Butoh workshop con Joan Laage

Embodying The Spirit, Incarnare lo spirito

Embodying The Spirit esplora le domande di sempre: Che cos’è la vita? Qual è la condizione umana? Che cos’è il corpo? Come possiamo sperimentare l’infinito all’interno del corpo / mente?

La struttura del workshop prevede esercizi ed esplorazione del corpo fisico, il corpo elementare, e il corpo etereo, e la giornata di training finisce nella libera improvvisazione. Il lavoro con il gruppo e con il partner faciliterà il viaggio individuale e collettivo dei partecipanti.

Struttura del Workshop

  1. il corpo fisico – Yoga e gli esercizi vigorosi per allungare, rafforzare e bilanciare il corpo.
  2. il Corpo Elementare – Ridurre la consapevolezza del corpo fisico, per risvegliare la memoria cellulare e le forze elementari che sono fondamentali per il corpo. Esercizi di respiro e del suono per accrescere la consapevolezza e il flusso di Chi (energia). Esplorare il corpo come sacco vuoto (respiro / aria, acqua, ecc.)
  3. il Corpo Etereo – Trascendere lo spazio ordinario e il tempo. L’esperienza del viaggio da immagine multi-livello per il movimento, l’incarnazione di immagini verso la continua trasformazione del corpo. L’ infinito risvegliato nel corpo.
  4. l’improvvisazione con immagini semplici e complesse.

Giorni e orario:
dal 9 al 12 Marzo
tutte le mattine dalle 10 alle 13

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sabato 7 Marzo
PERFORMANCE E CONFERENZA SUL BUTOH

ore 22:00

Butoh performance con Joan Laage

Stations [2014]
Choreographed & performed by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh)
Music by utsusemi (David Noble & Dmitry Artamonov)
Costume by Joan Laage

“Stations” is a new solo created from material from the Suitcases Project which was performed
at historic train depots near Seattle. It is inspired by trains and their passengers whose journeys
offer escape, freedom, opportunity, and the separation and uniting of families.

Dancing on The Shoulders of Giants [2014]
Choreographed & performed by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh)
Sound score mixed by Joan Laage
Costume by Joan Laage

“Dancing…” is a homage to Joan’s teachers Ashikawa Yoko and Ohno Kazuo.

ore 23:15
Conferenza sulla danza Butoh con Joan Laage e la partecipazione di Atsushi Takenouchi

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Joan Laage, direttrice del Kogut Butoh, ha studiato sotto la guida dei maestri Kazuo Ohno e Ashikawa Yoko, e ha danzato con Gnome il gruppo di Ashikawa a Tokyo negli ultimi anni 80. Fondatrice del Dappin ‘Butoh a Seattle nel 1991, Joan Laage è nota come la pioniera del Butoh nel Nord-Ovest del Pacifico. Come solista, e con la sua compagnia, si è esibita negli Stati Uniti e all’estero. Il suo nome è riportato nei libri di Sondra Fraleigh Horton’s : Dancing into Darkness; Butoh, Zen, and Japan; Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy. Joan ha insegnato e danzato ai Festival di New York, Portland, Chicago, Boulder e Parigi Butoh, ed è un membro di Seattle Daipanbutoh Performance Collective. Combinando il suo amore per il giardinaggio e l’interesse per la cultura giapponese, Joan è diventato un docente del giardino giapponese di Seattle nel marzo 2010.

www.seattlebutoh.org

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Embodying The Spirit

Butoh training with Joan Laage

from 9 to 12 March

Embodying The Spirit explores endless questions: What is life? What is the human condition? What is the body? How can we experience infinity within the body/mind?

The workshop structure includes exercises and exploration of physical body, elemental body, and ethereal body, and ends each day in free improvisation.  Group and partner work will facilitate participants’ individual and collective journeys.

Workshop Structure

  1. Physical body — Yoga and vigorous exercises to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body.
  2. Elemental body — Reduce awareness of physical body to reawaken cellular memory and elemental forces which are fundamental to the body. Breath and sound exercises to heighten awareness and flow of chi (energy).  Explore the body as empty sack (breath/air, water, etc).
  3. Ethereal body – Transcend ordinary space and time. Experience the journey from multi-layered image to movement, the embodiment of imagery towards continual transformation of the body.  Awaken infinity in the body.
  4. Improvisation with simple and complex imagery

Joan Laage, director of Kogut Butoh, studied under Butoh Masters Ohno Kazuo and Ashikawa Yoko, and performed with Ashikawa’s group Gnome while living in Tokyo in the late 1980’s.  She founded Dappin’ Butoh in Seattle in 1991, and is noted as a pioneer in bringing Butoh to the Pacific Northwest.  As a soloist, and with her company, she has performed throughout the United States and abroad.  She is featured in Sondra Horton Fraleigh’s books Dancing into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, and Japan and Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy.  Joan performed and taught at the New York, Portland, Chicago, Boulder and Paris Butoh Festivals, and is a member of Seattle’s Daipanbutoh’s Performance Collective.   Combining her love of gardening and interest in Japanese culture, Joan became a docent of the Seattle Japanese Garden in March 2010.

From 9 to 12 March
every morning from 10 to 13

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March  7th (Performance)
ore 22:00

Butoh performance con Joan Laage

Stations [2014]
Choreographed & performed by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh)
Music by utsusemi (David Noble & Dmitry Artamonov)
Costume by Joan Laage

“Stations” is a new solo created from material from the Suitcases Project which was performed
at historic train depots near Seattle. It is inspired by trains and their passengers whose journeys
offer escape, freedom, opportunity, and the separation and uniting of families.

Dancing on The Shoulders of Giants [2014]
Choreographed & performed by Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh)
Sound score mixed by Joan Laage
Costume by Joan Laage

“Dancing…” is a homage to Joan’s teachers Ashikawa Yoko and Ohno Kazuo.


www.seattlebutoh.org