Deze Butoh workshop stond eerder gepland voor 30 oktober. Maar vanwege Covid-19 omstandigheden was de workshop op deze datum gecanceld. Deze workshop is verplaatst naar 21 november.
Workshop Butoh | 21 november | beginners
Butoh is een vorm van danstheater dat een breed scala aan activiteiten, technieken en motivaties voor dans, uitvoering of beweging omvat. De oorsprong bevond zich in Japan in de late jaren ’50.
De workshop heeft als doel het gevoel van ontroering te prikkelen. Voor deze benadering wordt de kracht van beelden gebruikt om de beweging van het lichaam op gang te brengen. Een ontspannen toestand van het lichaam is de basis voor deze benadering. Afhankelijk van de voortgang tijdens de workshop gebruiken we steeds meer abstracte beelden om de beweging op gang te brengen.
Deze workshop wordt in het Engels gegeven.
Zaterdag 21 november | 14.00 – 16.30 uur | Theater De Nieuwe Regentes
Docent: Tashi Iwaoka
Level: beginners, geen ervaring vereist
Interview with Tashi Iwaoka, teacher of the Butoh Dance Workshop
Could you explain in a few sentences, what is Butoh?
‘’For me, Butoh is a way to see things that are often considered negative in our society i.e. being ugly, not able, weak, etc. closely and give values to them. In other words, Butoh is a path to see the world in its fuller view. And it has to be realised through your bodily experience. Butoh is physical work.’’
What could the people learn in this workshop?
‘’I hope the participants gain the sense of being moved via my workshop and from there we can talk about deeper layers of our being.’’
Why should the people join the workshop?
‘’If people are curious to see the world, or their own body, that is where your view on the world begins, in a different light and see what can be discovered, it can offer something to them.’’
Why do you like Butoh so much?
‘’I experienced Butoh in the very early stage of my career and it is one of my foundations in performing. To this day it still has something anarchistic or punk about its understanding or approach to our bodies in relation to the current society we live in. That is what I like very much about Butoh.’’
About Tashi Iwaoka
Tashi Iwaoka, an Amsterdam based performance artist/mover, studied Contemporary Arts BA (Hons) at Nottingham Trent University (1997-2001 Nottingham UK), Dance and Choreography as a guest student at School for New Dance Development (2002-2003 Amsterdam NL) and Performance Research at DasArts (2004-2007 Amsterdam NL).
After his first Butoh experiences in 1997 with Kazuo Ohno and Kim Itoh in Japan, Iwaoka practiced Butoh based bodywork for over 10 years. Since 2010 he is deeply influenced by Budo, Japanese martial arts, and working on finding the nucleus of human expression and connection, in relation to the movement skills he has learnt. One of the central driving forces for this is the attempt to fuse his oriental roots and Western perspectives to form a more proper view on ‘being a human’ in this world. He wishes to disinter the universality of Eastern wisdom in order to help us understand what it is to be a human.
Iwaoka is one of the founders of Ehkä-production, an international collective of independent performance and dance makers, based in Turku, Finland.