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
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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.”
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!
This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! Please register ASAP through the JCC office by emailing email@example.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.