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Butoh Workshop for Everyone

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22nd of August the workshop is going to be inside premises of Merihaan Pallohalli because of the possible rain!

Address: Haapaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki (5 min walk from Hakaniemi metro station)
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For everyone who always wanted to try some different movement, explore the relationships of physical, inner, mental body and improvisation, which is very useful for managers, employees, people who tried sports and dancers of any level.

The workshop is going to be during 3 days(join any day):

22.08.2017 18.00- 20.00

23.08-2017 18.00-20.00

24.08.2017 18.00 - 20.00

The workshop is devoted to research work of the body itself. The main aim is to search for unique features of it’s physiology, and the relationship with psychology. In general, the workshop is based on the historical concept of Butoh's Japanese dance, but workshop itself does not include elements of Japanese dance.

Dancers have to find their own dance, dance technique and way of movement.

One of the most important goal is to use the body of each dancer in all it’s potential (inner organs, voice, face, hair, if possible and so on) to find their identity in physical expression. Every day you will get different tasks from the teacher to work on, so you can understand your body better, it is preferable to participate in all 3 days. If it is not possible for you for some reason, welcome to visit any day!

This workshop is open for people with any physical experience.

Master & Choreographer: Taja Savina:

Taja Savina has graduated from The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia: Choreographic art (bachelor), and from The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet according to the program: "Scientific and creative laboratory of composition of modern forms of dance" (Master's Degree).

During the studying she took workshops of many famous Russian and foreign choreographers. About 6 years she has been cooperating with ODDDANCE Theatre. During this time, she has managed to participate in some performances, such as "White wind". Also Taja took part in shootings of a promotional video of this performance.

Taja was an assistant at butoh festivals at the master Katsura Kan in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Helsinki, during festival Kan choreographed for her. With this solo she acted in theaters of Russia and abroad. In parallel with it she created several dancing and Butoh solo with which Taja acted on various platforms in Russia and in Finland.

Taja has participated as a Butoh dancer (a role of the witch) in Luk Perceval's performance "Macbeth" in 2014 which premiere was held on the stage of Baltic House theater.

Also she works as a ballet master, she choreographs for the performances in theaters.

One of the last projects where Taja's choreography was used was a performance based on Charlotte Gilman's work "Yellow wall-paper" in Turku in Tehdas theatre in cooperation with the director Ricardo Marin and the actress Sofia Molin, butoh performance "Meet my Monsters" in Helsinki which premiere was held on November 14th, 2014 in Höyhentämö theater with participation of the dancer Minja Mertanen, two assembly performance "Hoffman. Visions" on the big stage of Theatre for Young Audience in St. Petersburg and other performances.

One of her latest works in+SECT has taken the 3rd place in a competition "Total Theatre" in 2013 according to the results of an internet voting.

Participant of Russian Look 2016. After that one of her performances “3T” was nominated for a GOLDEN MASK AWARDS as “the best performance in contemporary choreography” and she was nominated as “the best feminine role in modern choreography”.

Also she created and executed choreography in the clip of the LACRIMOSA band.

Taja has published the book: "Manifesto. Echo of the Russian futurism." in June, 2016.

In 2017 there was a premiere of a new performance “planet F”, choreographed by Taja Savina, which was successfully shown on several theatre festivals in Saint Petersburg.

More information: www.anastanssia.com

Promo video: https://youtu.be/FJOM_5pUGTE

photos of body research work laboratory: http://anastanssia.com/portfolio/anastanssia-lab/

Tickets for everyone : http://jollydragon.org/events/NrfEY3xMGF5zHrf3v

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