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butoh workshop


Atsushi Takenouchi
in Oslo, Norway.

"Jinen Butoh is to join together with all the life that are already dancing, to dance with the flow of the universe that is Jinen. We remove the wall of consciousness that perceives dance as the individual " I " dancing. We are dancing with, and are danced by , the Jinen, accepting all the environment and conditions around us as Jinen."
A. Takenouchi

The workshop will find place from 10-13 of december.
From 10-18 hours.
(Short break around 12, and lunsj break around 14.30)

Total 32 hours.
We are confirming the space these days, it will for sure be in Oslo sentrum.
(Will send you exact info as soon as possible)

*For more information about price and inscription please send us a mail or tlf/watsup
Tove- Elena(tlf7watsup): atsushibarcelona@gmail.com
+47 47728920

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 sitespecific 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. Joining in festival such as Avignon festival, Paris Butoh festival, NY Butoh festival, he has been presenting his solo piece. At the same time, he also collaborates with film. The recent work in Alaska and Hawaii, “Ridden by nature” environmental art film will be completed soon.

Hiroko Komiya:
expresses the image which comes from the air, space, movements, own inner body, own deep memory and transforms it into the sound without bound melody or rhythm. She plays objects sounds and uses voice. For the sounds, she plays natural material; such as water, stone, bamboo, sea shells, and percussion; metal bowls, bells and object. Her musical concept is to remind us that there is hidden beautiful sound and wonderful music inside the nature material or objects themselves, and bring out these sounds from them. Her musical approach is filled with deep respects for the nature elements and various objects, and it enables her to play her own original music. Her sounds are said as if it’s blowing a new life into the objects around us, and her expression evokes new sensation to the breath or movement of listeners. As for the voice, her voice arises from inner body, and at the same time brings back our lost memories.
She has started working in Butoh dance Unit Globe JINEN Atsushi Takenouch as musician since 1999, by joining his six months JINEN Butoh Europe tour. Since then, all his works and live performances are played and created by her live music. Being based in Europe since 2002, she has been playing performance and making concert in France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Holland, etc. and also touring to U.S.A, Canada, Chile, India, Thailand, Cambodia and Japan, etc. mostly with JINEN Butoh project. As well as performance, she makes live music also for Butoh dance workshop for dancers, actors, the disabled, and children in Japan, Europe, and other countries.

What is Jinen?
"Jinen is an old Japanese word. Its meaning encompasses ALL that is even larger than nature. In the West, "Man" exists above "Nature," and maintains and protects it. Above Man, there is "God". In other words, there is a separation between Nature, Man, and God. Jinen expresses the perception of the universe before such a separation occurred. In ALL things there lives god. God is the "Flow of the River of the Universe" that embraces the sun and moon, and the earth that is the origin of the birthing of all Nature including Man. God lives within man, plants, animals, even in man-made things like houses. Jinen is the word that describes the universe, its' origin and natural course. All things connect to this river, and are part of the river of Jinen.

Man generally receives beautiful forms from Nature, such as the plants or animals. However, many forces of nature, such as huge earthquakes that I have experienced myself, destroy people, organisms and nature. This is the breath of this planet. This is also the swirl of the River of the Universe that embraces all life and death, light and dark..

This is Jinen. There is nothing Man can do. All that I was able to do after the earthquake was to live with the people who had encountered live and death, and to pray and dance with them. Inside Jinen, the helpless life force embrace life and death, feel that even such life and death are connected to all things, and dance a prayer. This view of nature has already existed in the art forms created by ancient people. Every life form performs the dance of life and death by being alive. All things are dancing with Jinen.
" Atsushi Takenouchi

<Contact booking>Tove- Elena(tlf7watsup): atsushibarcelona@gmail.com
+47 47728920


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