Embodying the Spirit _ Sa 15.02 & So 16.02.2020 _ je 11:00 - 15:00 Uhr

Embodying the Spirit: Butoh TrainingTaught byJoan Laage (Kogut Butoh)This workshop is a process of erasing and re-creating the body through guided improvisation largely inspired by nature imagery. Experience training methods towards a supple body and mindand investigate aesthetics common to butoh through creative explorations.

ETS explores endless questions: What is life? What is the human condition? What is the body? The workshop structure includes explorationsof physical, natural, and transforming bodies. In this workshop we will explore mythological characters and Chinese zodiac animal signs through working with the material and energetic body and nature elements (water, air, etc.). Partnerwork will facilitate participants’ individual and collective journeys.

The workshop draws from Joan’straining with Butoh Masters Kazuo and Yoshito Ohnoand Yoko Ashikawain Tokyo and more recently with Atsushi Takenouchi and her background as a Tai Chi practitioner and professional gardener.

Bio:Joan Laage (Kogut) studied under butoh masters Kazuo Ohno and Yoko Ashikawa and performed with Ashikawa’s group Gnome in Japan in the late 80s, and more recently, has enjoyed training with Atsushi Takenouchi. After settling in Seattle in 1990, she formedDappin’ Butoh, a company known for its appearances in Seattle’s fringe theater and dance festivals. Joan has performed and taught at national and international butoh festivals, was a featured artist at the UCLA Butoh Symposium in May 2011and has been an adjunct faculty at Cornish College of The Arts (Seattle). She is featured in Dancing Into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, And Japanand Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemyby Sondra Horton Fraleigh.She performs frequently at the Seattle Japanese Garden where she is a docent. Joan is a founding member of DAIPANbutoh Collective which produces an annual butoh festival in Seattle. This year’s tour brings Joanto Milan, Pontedera, Freiburg, Barcelona, and Liverpool. After the intensive workshop she taught in Frankfurt last summer, Joan is pleased to return to join Protagon´s Festival festival.


Sa 15.02 & So 16.02.2020 _  je 11:00 – 15:00 Uhr

Price: 90€/red. 80€

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