centro teatrale di ricerca - venice Italy

Atsushi Takenouchi
butoh dance workshop
June 29 - July 5, 2006 11.00 - 18.00
butoh procession
july 5, 2006

Atsushi Takenouchi jinen butoh performance
july 7, 2006

workshop for dancers, actors and performers with butoh procession in the streets of Venice.
balance. walking by transferring your weight. live walking, death walking. walking in the various situation with restriction. the way of body operating to make the movement come out from inside. sketch the things in the nature world like living life, animal, natural material by body properly. - one cycle of an embryo, a baby, a child, an adult, an old man. - an insect, a beast, trees, grass, a flower. - a gas, a liquid, a solid, gel, amoeba, an organism, minerals. capturing a conscious movement and an unconscious movement as a dance. dance a fragmental dream. gravitation and floating. various sound and body expression, voice. dance the seasonal body of your own. the process of the metamorphosis. the dance by organic and inorganic contact with other life. how we can be desperate. a collaboration and an improvisation by body and sound. find out your own expression coming from your emotion with focusing on really personal things which is inside of you. this experience-based workshop will give you the opportunity to join the yin yang butoh procession performance for 3-5 hours on the street and some outside spot in venice city through the main and back streets of venice city.

***please bring a costume and/or disguise and shoes that suit the soul you are trying to express. as in yin yang, we can have western and eastern, classics and moderns, extremes of various types. please do not hesitate to bring any kind of costume or disguise. dresses, flashy disguises and bizarre outfits are acceptable.

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. he has been working on his own jinen butoh since 1986 and created solos "tanagokoro", "ginkan", "itteki" as a universal expression of nature, earth, and ancient times and his impressions of the moment, formulated from the people around him, and the environment. he toured japan between 1996 and 1999. he also studied a spirit of the universe under kazuo ohno and yoshito ohno. in 1999 he toured jinen butoh "sun & moon" and led butoh workshops in europe and asia for six months. since autumn 2002 he has been mainly based in europe for one year arts fellowship funded by a japanese government. and he has been working on butoh dance collaboration project with dancers and actors in france, poland and other countries. 2005 july, he presents his solo performance "stone" at theatre golovine in avignon. and choreograph a butoh procession with twenty dancers through avignon city in the festival.

More info: +39415231039 - +393299772284, ctrteatro@virgilio.it - www.ctrteatro.com
More info about Atsushi.T, please go to his website, www.jinen-butoh.com
c.t.r., ex convento ss. cosma e damiano, giudecca 621, venezia Italy