Butoh-Tanz

Again and again we are reborn
It is not enough simply to be born of the mother’s womb.
Many births are necessary. Be reborn always and everywhere. 
Again and again. - Tatsumi Hijikata

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Butoh Dance, Choreography, Performance, Workshops

Basis: classical Ballett, experience with contemporary dance in all facets.
Since 2006 traveling half the globe for intensive workshops and master-classes of butoh dance: Yoshito Ohno (Japan), Atsushi Takenouchi (Japan, Iltaly, Paris, Polen, Bolivien), Semimaru – Sankaijuku (Japan), Yumiko Yoshioka (Berlin), Tadashi Endo (Göttingen), Anita Saij - Nordic Butoh School (Denmark), Imre Thorman Butoh und Noguchi Taiso (Italy), Ephia - Djalma Primordial Science (South France). Ko Murobushi (Japan);
Butoh, bodyweather and blindfold work preferably in nature and outstanding landscapes like rainforest, caves, waterfalls, mountains, gorges, seaside, desert;

Performances: Italien, Warszawa, Paris, Yakushima, Kopenhagen, Wien.
Since 2012 own workshops - always looking for inspiring nature places.

Work with anthropomorphic picture worlds based on photography - dancing of these imagos, bringing them into life.

Experimenting with voice & sound, literatury projects & poetry

 

 

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13.–17. November 2013


The Dancing Corpse – into the wilderness

Butoh Dance | Intensive Workshop | Mirjam Morad

Butoh is a Japanese avantgarde and spiritual dance form that developed in the late 50s. Butoh is not only a way to dance, but a way to live – NOW. The dance is about opposites such as creation and destruction, life and death, woman and man, beauty and ugliness, brightness and darkness, heat and cold, ... extremes we also find in the desert.

Inspired by surrounding nature we will start mirroring the outer and inner landscape. The individual Butoh dance process of inside – outside starts and your very own move­ment will emerge. A new dance is born through body perception, inner impulses, images, feelings, emotions, voice and form till transformation. The workshop will enable you to find your own body reality and body presence while resonating, reflecting and improvising.


Date:

13.–17. November 2013 (Duration: 30 hours)
The workshop will take place in the studio and in nature. Partly accompanied by live music of nature sound instruments.

Location:

ISRAEL, “Zman Midbar (Desert Time) – eco-spirit-lodge” in the Judean desert near Arad city, looking over the Moab mountains and the Dead Sea. 
For details see at www.zmanmidbar.net

Cost:

EUR 280 till September 13th or
EUR 330 till October 31st Workshop-Fee plus
EUR 208 accommodation and food and one guided trip into the desert.

Max.:

12 participants, early registration recommended! 
This workshop is open for everybody, it is not necessary to have experience in butoh dance.

Language:

English / Hebrew

Registration:

mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
tel / fax +43 (0)1 50 45 143 
EUR 80 (included in Fee)


MIRJAM MORAD lives in Vienna, Butoh Dance, Choreography, PerformanceBasis: classical Ballett, experience with contemporary dance in all facets.
Since 2006 traveling half the globe for intensive workshops and master- classes of butoh dance: Yoshito Ohno (Japan), Atsushi Takenouchi (Japan, Iltaly, Paris, Polen, Bolivien), Semimaru – Sankaijuku (Japan), Yumiko Yoshioka (Berlin),Tadashi Endo (Göttingen), Anita Saij - Nordic Butoh School (Denmark), Imre Thorman Butoh und Noguchi Taiso (Italy), Ephia - Djalma Primordial Science (South France). Ko Murobushi (Japan);
Butoh, bodyweather and blindfold work preferably in nature and outstanding landscapes like rainforest, caves, waterfalls, mountains, gorges, seaside, desert; work with anthropomorphic picture worlds based on photography; experimenting with voice and sound, sound massage practitioner;
Before and between: literature and poetry;











© Schandra Guttmann

Content of the workshop:
    - Warming up
    - Relaxation exercises
    - Breathing meditation
    - Dancing with the elements: wind, stone, sun, light, shadow, fire, rain, stars, moon
    - Energy of seasons / becoming flower, insect, spirit …
    - Dancing with images
    - Improvisation
    - Process of metamorphosis
    - Body landscape
    - Blindfold work
    - voice & movement


© Schandra Guttmann

Instead of seeing the desert as a metaphor (the thinking of the west) we will experience being part of it .

    "When entering an unfamiliar space I am being totally open, waiting for the new impulses
     the surrounding
environment will awaken inside my body. I am listening, smelling, touching,
     tasting, seeing without thinking,
just sensing, feeling, perceiving & receiving."

What movements will arise from inside to outside in this very presence moment?
We will experience the metamorphosis process in nature and will be danced by

    The sounds of nature
    The whistling of the wind
    The breathing of the stones
    The whispering of the earth
    The shimmering of the air
    The brightness of the light
    The changing of colours
    The power of the wilderness
    The energy of the vastness

Please send your motivation for this workshop.
Contact & booking:


Telefon:    +43-1-50 45 143
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Site: http://www.mirjamo.at


26. April 2013

Blaue Töne (Blue Tones) performance - Lalisch Theaterlabor

Within the context ot the exhibition by Renate Polzer
LalishTheatre Labor - Intercultural Dialogues 2013

Interior design, direction: Shamal Amin
By Nigar Hasib (Throat singing), Renate Polzer (Texts), Mirjam Morad  (Butoh Dance), Alejandra Pineda De Ávilla (Flamenco), Schamal Amin.



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Origin

Butoh 舞踏: The Kanji of Bu toh means dance step, stomp dance or earth dance

Ankoku Butoh 暗黒舞踏: Dance of Darkness. Hijikate called his dance Ankoku Butoh
(An = Darkness, Koku = black), following the term Ankoku Eiga, (Black Film) / Film
Noir. Darkness stands fort the unknown area to man, either within himself or in his
surroundings. Hidden layers beyond consciousness of human beeings.

The Butoh dance was created in the late 50s after World War II, when Japanese artists
refused traditional forms, as well as influences of the Western mass culture. They turned
towards inspirations of their native agricultural mythology, from early Kabuki of the Edo
period as well as from the idea of the theatre of cruelty of Antonin Artaud, Surrealism
and German Expressionism. Their revolt was manifested in works of such artists as the
writer Yukio Mishima, Shuji Terayama and dancer and choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata.
These artists were lightening the officialy ignored, dark aspects of life of Japanese
society.

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