Motimaru / Dance Company

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Workshop




Concept:
"kara-da" (からだ) means body in Japanese. "kara" means emptiness and "da" means standing or existence. This is how Japanese have been considering what the body is, or... who we really are. Here, it is not talking only about Japanese culture, but the universal reality of the existence.
What we are looking for is a form which is not bound by traditions that is losing reality for us in this rapidly changing time, nor some stylized genre, but one which is liberate and connected to this very principle of our existence. Form of Soul.
But, how? What is most important is a method. What is demanded in the contemporary dance scene nowadays must not be solely struggling with new intellectual concepts, but a concrete innovative method that gives possibility and variety of new authentic dance language. The main seed of the search comes from Kazuo Ohno dance studio -methods of the son Yoshito Ohno, who is conveying the essence of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. In their works, we can find not the styles (white painting, grotesqueness, etc.), but the way to experience the universal reality of our body-mind-space through dance, and to embody everything such as paintings, sculptures, music, and any existences into dance. Moreover, the method has been further developed through the practice and fieldwork researches of traditional and ritual dances in Bali, Tibetan area in Nepal, and India.
The intention of the workshop is not to spread “butoh” or some certain style, but to bloom a lotus in the mud of this often-misunderstood culture, and polish it to dedicate to contemporary performing arts and all cultures by inviting participants to fundamental approach to body-mind-space and to create each own dance, art, and life.


Objectives:
- Sharpening and opening the perception of body-mind-space
- Developing inner connection of physical structure
- Discovering the relation between body and mind
- Discovering unlimited diversity of movements and qualities of body-mind-space
- Resulting in developing the relationship between body-space-nature-things-people

Menu:
The contents of the workshop vary in each workshops, but main structure of the workshop are divided in 4 stages as below:

① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind)
- Yoga Asana
- Body-scanning
- Joint[ing]
- Space-expansion

② Basic movements
- Standing
- Walking
- Twisting
- Standing and sinking
- Falling and re-standing
- Inner connection in anatomical structure
- Inner connection in subtle energy structure
- Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)

③ Metamorphose(Exploring unlimited diversity of different qualities of body-mind-space)
③-1 Physical Level
- Different textures of body

③-2 Meta-physical Level
- Embodying visual images (paintings, video arts, natural elements)
- Embodying sounds


④ Creating a performance
- Duo/group play
- Inner Process of building solo/group performances (materials and scores)
- Time (continuity, flow, discontinuity, suspension)
- Minimal and maximal polarities - Relationship with music, objects, and costumes
- Coming into the space, disappearing from the space
- Composition and structured improvisation



Schedule:

2018


* 1st - 3rd June 2018 (Sydney, Australia)
3days Intensive Workshop
registration: creativityconnections@gmail.com


* 6th August - 2nd September 2018 (Berlin, Germany)
1month Intensive Workshop & performance creation
registration: info@motimaru.net

All the other schedules will be updated soon





2017
* 11th,12th February 2017 (Tokyo, Japan)
2days Intensive workshop
at Gallery Ame
registration: tanakay@gmail.com


* 18th,19th February 2017 (Osaka, Japan)
2days Intensive workshop
at Atelier ♭
registration: tanakay@gmail.com


*29th, 30th April 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
2days Intensive Workshop
Tatwerk (Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin Gewerbehof Aufgang 1, 3. OG)
registration: info@motimaru.net


*27th - 28th May 2017 (Antwerp, Belgium)
2days Intensive Workshop
registration: sofieannbracke@gmail.com


*15th - 16th July 2017 (Maastricht, Holland)
2days Intensive Workshop
registration: miekeverhooren@home.nl


* 31st July - 27th August 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
1month Intensive Workshop & performance creation
registration: info@motimaru.net


*14th - 15th October 2017 (Bergen, Norway)
2days Intensive Workshop
registration: asashimada@gmail.com


*21st - 22nd October 2017 (Basel, Switzerland)
2days Intensive Workshop
registration: laetitia.reymond@gmx.ch


*1st - 5th November 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
5days Intensive Workshop “contextualizing Tatsumi Hijikata’s text and method”
registration: info@motimaru.net


*24th - 26th November 2017 (Antwerp, Belgium)
3days Intensive Workshop
registration: info@sofieannbracke.be





2016


* 13th,14th February 2016 (Tokyo, Japan)
2days Intensive workshop
at Art Gallery Yudo (3 Chome-20-21 Shimoochiai, Shinjuku, Tokyo )
registration: info@motimaru.net


