From the roots to mixing art languages:
Butoh, theater, contemporary dance, voice and performance

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The course will be divided into three main modules, which can be booked as a package or individually:

Open like a flower
Dedicated to the Butoh by Kasuo Ono, this module will work among its main themes: Life, death, flower and bird. The circulation of life in the body, in dance, in the environment, in time and in space. Touch the deepest of yourself and open the essence of your dance for life just as a flower opens to the universe.

For all levels. No prior knowledge or technique is required. Open to all interested in knowing, introducing, practicing, exercising and improving their personal and / or artistic expression. For dancers, actors, performers as well as body therapists and others interested in developing self knowledge and perfection through dance.

Dancing Archetypal Gods
Dedicated to the Butoh by Tasumi Hijikata, this module will present some forms and choreographies created and inspired by the father of Butoh dance. To develop his dances and choreographies, Hijikata studied classical forms of Eastern statues and represented them in their technique and their own aesthetics. During the four encounters, you will learn some of these forms as well as others that the Brazilian director, Will Lopes, has been researching in the Afro-Indian mythology of his culture.

Open to dancers, actors, performers as well as therapists, body artists and other interested parties.

Butoh Group Performance
In this module we will review the main fundamentals and exercises explored in the two previous modules to create and develop group Butoh dance performances. So the dance of Kasuo Ono, Tasumi Hijikata as well as that of Atsushi Takenouchi and the Jinen Butoh School will be our material for the module. During the 4 meetings, the objective will be to develop a final presentation based on the group's interest and availability. For this, an extra meeting will be scheduled, probably on July 7, 2019.

Workshop 1: "Open like a Flower"
Am 16/02 - 02/03 - 16/03 - 23/03
Saturdays, 10.00 - 13.00

Workshop 2: "Dancing Archetypal Gods"
Am 13/04, 27/04, 11/05, 18/05
Saturdays, 10.00 - 13.00

Workshop 3: Butoh Group Performance
Am 01/06, 15/06, 29/06, 06/07
Saturdays, 10.00 - 13.00

TANZ*HOTEL, Zirkusgasse 35, 1020 Vienna
1 Workshop (4 Classes): 160,-
2 Workshops (8 Classes): 300,-
3 Workshops (12 Classes): 430,-

1 class: 50,-
2 classes: 90,-
3 classes: 130,-

info & registration:

Will Lopes is a Brazilian Butoh dancer, actor, performer and director with 21 years of experience. Since 2018, he is based in Vienna and has been studying Butoh Dance with Atsushi Takenouchi at the Jinen Butoh School in Italy and other places in Europe. He just returned from Brazil, where he was giving a series of Butoh workshops and premiered his solo “Kagebara”.

Bachelor in Theater at the University of Brasilia in 2003, studied theater, dance, dance-theater, dramatic body mime, Butoh, circus, Martial Arts, and vertical dance. Physical trainer of performers specialized in the Brazilian technique Integral Bambu. Master degree in Communication and Semiotics at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo in 2016. In his artistic works he is specialized in the development of site-specific performances in the urban architecture of the city. He studied Brazilian popular culture with Antônio Nóbrega, Sei Tai Ho with Toshi Tanaka and cultural anthropological conceptions of the human body at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.

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