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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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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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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.

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Open Voice / Oscillations

Weellllcoommmeeee to a 3 Part Workshop on Sound and VOICE. This class will feature exercises that will help you to freely use your voice and body to explore ~*vibration*~ and Microphones and sympathetic resonances.

OPEN VOICE: Micro Drone

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Sundays from 6-8p on Oct 28, Nov 4, and Nov 11.

$10 Suggested donation.

OPEN VOICE is a voice workshop focusing on vocal technique and improvisation, hosted by the performance trio LES CHANTEUSES DU RIEN. If the sound of your voice is always something you’ve wished to explore, come and join! Discover the possibilities and uniqueness of your voice, individually and with a group. Learn to deepen your listening skills. Get in touch with your inner child and create through playful improvisation. No previous experience necessary. Everyone is worthy of expression! Those that attend any of the workshops are welcome to open our set at Oscillations on November 16. Details will be discussed in all of the Open Voice workshops.

OSCILLATIONS: Divyamaan Sahoo / Les Chanteuses du Rien

November 16, 2018

Doors at 7:30PM. Music at 8:00PM

General $10 | Student/Members $8

Experimental Sound Studio

5925 N Ravenswood

Chicago, IL 60660

OSCILLATIONS presents concerts by artists selected from submissions received in response to an open call for proposals.

In the final evening of Oscillations performances, composer, musician, and puppeteer Divyamaan Sahoo will present his new work “Flatland” and Les Chanteuses du Rien (Elaine Lemieux, Hanna Brock, and Sara Zalek) will present an immersive improvisation utilizing the entire ESS building.

LES CHANTEUSES DU RIEN is Sara Zalek (movement), Elaine Lemieux (voice), and Hanna Brock (instrumentalist). We explore the dynamics of resonance in relation to space using classical scores, experimental opera, improvised sound, expanded cinema, and Butoh dance. Our gestures come from strong desire to communicate intimately, to seek an opening to our fears in an embrace. Ultimately, we want to surprise, disarm, and uplift the spirit, to continue weaving the long tail of our evolutionary story. We have been making in this collective for two years, in all sort of venues in Chicago, including Chicago Cultural Center, Edgar Miller Legacy Studio, Silent Funny, Ragdale Foundation and the Hungry Brain, and are looking to tour in 2018. We have been supported by Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Cheney Foundation, the City of Chicago, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation.

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Butoh Body- Ongoing class news

Hello butoh body enthusiasts~

Butoh Body has held a regular Sunday class from 12-2pm at OuterSpace Studios for six years! I am taking a necessary hiatus for the rest of the summer and want to express gratitude for your participation. This amazing network of students and teachers so curious about encountering our shadowy nature inspires me endlessly and seriously. I am humbled by all I have learned with you. Shoutouts to all the guest teachers, so thankful for everything you shared … Cristal Sabbagh, Wannapa Pimtong-Eubanks, Ginger Krebs, Holly Chernobyl, Mitsu Salmon, Carole McCurdy, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Eryka Dellenbach, Elaine Lemieux, Aurora Tabar, Adam Rose, Efrén Arcoiris, Rosé Hernandez, Laura Goldstein, Geoff Guy, per erez, ESP THANK YOU ❤

A new class will begin in the fall, at a new day and time. It will still be in OuterSpace Studios, and it will nurture safe space to explore the parts our selves that is searching and curious to go deeper into the unknown. Butoh Chicago will continue to post upcoming shows and classes that might interest you, and I hope to dance with you soon. More about Butoh Body..
In the meantime, enjoy your summer, radiant as you are!
all Love,
Sara
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per erez swims in

Welcome this personal gift from the surrealist wellness gods ❤
Next UP: Sunday June 24, 12-2pm

per is a private practice based Yoga Therapist with an educational background in theatre arts. Per’s journey into learning Butoh dance have culminated as a perfect melting pot into which 30 years of his personal movement practice in yoga, tai chi, and bodywork all feel quite at home rubbing against each other. His earliest exposure to performance-visual arts included a fascination with physical theatre, Surrealism, and the writings of legendary artist, such as Jerzy Grotowski and Antonin Artaud.

Erez’s personal work in wellness has served him as a deep dive into the tantra of engaging our human bodies as a living intrapersonal, interpersonal, and impersonal experience– to be shared– through rituals of conscious movement. He has personally found that in these rituals, creative friction/frustration often catches fire, setting ablaze old notions that would separate healing from art, distinguish the body from the mind, or elevate a “higher self” beyond some mere mundane existence commonly experienced.

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Aurora Tabar BB Guest

June 3 & 17
12-2pm
OuterSpace Studios, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.
$15 drop in, FREE with JIM Membership

EXPLODING STARS!

We warmly welcome Aurora back for another round of BB classes, her teaching is always thoughtful, direct, and impactful. She has a history of working with children, and it shows up in the most beautiful way. All Ages Welcome BTW 🙂

Aurora Tabar is a Chicago-based performing artist and occupational therapist. Her professional and creative practices examine the process of healing and the potential for transformation. She makes dance, theater, video, installations, and participatory public actions with others, and less often by herself. She was a 2012 LinkUp artist in residence at Links Hall in collaboration with Sara Zalek and more recently presented original work at the 2017 Battles:SS3 Post-Butoh Festival (Chicago, IL) in collaboration with Bill Skaleski and Duncan Reilly. Aurora received a 2017 Individual Artist Program grant through Chicago’s DCASE for her current project, The Existential Coat Check. Aurora works at Esperanza Community Services where she supports young people with developmental disabilities to become as independent as possible. She lives on the west side of Chicago with her partner, Kevin, and their two cats.
Website for my current project:existentialcoatcheck.com
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Carole McCurdy BB Guest

May 27 & June 10
12-2pm
OuterSpace Studios, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.
$15 drop in, FREE with JIM Membership

Suspend, Glitch, Wobble, Fight, Surrender.

Steadily unsteady, redrawing and twanging our axial lines, we’ll be working with some ideas stolen from Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and Argentine Tango. Derangement will ensue.

Carole McCurdy is a Chicago-based artist who harnesses her nervous energy as a movement performer and visual artist. She received a 2016 Lab Artist award from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum and is a Fall 2016 Sponsored Artist at High Concept Laboratories. Her work addresses grief and anxiety, duty and resistance, and the absurd mysteries of embodiment. Last millennium she worked as a copy editor, but since then she’s been privileged to study with many masters of butoh dance, including Natsu Nakajima and Yoshito Ohno, and also with great teachers of Argentine tango. She has performed at spaces including the Chicago Cultural Center, Epiphany Dance, Links Hall, Hamlin Park, High Concept Laboratories, Defibrillator Gallery, and Movement Research (NY). In 2014 she danced under viaducts in downtown Chicago and then toured Indonesia with Nicole LeGette’s blushing poppy Dance Club. In 2008–09 she was awarded a six-month artistic residency at Links Hall, where she created and showed her ensemble piece Alas. For Redmoon Theater’s 2006 Twilight Orchard event in Columbus Park, McCurdy created A Cure for Scurvy, a performance installation one reviewer described as “an example of the way dread can be created virtually out of thin air.”

Check out her website!