In the shadows of the darkness
Solo afro-butoh performance
di e con Tebby W.T. Ramasike
Sabato 2 Marzo ore 22


a seguire Butoh Jam


Masterclass di afro-butoh
Pelle…Vita…Anima
con Tebby W.T. Ramasike
Sabat
o 2 Marzo ore 10:30-12:30

I momenti di silenzio rivelano una via segreta di auto distruzione, nel campo delle emozioni. Il corpo si disintegra e si nasconde nelle ombre del non conosciuto. E’ in questo spirito che il coreografo Tebby W. T. Ramasike ha disegnato dai suoi appunti personali il suo ritorno alla patria, alle sue radici, alla sua famiglia, alla sua gente.

Concetto, Choreografia & Performance: Tebby W.T. RAMASIKE

Musica: Black Sun Productions, Lena Circus with Hiroko Komiya, Hiroko Komiya & Atsushi Takenouchi

Durata: +/- 40 minutes
Production: TeBogO Dance – TBO

Supporto da: Association Culturel Franco-Japonaise de TENRI, TROIS C-L Centre Chorégraphique de Luxembourg, Zitadelle Berlin-Spandau, Galerie Historischer Keller, Servicewerk Berlin, Joël Muller, Pierce Wyss, Teatre La Vilella, Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette, Shawbrook

PELLE…VITA…ANIMA
LA MASTERCLASS si concentrerà sugli elementi della vita, i sensi del corpo e l’energia della natura, esaminerà la spiritualità del Butoh e gli elementi della danza africana attraverso l’esplorazione delle diverse norme culturali e le immagini degli animali.
Prenderemo in esame sia le somiglianze che le differenze tra la danza Butoh e la danza africana, e scopriremo come si possono influenzare a vicenda come generi di danza diversi.
In questo seminario lavoreremo con strutture di improvvisazione aperte insieme ai compiti e date e temi.
Creeremo assoli, duetti, sequenze di movimento di gruppo e i partecipanti saranno guidati attraverso questo viaggio spirituale.
Master classs aperta a tutti, CON O SENZA ESPERIENZA. Attori, musicisti, ballerini, appassionati..

William Tebby Ramasike, danzatore e attore sudafricano di fama internazionale, rappresentante del Consiglio di Danza dell’UNESCO. Vive e lavora nei Paesi Bassi come coreografo e insegnante. Ha lavorato tra gli altri con Paola Sendoucass, Nomsa Manata e Yoshito Ohno. Dal 1988 partecipa a numerosi festival in tutto il mondo con diverse compagnie, nel 1999 ha fondato la sua compagnia TBO, con sede ad Amsterdam, invitata ad esibirsi in Giappone, Francia, Italia, Spagna, Portogallo.

ENGLISH VERSION

‘In The Shadows Of Darkness’
Synopsis:
The moments of silence reveal a secret way to self-destruction, in an emotional sense. The body disintegrates
and hides in the shadows of the unknown. It is in this spirit that the South African choreographer Tebby W.T.
Ramasike, has drawn from his personal journal, based on his return to his homeland, his roots, his family and
his people. This piece is the sixth part of a multidisciplinary collaborative project entitled “THE WALKING
THROUGH: A Journey … A Memory … A Recollection … The Meeting”

Concept, Choreography & Performance: Tebby W.T. RAMASIKE

Music: Black Sun Productions, Lena Circus with Hiroko Komiya, Hiroko Komiya & Atsushi Takenouchi

Duration: +/- 40 minutes
Production: TeBogO Dance – TBO

Supported by: Association Culturel Franco-Japonaise de TENRI, TROIS C-L Centre Chorégraphique de
Luxembourg, Zitadelle Berlin-Spandau, Galerie Historischer Keller, Servicewerk Berlin, Joël Muller, Pierce Wyss, Teatre La Vilella, Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette, Shawbrook

Description:
Based on my research “The Role of the Spiritual Dancing Body” in which I looked in to how dance is a manifestation and
celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit, which does not get easily dispelled or discouraged, which is persistent in
existence or in a course of action. Whereby it is not readily to letting go, to giving up, to be separated from the positions
and/or principles that one holds. Thus for this research I chose to focus on the principles of Butoh and African Dance
(particularly the African ceremonial/ritual dances).

Methodology & Focus:
The working method will be based on the concept of the Afro-Butoh – in which we will be working with the elements of
Butoh and African ritual dances, looking into their spirituality, focusing on life’s elements, the bodily senses and natures
energy, leading us to a transformation of the body and energy, a shift in the mental and physical state, where the soul becomes
a life embedded in imagery of different forms and movement becomes a different language, with the skin breathing into its
passage ways as the spiritual journey unfolds. We will work with improvisation and set movement structures following
various themes and/or tasks.
We will begin the class with a simple warm up session of waking up the body from the inside to the outside, working with
internal energy flow, breathing pattern, the flow of easy breathing, vocality to open the internal passages, connecting with the
soul, the heart, the mind, the body, the ground, space, time, music and the sound of silence to work from an empty space
creating a pathway of a spiritual journey leading to revitalising different senses.

This Masterclass is OPEN TO EVERYBODY

Biography :

Tebby W.T. RAMASIKE, a South African choreographer, dancer, Butoh practitioner, dance teacher,
researcher, performer & cultural activist, residing in Europe since 1995, travelled extensively during a period of
research and collaborations, working with internationally acclaimed teachers & choreographers. Nominated &
won a number of prestigious choreography & dance awards. He was the first recipient of the International
Choreography Bursary. In 1999 founded TeBogO Dance Ensemble (TBO) later renamed TeBogO Dance –
TBO, performing & teaching nationally and internationally. A holder of a Master Degree in Choreography. He
became a member of World Dance Alliance Europe (WDA) in 2002 and currently a member of the International
Dance Council (CID) – UNESCO. He co-authored an article on ‘ Collaboration – Reverie’ for the book,
‘Inventing Futures’ and continues research on the concept of the Afro-Butoh and currently he is working on an
interactive multidisciplinary crossover collaborative project.