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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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!
Body Resonance The body as a receptacle of time. A dance of metamorphosis inevitably appears.
The main focus of this workshop is a conscious research in the unification of our body/mind/soul, so that we can deeply enjoy the intrinsic process of metamorphosis through the spirit of dance. Through a continuous exploration of our past collective memories, we can strike a vein of abundant creative resources, enriching the essence of our life.
Body resonance is a key to opening up the doors of an ever-changing world inside and outside ourselves, which helps the body to unfold its secrets, holding them up until they shine and tremble. Everything is in resonance with each other. Through a dialogue with our body, we can learn to be moved by inner and outer forces, thus realizing we are a part of the Universe.
@ Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
2018 Workshop Dates:
Thursday/ Friday April 19/20, 12-5pm
Saturday April 21, 1-7pm
Sunday April 22, 5:30-9:30pm
*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
Yumiko Yoshioka Dancer, choreographer, teacher, art director
Born in Tokyo, residing in Germany since 1988
Based on the assumptions of various cultural traditions and neuroscience, this workshop aims at awakening old trans-generational memories buried in our bodies and let our bodies narrate it with its own gestures. Our focus lies hereby on our center, the enteric nervous system controlling our bowels, which acts like our brains autonomously. In order to deeply connect with ourselves and our dancing partners through our collective unconscious, we employ Katsugen Undo exercises, fundamental floor work from contact improvisation, atomic shakes and other techniques.
Friday, March 2 3-6pm Saturday, March 3 12-3pm @OuterSpace Studios, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Registration $36/day, or $65 for both days.
The workshop is open to anybody who is ready to explore the whole depth of our existence. Jakob will also be performing at a ONE NIGHT ONLY event March 3 at Elastic Arts, Chicago, Yelling at the Dark!
Jakob Maché was born in Vienna, visiting Chicago for the very first time. Since 2012, he has been teaching workshops in contact improvisation in Austria, France, Germany, Nigeria and Benin. He received his training from teachers like Adalisa Menghini, Jörg Hassmann, Nancy Stark Smith, Anzhelika Doni, Nita Little, Andrew Harwood, Frey Faust and in Butoh from Minako Seki, Yuko Kaseki, Imre Thormann, Yumiko Yoshioka, Natsu Nakajima, Masaki Iwana, Ken Mai et Yoshito Ohno. Recent collaborations involve Michael Schmacke (Fake Masters, Berlin), Lynda Ait Amer (Berlin) et Mex Schlüpfer at the Volksbühne Berlin and Illuminate Theatre (Lagos).
Typically on First Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm Next Classes: April 4, May 2, and June 6 at Volta Performing Arts, 2142 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60647 $10/class
In these butoh-inspired movement classes we’ll work with specific pressure points (throat, jugular, sternum, femoral artery, instep…) and the twin impulses to protect (make a beetle of oneself), and to roll over and show your belly. We’ll also experiment with breath, “porousness” and yielding to gravity in order to invite swooping and acceleration, on the one hand, and steady, continuous movement, on the other. All skill levels welcome!
Ginger Krebs is a dancemaker, performer, and visual artist whose work has been shown recently in Chicago at the Chicago Artists Coalition, Loyola University, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hyde Park Art Center, and site-specifically at a traffic island in Wicker Park. Much of her movement suggests potential energy: the quivering of a body managing, defying, preparing for, or avoiding, rather than progressing decisively through space. Some inspirations for her new project, Escapes and Reversals, include wrestling, drone warfare, Swan Lake, and an instructional video that explains how to debone a chicken. Krebs is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Performance and Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.