December 13, 2017 at 5:45pm to December 15, 2017 at 9pm
Florencia Guerberof will introduce Butoh, an Avant-Garde dance theatre movement originated in Tokyo in 1959 by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.Different themes will be explored on each session. Participants are encouraged to join the whole training to gain a deeper insight into the work however attending a single session (either day one or two) is also allowed . No previous experience of Butoh is required although the participants are expected to have a dance, theatre or movement background and…See More
Florencia Guerberof was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1980.
With a formation in visual arts, art theory and dance she reflects her aesthetic concerns on stage creating cross disciplinary performances.
Her interest in existentialism along with her philosophical and aesthetic concerns led her to investigate Butoh dance. She is a recipient of the Scottish Arts Council Grant which enabled her to carry out an extensive research on Butoh in Tokyo under the mentoring of Yoshito Ohno among other Butoh masters.
She has presented her performances in London at Siobhan Davies,
The Blue Elephant Theatre, Café Oto and Shunt as well as at The Nightingale Theatre in Brighton. Currently, she is running Butoh research sessions at The Cockpit Theatre in London.
Florencia has toured Paris performing for “Danse Elargie” dance festival 2012 at Théâtre de la Ville. She has also performed at Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
She has recently founded Asian Performing Arts UK Ltd in London with the support of Sasakawa Foundation and the Japan Society.
She currently lives and works in London.
This year ARtCH will hold its 3rd Spontaneous Combustion festival focusing on contemporary performance, dance and movement and happening in alternative spaces.
Artch is a nonprofit organisation that brings art to the public by organising cultural and art events in unexpected spaces.
The aim of the festival is to bring performance art in differents and unexpected locations and spaces in Hackney Wick involving to all the participants into a different journey.
The festival “Spontaneous Combustion” is open to all performers who want to participate and explore their work with us. We are open to all proposals: contemporary performance, experimental theatre, happening and dance/ movement.
The festival accepts unpublished works ,or médium to long-term experimental works that need to be developed.
This year we want to invited all performers to generate new understanding among art, space and audience.
If you would like to perform this year please:
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