Tuesday, 19 August 2014

BUTOH


New courses at Brighton Natural Health Centre



Suitable for complete beginners and those with experience in dance, movement, somatic disciplines or performing arts.

Starting on Sep. 17th 2014
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm

6-week course = £48 / £42 conc.
drop in £9/£8


- 17 Sep - 22 Oct
- 5 Nov - 10 Dec


Brighton Natural Health Centre. 27 Regent Street.  Brighton BN1 1UL

[photo:  Marco Netto]



Friday, 6 June 2014

NATSU NAKAJIMA - workshop in Brighton


The Brighton butoh babes are just back from Natsu Nakajima's intensive in London, 
and looking forward to sharing with you the teachings of this inspiring, amazing butoh pioneer.

Find details on NATSU NAKAJIMA'S workshop in BRIGHTON here



Thursday, 24 April 2014


SPRING - SUMMER programme

We are preparing a few surprises for you this season.   New workshops (possibly with invited teachers) will be announced soon, as well as our regular Butoh Night special events.

In the meantime, weekly classes are starting soon (30th April) with a new timetable.  

Blue sky and gentle showers*, damp green and bird sounds travelling on the cool breeze ... SPRING is here.  Let's dance! 



* correction : powerful showers!! ... this morning we woke up to mighty lightning and thunder ... that's good material for dance too !!!

Monday, 31 March 2014

outdoors butoh class


** UPDATE Friday 4.4.14
Due to the weather alerts on air pollution, the class on Saturday 5.4.14 will now take place at :

Studio 1. BLANK Studios.  108 North St. Portslade. BN41 1DG
11am - 1 pm  
£10 drop in.

Yes, we're just as disappointed as you are!  ... but no worries, we'll be soon dancing and laughing in the open again, like the wild beings that we are !



see you!

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Join us for the last class of the season, before our Easter break.  



OUTDOORS BUTOH CLASS 
Partnering with nature: exploring an extended sense of self.
 w/Carolina Diaz   drop in £10
open to all 

Meeting point :  Lewes train station 11:00 am (there's a train from Brighton arriving 10:55) 
We will walk to a location by the river.  Back at Lewes station ~3:00 pm.

Bring:  layers, clothes and shoes for all weather conditions, maybe some extra clothes or socks to change / picnic rug, towel or mat / packed lunch and water. 

contact : butohbrighton@gmail.com
07979 367136

* We'll keep an eye on the weather forecast.  Even with a bit of drizzle we will go ahead.  If it rains heavily, we might have to change the venue.  
Alternative venue will be : Studio 1. Blank studios.  108 North St. Portslade. BN41 1DG
If you send us an email with your mobile number, we can notify you by sms on the day.

Hope to see you there!




Sunday, 23 March 2014

Butoh Night 2

19.3.14

The second in our series of Butoh special events in and around Brighton. An evening of live performance and experimental dance film. Co-curated by Butoh Brighton and The Zone. Performers : Carolina Diaz, Bela Emerson, Vv and Al Strachan. Films by : Miriam King, Tamsin Williams, Simon Mclennan, Carolina Diaz and Robert Ross.











Friday, 14 March 2014

butoh night 2 DANCE EXPERIENCE





BUTOH BRIGHTON
presents
Butoh Night 2   DANCE EXPERIENCE

  

Wednesday 19th March 2014
7.30 pm  £5
BLANK Gallery.  108 North St. Portslade BN41 1DG


An evening of live performance and experimental film 
questioning definitions of dance and ideas on, in and around the body



Live performance

SENSITIVE MATTER | MATERIA SENSIBLE.  
Carolina Diaz - Dance
Bela Emerson - Cello and electronics

 TIDE
Vv Victoria - Dance
Al Strachan - Trumpet and electronics


Films
The Zone - programme of experimental dance film curated by The zone.






