Summer Intensive JINEN Butoh 17 days workshop in Toscana

by Atsushi Takenouchi, live music by Hiroko Komiya

Thursday 11th – Saturday 27th July 2019

1 week studio Spazio NU (2 days site specific performance in Toscana) & 10 days nature side workshop(performance with tree, lake,stone, wind,sky 1,200m high mountain site)/ Toscana Italy

Meeting with our own body, observing our own breathing,heart beats, layer of skin, the inner movements arise. During 1 week, first 5 days at Spazio NU studio, and final 2 days site specific performance at Minerva Temple, and group improvisation/Butoh procession through Pontedera city.

Then we move into the deep nature side 1,200 meter high mountain area with forest, river, lake, we dance with sun, wind, flower, water, fire, trees, stones, sunrise and moon. We will make final 1-2 days each participants presentation of solo and group improvisation.

Atsushi Takenouchi Jinen Butoh Summer Course in Italy 7 days at spazio NU, 10 days in Toscana Mountain

VIDEO & PHOTOS – Summer ws Video

JINEN Butoh summer workshop in nature Italy 2018 – Atsushi Takenouchi – Trailer

Atsushi Jinen Butoh Summer Course in Italy

photo at studio >>>

photo in nature >>>

photo site specific >>>

Any small life has own life time.

The butterfly life has birth and death in the short arch of time. Nights and days, their whole life or one measure. As the butterfly feels whole life in this 17days, we explore how deep we feel our own life and presence through this term. At the same time, we explore how we express it in front of audience through this Butoh workshop.

“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, live music: Hiroko Komiya,
Assistant: Maruska Ronchi

Date and time: Thursday 11th – Saturday 27th July 2019
*This workshop is for dancers,actors,performers, person who has physical training back ground.
*It is desirable to have Butoh dance/ workshop experience in the past, since it is intensive residency Butoh workshop.

Studio Spazio NU, via Firenze 42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI) Italy
Natureside- 1,200m high mountain area in Toscana with forest, river, flower field, stone field, lake.
* occasionally, dance in site specific location. For example, see reference link >>> Tempio di Minerva
* Depending on the weather and other condition etc, we might change the location or time schedule for workshop.

Preparation: We will send you the list of prepartion when you register for this course.

Accommodation and food: Arranged by Spazio NU.
The detailed info will be announced when you contact. And camping in the nature. Food will be prepared with Vegetarian meal with using mostly organic and from local products.

Schedule: Everyday 7-9 hours (time will be announced)

  • Arrival day and moving to mountain day, departure day,it  become few hours of practice.
  • Every day at the end of class, there will be solo improvisation time.
  • Occasionally, we will make site specific butoh dance in location in Toscana.
  • As the final presentation, we will have long performance day with each participants solo/ duo in the nature.

Register/Reservation: – First, Please contact to to ask practical information and register form.

  1. Send deposit as part of course fee, and payment receipt by email. Then we keep your place.
  2. Next, fill in the register form(2pages), send back us. Registration will be confirmed after this 1.2 step.
  3. The rest payment should be done by bank transfer.

SPAZIO NU – DANCE & MOVEMENT   -via Firenze  42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy