[Jubilee] Fwd: Butoh Workshop With Naoko Maeshiba

Chris Fitz cfitz at hampshire.edu
Tue May 25 21:33:24 UTC 2010


For those of you in the DC/Mid-Atlantic Region, this workshop is of yet 
another embodied arts modality with the power to unlock healing and 
liberation - Butoh.  ~ chris

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Subject: 	[DC-CI] Butoh Workshop With Naoko Maeshiba
Date: 	Tue, 25 May 2010 11:20:28 -0400
From: 	Dan O'Neil <toshiromifune2 at mac.com>
To: 	DC Contact Improv <dc-ci at python.org>



Butoh Workshop With Naoko Maeshiba
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Naoko Maeshiba will be sharing methods developed by Min Tanaka, an 
internationally respected dancer/choreographer/educator who studied 
under Tatsumi Hijikata.

*SAT, JUNE 5th - 3:00 - 6:00 pm (3 hours)*

*SUN, JUNE 6th - 12:30 - 4:30 pm (4 hours)*

*PRICING: * $70 Full Workshop ($35 Saturday Only)

*HOW TO REGISTER: *Complete the information at 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YCS7CXR.  You can make your payment via 
PayPal or simply bring cash with you on the first day of the workshop.

*INSTRUCTOR: NAOKO MAESHIBA is a dancer/ choreographer/ director based 
in Washington, D.C./Baltimore. She has studied and worked with Min 
Tanaka, Betty Jones, Akira Matsui, Richard Emmert, Ohta Shogo, and Pak 
Wayan Dibia amongst others. In 2002, she founded 'KIBISM', a performance 
unit/lab in order to explore the depth of body, examine various forms of 
perception, and further interactions between different disciplines and 
cultures. Maeshiba's solo and ensemble works have been experienced in 
the North America, Europe, and Japan, including M25 (Warsaw, 
Poland), Dance Hakushu (Japan), Joyce Soho (NY), Kennedy Center 
Millennium Stage (DC), Theatre of Yugen (San Francisco), and Ko Festival 
of Performance (Amherst). Maeshiba has received Individual Artist Awards 
from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore Office of 
Promotion and the Arts in solo dance performance and choreography. 
(_www.naokibi.com_ <http://www.naokibi.com/>)*

*THE CENTER FOR MOVEMENT THEATRE*, 4231 Wisconsin Avenue, 
NW, Washington, DC 20016 (http://www.thisisthecenter.com/about.html)

*WHAT IS BUTOH? *Although butoh isn’t easily defined, I’ve excerpted the 
following passage from _www.seattlebutoh.org_ 
<http://www.seattlebutoh.org/> that I think is a pretty decent explanation:

/“Butoh was born out of the turmoil of the postwar period. The seeds of 
Butoh were planted by a man with vision and daring, Tatsumi Hijikata. 
Rebelling against increasing Western influences in dance and other 
facets of life, he wanted to restore the Japanese body and 
sensibility;to regain the true identity of the Japanese people. His 
early creations in the 1950s and 1960s were spasms of anti-dance tainted 
with erotic overtones that separated him from the conservative 
mainstream modern dance world in Japan. His work Kinjiki (Forbidden 
Colors) created in 1959, is known as the first Butoh dance. Hijikata and 
his collaborator Kazuo Ohno performed together for a number of years, 
creating dances that questioned all definitions of dance and beauty./

/This seemingly mysterious dance movement… its poignant images and 
enigmatic nature have stirred up the minds and hearts of many artists, 
inspiring them to explore the medium of the body in new ways.“/

*ADDITIONAL INFO: *The following are just a few sites that provide more 
insight into butoh:

http://www.thememagazine.com/stories/min-tanaka/

http://www.kazuoohnodancestudio.com/english/kazuo/

http://maureenfreehill.net/butoh.html


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