APR 13 - 15, 2018
Yumiko Yoshioka Butoh Workshop
The Body is a receptacle of time.
Through an exploration down to a groundless stage of collective memories in our past we can strike a vein of abundant resources, which can enrich the essence of our life. I want to activate these forgotten memories by concentrating on our inner core, our Ki (vital) energy and it's circulation. Body Resonance is a key to open up the everchanging world inside and outside of us which helps the body to unfold its secrets, holding them up until they shine and tremble. Everything is in resonance with each other.Through a dialogue with our body, we can learn to be moved by inner and outer forces, thus realizing we are a part of the Universe.A dance of metamorphosis inevitably appears.

One step to metamorphisis
Let's enjoy chaos!
Yumiko Yoshioka
(dancer, choreographer,
art director and instructor)

Workshop Content:
*release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso (Gymnastics), Taichi and Hatha Yoga
*breathing exercises
*dynamic training for the flow of energy
*Butoh-related work to activate our universal memories (sensitization, combination of image and movement with antenna exercises such as figure of 8, water ball, animal, insect, snake, witch and fairy, the creatures inside us, hanging body, walking, dialogue with a partner etc)
*structured improvisation, free association

ABOUT Yumiko Yoshioka: Yumiko Yoshioka was Born in Tokyo, living in Germany since 1988 She founded an art-formation groupe "TEN PEN CHii art labor" in 1995 with a visual artist, Joachim Manger from Germany and a musician, Zam Johnson from USA. It's a resident group at Schloss Broellin (Castle of Broellin), International Theater Research Location, which lies in the utmost northeastern part of the ex East Germany.

She has been in research of an interactivity between dance and installation with her partner. They created a number of works, such as "N. YOiN", "DA-PPi", "i-ki",or "Test Labor", each of which won the highest praise in experimental art scenes. Besides international tours throughout Europe and North Amrica, she is an art director of the Butoh Related Art Project "Ex...it!" with Delta Ra'i, held at Schloss Broellin every 4 years since 1995.

In the early seventies and eighties, she was a member of the first Japanese women's Butoh dance theater, ARIADONE. In 1978, she performed with Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in "Le Dernier Eden", Europe's first Butoh performance in Paris. From 1988 to 1994, she was an active member of German-Japanese dance theatre group "tatoeba-THEATRE DANSE GROTESQUE" with Minako Seki and Delta Ra'i, touring in Japan, Europe and North America.

**You can also make payments by check (to avoid eventbright fees) checks should be made out to Shoshana Green and mailed to 2765 A Golden Gate Ave SF CA 94118. Please note that payments must be recevied by early bird deadline to receive discount.

***Deposits are welcome to hold your space please email butohcontact@gmail.com to reserve w/ deposit.

** Your ticket to this workshop is non-refundable and non-transferable, exceptions will be considered 30 days before Workshop. **Non-Transferable means that the ONLY person who can attend this workshop is the registrant who purchased the ticket. This workshop regularly sells out with students waitlisted, this is why it is not possible to"Give your space to someone else," Thank you for your understanding.

Photo: Dancer: Yumiko Yoshioka | Photo Credit: Ji Yang
Body Resonance Workshop Based on Butoh and Organic Movement | SF Workshop April 13th-April 15th 2018 | Friday 6:30-9:30pm and Sat & Sun 12-6pm. ‚ÄčLocation: Zaccho Studio 1777 Yosemite Ave #330, San Francisco, CA 94124

Early Bird Discount ends March 8th!

Contact info:
SF Workshop: Shoshana Green butohcontact@gmail.com

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