Vangeline interviewed about Butoh

Check out this article in Ravelin, where Alec Coiro interviews Vangeline about Butoh: “We don’t live in the aftermath of Hiroshima, but violence has not been eradicated. And western culture has terribly inadequate means of dealing with our violent impulses. People are attracted to Butoh because we are provoked by what make us uncomfortable, like death, mental illness, and poverty. Butoh has a way of touching on these things in a very direct way.” -Vangeline

Transformation II – November 18, 2014, Part IV of V

Practice, practice

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First Half

Talked about Muscles of the Back, looking at drawing by Irene Dowd:

(In the order of the most superficial to the deepest one)

First Layer: Trapezius
Second Layer: Latissimus Dorsi
Third Layer: Levator Scapulae & Rhomboids
Forth Layer: Posterior Serratus – Ups & Lower Fibers
Fifth Layer: Splenius Capitis & Cervicis
Sixth Layer: Erector Spinae: Spinalis: spinalis capitis, cervicis, thoracis/dorsi (click the forth image from the top in the center); Longissimus; Illiocostalis
Seventh Layer: Upper Most Superficial Transversospinalis (semispinalis capitis, cervicis, thoracis/dorsi)
Eighth Layer: Next Deeper Transversospinalis: Rotatores (longus & brevis), Multifidi
Ninth Layer: Deepest Transversospinalis & Sub-Occipitals: Sub-Occipitals, Intertransversarii, Interspinales
Tenth Layer: Quadratus Lumborum

Special feature:

Then, from standing position, I introduced very basic Klein technique roll down/up and bouncing, and my very beginning of gyroscope plane awareness exercise. Since we moved with awareness to the back muscles, the exercises become more effective. More gravity on


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Et…. fusion.

Everywhere Butoh.

TK.KIM

Festival Butoh Off, Basel

presentation

LĂ , c’est l’instant T
. La prĂ©sentation
 De mes films EidĂŽlon et Chair de peau (skin quivers), puis de la performance avec le danseur Valentin Tszin, accompagnĂ©s de la musique de Philippe Alioth
 BiensĂ»r le trac. La peur. D’ĂȘtre mal perçue par les puristes du Butoh, car je n’en suis pas une. De puriste. Amatrice, oui.

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Mes vidĂ©os sont des interprĂ©tations. Des mĂ©taphores, des trucs hybrides. Des tĂ©moins de ces moments haute voltige, avec des danseurs exceptionnels. Qui m’ont transportĂ©e, par leur gestes, par leurs dons
 Pour moi, la danse Butoh est la facultĂ© d’emmener le spectateur ailleurs, de transformer l’espace, le temps. De tout changer. Tout.

La performance live, c’est cela. Un saut dans le vide. Ou une apnĂ©e.

Je ne sais pas ce que va faire le danseur. Et pourtant, mes vidĂ©os l’accompagnent, le soutiennent, ou s’effacent devant sa chorĂ©graphie, car lui, est en avant


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Discount pricing available- Register before Thanksgiving

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Vangeline is getting super excited to come work with us! Register before Thanksgiving to receive super discounted rates. We look forward to dancing with you..and, for those of you that would just rather watch, come see us perform live on Dec 5 & 6, or see some films we are working on and talk to us about Butoh and its impact on our practice Dec 8.

Eventbrite - Vangeline Theater Workshop & Performance

July 12 12-4pm Outerspace

Somatics and Scores

Learn to bring your most vibrant internal sensations to a lively connected performance!

In this workshop Annie Rudnik and Sarah Gottlieb approach somatics through the lens of performance. They will guide dancers to sense deep layers of internal connection and ease of movement with Feldenkrais and Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals.  Participants will learn to integrate inner/outer focus with internal impulses by exploring the role of the witness and will cultivate choice-making methods through improvisational score building.