ButohOUT! presents: Learning Butoh in Diverse Perspectives Workshop
This specialised intensive will be facilitated by internationally acclaimed Japanese German Butoh practitioner Yuko Kaseki. Through her renowned articulation and meticulous physical details, Yuko introduces various Eastern methods and Butoh through digging and cultivating the body as a frontier to find untapped fields of emotions, memories and sensations.
Yuko will guide participants to research each body part in detail in order to reconnect, encourage them to observe habits of movement in social functions and challenge them to go beyond their comfort zones. The workshop has an emphasis on developing original movement through body awareness, sensitivity and discovering hidden dynamic energy.
Through various unique practices, including Noguchi gymnastics, elements of Tai-Chi Dao-yin and Butoh methodology, participants will awaken deeper layers of sensitivity, connecting to their energy source and listening honestly to the variants of the inner with the outer. The workshop offers the possibility to seek and experience solo, duo and group improvisations with elements of imagery, element, space, and relationship. Through intensity and reduction, participants are able to dive deeply into stillness/movement and translate it into individual manifestations, finding one’s own unique body, physical reality and exposure of existence.
Yuko is visiting Melbourne for a short period before her tour to Japan – do not miss this ‘Golden opportunity!’
About Yuko Kaseki
Yuko Kaseki is director, choreographer, Butoh dancer, performance artist, improviser and teacher, based in Berlin. She started Butoh dance and Performing Art in HBK Braunschweig with Anzu Furukawa and danced in her company Dance Butter Tokio and Verwandlungsamt in 1989-2000. Yuko Kaseki and Marc Ates founded the dance company cokaseki in 1995. She teaches and performs in solo and ensemble pieces and improvisations throughout Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Canada,Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Australia, Russia,Georgia, India, Burkina Faso and the USA. These works are poetic and vivid images that incorporate the spirit of Butoh, performance and live art. Her performance aims to reflect the outsider’s existence. Various International collaborations include inkBoat (SF), Tableau Stations (SF), CAVE (NY), Poema Theatre (Moscow), Salad Theater (Seoul) and more. She is also a key collaborator with mixed ability artists including Theater Thikwa (Berlin).
ButohOut! Festival 2020
Peek-A-Butoh Parade Convent Kids Program, 22 February 2020
Essence of Butoh Workshop, Tuesdays from 18 February – 24 March 2020
Creating a Work of Butoh Workshop, Wednesdays from 4 March – 1 April 2020
Diving into Butoh Workshop, 20–22 March 2020
Primal Colour Outdoor Performance, 4–5 April
Learning Butoh in Diverse Perspectives Workshop, 17–19 April 2020