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Desert Turtle

Mitsu Salmon
Butoh Workshop Series

February 27th – March 20th, Saturdays at 11am PST
Visit Rogers Art Loft to Register

Mitsu Salmon will lead a Butoh, Japanese contemporary dance, workshop. We will work with guided imagery, movement and structured improvisation. The workshop draws from aspects and the trainings of Butoh and interweaves them with visions and textures of the desert from cacti to fission. The class will start with Noguchi exercises, which foster an experience of the body as water with the goal of encountering and releasing the body. Once our bodies and imaginations are opened, we will go into movement prompts. We will roll around in the sand, embody turtles and eat sour plums. Our bodies will become water seeping into cracks of rocks and ice creating ancient land formations. We will pull from imagery connected to animism, geology and physics. Students are welcome to modify exercises based on their comfort and inventiveness. The series works well together but also fine do drop-in. All levels welcome and please wear comfortable clothing.

Week 1

In week one, we will have a quick introduction to Butoh and Noguchi, looking at the history of the dance form and learning warm-ups. From there we will imagine rolling through various landscapes such as desert, ice and rock to embody land formations. We will explore various energies as connected to sensation and movement such as electric, nuclear and fission. We will then be introduced to brush walking (suri ashi), a meditative form of traditional butoh walking.

Week 2

In week two, we will start off again with the Noguchi warm-up. Looking at the writing of Kazuo Ohno, one of the founders of Butoh, we will dive into plant (desert and other) improvisation. We will explore ideas of ancestors and the environment. We will then be guided through layered imagery starting with a grandma eating plums to becoming a turtle. 

Week 3

In week three, we will build upon the Noguchi warm up. We will then work with Kazuo Ohno prompt connected to family, the desert landscape and rain. We will then review brush walking. From there we will look at explosive energy and physical and emotional release.

Week 4

In week three, we will build about the Noguchi warm-up. I will then introduce examples and ideas of mythical creatures. From there we will be guided through one’s own imagery of mythical creatures. There creatures will then interact with one another whether through battle, dance or dream.

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Artist Talk February 12th at 6pm PST

Performance March 26th at 6pm PST

For more information, visit Rogers Art Loft

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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!