Butoh & Archetypal Symbol

Butoh & Archetypal Symbol

Butoh Workshop
August 5, 1-4pm (please arrive at 12:45)
BeBe Theatre
20 Commerce Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Instructor: Jenni Cockrell
Cost: $30 (cash at the door)
More info: strangedaughtersbutoh.com

This workshop investigates how we experience symbol, image and archetype as vital seeds for dance, performance and human experience. Through Laban-Bartenieff based floor work, Butoh exercises and improvisation, we will delve into movement invention and spatial exploration in solo work and with partners. 

Aspects of Butoh

Aspects of Butoh

Butoh Workshop
July 1, 1-4pm (please arrive at 12:45)
BeBe Theatre
20 Commerce Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Instructor: Julie Gillum
Cost: $30 (cash at the door)
More info: ashevillebutoh.com/legacy-butoh

Aspects of Butoh is an open-level workshop where participants will have the opportunity to explore butoh with a committed performer and teacher of the form. Topics covered include space/time, forces, the senses and the authentic body vessel.

Tethered: An Evening in Two Parts

Tethered: An Evening in Two Parts

Friday, June 22, 2018, 9:00 PM 10:30 PM
REVOLVE
821 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC, 28801
$10
More information

MAP/REVOLVE presents a two-part program of performance, sound, and video from some of the area’s most interesting innovators, including Asheville Butoh Collective’s Julie Gillum of Legacy Butoh as well as Derek Dominy and Richard Brewster (sound), Denise Carbonell (costume) and Geo Sims (visuals)

The Dance of Intimacy – Butoh Workshop with Constance Humphries

The Dance of Intimacy – Butoh Workshop with Constance Humphries

June 3, 1-4pm
Instructor: Constance Humphries
Cost: $30
More info: constancehumphries.comfacebook.com/events/402051826930408/ 

In this 3 hour workshop we will practice seeing and being seen through the lens of intimacy. Participants will make the invisible visible, learning more about the vulnerability of the body and mind.

The following areas of practice are highlighted: relationship to time, movement articulation, improvisation, full body engagement, breath, imagination, body/mind states and clarity of consciousness.

Delivered in an approachable atmosphere which facilitate butoh practice in a positive and challenging context of serious play, the workshop is suitable for everyone, including actors, dancers, live/performance artists, musicians and anyone interested in exploring butoh as a means of creative investigation.

All aptitudes and abilities are welcome. No previous experience required. Participants are encouraged to work at their level.

Dirt, dreams and death

Dirt, dreams and death
a evening of butoh solos

On May 4th and 5th Asheville Butoh Collective presents, Dirt, dreams and death, featuring solo works by ABC’s Jenni Cockrell, Julie Gillum and Constance Humphries.

When: May 4th and 5th, 2018, doors at 7:30, performance at 8PM
Where: Revolve, RAMP SOUTH Studio – 821 Riverside Dr. #179 Asheville, NC 28801
How Much: Tickets $15 @ dirt-dreams-death.bpt.me
More Infoashevillebutoh.com / revolveavl.org /
strangedaughtersbutoh.com / constancehumphries.com

Mound is an archetypal journey into feminine rites of passage, created and performed by Julie B. Gillum. Composer Ivan Seng will provide novel aurowave companionship in the form of an original soundscape for the piece.

Constance Humphries presents The Daydreamers’ Ball for Strange and Broken Things At the daydreamers’ ball, you can be set free…hush your talk and waltz with me. Two steps and four steps and down the hall, down at the daydreamers’ ball.

Jenni Cockrell/strange daughters butoh premieres arterial spirits, a reimagining of the character of Lady Macbeth exploring power, paradox, memory, love and loss.

butoh poems by bronwyn preece: julie becton gillum’s five-day workshop

butoh poems by bronwyn preece: julie becton gillum’s five-day workshop

Bronwyn Preece took Julie Gillum’s workshop in Merida and used her words in both english and spanish. They will be included in a new publication, The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

january 2017

1.

i am
the eyes
beyond
the room :
open
in the
bursting
water
bag of the
cuerpo :
the tension
of flexible
wires in
joints, the
hinges of
barred
windows,
the peel
of the
paint,
the vocabulario
of stillness
in speed,
the music of
plantas,
insects,
animals :
the impulse
of clay, the
improvisation
of contact,
the sculptor
as/of group
membrane
in interchange :
moved
by an outside/
[inside] force
other than my/
our will.
we are
the introductory
translation of
the músculo
of butoh

2.

i am
the mad
puppeteer
stringing
tail to
estrella,
through
wind
and wave,
the marioneta
of the
splintered
floor –
grounding
the sagittal
bounce
of noguchi :
a gymnastics
of smoke &
shadow :
the aire
intimo
of creating
hijikata’s
form with
the soul
following,
ohno’s
corazón,
wherein
form reveals
itself :
becoming
the presence
of presence
becoming :
exploring the
edges of our
lives and
life at and
on the
edge

3.

i am
infinity :
a símbolo
ridden through
history : a
body bag
of currents,
elements :
extreme,
shocking :
never neutral :
big, vulnerable
in an ocean
full of
contaminants,
in a sea of
happy fish,
i am the
hermaphroditic
polluted
pescado,
swimming
upstream :
butoh my
política :
mirroring
through our/
my mask the
[emotional]
exaggeration

4.

i am
the butoh
of
transformation
in these days
and dances
of darkness,
we are both
life and
death, in a
mundo
where time
can move
both forward
and back,
i discover the
world with
fresh ojos,
taking baby
steps, into
the mud of our
cultura, i
crawl towards
flowers – the
desiccation and
the blossoms,
through resistance
and partnership, i/
we find the
semilla of our
humanity…
shared

5.