Wednesday, 5 March 2014

... next classes this month


WEEKLY CLASSES  - March 2014  

Sat. 8th -  w/Carolina.  11am-1pm. Partnering with nature - exploring an extended sense of self.  
Blank Studios (Studio 1).  108 North St. Portslade BN41 1DG. £10  

Sun. 16th - w/Yumino. 6-8pm.  The Marlborough.  4 Prince's St. Brighton BN2 1RD. £10

Sun. 23rd - w/Yumino.  Day workshop in Hastings. 11am-5pm
Red Cross 36-38 Newgate Rd. St Leonards on Sea TN37 6SB  
First 3h. at studio, then we will explore nearby woods. Bring clothes/shoes for all weather and lunch.  £20

Sat. 29th - w/Carolina. 11am-1pm  Partnering with nature - exploring an extended sense of self. 
Blank Studios (Studio 1).  108 North St. Portslade BN41 1DG. £10  


Sat. 5th April - w/Carolina - 11am-3pm  
Partnering with nature - exploring an extended sense of self. Practice in nature.  Outdoor location tbc in Brighton area. Bring clothes/shoes for all weather and lunch. £10
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contact :  butohbrighton@gmail.com

"From the breath of every cell to the explosion of galaxies, the universe is already dancing."

Sunday, 23 February 2014

MARCH 2014





Butoh Workshop 
led by Yael Karavan

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd of  March 11am – 4.30pm 
at The Marlborough Theatre -  4 Prince's Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD

£55- early bird for bookings by the 21st of Feb. /£65 full price afterwards.

'"Again and again we are reborn. It is not enough simply to be born of the mother's womb.  
Many births are necessary. Be reborn always and everywhere. Again and again." 
Tatsumi Hijikata 

Butoh is an avant garde dance philosophy/method that was created in Japan at the end of the 50s by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.
Butoh is not a technique but rather an approach to dance which stems from within us and is connecting us to our essence as well as to nature, the universe, our ancestors and the cycles of life and death.
The main elements that it explores are metamorphoses, dance through imagery, presence, awareness and the tension between opposites. The aim is to free the body from its mundane preconceived set of gestures and movements and thus allowing us to access a deeper and more authentic essence of movement and archetypal expression. 

"My dance is far removed from conventions and techniques, it is the unveiling of the inner life." 
Tatsumi Hijikata 

for more info and registration contact Yael - info@yaelkaravan.com 

About Yael Karavan- www.yaelkaravan.com
Award winning performer, dancer and Artistic director of the Karavan Ensemble, Yael was born in Israel and grew up in Florence, Paris and London. In her dance research she travelled across Japan and Europe to study and work with Butoh masters such as Kazuo Ohno, Tadashi Endo, Carlotta Ikeda, Yumiko Yoshioka, Akiko Motofuji, Ko Morobushi and Katsura Kan, amongst others. She was a member of Tadashi Endo's MaMu Dance Theatre for nearly 8 years and of Ten-Pen-Chi led by Yumiko Yoshioka for 3 years. 
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WEEKLY CLASSES in March -  

Sat. 8th -  w/Carolina.  11am-1pm. Partnering with nature - exploring an extended sense of self.  
Blank Studios (Studio 1).  108 North St. Portslade BN41 1DG. £10  

Sun. 16th - w/Yumino. 6-8pm.  The Marlborough.  4 Prince's St. Brighton BN2 1RD. £10

Sun. 23rd - w/Yumino.  Day workshop in Hastings. 11am-5pm
Red Cross 36-38 Newgate Rd. St Leonards on Sea TN37 6SB  
First 3h. at studio, then we will explore nearby woods. Bring clothes/shoes for all weather and lunch.  £20

Sat. 29th - w/Carolina. 11am-1pm  Partnering with nature - exploring an extended sense of self. 
Blank Studios (Studio 1).  108 North St. Portslade BN41 1DG. £10  


Sat. 5th April - w/Carolina - 11am-3pm  
Partnering with nature - exploring an extended sense of self. Practice in nature.  Outdoor location tbc in Brighton area. Bring clothes/shoes for all weather and lunch. £10
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contact :  butohbrighton@gmail.com

"From the breath of every cell to the explosion of galaxies, the universe is already dancing."



Monday, 10 February 2014

The launch of the SPRING SEASON !!


No more waiting!  Today we're launching our Spring Term calendar.  

To mark the start of the new season, we'll open with an intensive weekend workshop led by Yael Karavan.

Weekly training with Yumino Seki and Carolina Diaz, dancing in nature experience,  

... and a very special evening featuring live performance and experimental film, with some interesting guests. 

More information below.  Some details still to be confirmed, updates coming soon.







