Fall 2019 Workshops: Butoh w/Natsu Nakajima and Noguchi Taiso w/Mari Osanai

Natsu Nakajima
Natsu Nakajima
Natsu Nakajima
Natsu Nakajima
Mari Osanai
Mari Osanai
Mari Osanai // photo by Jenn Shaw
Mari Osanai
Mari Osanai // photo by Stephen Delas Heras
Natsu Nakajima
Natsu Nakajima
Natsu Nakajima
Natsu Nakajima
Mari Osanai
Mari Osanai
Mari Osanai // photo by Jenn Shaw
Mari Osanai
Mari Osanai // photo by Stephen Delas Heras

Fall 2019 Workshops: Butoh w/Natsu Nakajima and Noguchi Taiso w/Mari Osanai

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Join us for 40 hours of training with two incredible female legends of dance:

NATSU NAKAJIMA—SOLD OUT!
October 24, 25, 26, 27 // 12pm - 5pm daily
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Early bird deadline: September 16th*** ALL WORK-TRADE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATSU’s WORKSHOP HAVE BEEN FILLED ALREADY.

MARI OSANAI
November 14, 15, 16, 17 // 12-5pm daily
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Early bird & work-study registration deadline: October 15th***

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NATSU NAKAJIMA - October 24 - 27th

Sliding scale $250-$400 - Limited slots for work-trade & scholarships, priority for BIPOC // LGBTQIA.
Please fill out an application by September 16th to be considered.

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Natsu Nakajima (b. 1943 Sakhalin) has been one of the most prominent figures in butoh dance since its foundation in Tokyo in the 1960s, and one of its foremost pioneers abroad. Training under both Hijikata Tatsumi and Kazuo Ohno, Nakajima went on to establish her own dance company, Muteki-sha, in 1969, with whom she has been performing and choreographing internationally since the early 1980s. Her highly acclaimed performance of ‘Niwa’ at LIFT ‘83 (London) marked the beginning of this international touring career, and led to performances at festivals such as FIND (Montreal), the Nancy Festival, and the Sydney Biennale. In addition to her performance and choreographic work, Nakajima has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, and has been one of the forerunners of dance for the disabled in Japan.

“Born on the island of Sakhalin in 1943 just before it was occupied by Soviet troops, Miss Nakajima has made her evacuation from the island as an infant the central trauma of her life and the core of her work. Muteki means foghorn, recalling the foghorn of the ship that carried the child. In ''Niwa,'' the garden of life becomes a metaphor for imagery that crosscuts between infancy and old age…Miss Nakajima studied directly with Kazuo Ohno and the late Tatsumi Hijikata, who founded the Butoh genre as a fusion of expressionist and ritualistic dance elemets. Her own dance theater shares Butoh's cyclical themes, and ''Niwa'' typically begins with a sense that life comes after death - that a catastrophe has set the action before us in motion.

Miss Nakajima is different, in that she succeeds in universalizing the personal. Butoh's cosmic concerns are rendered in a generalized manner, but the human feelings that parallel the implied cataclysm are fully visible here as well.”
- Anna Kisselgoff, for the New York Times

Natsu Nakajima workshop in Brighton 14-06-14. Organised by Butoh Brighton. http://butohbrighton.blogspot.co.uk www.facebook.com/butohbrighton Butoh Brighton are : Carolina Diaz | Yael Karavan | Yumino Seki | Miriam King

MARI OSANAI - November 14 - 17th

Sliding scale $250-$400 - Limited slots for work-trade & scholarships, priority for BIPOC // LGBTQIA.
Please fill out an application by October 15th to be considered.

photo: Jenn Shaw

photo: Jenn Shaw

Mari Osanai was born 1956 in Aomori, Japan. Her training spans both traditional dance technique (classical ballet, modern, and dance) as well as tai chi, Aomori traditional folk dance Tsugaru Teodori, and Noguchi Gymnastics. She studied under extensively under Oikawa Hironobu and teaches and performs throughout Canada, Europe, Japan, and the US.

“Life and death are started by the body. Knowing about the body is very important, especially to us, performers. Noguchi Taiso is a practice that is looking for what is a human being, but also, what is the body for yourself and the feelings of it. How and what my body is feeling, thinking, and accepting now, in this movement? Noguchi Taiso makes your body feel relaxed, soft and sensitive. Every quality of movement (soft, graceful, flexible, powerful, forceful quick, correct, exact, delicate, nice, strong, flow, smooth, sharp…) is created by a relaxed body. You can feel the inside of your body by relaxing. Body works are changes and creations of what the body contents. The outside figure is just appearance after changing the inside. The human being’s body is mainly composed of body liquid (about 70 %). The human being is a living water bag. All movements dynamics are fluid dynamics. Flowing body liquid makes movement. You will use your own weight and gravity to move. Weight will be a motive power for movements. Every movement is made by changing weight and flowing weight.”

Curious to learn more about Noguchi Taiso? Click here.

The New York Butoh Institute presents : Mari Osanai in Boundary (Japan), Feb 14, 2018 for I LOVE BUTOH co presented by Triskelion Arts. 5 min Excerpt. Sound by Christophe Charles.

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