Everything and nothing, metamorphosing body and mind. A Butoh workshop with Motimaru Dance Company.

Where: Tutti Fratelli, Lange Gasthuisstraat 26, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

When: 5 – 7 April 2019

Deadline for applications: 20 March 2019

Everything and Nothing – Metamorphosing body-mind

One hundred thousand years ago, when Homo sapiens emerged on this planet, the first human art emerged in the dark cave, where eyes cannot see. What they were seeing with the eyes of the body-mind is the depth of our unconscious. Times change, but this must be a fundamental principle of human art.

Our everyday life goes by, eating, working, or dancing, within a limited cage, burying rich nature within us. educations, traditions, or even learning dance could mold various forms of cages. Free improvisation could also end up struggling in the same cage.

But when we observe forests carefully, so many varieties of forms and qualities of plants, flowers, stones, winds, and sounds astonish us.

A workshop with Motimaru Dance Company is an invitation to dive into the unknown forest of our body-mind, discovering unlimited movements and qualities within us, and transforming the personal journey into universal poems.

Content of the workshop :
The content may vary in each workshop, but the main structure is divided in 4 stages:
Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind)
– Yoga asana
– Body-scanning
– Joint
– Space-capturing

Basic movements
– Standing
– Walking
– Twisting
– Standing and sinking
– Falling and re-standing
– Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)

1 Physical Level
– Different textures and qualities of body
2 Meta-physical Level
– Embodying visual images (paintings, video arts, natural elements)
– Embodying sounds

Creating performance
– Duo-group play
– Object play
– Relationship with music, objects, and costumes
– Coming into the space, disappearing from the space
– Composition and structured improvisation

About Motimaru:
Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo have their background in performing art, modern dance, martial arts and butoh. After they studied and worked for 5 years with Yoshito Ohno, son of Kazuo Ohno, they left Japan and started fieldwork research about traditional and ritual dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal. Out of these experiences, they keep experimenting for authentic dance method beyond any genres, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 30 cities.

Friday, 18h – 21h
Saturday-Sunday, 11h – 18h

Check www.motimaru.net / facebook: Motimaru / YouTube link: http://youtu.be/8pNyJQbNCiA

To register:
1. Please mail sofie@sofieannbracke.be
2. Your place is reserved after payment of a deposit of €100 by 10 March at the latest. The remainder of €105 needs to be paid by 20 March. You can also pay the full amount of €205 in one go. Account is BE22 9795 5169 1747, Sofie-Ann Bracke

Costs for participants: €205

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