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Comment by Butoh on July 20, 2016 at 2:54pm


Butoh is an avant-garde form of dance theatre emerged in post-war Japan at a time of great change amid unrest and upheaval.

Natsu Nakajima is one of the oldest female Butoh dancers, Tatsumi Hijikata's first female dancer, a founding member of Butoh movement in Tokyo since the 1960s. In September she gives a series of workshops and butoh lectures in Berlin, Hague and Barcelona.


The workshop is open to all levels

Combining Hijikata’s choreographic methods with the improvisation intelligence taught by Kazuo Ohno, as well as the long choreographic and performance expertise of Nakajima herself, this workshop will prepare you for sensitive improvisation work, choreographic aptitude, and performance integrity.

Natsu Nakajima will teach also the background of Butoh conceptions and ideas.


1) Physical Exercise

- General exercise

- KATSUGEN activity (living vital force activity) by Noguchi Method

- body & vocalization

- playing game

2) Basic Butoh

- being nothing

- walking

3)Vocabulary (how to combine theatrical action & dancing movement)

- rhythm (time) and space

4) Various energy qualities

5) Transformation

6) Improvisation

7) Butoh-fu (Butoh Notation) from Hijikata’s work: how to use Butoh-fu and to combine with Hijikata's method and Kazuo Ohno's method.


Natsu Nakajima (b. 1943 Sakhalin, Japan) has been one of the most prominent figures in Butoh dance since its foundation in Tokyo in the 1960s, and one of its foremost pioneers abroad. Training under both Hijikata Tatsumi and Kazuo Ohno, Nakajima went on to establish her own dance company, Muteki-sha, in 1969, with whom she has been performing and choreographing internationally since the early 1980s.

In addition to her performance and choreographic work, Nakajima has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, and has been one of the forerunners of dance for the disabled in Japan. 



7 – 11 September, Laborgras, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, & Tatwerk, Hasenheide 9. Workshop:

Workshop: 7-9 Sept 17-21h / 10 Sept 12-16 h / 11 Sept 12-14h

Lecture & Screening: 11 Sept 15-17h

Registration: org(at)


14 – 18 September, CLOUD/Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b

Workshop: 14-17 Sept 10-14 h / 18 Sept 13:30-15:30h Lecture & Screening: Sept 18, 16-18 h

Registration: cloud.danslab(at), with Subject Title: Registration Butoh Workshop


21 – 25 September, La Piconera, c/ Sancho Marraco, 6 (Poble Sec)

Workshop: 21-23 Sept 18-22h / 24 Sept 10-14h / 25 Sept 12-14h

Lecture & Screening: 25 Sept 16-18h

Organized by ORACLES

Registration: Tel 0034 622 733 322

PRICE /all cities/

Workshop: Regular price – 200 Euro. Early bird price – 180 Euro. Early bird price dead-line: Berlin – 14 August; Hague – 14 August, Barcelona – 7 September.

Butoh Lecture & Screening: free entrance

Natsu Nakajima solo dance - Like Smoke Like Ash 

Comment by Butoh on July 20, 2016 at 2:47pm

“Everything and Nothing - metamorphosing body-mind”

10 - 12 September 2016

Motimaru workshop on Santorini Island /Greece/

with its beautiful beaches, ancient cities and a volcano Thera.

The workshop is addressed to both professionals and amateurs.

① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind)
- YOGA Asana
- Body-scanning
- Space-expansion

② Basic movements (Discovering the maximum intensity of small simple movements)
- Standing
- Walking
- Twisting
- Standing and sinking
- Falling and re-standing
- Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)

③ Metamorphose /Physical Level, Meta-physical Level/

④ Creating a performance (Discovering how to transform personal journey into universal poem on the stage)

Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010. After they trained for 5 years at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, studying and working as dancers and stage assistants of Yoshito Ohno, they left Japan and have started fieldwork research about traditional and ritual dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal.
They performed in the finale of the Marathon of the Unexpected at Venezia Biennale 2010, the final of the 9th International Choreography Competition “No Ballet” 2014, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 30 cities.


Duration: 10 - 12 September, 5 h/day

/There is a possibility to participate for a shorter period of time. Please contact us/

Price (3 days): 150 euro 
Accommodation (3 nights) and food: 140 euro 

The participants will stay in traditional a

studios just above the main practice hall, where the workshop will take place. Accommodation is shared. The food package contains one rich breakfast, one full meal and cold herbs and fruits during the day. We will cook Greek cuisine together by turns with fresh vegetables from the island.

Information - Entries: Tel. 0030 6933475651, 0030 6936842856 


Comment by Jan on July 15, 2016 at 9:30am

ANIMAL INSTINCT – Progressive Movement Training

Movement Reaserch & Contact Improvisation Workshop –


Tanzfabrik Kreuzberg, Berlin, November 25-27, 2016

COST: Early bird 140€ (money transfer until October 14, 2016), thereafter 175€

REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at




ANIMAL INSTINCT is an ongoing movement research. The core of this practice is to gain freedom in motion. By moving away from any ideology, style, form or aesthetic, we can reexamine our physical abilities with fresh eyes. The work refers to information from various movement disciplines (biomechanics, martial arts, somatic practices, contemporary dance & contact improvisation) and offers a wide spectrum of tools to study our body, to understand movement and communicate physically.

