The Spiritual Mechanism. Butoh intensive workshop in Berlin – 6 days Butoh dance intensive workshop in Berlin with Stefano Taiuti, with a final presentation.

Where: Berlin, Germany

When: January – 4th to 8th

Deadline for applications: 15 December

Breaking down the mechanism. 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. In this workshop, I will break down this complex mechanism in his fundamental parts.

No previous experience required.

We will be working intensively 6 hours every day
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.

1 hour break

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.

On the last day of the workshop a demonstration of work in form of a performance will be open to the audience, free of charge (donation).
The performance will start at 8 pm and will have a duration of ca 1 hour.

How to apply:
To attend the workshop is necessary to send an application mail.
On the reception of the application you will be given the data for the payment.
To apply for the workshop, please E-mail to

Costs for participants:
Normal Price: 500€ – full fee payment within 29 December.
Early bird: 450€ – full fee payment within 30 November.
Students that already have attended one of my workshop 430€ – full fee payment within 29 December.

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