by Nelli Poulopoulou)
Meeting the nature of southwest Peloponnesus we shall explore the
the body and nature and shall discover how body movement
rises and transforms into dance.
Within these 7 days we shall work
with elements such as: body's gravity in relation to movement and balance,
the transmission from internal to external state, invisible and visible,
conscious and unconscious movement,
a dialogue between the body and the
environment using improvisation along with Butoh's basic techniques.
workshop takes place in nature at an appropriately arranged space.
day a presentation and improvisation will be made in nature at a specific place
of Neda river.
Live music by Hiroko Komiya will accompany the workshop
The seminar addresses to
dancers, actors, performers and to people who love body and movement.
Atsushi Takenouchi Profile
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 will present his solo performance "Stone" in Avignon
festival (France), and choreograph a Butoh procession with dancers through
Avignon city in the festival.
" Dance is devotion of life"
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 "my life", to the
moment, and to now which lasts forever.
I've got my body from the earth.
I've got my life from the sun and the moon, my parents, my friends and my love.
Then I'll return the
gifts to these universe. I'll 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 " life". And then, my body is filled up with water of "
life". 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
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. Let's begin an ancient and modern fete at
" relics of life"
holding artificial and nature−on earth. JINEN
Butoh Atsushi Takenouchi
Giannitsohori, Hlia, Peloponnese:
26250 - 61200, 61575, Fax: 61200
By car :Taking the national road of Athens-Kalamata 35 kilometers after
Megalopoli you should turn right towards Kyparissia.
shall arrive at Kalo Nero turn right towards Pyrgos and after 11 kilometers you will be at Giannitsohori where
the camping is located.
By bus : approx
2.5 hours from Athens, and train also available
Space morphology: Flat ground, roads
covered with pebbles. Tents' spaces: with ground, grass and sand.
Nature: Olive trees and pine trees shade the area. Big pine trees are also
along the beach..
Other elements: The buildings
maintain a traditional character.
Beach: Sandy with sand hills,
200 mtrs width and 30 kilometers long.
Check this site for a detailed
Emilia Bouriti, tel. +30 6938707706,
Marina Sigala, tel. +30
mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Organized by "Syn+Ergasia"
Emilia Bouriti , Natassa Poulopoulou
and Marina Sigala