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Spring Butoh Intensive: Root and Stem - Impromptu (Yuko Kaseki) and Noguchi...

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Mile Zero Dance (Spazio Performativo)

10816 95 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2E3

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Mile Zero Dance Presents Mari Osanai and Yuko Kaseki in this Spring Butoh Intensive with focus on Root and Stem - Impromptu (Kaseki) and Noguchi Taiso (Osanai).

March 19-23

Monday/Wednesday/Friday || Yuko 10-12:30 | BREAK | Mari 2-4:30

Tuesday/Thursday || Mari 10-12:30 | BREAK | Yuko 2-4:30

Full Workshop (includes both classes for the full week) - $350 EARLY BIRD until Jan 31

Half Workshop (includes one class per day for the full week) - $250

Drop-in - $65 at the door (limited spots available)


Noguchi Taiso with Mari Osanai

MARI OSANAI (JP) is a classically trained dancer and teacher of Noguchi Taiso based in Aomori, Japan. Noguchi Taiso is a form of physical training that supports new ways of movement to improve efficiency while letting go of unnecessary tensions. A technique often utilized by butoh practitioners, it is not about strength or resistance or forcing the body to move in a certain way. Instead, it allows the body to melt, become tender and flexible as we give in to gravity rather than fight it. Mari has been collaborating with sound artist Christophe Charles since 1997.

"I define Noguchi Taiso as a creation of one's new self as nature within us. Noguchi Taiso draws from a natural force that exists in our body and that is expressed through and with the natural materials that our bodies are made of. I define ""Taiso = Gymnastics"" as a way of exploring HUMANITY. My whole being is a laboratory (atelier), research material (canvas) and scholar (artist)." - Michizo Noguch

Butoh Dance Workshop / "Root and Stem - Impromptu" with Yuko Kaseki

The workshop’s emphasis is to develop original movement through body awareness, sensitivity, and also discover hidden dynamic energy.

Physical training is based on Noguchi gymnastics, elements of Tai-Chi Dao-yin and Butoh methodology. We practice for the whole body to be permeable and awake deeper layers of sensitivity. Find the center of our body (Tanden) which is our energy source. Listening honestly to the variants of inner and develop this in relation to the outer.

The workshop offers the possibility to seek and experience in solo, duet and group improvisations with image, element, space, and relationship. Through intensity and reduction everyone can dive deeply into stillness/movement and translate it into individual manifestations. It is important for each person to find own unique body, physical reality and exposure of existence.


YUKO KASEKI (JP / DE) is director of company cokaseki, choreographer, Butoh dancer, performance artist, improviser and teacher, based in Berlin. She performs in solo and ensemble pieces and improvisations throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentine, Australia, India, Burkina Faso and the USA. These works are physical performance that incorporate Butoh, performance arts and improvisation. International collaborations include inkBoat (SF), Tableau Stations (SF), CAVE (NY), Poema Theatre (Moscow), Salad Theater (Seoul) and more. She is also a key collaborator with mixed ability artists including Theater Thikwa (Berlin), and others. Recent her works are physical statement that is reflected by outsider’s exstence.

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10816 95 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2E3

Canada

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