MARCH Sat. 1st & Sun. 2nd - butoh weekend workshop with YAEL KARAVAN.  The Marlborough Theatre. 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD  £55- early bird for bookings by the 21st of Feb. /£65 full price afterwards.11am-4:30pm.  Contact info@yaelkaravan.com 

MARCH Sat. 8th. - butoh class with CAROLINA DIAZ. Blank Studio 1. 108 North St. Portslade BN41 1DG   11am-1pm  - Carolina will lead two classes in preparation for the work in nature at the end of term.  These can be taken separately, but if you'll be taking part in the class in nature, is strongly recommended you take both as there will be a progression in the work, leading to the experience outdoors.  £10  To book your place contact carolina.books@gmail.com

MARCH Sun. 16th -  butoh class with YUMINO SEKI. The Marlborough Theatre. 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD  6-8 pm  £10  Contact yumino@talk21.com 

MARCH Wed. 19th - ** BUTOH NIGHT EVENT ** - An evening of LIVE PERFORMANCE and EXPERIMENTAL DANCE FILM.  Co-hosted by The Zone. Blank Gallery, 108 North St. Portslade BN41 1DG.  £5  Door 7:30 pm.  Contact butohbrighton@gmail.com

MARCH Sun.  23rd. - butoh class with YUMINO SEKI.  11-5pm.  - Red Cross (Hastings)
36-38 Newgate Rd, St.Leonards on Sea TN37 6SB (nearest station, St. Leonards Warrior Sq).
First 3 hours at the studio then we will explore nearby woods.  Please bring clothes/shoes for all weather conditions and lunch. £20   Contact yumino@talk21.com

MARCH Sat. 29th - butoh class with CAROLINA DIAZ. Blank Studio 1. 108 North St. Portslade BN41 1DG   11am-1pm  - Second class in preparation for work in nature.  £10  To book your place contact : carolina.books@gmail.com

APRIL 5th. - butoh class & improvisation in nature with CAROLINA DIAZ.  11am-3pm.  Outdoor location to be confirmed (Brighton area).  Bring clothes/shoes for all weather conditions and lunch.  £10 Contact carolina.books@gmail.com  

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A few words from Yael about Butoh :

'"Again and again we are reborn. It is not enough simply to be born of the mother's womb. Many births are necessary. Be reborn always and everywhere. Again and again." 
Tatsumi Hijikata 

Butoh is an avant garde dance philosophy/method that was created in Japan at the end of the 50s by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.
Butoh is not a technique but rather an approach to dance which stems from within us and is connecting us to our essence as well as to nature, the universe, our ancestors and the cycles of life and death.
The main elements that it explores are metamorphoses, dance through imagery, presence, awareness and the tension between opposites. The aim is to free the body from its mundane preconceived set of gestures and movements and thus allowing us to access a deeper and more authentic essence of movement and archetypal expression. 

"My dance is far removed from conventions and techniques, it is the unveiling of the inner life."   Tatsumi Hijikata


Friday, 7 February 2014

Spring Term - 2014

Thanks to all who attended our first Butoh Night event of the year!!  This date coincided with the Chinese New Year and Imbolc in the pagan calendar, the time of the year when the first signs of Spring begin to appear.  It was a very special evening, and certainly marking a new beginning for Butoh Brighton after a period of inactivity (and much expectation).  Happy wooden horse year everybody!!

At the moment, we are giving the final touches to our Spring Term calendar, which will be released in the next few days.  An interesting programme including regular classes, a full-on workshop, dance performances and more.

Stay in touch also through our facebook page and mailing list.

xx
BBBs
(the Brighton Butoh Babes)
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Butoh Night #01
01.02.14  
BLANK Studios & Gallery.  Portslade

         


 



 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

BUTOH EVENING - ** new event ** 01.02.14

Join us for an evening of Butoh films and discussion, in preparation for our new season of regular classes

An opportunity to learn more about this avant-garde art form, share information and experiences, and foster a sense of community around our passion for all things Butoh!

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Programme will more or less revolve around ...

- Butoh - origins, history
- Tatsumi Hijikata / Kazuo Ohno
- Butoh around the world - variations - individual interpretations
- What is Butoh??




BUTOH EVENING  -  #01

Saturday 1st February 2014
7.00 pm

BLANK Studios & Gallery.  
108 North St. Portslade  BN41 1DG



** Open bar 

** Donations on the door.

Don't be put off by the word Portslade!  BLANK is really close to Hove's New Church Rd and Portland Rd.  and just a short walk from the main bus routes :  1- 1A- 6 - 49 and others.  Free parking on street.  




Butoh classes will resume on Spring Term - 2nd half term  2014

contact :  butohbrighton@gmail.com

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