ANIMAL INSTINCT offers natural movement patterns to create rich duets based on improvisation. This workshop will help developing the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence to provide dancers with the agility and coordination to complete the movements successfully. We will work on partnering exercises to expand our personal movement vocabulary and our ability to physically communicate in a duet.


Comment by Pactt vzw on June 18, 2016 at 12:02pm

Eastman and Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, are proud to present their first intensive dance program during the summer of 2016.
Repertoire Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Damien Jalet
GAGA and Repertoire Ohad Naharin
Teachers for technique Classes and Repertoire:
Kazutomi ’Tsuki’ Kozuki | Elias Lazaridis | Navala ’Niku’ Chaudhari
Fabian Thomé Duten | Kristel Decat | Tony Vezich | Douglas Becker Patrick Williams Seebacher ’Twoface’ | Michal Sayfan | Damien Fournier and others.

Registrations are open! For further details about the program and / under the tab “projects”.

Comment by Butoh on May 14, 2016 at 4:29pm

Dancing with Ghosts | Butoh Workshop with Vangeline and Yael Gaathon

18 - 19 June 2016, Berlin, Germany

Vangeline, founder of New York Butoh Institute, and Yael Gaathon, artistic director of the Butoh company Blue Cliff, give an intensive Butoh workshop and performance program “Dancing with Ghosts”
The workshop is open to all interested in exploration and movement, no prior experience in Butoh or dance is needed. 

Dancing with ghosts, playing with demons, singing with angels. Through a deep connection to ourselves we enter into a different realm, a world between worlds where the air changes and time disappears. We set off on a journey to find our own dance - our own ghosts, our own demons, our own angels. 

More info on event page

YAEL GAATHON, based in Aarhus Denmark, is the artistic director of the Butoh company Blue Cliff. She has been working with Butoh for over 20 years choreographing, performing and teaching. She views Butoh as an extreme form of sincerity, both in presence and in creation. It is the soul that dances, revealing itself and sharing intimacy and darkness, joy and weakness. 
Her style of butoh is also strongly influenced by Zen, which she has been practicing since 1997. Today Yael Gaathon choreographs, directs, performs and teaches Butoh and theater, working among others with National Theater School (DK) and the Danish Actors Association.

VANGELINE is an award-winning Butoh dancer, and choreographer. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of The VangelineTheater Inc, and the New York Butoh Institute. Vangeline Theater is an all-female dance company that is committed to moving butoh forward in the 21st century. Vangeline's work has been heralded in publications such as the New York Times (“captivating”), Los AngelesTimes, (“moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist”) and LA Weekly to name a few. Time OUT Chicago named Vangeline's, "one of the best Dance Visits of 2011." 
Vangeline is the founder of the 9-year running, award-winning program “Dream a Dream Project", which brings Butoh dance to incarcerated men and women at prisons across New York City. 

In her workshops Vangeline provides an opportunity to explore and move deeply into an embodied process, awakening lost parts of the human being, exploring all human qualities to transform our dance, our daily life and offer creative energy to the community.
Participants start a spiritual and energetic journey to express, heal and transform hidden aspects of themselves. The work incorporates Butoh, guided imagery, bio-energetics, core energetics, creative movement, improvisation, release techniques, elements of Noguchi gymnastics.

Comment by Butoh on May 14, 2016 at 4:21pm


Summer Workshop and Performance Presentation in Monkton Wyld Court (Dorset, UK), an idyllic location for researches, retreats and any art of creations. 
Time: August 9-14, 2016 (6 days Workshop, 6 hours per day)
Contact: Alan Frank,
*release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso (Gymnastics), Taichi and Hatha Yoga
*breathing exercises 
*dynamic training for the flow of energy
*Butoh-related work to activate our universal memories
*structured improvisation, free association

One step to metamorphosis... 
Let's enjoy chaos!

Yumiko Yoshioka, dancer, choreographer, founder of an art-formation group "TEN PEN CHii art labor", art director of the Butoh Festival"!".
She was a member of the first Japanese women's Butoh dance theater, ARIADONE. 

Please note, that we don't have any relation to www,download-films,de and Media International GmbH. If you download this or any other films, we do not overtake any responsibility!
Monkton Wyld Court,  education centre for sustainable living, is a large country house and grounds in an idyllic location in Dorset. 

Comment by Nicolina Stylianou on May 5, 2016 at 12:54pm

"The Marathon"
Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2016

hosted by Sensorium Space

with Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS and Francesco Kiàis


10th - 18th September 2016 / Nicosia, Cyprus

This year "The Marathon" Performance Art Workshop will be visiting Cyprus, following its course from last year’s versions in Berlin hosted by Cell63 Artplatform and in Athens hosted by epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation. In Nicosia, the workshop and public events will be hosted by Sensorium Space, consisting of an introductory day, six consecutive workshop days from the 11th until the 16th of September, a final presentation of live performances by the participants and a feedback session on the following day. "The Marathon" will be guided by international artists Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS and Francesco Kiàis, in gallery spaces and in the public arena at the heart of Nicosia.


