3 days of Body Resonance Workshop
with Yumiko Yoshioka
March 18-20*, 2022
*In Tokyo 19-21 March*
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Friday March 18 in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm;
Tokyo 10-11:30am (Saturday, March 19)
Saturday March 19: Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm;
Tokyo 10-11:30am (Sunday, March 20)
Sunday March 20 in Chicago 8-10pm; Honolulu 3-5pm;
Tokyo 10-12pm (Monday, March 21)
The body as a receptacle of time.
A dance of metamorphosis inevitably appears.
What is onomatopoeia?
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! yura yura , puka puka, Aun, papipupepo… 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.
*Release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso (Gymnastics), Taichi and Yoga
*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
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. This neutralization, encourages 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.http://www.yumiko-yoshioka.com
All bodies and levels of experience are encouraged to attend. This workshop is not for dancers only ! Anyone with a curiosity to know their body in more ways, to rekindle or develop a new way of relating to the body. There are an infinite number of ways to open.
Contact sara at saratonin dot com with questions.
Take a trip on the way back machine to 2014…
to Spawned Seeds, Butoh Festival at the Dance Center in the Chicago Cultural Center
Dancer, choreographer, teacher, art director
Born in Tokyo, residing in Germany since 1988