* 20th,21st February 2016 (Kyoto, Japan)
2days Intensive workshop
at IkiIki culture center
registration: ARTandBODYWORKS@gmail.com


* 30th March - 3rd April 2016 (Köln, Germany)
5days Intensive workshop
at Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)


* 1st - 29th July 2016 (Berlin, Germany)
1month Intensive Workshop & performance creation
at Motimaru Dance Atelier
registration: info@motimaru.net


*10th, 11th, 12th September 2016 (Santorini, Greece)
2days Intensive Workshop
at Babel Studio(Pori beach, Santorini island)
(There will be accommodations in Babel Studio in front of the beach)
registration: babelstudio1@gmail.com Click Here


*1st, 2nd October 2016 (Catania, Italy)
2days Intensive Workshop
at Zo -Centro Culture Contemporanee, P.le Asia ,6 CataniaClick Here
registration: mariza76@hotmail.it


*15th-16th October 201 (Berlin, Germany)
Master Class of Mitsuyo Uesugi (www.uesugimitsuyo.com)
2 days Intensive workshop
at Tatwerk (Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin Gewerbehof Aufgang 1, 3. OG)
registration: info@motimaru.net


*28th - 30th October 2016 (Antwerp, Belgium)
3days Intensive Workshop
registration: sofieannbracke@gmail.com


*4th-6th November 2016 (Budapest, Hungary)
3days Intensive workshop
at Jurányi House (1027, BUDAPEST Jurányi u. 1)
registration: Yelena Hrotko +3670 536 06 15 / yelena.x@gmail.com


*12th-13th November 2016 (Monza, Italy)
2days Intensive Workshop
at Fiore del Risveglio Click Here
Place to Sleep: Click Here
registration: sara.pulici@gmail.com


*18th - 20th November 2016 (Bruxelles, Belgium)
3days Intensive Workshop
registration: bart@bartwalter.nl


*25th-27th November 2016 (Oulu, Finland)
3days Intensive workshop
registration: Henna Hanhineva 358(0)407423266 / henna.hanhinneva@gmail.com


*10th, 11th December 2016 (Berlin, Germany)
2days Intensive Workshop
Tatwerk (Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin Gewerbehof Aufgang 1, 3. OG)
registration: info@motimaru.net





2015


* Weekly thematic laboratory in April 2015 (Berlin, Germany)
- April 4th 14:00-19:00 "Body scanning & Joint[ing]"
- April 11th 14:00-19:00 "Capturing space"
- April 18th 14:00-19:00 "Standing"
- April 25th 14:00-19:00 "Walking"
at Motimaru Dance Atelier (Prenzlauerberg, Berlin)
registration: info@motimaru.net


* 1st-3rd May 2015 (Berlin, Germany)
3days Intensive workshop of "SENSITIVE DANCE" by Kea Tonetti and Tivitavi(Click Here)
Motimaru invites very helpful work for dancers, actors, performers, therapists, researchers and all people that wish to regenerate their body and energy
About SENSITIVE DANCE(Click Here)
at Dock11 (Kastanienallee 79, Berlin )
registration: info@motimaru.net


* 26th-28th June 2015 (Maastricht, Holland)
3days Intensive workshop
at Studio AINSI(Lage Kanaaldijk 112/113 Maastricht)
registration: miekeverhooren@home.nl Click Here)


* 3rd-12th July 2015 (Berlin, Germany)
10days Intensive workshop (creating group performance at the end)
at Motimaru Dance Atelier (Prenzlauerberg)
registration: info@motimaru.net


* 24th August-2nd September 2015 (Santorini, Greece)
10days Intensive workshop (creating group performance at the end)
There will be accommodation in Babel Studio in front of the beach, and we will cook Greek cuisine together by turns with fresh vegetables from the island. Please contact below for the details.
at Babel Studio(Pori beach, Santorini island)
registration: babelstudio1@gmail.com Click Here


* 4th-6th September 2015 (Basel, Switzerland)
3days Intensive workshop
at TanzRaum WWpp(Warteck pp, Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel)Click Here
registration : Studerus Silvia (silvia_studerus@hotmail.com)


* 9th-13th September 2015 (Oulu, Finland)
5days Intensive workshop (Public presentation of a group performance at the end)
at OuDance Festival(Kotkantie 1, Oulu)Click Here
registration : maritta.laesmaa(at)jojo.fi


* 2nd-4th October 2015 (Antwerp, Belgium)
3days Intensive workshop (creating group performance at the end)
registration: sofieannbracke@gmail.com