Schedule Outline:
09/09 : PLUS-MOTION - Live performance art series featuring workshop facilitators
10/09 : Arrivals / First Meeting (Participants should arrive in Nicosia no later than 17:00)
11/09 : Sculpting Action - By Zierle & Carter 
12/09 : Along the edge, across the borders - By Francesco Kiàis
13/09 : The Performative Walkabout - By Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
14/09 : Training for performance - By PASHIAS
15/09 : Reflection 
16/09 : Planning final event / Individual tutorials 
17/09 : Live performances presented by workshop participants
18/09 : Reflection / Feedback

For a detailed schedule:

For information on pricing and how to apply:

Links to previous editions:
Berlin -
Athens - /

Supported by: epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation

Comment by Butoh on April 5, 2016 at 5:03pm

Spring training series with VALENTIN TSZIN

Photo by Alex Apt

For all interested in the body as a tool of art. Minimum physical preparation is needed. Theater/dance background not mandatory.

The winter-autumn training series in 2016 are aimed at a creation of an artist group for future research, actions and productions. .

23 - 24 April, 10.00 - 16.00
1 day /6 h/: 48 Euro
2 days /12 h/: 85 Euro
Studio 142, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2,
10997 Berlin
17 - 20 May
17 & 18 May, 18.00 - 22.00
19 & 20 May, 10.00 - 14.00
Single class /4h/: 32 Euro
4-classes set /16 h/: 115 Euro
ACUDtheater, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: 10% discount for the participants of the winter 2016 training series with Valentin Tszin;
10% discount on May training for those who take both trainings.

Maximum number of participants: 15
Registration: organiserberlin(at)
Method of Valentin Tszin is based on 4 components:

1. Work with the physical body.

Warm-up exercises (joints, muscles, skeleton); exercises to strengthen the body centre, feeling of the periphery and their interactions; strengthening and relaxation, balance.
Techniques: combination of butoh, taekwondo and rhythmics.

2. Work with the conscious body.

Exercises of refusal of actions. Research of body polyphony: numerous variants of behaviour in the same situation. Sensation of individual patterns. Biomechanics. Metronome.
Based on drama and acting theatre techniques and Meyerhold’s biomechanics.

3. Work with the bodies in a group.

Improvisation on a given topic. Research of boundaries of oneself and the other. Construction and deconstruction of hierarchy of bodies in space. Modelling simple and complex schemes “presence – perception”.
We will use the theory of contemporary philosophers and sociologists.

4. Work with composition and dramaturgy.

Theory about existing strategies of creation of a public action (performance). Depending on the course, we will develop solo and/or group actions.
Basic keys: Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Artaud, Hijikata, Brecht

VALENTIN TSZIN, a Russian choreographer, dancer and actor. Founder of PoemaTheatre (St. Petersburg / Moscow) and Butoh Village (Moscow) and co-founder of Butoh Channel Berlin. Valentin has presented his works nationally and internationally in the Ukraine, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Colombia, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, France, Scotland, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand and Greece. He has produced and participated in numerous performance and collaborative projects,.. read more

Comment by Jan on March 24, 2016 at 1:03pm

KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions - June 3-5, 2016 in Berlin

REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at



Comment by Art Aia -Creatives\in\Residence on March 24, 2016 at 8:26am

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Organic Creative Process for Actors. August 29 - September 2. 2016.

What makes an artist? What makes him or her creative, going beyond technique? The answer is profoundly simple, the ability to be inspired, able to live spontaneously in the context of the character and the play(....).Real thoughts are simple, personal, profound, they come from what you sense and feel. They are more spontaneous. They are not correct, or intellectualized, and mechanical. Recognizing the difference, you think like a human being, putting yourself into the character's shoes.

John Strasberg

Organic Creative Process for Actors. (August 29 - September 2)

The workshop is based on developing each actor's Organic Creative Process, a deeply personal creative process based on developing a consciously, intuitive process that helps the actor to become deeply involved in the character's world, transforming him or herself.
Good actors live in another world. Great actors live in another world as somebody else.
Actors will learn Involvement, dreaming, imagining, flashes of insight, understanding, and learning how to read and understand the script, which is what is important.
Technique is not a mechanical, linear process. Class feels like a rehearsal, more than a class. The Actors' Studio was unique in the world, and my work continues to embody that love, passion, discipline, and dedication.

John Strasberg


-Participant for the Organic Creative Process for Actors workshop
600 euro (including VAT 19%)
(limited number up to 26 actors )

-Auditor for the Organic Creative Process for Actors workshop
300 euro (including VAT 19%)
(limited number up to 25 auditors)


Classes will be every day from 10 am to 3 pm - Monday through Friday .
Please send cv and headshot to before June 1st, 2016 . The admitted participants wil be notified via email by June 7th, 2016.


For further information contact :
Giovanni Morassutti (0049) 15218465093



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