The Spiritual Mechanism – 5 days/6 nights Butoh dance retreat in Poland with Stefano Taiuti.

Where: pin Biorezydencja Główna 12, 59-850 Swieradow-Zdroj Poland

When: May 6th to 12th.
Workshop: May 7th till May 11th / 11am to 18pm
Arrival on the 6th by 5pm, check-in. Departure on the 12th by 11am, check out.

Deadline for applications: 15 March

Shedding light on the dance of darkness. Butoh dance is not a form we can approach by imitation, it´s a complex and deep philosophical and physical journey in the body that overcomes western duality and involves body mind and spirit as an indivisible unity. Butoh dance is a journey of discovering of the internal space of the body, the different quality of energy, the relation with space, the motion-emotion process, revealing the subconscious and ultimately achieving the capacity of transformation.

The spiritual mechanism is how I decided to call this inquiry, and it´s an analytical method based on the experiences and training I practised over the past 25 years with some of the most influential Japanese masters of this discipline like Masaki Iwana, Akira Kasai, Min Tanaka, Daisuke Yoshimoto, and Yoko Murunoi, among others.

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In a beautiful and calm space immersed in nature, close to the border of Germany at only 3 hours train from Berlin, the participants will be hosted in shared apartments of 6 beds and will be treated with delicious bio organic vegan/vegetarian food prepared by the chef of the Biorezydencja that hosts the workshop.

We will be working intensively 6 hours every day in a 160 sq meter studio with wooden floor.
Every day from 11am to 6pm :
11am to 1pm :
Exercises for strength and elasticity.
Based on yoga Mudra, zen stretching and postural alignment. Elements of anatomy, active meditation, strengthening exercises for the core and lower body.
45 min break + short warm up.
2pm to 6pm:
– The basic elements of Butoh dance- walking, standing up, crouching, rolling, turning, stillness
– Internal and external movement – organic and intentional movement – active and passive movement
– The relation with space – space as a substance – space as an energy vector- dramaturgy of space and prosemic
– Levels of energy – the 4 fundamental archetypes – Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury
– The 6 positions of the eyes
– The power of the hands
– Reality, imagination, image
– The ego and the self
– Butoh Fu – dance by images
– Structured and free group and solo improvisations
The workshop will be in ENGLISH.

The studio will be available for the participants before and after the workshop time schedule.

To apply for the workshop we need a short CV and a short motivation letter.
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The number of participants is limited to 15 pp.

Costs for participants:
Early bird: 420 € – (deposit 100€ within 16 March) full fee payment within 31st March.
Students that already attended one of my workshops:
(deposit 100€ within 16 March) full fee payment within 15 April. Normal Price, 490€ – (deposit 100€ within 16 March) full fee payment within 15 April.
On the reception of the application, you will be given the data for the payment.
The fee includes Lodging for 6 nights, 5 days Bioorganic breakfast and dinner prepared by the chef, (the Biorezydencja is alcohol free) dinner on arrival on the 6th of May, breakfast on departure day 12th of May.
Do NOT include: travel expenses, wood for the fireplace (on demand at the Biorezydencja )….yes, there is no television, but the apartments have a fireplace! Massages (on demand at the Biorezydencja)

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