* 16th-18th October 2015 (Maastricht, Holland)
3days Intensive workshop
at Studio AINSI(Lage Kanaaldijk 112/113 Maastricht)
registration: miekeverhooren@home.nl Click Here)


* 23rd-25th October 2015 (Wien, Austria)
3days Intensive workshop
at Tanz*Hotel(Zirkusgasse 35/4-6, 1020 Wien)
registration : office@danimayu.com


* 15th November 2015 (Prague, Czech Republic)
1 day Intensive workshop
at Druna (http://www.druna.cz)
registration: druna@druna.cz


* 20th-22nd November 2015 (Bergen, Norway)
3days Intensive workshop
registration: sofjansson3@gmail.com


* 27th-29th November 2015 (Oslo, Norway)
3days Intensive workshop (Following the workshop, there will be performance creation and presentation on 30th November-2nd December)
registration: butohlab@outlook.com)


* 4th-6th December 2015 (Turku, Finland)
3days Intensive workshop
at Barker Theatre (Virusmäentie 65, Turku) / www.barkerteatteri.fi
registration: korpi-anttila@hotmail.com


* 19th-20th Dec 2015 (Berlin, Germany)
2days Intensive workshop
at Tatwerk (Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin Gewerbehof Aufgang 1, 3. OG)
registration: info@motimaru.net





2014

* 3days Intensive workshop in Katoomba, Australia, 9th-11th May, 2014(performance on 8th May in the same venue)
at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
registration: Click Here


* 5days Intensive workshop in Bruxelles, 28th May-1st June, 2014
at Studio l'envers(Huidenvettersstraat 87, 1000 Bruxelles)
registration: Click Here


* 3days Intensive workshop in Istanbul, Turkey, 13th-15th June, 2014(performance on 11th, 12th June in the same venue)
at Kumbaraci50 (Click Here)
registration: gulhan@altidansonra.com / +90 532 2555580


* 3days Intensive workshop in Oslo 20th-22nd June, 2014
at Kvadratenstudio (Click Here)
registration : hen.blakstad@gmail.com


* 2days Intensive workshop in Berlin 5th, 6th July, 2014
at Studio142(Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 1. OG rechts, Raum 142 10997 Berlin)
registration: info@motimarubutohdance.com


After the 2days workshop in Berlin, there will be Sound Harmonization guided by Tivitavi Roberto Papini from 20:00 6th July.
And 7th, 8th July, 2014 "Sounds of the body, Sings of the heart"
Butoh, Sensitive Dance & Voice workshop by Kea Tonetti, voice and live music by Tivitavi Roberto Papini
details and registration : info@spaziocontinuum.it (Click Here)


* 3days Intensive workshop in Rome, Italy 11th-13th July, 2014
at Duncan3.0(Via Anassimandro 15, zona Pigneto, Roma)
registration: Click Here


* 3days Intensive workshop in Ludwigsburg, Germany, 18th-20th July, 2014
at Tanz- und Theaterwerkstatt(Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne, Hindenburgstrasse 29, 71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany)
Click Here)


* 5days Intensive workshop in Maastricht, Holland, 6th-10th August, 2014(performance on 12th Aug. in the same venue)
at Studio AINSI(Lage Kanaaldijk 112/113 Maastricht)
registration: miekeverhooren@home.nl Click Here)


* 5days Intensive workshop in Santorini, Greek, 26th-30th August, 2014
at Babel Studio(Pori beach, Santorini island)
There will be set price for foods and accomodation all together. Please contact below for the details.
registration: babelstudio1@gmail.com Click Here


* 3days Intensive workshop in Antwerp 12th-14th September, 2014
at Carwash Theater(Sergeyselstraat 42, 2000 Antwerpen)
registration: gert & maggie : hartenmagie@hotmail.com


* 3days Intensive workshop in Bergen 26th-28th September, 2014
at European-Yoga Bergen(Eldoradogården, Olav Kyrres gate 28, 5015 Bergen, Norway)
Click Here
registration: Asa Shimada : asashimada@gmail.com


* 3days Intensive workshop in Basel 3rd-5th October, 2014
at TanzRaum WWpp(Warteck pp, Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel)
Click Here
registration : Studerus Silvia : silvia_studerus@hotmail.com


* 3days Intensive workshop in Wien 7th-9th November, 2014
at Tanz*Hotel(Zirkusgasse 35/4-6, 1020 Wien)
registration : office@danimayu.com


* 3days Intensive workshop in Berlin 5th-7th December, 2014
at Motimaru Atelier(Prenzlauerberg, Berlin)
registration : info@motimarubutohdance.com