new infomation!

*** March is creation and each participant Solo Performance month.
Person who already participated Atsushi workshop and solo creation, can  join this March.

18h00 Maruska Ronchi performance
18h30 ATSUSHI TAKENOUCHI performance with live music by Hiroko Komiya

Jinen Butoh School with Atsushi Takenouchi (October 2015 -March 2016)
Monthly Weekend 2 days Butoh Course
Laboratorio di danza Butoh un week-end al mese
da ottobre 2016 a marzo 2017 (Spazio NU /Pontedera/Italia)
Presentazione finale dei partecipanti

possibilità di partecipare a un singolo fine settimana

Nel moto circolare della vita, vediamo luci ed ombre, le stagioni che si trasformano, la morte e la vita. Abbracciamo entrambe queste parti. Attraverso la danza, i confini che separano interno ed esterno del nostro corpo si dissolvono. Poi cominciamo a sentire che tutta la natura è il nostro corpo, e nello stesso tempo che il nostro corpo è una parte dell’universo. Con questa consapevolezza, siamo in grado di trasformarci in vari animali, piante e altre forme di vita. O siamo in grado di trasformarci in stati fondamentali della materia (solido, liquido, gas e plasma). Collegare la nostra memoria profonda con tutti questi elementi, collegandoci alla memoria della terra. Abbracciare tutte le tue diverse emozioni attraverso il Butoh. E trovare il modo di stare in piedi e ballare, come la verità della tua vita, che non è nascosta dietro a nulla. Questo è il tuo vero fiore, il tuo vero Butoh.

Atsushi Takenouchi

Calendario 2015:

14-15 Ottobre

12-13 Novembre

10-11 Dicembre

Calendario 2016:


6-7 Febbraio

4-5 Marzo

sabato dalle 15 alle 21;
domenica dalle 9.30 alle 17.30

  • Lingua:il corso sarà tenuto in inglese con la traduzione simultanea in italiano
  • Registrazione: ore 14.00 di sabato
  • Requisiti: il laboratorio di danza butoh è rivolto a danzatori, attori, performer e persone interessate al movimento libero ed espressivo.
  • Iscrizione: è richiesta tramite e-mail ( butoh.spazionu@gmail.com) una lettera motivazionale ed un breve CV

Per info e prenotazioni:
tel. +39 0587 54 634,   +39 329.09.08.119,  +39 349.13.71.631
email:  butoh.spazionu@gmail.com
Spazio NU -Centro internazionale di studio e ricerca sul movimento – via Firenze  42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI)


Jinen Butoh School with Atsushi Takenouchi (October 2016 -March 2017)
Monthly Weekend 2 days Butoh Course
Final event : solo Butoh presentation of the participants

<Monthly Weekend Course Date>

The 1st – Oct 14-15,2016 (Sat-Sun)

The 2nd – Nov 12-13,2016 (Sat-Sun)

The 3rd – Dec 10-11,2016 (Sat-Sun)

The 4th – Jan 7-8,2017 (Sat-Sun)

The 4th – Feb 5-7,2017(Sat-Sun)

The 6th – Mar 4-5,2017 (Sat-Sun)

In the life circulation, we see lights and shadows, transforming seasons, death and life. We embrace this both sides. Through dance, the borders separating between inside and outside of our body will fade away. Then we start feeling that all nature is our body, and same time our body is a part of the universe. With this consciousness, we are able to transform into various animal and green plants and life. Or we are able to transform into the fundamental states of matter (solid, liquid, gas and plasma). Link our deep memory with all these elements, link to the memory of the earth. Embrace your all different emotion through Butoh. And find way to stand and dance, as the truth of your life, which is not hidden anything behind. This is your real flower, your real Butoh.

Atsushi Takenouchi

-Every month 1 weekend ( The place is limited. Priority is 6 month full monthly participants. )

-This course will be hold together with monthly 10days Butoh course participants.

-Final month Butoh festival : solo Butoh creation and presentation of all participants, and Butoh performance by Atsushi Takenouchi and guest dancers.

Hour; Saturday (15:00-21:00), Sunday (9:30-17:30)

course language : English  ( there is Italian translator )

meeting appointment : Please arrive at Spazio NU by 14pm on Saturday. Registering and payment is on your arrival. Previous day accommodation is available. Please contact us in advance.

course at : Spazio NU –  International center of movement study and research

Requirement : This Butoh course is for dancers, actors, performers, person who makes training physical  expression.

Registration : Please email us to get registration form. Then fill in the form, send back with writing motivation for this course and simple CV by email to Spazio NU ( butoh.spazionu@gmail.com).

*The priority is whole 6 month course register. But please contact also for other length register.

*After you contact us for register, we will send the practical info.

“ Dance is devotion of life” I learned this while my 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’ve got my body from the earth. I’ve got my life from the sun and the moon, my parents, my friends and my love. Then I’ll return the gifts to these universe. I’ll return them to others through dancing body and soul. As I see a tiny flower selflessly, I meet a dance filled with a joy of “ life”. And then, my body is filled up with water of “ life”. The seeds of memory inside of myself come into bud.
The sound of winds is 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. Travel with reminding 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 at “ relics of life” holding artificial and nature
on earth.     Atsushi Takenouchi

Atsushi Takenouchi / JINEN Butoh ( 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 sitespecific improvisations (1996-1999). During this time, he studied a spirit of the universe under 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. Joining in festival such as Avignon festival, Paris Butoh festival, NY Butoh festival, he has been presenting his solo piece. At the same time, he also collaborates with film. The recent work in Alaska and Hawaii, “Ridden by nature” environmental art film will be completed soon.

Hiroko Komiya/ object sound, percussion and voice (www.jinen-butoh.com/hiroko_profile_e.html)
Expresses the sound from the air, space, movements, inner body, memory and transforms into the sound without bound melody or rhythm. Plays object sounds; stone, water, sea shells, toys, daily life objects and percussion; metal bowls, bells and voice. Her musical idea is to remind us there is subtle hidden voice and whispering of each object themselves around us. She let them out in resonance with respects for them. Her sounds are said as if it’s blowing a new life into the objects, and her expression evokes new sensation to the breath or movement of listeners. As for the voice, her voice arises from inner body and brings back our lost memories. Since 1999, she regularly accompanies Butoh dance performance and workshop of Atsushi Takenouchi as musician. Apart from dance, she collaborates also with film, sculptor, painter, poet, story teller, costume designer, various artists for exhibition, installation, etc.

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<Contact & Booking >  SPAZIO NU – International center of movement study and research

butoh.spazionu@gmail.com,  www.spazionu.com

tel. +39 0587 54 634,   +39 329.09.08.119,  +39 349.13.71.631

address : via Firenze  42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI) Italy

<info> Globe JINEN Atsushi Takenouchi www.jinen-butoh.com,