JINEN BUTOH WORKSHOP
WITH ATSUSHI TAKENOUCHI & HIROKO KOMIYA IN BERLIN

„The Four seasons of lifeg



DATE: 12.02.-18.02.2011
every day 10.00-15.00 (including lunch break)

PLACE: EDEN*****
Breitestrasse 43,
Berlin-Pankow
S/U-Bhf. Pankow
Bus 250 / M27 Pankow Kirche

* The courses are adapted to beginners and professionals
* the workshop will be accompanied by live music by Hiroko Komiya
* last day is each participants improvisation/presentation in
   workshop place

FEE: 330 € / 300 € reduced

APPLICATION/INFORMATION:
sonja@genomedance.com od. 0179-5029308

 

gDANCE IS DEVOTION OF LIFEh@

I learned this while my travelling nature fields called JINEN.
This has never changed since old times and will never change.
This means I should dance to gmy lifeh, to the moment, and to
now which lasts forever.@
Ifve got my body from the earth. Ifve got my life from the sun a
nd the moon, my parents, my friends and my love.
Then Ifll return the gifts to these universe. Ifll return them to others
through dancing body and soul. As I see a tiny flower selflessly,
I meet a dance filled with a joy of g lifeh. And then, my body is filled
 up with water of g lifeh. The seeds of memory inside of myself come into bud.
The sound of winds is the whispering of the earth.
The sound of minerals is the muttering of machines.
We hear the sounds of the universe through explosion and noise and stillness.
Oh, thousands of sounds, take our souls far away to our unknown world.
Travel with reminding us of forgotten dances.
On the sun and the moon, there are young men singing eternal songs at every
place in the world. Letfs begin an ancient and modern fete at grelics of lifeh holding
artificial and nature on earth.
   

                                                                                 Atsushi Takenouchi






ATSUSHI TAKENOUCHI

Atsushi Takenouchi dances the present day and its various figures;
including the chord and discord created by nature, people and artificiality. The dance's theme is "JINEN".
His dance is based on movement which comes up from inside of individual. He creates his dance performance
using the core part of the expression of dance, which is both native and contemporary. He places emphasis
on workshops for the dancers, performers of varied degree of skill including beginners, children, and disabled person.
Atsushi Takenouchi joined butoh dance company "Hoppo-Butoh-ha" in Hokkaido in 1980. His last performance with the
company "Takazashiki"(1984) was worked on by butoh-founder Tatsumi Hijikata. Atsushi has started his own "Jinen Butoh"
since 1986 and created solo works "Itteki", "Ginkan" as a universal expression of nature, earth, and ancient times and
impressions of the moment, meeting with people and environment.
He made 3year gJINENh tour project throughout Japan for 600 sitespecific improvisations (1996-1999).
During this time, he studied a spirit of the universe under Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno. In 1999-2000,
gSun & Moonh tour project -12 countries
in Europe and south east Asia - danced in nature and historical site. Since 2002, he has been mainly based
in Europe, working on butoh dance collaboration project with dancers and actors in France, Poland,U.S.A and
other countries. In 2002 and 2004, he received 1 year art fellowship funded by Japanese government
and Japan Foundation. In 2005, he presented solo "Stone" in Avignon festival and choreographed a butoh procession
with twenty dancers through city in the festival. Recently, he is also focusing on creating group performance.hKoeh(Paris,NY/2003),
gGenh(Paris,NY,Warsaw/2004,2005),
gButoh Byoh (Paris/2006),gU-Pipeh(Italy/2006),gLife and Death, Mandala of Transmigrationh(Paris/2007).