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Bob’s list (reprise)

Inkboat

http://www.inkboat.com/practice/

April Weekly Class Schedule (Swiss/Central European Summer Time)**:

Mondays: 9:00-10:15am: Yang Sheng Gong (circulation & mobility) Shinichi Iova-Koga

Mondays: 10:30 – 11:30am: Performance Skills Shinichi Iova-Koga

Tuesdays: 6:00-7:00pm: Tinkering with movement Dana Iova-Koga

Thursdays: 7:00-8:30pm: Jing Jin (elasticate the sinews) Shinichi Iova-Koga

Fridays: 6:00-7:30pm: 5 Elements (balance your nature) Shinichi Iova-Koga

**Please check the class times against your local time zone

Ren Gyo Soh

Jordan Rosin and Yokko

Spring Weekly Class: Butoh, Movement & Physical Theatre Led by Yokko & Jordan Rosin
April 5- May 10, 2021
Mondays 8-9:30pm (EDT) *NYC time

https://www.rengyosoh.com/weekly-class.html

Yumiko Yoshioka. A face with a hand like a claw above it. Her torso in front of a brick wall, in a black tuxedo jacket, bright pink/red lips, her chin and cheekbones jutting up and forward, slightly cross-eyed, she has a look of defiance, a bit smug, with a tight smile.

Vangeline

BOOK LAUNCH
Butoh: Cradling Empty Space 

Thursday, April 15- Sunday, April 18, 2021

Ongoing Sundays from 4-6pm *NYC time

Hosting Yumiko Yoshioka on May 11.

See website for details: https://www.vangeline.com/calendar

MARGHERITA TISATO

Butoh-Somatics 
STARTS ON 4/13
Tuesday 3:30pm 

http://www.margheritatisato.com/

Meshi Chavez

Butoh Foundations
Mondays 6pm – 7:15pm Pacific Time

Email meshichavez@icloud.com for more information or an audio class option.
http://ecstaticdancers.com/index.php#classlist

Juju Alishina

Every Wednesdays 11:00am-12:30pm (Paris Time UTC+ 1)Every Saturdays 3:00-4:30pm (Paris Time UTC+ 1)

90 minutes of well-balanced training on body condition, Butoh basics, improvisational techniques. http://www.dansenuba.fr/html/englzoom.html

Motimaru Dance Company

Motoya Kondo, Tiziana Longo, Hoshiko Yamane

Weekly Online Classes by Zoom:

* Butoh Training: Every Monday 18.30-19:45, Thursday 17:15-18:30 (Berlin time)

* Stretching and Awakening the Body: Every Monday 9:00 – 10:15 (Berlin Time)

* Cultivating Physical Health -Body Toning and Crafting-: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00-10:30 (Berlin Time)

* 17th 18th April 2021 (Online, Zoom event): 2days Workshop “Empowering the Pelvis, Empowering Life and Dance”
10:00 -13:00 pause 14:00-17:00

ALL info & registration visit: http://www.motimaru.net

or email:: info@motimaru.net

https://www.gofundme.com/f/motimarutiziana-longoamp-motoya-kondo-online-class

Shinichi Iova-Koga

5-day Intensive Workshop: “Performing Life”
Apr 7 at 8 AM UTC+01 – Apr 11 at 11 AM UTC+01

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/inkboat-437925167

Gustavo Collini Sartor

WORKSHOP INTENSIVO DE BUTOH HOME LAB

Dance / Class by Butoh Danza and Butoh Kazuo Ohno
Group · TALLER REGULAR DE TEATRO FISICO BUTOH

Zoom online Argentina:
Apr 16 at 10 PM UTC+01 – Apr 18 at 9 PM UTC+01
Butoh: ′′ BU ′′ = Burying Your Feet. ′′ TOH ′′ = To fly with arms.

Kea Tonetti

EVERYTHING IS VIBRATION

ONLINE WORKSHOP OF BUTOH DANCE & SENSITIVE DANCE

WITH KEA TONETTI LIVE-MUSIC BY TIVITAVI

– Rome time –
Friday 16 of April from 7pm to 10,30 pm 
Saturday and Sunday 17/18 of April from 4pm to 8pm

It is possible to participate in only one  day. English and Italian.

http://www.compagniakha.it

Atsushi Takenouchi and Hiroko Komiya

JINEN Butoh workshop: Life of Flower 2021 -Wind Earth Water Fire, Life – WIND 

30,Apr, 1, 2 May 2021 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

 *one session 3hours x 3days
 11:30-14:45 and 19:00-22:00 (Italy time)

More information and register

In-person Classes:

Ezio Tangini

Workshop led by Ezio Tangini in Lisbon 
21st-23th May 2021

The workshop is addressed to everybody.

