Butohsf presents Mari Osanai from Japan this April 2017
This is a unique opportunity to explore the Noguchi Taiso work with a master teacher. All levels of experience are welcome.Â
Noguchi Taiso (Water Body movement) has been widely appreciated and incorporated/integrated into Butoh movement practice.Â
Mari Osanaiâ€™s workshop focuses on Noguchi Taiso combined with the influences of her early training in Tai Chi, western dance methods, traditional folk dance in Aomori, Japan (her birthplace), and the connection between oneâ€™s thoughts and sensation of weight. Osanaiâ€™s approach to movement research and exploration begins with a heightened awareness of gravityâ€™s influence on the body and the bodyâ€™s connection with the center of the earth. Exercises in the workshop train the body to embrace its weight and heighten its sensitivity to move from its most relaxed and receptive state. Starting with images, such as washing the body with water, air, sunlight, workshop participants will discover the bodyâ€™s vital energies rooted in its inherent hydrodynamics. Movement and form result as participants ingest imagery inside their bodies and allow the changes to shift the bodyâ€™s interior.
Thursday and Friday: 6-9pmÂ
Early Bird Prices (after March 1st prices go up by $5-10)Â
Thursday and Friday $35 each | Both for $65
Saturday and Sunday $75 each | Both for $140
Full Workshop $210Â
If you want to make a 50% (non-refundable) deposit to secure your space or you wish to pay by check or other means of payment contact Shoshana at [email protected]
**Ticket info**Please note that your ticket is non-refundable and non-transferable.
For special consideration please contact me 3 weeks before the event.Â
Non-Transferable means that the ONLY person who can attend this workshop is you, the registrant who purchased the ticket.Â These workshops often have waitlists and it is not possible to "Give your space," to someone else. Thank you for your understanding.Â Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Photo:Â Photo Credit:Â Lena Athanasopoulou, Greece | Dancer Mari Osanai