The Body is a receptacle of time. Through an exploration down to a groundless stage of collective memories in our past we can strike a vein of abundant resources, which can enrich the essence of our life. I want to activate these forgotten memories by concentrating on our inner core, our Ki (vital) energy and it's circulation. Body Resonance is a key to open up the ever changing world inside and outside of us which helps the body to unfold its secrets, holding them up until they shine and tremble. Everything is in resonance with each other.Through a dialogue with our body, we can learn to be moved by inner and outer forces, thus realizing we are a part of the Universe.A dance of metamorphosis inevitably appears.
One step to metamorphosis
Let's enjoy chaos!
Yumiko Yoshioka (dancer, choreographer, art director and instructor)
ABOUT Yumiko Yoshioka:
Yumiko Yoshioka was Born in Tokyo, living in Germany since 1988She founded an art-formation groupe "TEN PEN CHii art labor"in 1995 with a visual artist, Joachim Manger from Germany anda musician, Zam Johnson from USA. It's a resident group atSchloss Broellin (Castle of Broellin), International TheaterResearch Location, which lies in the utmost northeastern part ofthe ex East Germany.
She has been in research of an interactivity between dance andinstallation with her partner. They created a number of works,such as "N. YOiN", "DA-PPi", "i-ki",or "Test Labor", each ofwhich won the highest praise in experimental art scenes.Besides international tours throughout Europe and North Amrica,she is an art director of the Butoh Related Art Project "Ex...it!"with Delta Ra'i, held at Schloss Broellin every 4 years since 1995.
In the early seventies and eighties, she was a member of the firstJapanese women's Butoh dance theater, ARIADONE.In 1978, she performed with Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in"Le Dernier Eden", Europe's first Butoh performance in Paris.From 1988 to 1994, she was an active member of German-Japanesedance theatre group "tatoeba-THEATRE DANSE GROTESQUE"with Minako Seki and Delta Ra'i, touring in Japan, Europe andNorth America.