Info and registration: eziotangini@gmail.com or riofrio.sara@gmail.com

Location: Palácio Pancas Palha, Rua do Forte de Santa Apolónia, 12-16 Lisboa, Estudio Jardim

10 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM
http://www.inbetweenbutoh.com/

Marlène Jöbstl Butō and Jonathan Martineau

Intensivos de danza butō por Marlène Jöbstl, en La Sala De Las Bestias  ( R1 Ocata – Barcelona )

19, 20, 21 de marzo   Activismo & Tabúes o El cuerpo político social en la danza

9, 10, 11 de abríl  Erotismo & Gore o Explorar la insolencia en la danza
17 y 18 de abríl   El Arte De Nacer seminario intensivo de butosofia por Jonathan Martineau

Leer más sobre las temáticas y pedagogías enunciadas:

https://marlenecomp.wixsite.com/jobstlmarlenebuto/agenda

Inscripciones:

para los seminarios en Barcelona

reserva con Marlène por email marlenejoebstl@yahoo.fr

o tlf 633 922 043

Intensivo de Marlène Jöbstl en MADRID

23, 24, 25 de abríl  Erotismo & Gore o Explorar la insolencia

Inscripciones con Jonathan Martineau  butosofia@gmail.com

Other butoh teachers to look into:

These didn’t have anything currently scheduled but have taught online and in person in the past and likely will again.

Yuko Koseki
http://www.cokaseki.com/

Minako Seki
http://minakoseki.com/calendar/

Daipan Butoh
http://www.daipanbutoh.com/

Mizu Desierto
https://www.witd.org/online-classes

Nobonke Van Tonder
http://theimageofyourperfection.co.za/news/

Marlène Jöbstl Butoh

Maruska Ronchi 

Roberta Colombano

Jordin Rosin
http://jordanrosin.com/home/aboutjordan/

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April 9-11 Secret Rivers

3 days of Body Resonance
with Yumiko Yoshioka

APRIL 9-10-11, 2021
FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY

On Zoom (listed below in Chicago, Honolulu, Tokyo time)
Friday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm; Tokyo 10-11:30am
Saturday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm; Tokyo 10-11:30am
Sunday in Chicago 8-9:30pm; Honolulu 3-4:30pm; Tokyo 10-11:30am
**MAKE SURE TO FIND TIMES ACCORDING TO YOUR TIME ZONE. USE THE WORLD CLOCK**

Register in advance using this link

Workshop Content:
*Release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso (Gymnastics), Taichi and Yoga
*Breathing exercises
*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

Yumiko Yoshioka, somewhat crouched, yet reaching toward us, the viewer, in a vibrant red dress, her hands splayed palms facing down and out in front of her. Her mouth is open and her eyes wide in surprised or terrible or wonderful thing. Her black hair whirs forward, stirred by the wind of her movements.

A Message from Yumiko:
“I call my dance approach (or my body work) “Body Resonance.”

The world, including our body and soul, consists of vibrational waves that create constant resonances like echoes. When we tune our body to a certain frequency, we consequently get a resonance, and according to the frequency, we get different resonances. In order for this to happen, we need to first get rid of unnecessary tension.

Butoh (dance) for me activates divergent body energies that are usually not seen or permitted in our daily life. In other words, as our body is a receptacle of time, we can evoke its forgotten memories through dance.

Butoh has the intensity to trigger that process, because it creates heat through friction and cold through stillness. The transformations and concentrations of dancing break up the eggshell of form, melt down our armor of ego, as our stiff cells and sealed memories float in the primal liquid of time. Through a dialogue with our body, we learn not how to move, but to be moved. Consequently we realize that we are a part of the Universal, the wholeness.

My workshop, hopefully, can offer a help to enjoy that transformative /transcendental process of our entire presence.”

Contact sara@saratonin.com if you have questions about this workshop.

Take a trip on the way back machine to:

Read Scapi Mag’s online review by Danielle Levsky. Bridge Dance Festival on April 25, 2018 at Links Hall in Chicago.

Yumiko Yoshioka
Dancer, choreographer, teacher, art director.


Yumiko Yoshioka is a Japanese Butoh dancer and choreographer from Tokyo. Since 1988 she has been based in Germany. Yumiko is a former member of Ariadone, the first female Butoh company, which was founded by Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in 1974. In 1978, she performed with Ko and Carolotta 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 met Minako Seki and delta RA’i in Berlin, with whom she founded tatoeba THÉÂTRE DANCE GROTESQUE. This experience, along with work with the Butoh dancer Kim-Itoh, encouraged Yumiko to start to unfold her own personal style of dancing and choreography.

