Butoh Inspirations Trainning or Eastern Techniques for Western Actors

The dancer should not dance, but be danced Through practical, individual and group work, with exercises created by the teachers themselves, and others with great influences from classical Japanese theater, Noh and Kabuki, participants will have the opportunity to experience some elements of the butoh.

Butoh is the way to make the invisible visible. Minimal movement causes the expression of feelings and situations to grow in intensity. Maintaining a balance between energy, tension and control is more important than worrying about the shape and aesthetics of movement. Butoh's dancer intends to find the relationship with his deepest world from which his dance takes shape and expresses itself in space and time. Butoh's particular way of working the body opens the way for actors and dancers to search, since its main feature is the encounter of a dance that is first and foremost connected with the person performing it.

METHODOLOGY

METHODOLOGY

The various dynamics of time and rhythm, the spatial variation of movements, the feet as the only organ of vision and perception, the transformation of moving images, the different qualities of energy, the body metamorphosis.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Cd player, projector with computer input for video viewing.

AUDIENCE

AUDIENCE

Theater artists and researchers, directors, dancers, performers, and others interested in actor training.