Atsushi Takenouchi JINEN Butoh sol performance

  SKIN  - improvisation #0-

October 24th(Wed) 7.15pm

Does my skin separate me from the external world ? 

Magma, underground bedrock, surface soil, 
the atmosphere, the magnetosphere - the layers of the earth.

Membrane of cells, internal organs, muscles, bones, and the body…
a wave of emotion, a layer of energy… aura
 - the inner and outer layer of our body.
Perhaps there is no boundary between me and my environment.
There is only the sensation from the many layers of skin.

The life of the moment, the dance begins with this layered sensation.

                                                                          Atsushi Takenouchi

                                                                                             photo byKONRONSHA


                  竹之内 淳志

at Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3.
(Bethnal Green or Mile End tube) 
Butoh :  Atsushi Takenouchi
Live music :  Hiroko Komiya 
( stone, water, bamboo, metal ball, bells, percussion and voice )

7 Trinity Rise london SW2 2QP



Atsushi Takenouchi Jinen Butoh Workshop
for dancers, actors and performers.

October 25th-28th 11am - 5pm   
venue: LBAC Eastbourne House, Bullards Place E2

bookings: 02086741518

Inside workshop

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.

  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. 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. he has taught workshops on 4 previous occasions for Butoh Uk and also performed 3 times in Uk , twice in duets with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie.