Meeting with our own body, observing our own breathing, heart beats, layer of skin, the inner movements arise. In this summer course, during this 5days, we will work inside the studio of Capannacce with concentrating
on our body, inner movements. And last day long performance presentation with solo/duo, group improvisation.

Date: Fri10th – Tue14th July 2015, 7-8 hours per day
At: studio of Seminar house Capannacce. In Palaia(Pisa), medieval village in Toscany. 150 meter square wooden floor studio face to olive garden. There is swiming pool facility.

Accommodation and food : Accommodate at Le Capannacce at triple room/ twin room. Food will be prepared with Vegetarian meal with using mostly organic and from local products.

*Every day at the end of class, there will be solo improvisation time.
*On the last day, as the final presentation, we will have long performance with each participants solo/ duo.

Register / Reservation :
Participants must send her/his curriculum vitae with a description of her/his motivation to Spazio NU to join in this workshop. First please contact SpazioNU! butoh.spazionu@gmail.com

The seminar center Podere Le Capannacce, situated on a hill, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and forests. The year-round house from 1771 is completely renovated and equipped with a heating system. The 150 square meters wooden floor studio is full of light and next to the garden. The residency building is also face to this garden with olive forests view. Palaia town and the village (the seminar house is located in Palaia) is a medieval village with Tuscan charm, tranquility and serenity.

Access : Nearest airport; Pisa Airport 35 km, Florence airport 40 km. The nearest train station Montopoli is 10km away. And also from Pontedera station, 20 minutes by car. There is free parking. Also we arrange car pick up to station or town when needs. On the first arrival day, we all get together at Spazio NU for meeting. Then we depart together to seminar house.

< Contact >
butoh.spazionu@gmail.com, https://www.spazionu.com/
-via Firenze 42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy

“Dance is devotion to life.”
I learned this while travelling nature fields called JINEN. This has never changed since old times and will never change. This means I should dance to “my life,” to the moment, and to now, which lasts forever.
I got my body from the earth. I got my life from the sun and the moon, my parents, my friends and my love. So I’ll return the gifts to these universes. I’ll return them to others through a dancing body and soul. When I see a tiny flower selflessly, I meet a dance filled with the joy of “life.” And then, my body is filled up with the water of “life.” The seeds of memory inside me become a bud.
The sounds of wind are the whispering of the earth. The sound of minerals is the muttering of machines. We hear the sounds of the universe through explosion and noise and stillness.
Oh, thousands of sounds, take our souls far away to our unknown world. As we travel, remind us of forgotten dances. On the sun and the moon, there are young men singing eternal songs at every place in the world. Let’s begin an ancient and modern fete of “relics of life” holding artifice and nature-on earth. JINEN Butoh Atsushi Takenouchi

Atsushi Takenouchi (www.jinen-butoh.com)
Joined butoh dance company „Hoppo-Butoh-ha“ in Hokkaido in 1980. His last performance with the company “Takazashiki”(1984) was worked on by butoh-founder Tatsumi Hijikata. Atsushi has started his own „Jinen Butoh“ since 1986 and created solo works „Itteki“, „Ginkan“ as a universal expression of nature, earth, and ancient times and impressions of the moment, meeting with people and environment. He made 3 year “JINEN” tour project throughout Japan for 600 site-specific improvisations (1996-1999). During this time, he started to be inspired by a spirit of the universe of Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno. Since 2002, he has been mainly based in Europe, working on Butoh dance collaboration project with dancers and actors in France, Poland, U.S.A and other countries.

Hiroko Komiya (www.jinen-butoh.com/hiroko_profile_e.html)
Creates sounds from various objects, like water, stones, metal bowls, toys and voice. Her music is designed to let the sound come naturally from each object, instrument, as if they are breathing and whispering of each life. She regularly accompanies Butoh dance performance by Atsushi Takenouchi.

DAL 10 AL 14 LUGLIO Laboratorio di Jinen Butoh

condotto da Atsushi Takenouchi con musica live di Hiroko Komiya

presso la residenza Le CAPANNACCE- PALAIA (PI)

pernottamento in camere doppie/triple, sala studio di 150mq, ampio giardino e piscina!!
possibilità di campeggio!!

< Contact >
butoh.spazionu@gmail.com, https://www.spazionu.com/
-via Firenze 42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy