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31 May-4th June Jineh Butoh workshop with Atsushi Takenouchi and Hiroko Komiya

This course is open for those who loves nature and wants to experience the dance of nature within themselves deeply and intensively. Especially for people with an interest in movement, body expression and dancers.

Where do we really come from? At the time of the Big Bang, all forms of life composed on single and unique entity. If those hundreds of millions of years have built our body, we should have kept a memory of when we were water, earth, wind, fire, plants, animals, and also many forces of nature inside of us. Open the door of these memories and let’s try and dance, transformed into those elements. Through dance, let’s remember that our body was at one with Earth and the universe. Life, under multiple shapes, is linked to everything, and represents a dancing presence.

All life is born from the earth. Humans have always been dancing on this earth. It is important to re-discover our body as a part of a great cycle. In this workshop we will work with our body’s movements to recognize the connection between nature/environment and ourselves. Atsushi will guide us how we can re-find our inner movement as Butoh,  how to transform our entire environment into your Butoh.
We will practice both in  the studio and in nature. The classes are accompanied by live music of  Hiroko Komiya. Atsushi will guide our work so that every participant will create own short solo. On the last day there will be a presentation in nature.

“Dance is devotion to life.”

I learned this while traveling through the nature of 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 to every place in the world. Let’s begin an ancient and modern fete of “relics of life” holding artifice and nature – on earth. Atsushi Takenouchi

This course is open for those who loves nature and wants to experience the dance of nature within themselves deeply and intensively. Especially for people with an interest in movement, body expression and dancers.

Atsushi Takenouchi 

(Butoh dancer , choreographer )    www.jinen-butoh.com

Joined the butoh dance company “Hoppo-Butoh-ha“ in Hokkaido in 1980. His last performance with the company was “Takazashiki” (1984), which was worked on by butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata. Atsushi started his own theme “Jinen Butoh” in 1986, and created solo works “Itteki” and “Ginkan,” as a universal expression of nature, earth, and ancient times, environments. He made a three-year “JINEN” tour project throughout Japan for 600 site-specific improvisations (1996–1999). Since this time, he has been inspired by the spirit of the universe of  Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno. Since 2002, he has been mainly based in Europe, working on Butoh dance collaboration projects with dancers and actors in Italy, France, Poland, Spain, U.S.A., South America, and other countries. Joining in festivals such as Paris Butoh Festival, NY Butoh Festival, Avignon off Festival, etc, he has been presenting his solo pieces. At the same time, he also collaborates with film makers. The recent work in Alaska and Hawaii, an environmental art film “Ridden by Nature” (by KiahKeya /2014) has received more than 20 film awards. (New York Int’l film festival 2016/ Martinique Int’l Film Festival 2015/ World Music & Independent Film Festival WMIFF 2016/ Polish Int’l Film Festival 2016/ Aviff Cannes Art Film Festival 2016/ and more )  official site & trailer>>> http://riddenbynature.com/

 After holding the 6month Butoh course from October 2014, he has started long term JINEN Butoh school in Pontedera in Italy since October 2015.

Hiroko Komiya 

( Musician; object sound, percussion and voice )      www.jinen-butoh.com/hiroko_profile_e.html

Creates sounds from various objects, like water, stones and metal bowls 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.  Her solo CD “ eau nouvelle “ was released in 2009 (sometimestudio/Paris).

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