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

         


 



 

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