november, 2016

17nov7:00 pm- 10:00 pm[S2] Butoh intensive workshopExploring Dance and Movement (i-Dance Workshops)


Event Details

Through this workshop, Yumi introduces the basic discipline of Butoh dance – its philosophy and physical etudes – within the framework of contemporary Japanese/Western physical theatre-making. Yumi’s hybrid existence that spans both Japanese and Australian culture has inspired her in the creation and development of a unique style, in which she explores cultural identity, narrative and abstraction. Participants will explore: individual body presence (在り方), gravity (重力), internal and external landscape (空間), memory (記憶), sensation (感覚), active pause (間) and form (型) through various exercises. 舞 踏 Butoh, conceived in Japan during the late 50’s and early 60’s, during the social turmoil after the war sought to find an expression through dance and movement for a visible and invisible state of living. Rather than aspiring to an aesthetic ideal, the dance attempts to expose the joys and sorrows of life through the Butoh Spirit, exploring the most fundamental elements of physical and psychological existence.
‘In Butoh, dance is connected to the forces that come from the center of the earth and simply pass through the body. The dancer is not doing movement; the movement is coming through them.’  – Akaji Maro (DaiRakudakan)
*The workshop is open to all levels of experience and we will create a short experimental work at the end of the workshop.  


Yumi UMIUMARE (Japan/Australia)


(3 hours per session) Single session HK$300 5 sessions HK$1,200 15 sessions HK$3,200  

Book your workshop before Oct 30 to earn 15% discount

  • Workshop description, instructor and schedule are subject to change with the presenter’s announcement as final.
  • Unless otherwise specified, all workshops are open to the public; no dance training backgrounds are required.
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(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm