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Atsushi Takenouchi Butoh Workshop w/ Hiroko Komiya (live music)

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Atsushi Takenouchi Butoh Workshop w/ Hiroko Komiya (live music)

BUTOHSF proudly presents Atsushi Takenouchi and Hiroko Komiya (Japan-Italy) to teach a 3-day workshop in SF. This is rare opportunity for Atsushi to teach in the US. Atsushi's workshops are accompanied by delicious, resonant, atmospheric sounds by Hiroko Komiya's live percussion.

Atsushi's workshops are deep embodied journeys accompanied by delicious, resonant, atmospheric sounds by Hiroko Komiya's live percussion. The workshop explores transformative states in the body in relation to nature. He teaches dancers how to connect to their organic history, guiding participants through genetic memories and allowing them to teach themselves the dance of their molecular ancestry.

Atsushi has worked with Butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata during the creation of "Takazashiki" (1984) with the Butoh dance company "Hoppo-Butoh-ha“ in Hokkaido (joined in 1980). Atsushi started his own approach “Jinen Butoh” in 1986, and created solo works “Itteki” and “Ginkan,” as a universal expression of nature, earth, and ancient times, environments. (click HERE for more bio info) Since 2002, he has been mainly based in Europe. He teaches at the Ex..it Festival in Schloss Bröllin, Germany and leads 6 month Butoh courses in Italy.

This Butoh Workshop is for all levels. If you wish to pay by check or another method to avoid processing fees email me at butohcontact@gmail.com or select "pay be check" at check out and follow instructions emailed to you. You may make a 50% DEPOSIT to reserve your space, email butohcontact@gmail.com.

Early Bird Sales will end May 1st. Single day sales for weekend will go on sale May 1st pending availability.

June 30th Friday night 6-9pm
July 1st Saturday 11-7pm
July 2nd Sunday 11-5pm

Workshop: Four seasons of life - Embracing Life and Death with Butoh

Spring” – Growth. Blooming. A gift from previous season. A precious turning point of life. Nourished during winter, the soil gives new life to flowers. Death transforms itself into Life.

“Summer” – Summer Sun has two faces. One face is the strong energy which makes plants grow as much as they can.Another face is this same energy, too strong for the plants, which makes them dry and sack their life.

“Autumn” – Even they begin to wither, even they lose power, flower's beauty is lurking quietly. What is this “beauty?" For the next generation to take over the seed, it is beauty of bliss, beauty of sacrifice.

“Winter” – This season symbolizes death. Flower which dies returns to the soil with nourishment. Where does the spirit of flowers go? Can this spirit also a be a gift for the Spring? Becoming flowers, and dancing this four seasons of their life, also becoming insect, animal and spirit.

Naturally discovering “4 seasons of human life." Each of us can find precious dances in her life. Getting deeper into this four seasons theme reaches to the mystery of life. We are facing butoh's most important themes “bliss, purification, love, requiem, sacrifice, life & death”. Dancing deeply with embracing life & death. Then, the dance which comes from the inner body starts conveying that “death is part of life circulation." Forget everything, and dance embracing all the beautiful four Seasons.

PHOTO CREDIT: Atsushi Takenouchi | Emotion Seed in Warszaw 2014 Photo by Waldemar Zdrojewski

This workshop will sell out so purchase tickets well in advance!

Atsushi will also be performing "Thousand Drops, Thousand Flowers" at NOHspace, SF June 29th 7pm (Thursday night). You can Purchase tickets here: https://thousanddropsthousandflowers.eventbrite.com

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For special consideration please contact me 3 weeks before the event. Non-Transferable means that the ONLY person who can attend this workshop is you, the registrant who purchased the ticket. Sorry its not possible to "Give your space" to someone else if there is a waitlist. Thank you for your understanding. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions and I look forward to moving with you!

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