recovering, finding the space between things, discovering new patterns, new imaginations, new sensations, while encouraging continued growth in each of our bodies. When Tadashi Endo is teaching, he gives a deep view into Butoh philosophy and speaks to what Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata were thinking and where we can find inspiration for our own work. Tadashi Endo lets us search for our own Butoh.

HAUTNAH means close to the skin. The audience will sit very close, be strong and present. During the workshop, Tadashi will not rehearse exactly what your dance will be, but he will give you time and space for you to research yourself under his guidance. 

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May Butoh Non festival !

Are you ready? Early registration deadline quicky approaching for Yuko workshop, Frontier in Body, and many other opportunities to see and experience butoh / butô liveliness in Chicago!Short calendar of events:

May 1-4 Yuko Kaseki, Frontier in body, @OuterSpace Studios Register here

Friday, May 3 Yuko Kaseki, Shoot Geez My Gosh, @No Nation Tangential Unspace Gallery, 7pm Purchase tickets

Friday May 10 Jon Poindexter, Holly Chernobyl & Sara Zalek, The inside is not different than the outside@Museum of Surgical Science, 530pm Purchase tickets

Sunday May 12, 12-4pm Holly Chernobyl, Body + Imagination Workshop @OuterSpace Studios Register here

May 25-31 Tadashi Endo, Butoh Intensive Workshop/Performance Opportunity @OuterSpace Studios Register here

Friday, May 31 HAUTNAH, Student Performance, @OuterSpace Studios, 7pm Purchase tickets

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Prepare Butoh Flowers, for May

Yuko Kaseki / Frontier in Body
Tadashi Endo / HAUTNAH

Celebrating five years as an ad-hoc passion project, Butoh Chicago is proud to present disillusion/dissolution, a Butoh non festival in May, 2019. We will feature performances, workshops, and informal gatherings around Butoh for the month. Join us, won’t you?

Register for workshops Early:

May 1-4, 2019
Yuko Kaseki / Frontier in Body
Butoh Workshop
(REGISTER)

May 25-31, 2019

Tadashi Endo / Hautnah 
Butoh Workshop and Student Performance
(REGISTER)

more to come…subscribe to get up to date information here:

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Butoh Workshops with Holly Chernobyl

Next up in the new year, Butoh: Body + Imagination Workshop

Saturday, January 5, 2019
4-8pm
Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago

In this 4 hour workshop, we will use and go beyond the 5 basic forms. Using center (hara/tanden/dantian) work and specific imagery, we dive deep into dancing butoh. You’ll learn different techniques for releasing tension to open physically and energetically. This class uses a combination of improv and technique. Finally, using embodied imagery, we create dances that can carry us and support our daily lives.

Instruction for butoh is instruction for life!

This class is for dancers, actors, martial artists, butoh artists or the butoh-curious. You do not need to have previous experience with butoh, but it helps. Whatever your circumstance, please show up ready to do your best!

Class is $45.00, you can order on Eventbrite

This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! Please register ASAP through the JCC office by emailing info@japaneseculturecenter.com or by calling the office directly.

Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle. This workshop is open to all levels and abilities. Total newbies especially welcome!

From Holly: I am committed to creating an environment which is inclusive of many lived experiences and many abilities. That said, the center is not ADA accessible, unfortunately. Many apologies. This may change in the future.

Holly Chernobyl is a body-based performance artist. Holly has presented work in many Chicago spaces such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Links Hall, and Dfb Gallery. Her work has also been performed in Seattle at Velocity Dance Center, Brooklyn at JACK, and shown in Boston, Berlin, the UK, and Quebec. She continues to create solo pieces and collaborate with a talented array of Chicago artists. In 2016, she held four artist residencies, in rural Finland, Wisconsin, Germany, and at the Chicago Cultural Center.