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Summer Intensive JINEN Butoh
17 days workshop in Toscana
by Atsushi Takenouchi, live music by Hiroko Komiya
  Sunday 12th - Tuesday 28th July 2020
1st part ; Studio workshop & site specific performance / 12-19 morning.07
2nd part ; JINEN Butoh camp in nature 1,200m high mountain / 19-28.07
*There is Early bird reduction if you make registration & deposit before May 12th!

photo  by Elisa Tagliati                                                                                               photo by Hiroko Komiya

                  photo  by Elisa Tagliati                                                                                 photo  by Hiroko Komiya

    photo  by Hiroko Komiya

Meeting with our own body,
 observing our own breathing,heart beats,
layer of skin, the inner movements arise.
During1week, first 5days at Spazio NU studio, and final
2days site specific performance at Minerva Temple,
and group improvisation/Butoh procession through
Pontedera city.

Then we move into the deep nature side
 1,200 meter high mountain area with forest, river, lake,
  we dance with sun, wind, flower, water, fire, trees, stones,
sunrise and moon. On final 1-2 days each participants

presentation of solo and group improvisation.

Summer ws Video>> https://youtu.be/ku2esWnhC-4                                       
photo at studio >>>> http://jinen-butoh.blogspot.it/2013/10/archive-photo-3wks-summer-workshop-at.html
photo in nature >>>> http://jinen-butoh.blogspot.it/2013/10/archive-photo-2013-summer-3wks-jinen.html
photo site specific >>>http://jinen-butoh.blogspot.it/2013/10/archive-photo-2013-summer-3wks-jinen_21.html 

Any small life has own life time.
 The butterfly life has birth and death in the short arch of time.
Nights and days, their whole life or one measure. As the butterfly feels whole life in this 17days,
 we explore how deep we feel our own life and presence through this term. At the same time,
 we explore how we express it in front of audience through this Butoh workshop.

  photo by Hiroko Komiya

“Dance is devotion to life.” 
I learned this while 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 got my body from the earth. I got my life from the sun and the moon, my parents, my friends and
my love. So I’ll return the gifts to these universes. I’ll return them to others through a dancing body
and soul. When I see a tiny flower selflessly, I meet a dance filled with the joy of “life.” And then,
my body is filled up with the water of “life.” The seeds of memory inside me become a bud.

The sounds of wind are 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. As we travel, remind 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 of “relics of life”

 holding artifice and nature-on earth.
                                                                                          JINEN Butoh  Atsushi Takenouchi


photo  by Elisa Tagliati                                                                                                               photo  by Hiroko Komiya

photo  by Hiroko Komiya       

Conducter : Atsushi Takenouchi, live music: Hiroko Komiya, Assistant: Maruska Ronchi
Date and time : Sunday 12th - Tuesday 28th July, 2020
*This workshop is for dancers,actors,performers, person who has physical training back ground.
*It is desirable to have Butoh dance/ workshop experience in the past, since it is intensive residency
Butoh workshop.

At: studio Spazio NU, via Firenze 42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI) Italy      
1,200m high mountain area in Toscana with forest, river, flower field, stone field, lake.

     site specific location. see reference link >>>http://www.tempiodiminerva.com/
* Depending on the weather and other condition etc, we might change the location or time schedule for workshop.

Preparation :  
   We will send you the list of prepartion when you register for this course.

photo by Hiroko Komiya

Accommodation and food : Arranged by Spazio NU. the detailed info will be announced when
you contact. And camping in the nature. Food will be prepared with Vegetarian meal with
using mostly organic and from local products.

Schedule :
Everyday 7-9 hours ( time will be announced ) **Arrival day and moving to mountain day, departure
day,it become few hours of practice. 

*In the nature, as the final presentation, we will have long performance day with each participants
 solo/duo and group improvisation.

Register / Reservation:    **Early bird reduction, if you make deposit before May 12th!
Please contact to butoh.spazionu@gmail.com  to ask practical information and register form. And
pleaes follow the method of register and payment.

photo  by Elisa Tagliati                                                                                                                                                                            photo Elisa Tagilati
photo  by Elisa Tagliati                                                                                               photo  by Hiroko Komiya
    photo by La Cucina Errante - Chef Marco Gambarri                                                          photo by Hiroko Komiya
< Contact >
SPAZIO NU – DANCE & MOVEMENT   -via Firenze  42/A – 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy
email: butoh.spazionu@gmail.com   http://www.spazionu.com

  photo by globe  Jinen                                                          photo  by Studio Valos                                               

photo  by Globe Jinen    
Atsushi Takenouchi (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 site-specific
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.

Hiroko Komiya (www.jinen-butoh.com/hiroko_profile_e.html)
Creates sounds from various objects, like water, stones, metal bowls, toys and voice. Her music is
designed to let the sound come naturally from each object, instrument, as if they are breathing and
whispering of each life. She regularly accompanies Butoh dance performance by Atsushi Takenouchi.

<<<<Italian short text >>>>

photo  by Hiroko Komiya

Atsushi Takenouchi
  “Dance is devotion to life “
   “La danza è devozione alla vita… Questo l’ho imparato viaggiando attraverso i campi
della natura chiamati  JINEN, non è mai cambiato dai tempi antichi e non cambierà mai.
Ciò significa che vorrei danzare la “mia vita “e l’istante presente, che dura per sempre.
Ho ricevuto il mio corpo dalla terra. Ho ricevuto la mia vita dal sole e dalla luna, dai miei genitori
e amici e dall’amore, così restituisco questi doni all’Universo e agli altri attraverso la danza del mio
corpo e della mia anima. Quando vedo un piccolo fiore, incontro una danza piena della gioia
della vita. Il mio corpo è pieno dell’acqua della vita e i semi della memoria depositati in me,
germogliano. Il suono dei venti è il sussurrare della terra, il suono dei minerali è il borbottio delle
macchine. Udiamo i suoni dell’universo attraverso le esplosioni, i rumori e il silenzio.
Migliaia di suoni, portano la nostra anima lontano verso un mondo sconosciuto, viaggiano con noi
e ci ricordano di danze dimenticate, sul sole e sulla luna, in ogni posto del mondo giovani uomini
cantano canti eterni. Cominciamo una festa antica e moderna dedicata alle “reliquie della vita”,
che abbracci l’artificiale e il naturale presente sulla terra”.     JINEN BUTOH Atsushi Takenouchi



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