BUTOH - dance workshop in Berlin

Sat Feb 25 2023 at 11:00 am to Sun Feb 26 2023 at 06:00 pm

DOCK 11 | Berlin

Kokoro - Krzysztof Jerzak
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BUTOH - dance workshop in Berlin
BUTOH - dance workshop in Berlin
February 25-26, 2023
Moderated: Krzysztof Jerzak (https://www.facebook.com/KokoroKJ)
The practice of opening the body-mind (Butoh dance) 'creates' a space in which the multiplicity and diversity of forms are recognized, acknowledged and embraced. There deep body-mind integration and transformation become possible. In this 'expanded perspective', the body-mind is freed from individual limitations and a dance that is not a dance can manifest.
The Butoh Workshop is addressed to people interested in self-development as well as deepening and broadening their awareness of the body. It will be useful for: dancers, performers, actors, people doing martial arts, yoga etc. as well those interested in bodywork, looking for authentic movement, creativity and attentive presence in the body in relation to others.
In the workshop different methods of working with the body-mind will be used, together creating a coherent whole, including:
– Aikishintaiso (Aikido internal gymnastics),
– Noguchitaiso (Noguchi Michizo gymnastics),
– dancing with/without an image,
– expressing emotions in dance,
– improvisation,
– individual dance, with a partner and in a group,
– meditation
– deep relaxation.
Japanese “modern” dance was created in the 1950s as a result of a search for new forms of expression. Its creators, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, negated both their own tradition (Kabuki, Bunraku, Nō) and “opposed” mass culture of the West.
In Butoh dance the body becomes a text, a record of human experience discovered through movement. Butoh creates space for direct and total self-expression.
February 25-26, 2023
Saturday/Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (including one hour break)
Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin
studio number 2
- 140 €
* Reservation of participation upon payment of an advance of 30 € by February 13.
* The bank account number for advance payment will be sent to you afrer e-mail registering.
* In case of cancellation less than 7 days before the workshop, the advance payment will not be returned.
* Should the workshop be cancelled by the organizer, the advance payment will be refunded in full.
* Number of places limited.
Applications are accepted at: [email protected]
Further information will be provided upon registration.
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/KokoroKJ/
Krzysztof Jerzak is a butoh dancer, choreographer and aikidoka. He began his aikido trening in 1987 and between 2003-2020 taught regular aikido classes. He holds the 4th dan master degree and was the founder and teacher of Kobayashi Hirokazu Aikido Academy in Cracow, Poland.
In 1999 he started learning Japanese butoh dance. He studied with Daisuke Yoshimoto, Itto Morita, Atsushi Takenouchi, Imre Thormann, Katsura Kan and others. His solo performances include: "Honest?" (2002), "Beyond" (2005), "Straw-butoh" (2009), "Sharing (Yourself)" (2019), "Words, Words, Words..." (2019), "Hana no Michi" – The Way of Flowers (2020).
In 2004, he led a year-long project called "Integration in Dance Therapy", in which deaf-mute people participated. For the participants, he wrote and directed "Flowers on the sidewalk". Between 2005-2011 he cooperated with independent artists, musicians, actors, dancers, filmmakers co-creating stage and film productions. In 2008, together with the Do-Teatr Group, he co-created "Aite" (choreography and dance). In 2021-2022, he led a year-long project of intensive butoh workshops – for the participants he wrote and directed the performance „Absolutely Nothing’. He offers workshops on regular basis.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79,Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany

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