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Summer Intensive JINEN Butoh workshop in Toscana

by Atsushi Takenouchi, live music by Hiroko Komiya

  Friday 13th - Sunday 29th July 2018
  1week studio SpazioNU(2 days
site specific performance in Toscana)
 & 10 days nature side workshop(performance with tree, lake,stone,
1,200m high mountain site)/ Toscana Italy


      photo  by Elisa Tagliati                                                      photo  by Elisa Tagliati                                                                                 photo  by Elisa Tagliati

Meeting with our own body,
 observing our own breathing,heart beats,
layer of skin, the inner movements arise.
During 1week, first 5days at Spazio NU studio, and final
2days site specific performance at Minerva Temple, and group improvisation/Butoh procession through Pontedera city.
Then we move into the deep nature side
 1,200 meter high mountain area with forest, river, lake,
  we dance with sun, wind, flower, water, fire, trees, stones, sunrise and moon.

We will make final 2 days each participants
presentation of solo and group improvisation.

2016 Summer ws Video>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TueCNv6jQU
photo at studio >>>> http://jinen-butoh.blogspot.it/2013/10/archive-photo-3wks-summer-workshop-at.html
photo in nature >>>> http://jinen-butoh.blogspot.it/2013/10/archive-photo-2013-summer-3wks-jinen.html
photo site specific >>>http://jinen-butoh.blogspot.it/2013/10/archive-photo-2013-summer-3wks-jinen_21.html 

Any small life has own life time.
The butterfly life has birth and death in the short arch of time.

Nights and days, their whole life or one measure. As the butterfly feels whole life in this 17days,
 we explore how deep we feel our own life and presence through this term. At the same time,
 we explore how we express it in front of audience through this Butoh workshop.

“Dance is devotion to life.” 
I learned this while travelling nature fields called JINEN. This has never changed since old times and will never change. This means I should dance to “my life,” to the moment, and to now,
which lasts forever.

I got my body from the earth. I got my life from the sun and the moon, my parents, my friends and my love. So I’ll return the gifts to these universes. I’ll return them to others through a dancing body and soul. When I see a tiny flower selflessly, I meet a dance filled with the joy of “life.” And then, my body is filled up with the water of “life.” The seeds of memory inside me become a bud.
The sounds of wind are 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. As we travel, remind us of forgotten dances. On the sun and the moon, there are young men singing eternal songs at every place in the world. Let’s begin an ancient and modern fete of “relics of life”
 holding artifice and nature-on earth.

                                                                                          JINEN Butoh  Atsushi Takenouchi

photo  by Elisa Tagliati

Conducter : Atsushi Takenouchi, live music: Hiroko Komiya, Assistant: Maruska Ronchi
Date and time : Friday 13th - Sunday 29st July 2018
*This workshop is for dancers,actors,performers, person who has physical training back ground.
*It is desirable to have Butoh dance/ workshop experience in the past, since it is intensive residency Butoh workshop.

At : studio - Spazio NU, via Firenze 42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI) Italy
                     Natureside - in the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines,
                      Passo di Lagastrello(1,200 m).Mountain,
                      forest, river, flower field, stone field, and lake.

* occasionally, dance in site specific location. For example, see reference link >>>http://www.tempiodiminerva.com/
* Depending on the weather and other condition etc, we might change the location
   or time schedule for workshop.

Preparation :  
   We will send you the list of prepartion when you register for this course.

photo  by Elisa Tagliati

Accommodation and food : Arranged by Spazio NU. the detailed info will be announced when you contact. And camping in the nature. Food will be prepared with Vegetarian meal with using mostly organic and from local products.

Schedule :
Everyday 7-9 hours ( time will be announced ) **Arrival day and moving to mountain day, departure day,it  become few hours of practice. 
*Every day at the end of class, there will be solo improvisation time.
*Occasionally, we will make site specific butoh dance in location in Toscana.
*As the final presentation, we will have long performance day
 with each participants solo/ duo in the nature.

Register / Reservation:
- First, Please contact to
butoh.spazionu@gmail.com  to ask practical information and register form.
1.Send deposit as part of course fee, and payment receipt by email. Then we keep your place.
2.Next, fill in the register form(2pages), send back us. Registration will be confirmed after this 1.2 step.

< Contact >
SPAZIO NU – DANCE & MOVEMENT   -via Firenze  42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy
email: butoh.spazionu@gmail.com   http://www.spazionu.com

photo  by Globe Jinen                                                             
photo  by Studio Valos                                                  photo by globe  Jinen

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 3 year “JINEN” tour project throughout Japan for 600 site-specific improvisations (1996-1999). During this time, he started to be inspired by a spirit of the universe of Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno. 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.

Hiroko Komiya (www.jinen-butoh.com/hiroko_profile_e.html)
Creates sounds from various objects, like water, stones, metal bowls, toys and voice. Her music is designed to let the sound come naturally from each object, instrument, as if they are breathing and whispering of each life. She regularly accompanies Butoh dance performance by Atsushi Takenouchi.

<<<<Italian short text >>>>

Atsushi Takenouchi
  “Dance is devotion to life “
   “La danza è devozione alla vita… Questo l’ho imparato viaggiando attraverso i campi della natura chiamati  JINEN, non è mai cambiato dai tempi antichi e non cambierà mai. Ciò significa che vorrei danzare la “mia vita “e l’istante presente, che dura per sempre. Ho ricevuto il mio corpo dalla terra. Ho ricevuto la mia vita dal sole e dalla luna, dai miei genitori e amici e dall’amore, così restituisco questi doni all’Universo e agli altri attraverso la danza del mio corpo e della mia anima. Quando vedo un piccolo fiore, incontro una danza piena della gioia della vita. Il mio corpo è pieno dell’acqua della vita e i semi della memoria depositati in me, germogliano. Il suono dei venti è il sussurrare della terra, il suono dei minerali è il borbottio delle macchine. Udiamo i suoni dell’universo attraverso le esplosioni, i rumori e il silenzio. Migliaia di suoni, portano la nostra anima lontano verso un mondo sconosciuto, viaggiano con noi e ci ricordano di danze dimenticate, sul sole e sulla luna, in ogni posto del mondo giovani uomini cantano canti eterni. Cominciamo una festa antica e moderna dedicata alle “reliquie della vita”, che abbracci l’artificiale e il naturale presente sulla terra”. JINEN BUTOH Atsushi Takeno



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