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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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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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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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Early Registration Deadline Extended!

Yumiko YoshiokaThere are a few more days to catch the Early Registration Deadline for Yumiko’s Workshop April 21-24! Purchase full immersion tickets for $185 until April 7 at 6pm, or use the code: 34rlyb1rd for 10% of individual day ticket sales. More information about the workshop here: https://butohchicago.wordpress.com/yumiko-in-spring/

 

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Yumiko Yoshioka – Chicago

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“Body Breaks,Butoh Breakdancing and Beyond”, Chicago 2006

We are so excited to have Yumiko back here in Chicago, 8 years ago I met her, and her energy is curious, impish, extraordinary. Dance with us April 9-13 @Outerspace!

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Spawned Seeds

April 9-13   Wednesday – Sunday

yumiko-yoshioka-webBody Resonance/Butoh Workshops with Yumiko Yoshioka
@Outerspace
1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Wicker Park

REGISTEFor Workshop

5 day workshop with Butoh artist Yumiko Yoshioka. Any one day or full participation is available. Dates, fees and registration information here.  Berlin based artist and body resonance teacher. Yomiko is a first generation Butoh performer, who trained with Hijikata (a founder of Ankoku Butoh). She has taught and performed Butoh internationally for over 30 years.

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April 11-12  Friday & Saturday 6:30 pm
@Dance Studio, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, Loop

Performances and performance lectures by Yumiko Yoshioka (Berlin), Nicole LeGette (CHI), Andy Braddock (NY), Adam Rose (CHI), Julie Becton Gillum (NC), Holly Chernobyl (CHI), Jose Hernandez (CHI), Upended Teacups-Corey Gearhart and Stefanie Cohen (DETROIT), Ginger Krebs (CHI), Andrea Peterson (CHI).

Zac Whittenburg

April 13 Sunday 6:30pm
$10 suggested donation

@Den Theater, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, Wicker Park

Panel discussion with Zachary Whittenburg (@trailerpilot) and the artists on Sunday night.