“Encounter with Minotauros”
Body Resonance, based on Butoh Dance and Organic Movement
Presentation: July 10 at Parco Shelley (San Terenzo-La Spezia) in Festival MythosLogos
Workshop 6. - 11. July (6 days) , led by Yumiko Yoshioka
arrival July 5, departure July 12, if you are not from this area
3 hours in the morning, 3 hours in the afternoon
Organization: Annalisa Maggiani
Place of the Worskhop: Moncigoli- Lunigiana (La Spezia- Italy)
Farmhouse with swimming pool, surrounded by nature, with streams and the possibility of walking between villages and mountains 20 km from the sea
The closest airport is Pisa and take a train to Aulla
The number of the participants : 12
About the workshop
Belonging to a third generation of Butoh artists, Yumiko Yoshioka has developed a personal style of bodywork called Body Resonance, which integrates Butoh practice, inspired by Noguchi Taiso gymnastics and various other Asian training methods to help prepare the body to receive and transmit dance and creation.
Body Resonance starts from the idea that the world, including our body and soul, consists of vibrational waves that create constant resonances like echoes. When we tune our body to that frequency, we receive images, feelings and sensations accordingly. For this to happen, we need first to shake off unnecessary tension. In effect, we make a white canvas of our body to paint new colour on it. I teach this as neutralization, encouraging a close-to-zero state, scouring off rust and polishing antenna to catch waves from profound layers of the body. The transformations and concentrations of dancing break up the eggshell of form. They melt down the armour of our ego, allowing resonant memories to emerge from our cells that are floating in the primal liquid of time.
Yumiko Yoshioka is a Japanese Butoh dancer and choreographer from Tokyo. Since 1988 she has been based in Germany. Yumiko is a former member of Ariadone, the first female Butoh company, which was founded by Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in 1974. In 1978, she performed with Ko and Carolotta in Paris, LE DERNIER EDEN – PORTE DE L’AU-DELA, the very first Butoh performance to be presented in a public theatre outside Japan. In 1988 she met Minako Seki and delta RA’i in Berlin, with whom she founded tatoeba THÉÂTRE DANCE GROTESQUE. Yumiko founded the art-formation group "TEN PEN CHii art labor" with visual artist Joachim Manger (Germany) and music composer, Zam Johnson (USA). Many other collaboration with international artists and dancers encouraged Yumiko to start to unfold her own personal style of dancing and choreography.
Buoh- Performance- Project
In the workshop we also work with improvisations and choreographic composition on the theme of the meeting with the Minotaur - the fear of physical encounter in the Pandemic Time and its resonances in our life. Each dancer will be able to give his artistic support
July 10. Performance in Festival MithosLogos “Encounter with Minotauros"
(at Parco Villa Shelley, San Terenzo- la Spezia)
Concept : Annalisa Maggiani
Direction: Yumiko Yoshioka e Annalisa Maggiani
Choreography: Yumiko Yoshioka, A. Maggiani and the WS Dancers
Music: Cristina Alioto
Video: Mario Morleo
board and lodging: 300€ (single or double room – with Italian-organic-vegetarian food)
Reservation: Annalisa Maggiani - firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: Annalisa - mobile/whatsapp: +49-176-63304564
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to write to me.
We hope it will take place (We'll make a decision in the end of May)
Cari saluti and take care