workshops  2015

...‘’into the emptiness’’

Butoh Workshop with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie

 

(with potential to be involved in a new site-specific work Wed 1 Jul at 12:30 Devonshire Square, London)

 

May 2nd and  3rd  

11am to 5pm

Cost £100

Bookings: butohuk@googlemail.com

Venue: London Buddhist Arts Centre, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, E2 0PT

 

This workshop can be taken as an informal audition for a new site-specific work commissioned by City of London Festival and taking place on July 1st, or the workshop can also just be taken in and for itself.  The focus will be on the creation of ensemble and solo material informed by Butoh and looking at how we can translate ideas into action through the ‘butoh paradigm’. Both improvisation and choreographic processes will be explored with a particular emphasis on the use of images, on scoring, on the delicious possibilities of slow motion and a particular sensitivity to time and space.  We will take as the overall theme ‘’ into the emptiness’’. Japanese aesthetic concepts of MA, MU, YUGEN and Void will be a starting point to movement investigations.

 

For a full biography see www.rotieproductions.com

 

In mid 2015 Marie-Gabrielle is undertaking a new commission for 25 dancers for Trinity Laban, premiers July and is also guest teacher at the international summer school in Palermo through Goldmisths, University of London (July).

and for itself.  The focus will be on the creation of ensemble and solo material informed by Butoh and looking at how we can translate ideas into action through the ‘butoh paradigm’. Both improvisation and choreographic processes will be explored with a particular emphasis on the use of images, on scoring, on the delicious possibilities of slow motion and a particular sensitivity to time and space.  We will take as the overall theme ‘’ into the emptiness’’. Japanese aesthetic concepts of MA, MU, YUGEN and Void will be a starting point to movement investigations.