In 1989 she also started to develop and teach her own form of bodywork. The approach became a pillar of her career as a reflection of her profound understanding of the importance of deepening consciousness of the body, not only in order to dance and express, but also to illuminate our daily life, opening ourselves to the deeper layers of our inner world and rediscovering a subtle beauty in each moment. The strength of this perception led her to create her own method of bodywork, called “Body Resonance”

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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.

+++ CHECK THESE OUT TOO +++

Artist Talk February 12th at 6pm PST

Performance March 26th at 6pm PST

For more information, visit Rogers Art Loft

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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!

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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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20/20 foresight

Yumiko Yoshioka, 100 Years of Solitude, Links Hall, April 25, 2018. ©Photo by Meghan Strell

PLAN AHEAD for upcoming May Butoh Situation. This is our annual push to work deeply with experienced international teachers, to absorb deeply from a fresh perspective, to come together in the dance, the feeling, the continual transformation of learning, being actively curious, and empowered problem solvers. TO THRIVE

20/20 BUTOH BETWEEN FESTIVAL
Workshop Calendar:

20/20 BUTOH BETWEEN FESTIVAL
Minako Seki
April 29-May 3
April 29/30
Wed/Thurs 6-10pm
May 2/3
Sat/Sun 12-6pm

Yumiko Yoshioka May 6-10
May 6/7
Wed/Thurs 6-10pm
May 9/10
Sat/Sun 12-6p

Mari Osanai May 20-24
May 20/21
Wed/Thurs 6-10pm
May 23/24
Sat/Sun 12-6pm


REGISTRATION PRICES:
Approximately $14/student hour, daily options thru festival pass options available soon. The most affordable as possible.
These workshops do build every day, but our lives and schedules may not allow for complete immersion. Come to as many as you can, and we welcome all curious bodies!

The space does have a long set of stairs however, so REGRETfully it is not wheelchair/handicapped accessible.

Student/volunteer discounts available upon availability.
Contact butohchicago@gmail.com for details or question.

Performances on Fridays in April and May
Doors open 7-10:30pm, performances begin 7:30pm
@OuterSpace Studios, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
May 31 LAST NIGHT IN OUTERSPACE
PERFORMANCES BY MANY MANY MANY

REGISTRATION LINKS COMING SOON

LO/NO TECH Performances as Farewell Fridays (artists & curators TBA) Fridays in May: 1, 8, 15, 22, && FINAL FINAL SHOW ON SUNDAY MAY 31

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Tadashi Endo Butoh-esque

A rare and beautiful treat! Tadashi Endo leads six days of choreographic workshops and with a final performance open to the pubic May 25-31. If you are even slightly Butoh curious, flow your juices over to OuterSpace studios on May 31 to see us perform. If you want to just dip your toe into the Butoh training, or can’t commit to the entire week, consider trying one or two classes to see what you discover.

We will focus on recovering, finding the space between things, discovering new patterns, new imaginations, new sensations, while encouraging continued growth in each of our bodies. When Tadashi Endo is teaching, he gives a deep view into Butoh philosophy and speaks to what Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata were thinking and where we can find inspiration for our own work. Tadashi Endo lets us search for our own Butoh.

HAUTNAH means close to the skin. The audience will sit very close, be strong and present. During the workshop, Tadashi will not rehearse exactly what your dance will be, but he will give you time and space for you to research yourself under his guidance. 

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May Butoh Non festival !

Are you ready? Early registration deadline quicky approaching for Yuko workshop, Frontier in Body, and many other opportunities to see and experience butoh / butô liveliness in Chicago!Short calendar of events:

May 1-4 Yuko Kaseki, Frontier in body, @OuterSpace Studios Register here

Friday, May 3 Yuko Kaseki, Shoot Geez My Gosh, @No Nation Tangential Unspace Gallery, 7pm Purchase tickets

Friday May 10 Jon Poindexter, Holly Chernobyl & Sara Zalek, The inside is not different than the outside@Museum of Surgical Science, 530pm Purchase tickets

Sunday May 12, 12-4pm Holly Chernobyl, Body + Imagination Workshop @OuterSpace Studios Register here

May 25-31 Tadashi Endo, Butoh Intensive Workshop/Performance Opportunity @OuterSpace Studios Register here

Friday, May 31 HAUTNAH, Student Performance, @OuterSpace Studios, 7pm Purchase tickets