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JINEN Butoh 4 months school
with Atsushi Takenouchi
(2018 December  – 2019 March) 
Monthly Weekend 2 days Butoh Course
 -English TEXT IS BELOW  -

  Laboratorio di danza Butoh
un week-end al mese 
-Spazio NU /Pontedera/Italia
da dicember 2018 a marzo 2019 (Spazio NU /Pontedera/Italia)

 photo by Tomohisa Saito.

Nel moto circolare della vita, vediamo luci ed ombre, le stagioni che si trasformano, la morte e la vita. Abbracciamo entrambe queste parti. Attraverso la danza, i confini che separano interno ed esterno del nostro corpo si dissolvono. Poi cominciamo a sentire che tutta la natura è il nostro corpo, e nello stesso tempo che il nostro corpo è una parte dell'universo. Con questa consapevolezza, siamo in grado di trasformarci in vari animali, piante e altre forme di vita. O siamo in grado di trasformarci in stati fondamentali della materia (solido, liquido, gas e plasma). Collegare la nostra memoria profonda con tutti questi elementi, collegandoci alla memoria della terra. Abbracciare tutte le tue diverse emozioni attraverso il Butoh. E trovare il modo di stare in piedi e ballare, come la verità della tua vita, che non è nascosta dietro a nulla. Questo è il tuo vero fiore, il tuo vero Butoh.
                                                                                                                                           Atsushi Takenouchi


JINEN Butoh 4 months school
with Atsushi Takenouchi
(2018 December  – 2019 March)  
Monthly Weekend 2 days Butoh Course

-Spazio NU

Butoh: Atsushi Takenouchi , Accompanied by live music: Hiroko Komiya , Assistant: Maruska Ronchi

Final event : solo Butoh presentation of the participants

 photo by Tomohisa Saito.

<Monthly Weekend Course Date>
2018 Dec  8-9

2019 Jan  4-5-6

2019 Feb  2-3

2019 Mar  2-3

In the life circulation, we see lights and shadows, transforming seasons, death and life. We embrace this both sides. Through dance, the borders separating between inside and outside of our body will fade away. Then we start feeling that all nature is our body, and same time our body is a part of the universe. With this consciousness, we are able to transform into various animal and green plants and life. Or we are able to transform into the fundamental states of matter (solid, liquid, gas and plasma). Link our deep memory with all these elements, link to the memory of the earth. Embrace your all different emotion through Butoh. And find way to stand and dance, as the truth of your life, which is not hidden anything behind. This is your real flower, your real Butoh.
Atsushi Takenouchi

-Every month 1 weekend ( Priority is 4 month full monthly participants. But it is also possible to join just 1 month or several months. )
-This course will be hold together with monthly 10days Butoh course participants.
-Final month : solo Butoh creation and presentation of all participants

 photo by Pagratis Pagratidis                                                                     photo by studio VALOS                                                                    photo by Yayoi Ogata                                         

Hour; Saturday (15:00-21:00), Sunday (9:30-17:30)  
course language : English  ( there is Italian translator )
meeting appointment : Please arrive at Spazio NU by 13pm on Saturday. Registering and payment is on your arrival.
 Previous day accommodation is available. Please contact us in advance.       

course at : Spazio NU - DANCE & MOVEMENT

Requirement : This Butoh course is for dancers, actors, performers, person who makes training physical  expression.
 Desirable to have Butoh workshop experience.

Registration : First Register / Reservation:
- First, Please contact to butoh.spazionu@gmail.com  to ask practical information and register form.
1.Send deposit as part of course fee, and payment receipt by email. Then we keep your place.
2.Next, fill in the register form(2pages), send back us. Registration will be confirmed after this 1.2 step.
*The priority is whole 4 month course register. But please contact also for 2 or 1 month register.


“ 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 stillness.
 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.

    Atsushi Takenouchi


Atsushi Takenouchi / JINEN Butoh ( www.jinen-butoh.com)
 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 studied a spirit of the universe under 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/ object sound, percussion and voice  (www.jinen-butoh.com/hiroko_profile_e.html)
Expresses the sound from the air, space, movements, inner body, memory and transforms into the sound without bound melody or rhythm. Plays object sounds; stone, water, sea shells, toys, daily life objects and percussion; metal bowls, bells and voice. Her musical idea is to remind us there is subtle hidden voice and whispering of each object themselves around us. She let them out in resonance with respects for them. Her sounds are said as if it’s blowing a new life into the objects, and her expression evokes new sensation to the breath or movement of listeners. As for the voice, her voice arises from inner body and brings back our lost memories. Since 1999, she regularly accompanies Butoh dance performance and workshop of Atsushi Takenouchi as musician. Apart from dance, she collaborates also with film, sculptor, painter, poet, story teller, costume designer, various artists for exhibition, installation, etc.

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