I am
the fuera
in my
belly,
stamping
the whole
ground
with my body –
one that
will never
be trumped…
as i, along
with these
‘strange little
ladies and
gentlemen’
smell the
mexican
flowers on
our chests —
our hearts –
as we
dance
through the
inauguration ,
we gender –
bend, and
transgress
the dualities,
our imposed
fronteras ,
our walls :
We become
The anti-
stamp, in
our quiet
revolt, we
are earth ,
who never
need(s) to
show the
Soles of
(his/her)
connected feet …

© 2017 bronwyn preece

Women’s Work

Women’s Work
A weekend of original contemporary works by female choreographers

On March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre and Kathleen Meyers Leinerhost, Women’s Work, a weekend of original contemporary works by female choreographers. The March, event, celebrating Women’s History Month, offers two program options and workshops with guest Anabella Lenzu and local Asheville choreographers.

When: March 2, 3, 4, 2018
Who: Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre and Kathleen Meyers Leiner host guest artist Anabella Lenzu and Asheville Choreographers
What: Women’s Work, a weekend of original contemporary works by female choreographers. (Performances and Workshops FridaySaturday, and Sunday)
Where: BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, 828-254-2621
How Much: Tickets $18 adults and $15 for students with discounts for multiple shows and workshops. Two Shows $27, two performances + 1 workshop $40, one workshop and performance $30
To purchase tickets,  please call 828-54-2621

Friday, March 2nd & SaturdayMarch 3rd, 7:30 pm
NYC Guest Choreographer Anabella Lenzu presents “No more Beautiful dances.”
AVL Local Choreographer Kathy Leiner presents “Open-ended.”

Sunday, March 4th, 6:00 pm
AVL choreographers: Asheville Butoh Collective (Jenni Cockrell, Julie Becton Gillum, Constance Humphries), Shari Azar, Susan Collard, Sharon Cooper, Michele Hower, Elizabeth Huntley, Melissa Wilhoit, and Connie Schrader

For tickets please call 828-54-2621
More info: acdt.org

Noguchi Taiso (Water Body Movement) with Mari Osanai

Noguchi Taiso (Water Body Movement)
with Mari Osanai

Don’t miss this AMAZING opportunity to study with Mari. She is a rare and beautiful teacher!!
Early Registration Pricing through February 15th.

What: 4-Day Intensive Workshop in Noguchi Taiso (Water Body Movement)
Who: Mari Osanai – Master Teacher
DatesThursday thru Sunday, March 8-11, 2018
Times: Th/Fr: 6-9PM, Sa/Su: 1-6PM
Where: New Studio of Dance, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville, NC
CostThursday and Friday $40 each (After Feb 15th $45/each day) / Saturday and Sunday $80 each (After Feb 15th $85/each day) / Full Workshop $225 (After Feb 15th – $240)
Ticketsmari-osanai-asheville.brownpapertickets.com

Noguchi Taiso physical training technique was founded in Japan by Michizo Noguchi. This introductory workshop will help you find new ways to improve your movement efficiency, while letting go of unnecessary tensions. Mari explains “it’s not about strength or resistance, or forcing the body to move in a certain way. Instead, it allows the body to melt. It is tender and flexible, and lets us give in to gravity rather than fight it. Noguchi Taiso allows us to find a more natural way to move.


A quote by founder Michizo Noguchi:
“I define Noguchi Taiso as a creation of one’s new self as nature within us. Noguchi Taiso draws from a natural force that exists in our body and that is expressed through and with the natural materials that our bodies are made of. Taiso = Gymnastics is a way of exploring HUMANITY. My whole being is laboratory (atelier), research material (canvas) and scholar (artist).”

Dancer, choreographer, teacher Mari Osanai has performed and taught in Japan, Canada, USA, Greece and Germany. Her workshops focus on Noguchi Taiso combined with the influences of her early training in Tai Chi, western dance methods, traditional folk dance in Aomori, Japan (her birthplace), and the connection between one’s thoughts and sensation of weight. Osanai’s approach to movement research and exploration begins with a heightened awareness of gravity’s influence on the body and the body’s connection with the center of the earth.

Exercises in the workshop train the body to embrace its weight and heighten its sensitivity to move from its most relaxed and receptive state. Starting with images, such as washing the body with water, air, sunlight, workshop participants will discover the body’s vital energies rooted in its inherent hydrodynamics. Movement and form result as participants ingest imagery inside their bodies and allow the changes to shift the body’s interior.

Noguchi Taiso training can benefit dancers, actors, somatics practitioners, anyone interested in expanding body awareness and capacity. Workshops are designed for all levels and complete beginners are welcome.

PERFORMANCE: Aspects of Butoh

PERFORMANCE: Aspects of Butoh

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
69 Broadway

Thursday, December 7, 7pm

Aspects of Butoh

Presented in collaboration with the Asheville Butoh Collective, this evening includes dance performances, investigations, improvisations, and dialogue about the Butoh dance form. The Asheville Butoh Collective (Jenni Cockrell, Julie Becton Gillum, and Constance Humphries) will share excerpts from new works as well as offer a brief history and overview of Butoh, followed by an exploration of three topics: force, time (ma) & space, and senses. Dance demonstrations will give clarity to these guiding principles of Butoh.

$5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 non-members

More info: www.blackmountaincollege.org/aspects-of-butoh/

2018 Season Fundraiser

2018 Season Fundraiser

Join us for sushi, sake, and a special live performance at The Revolve Project Space on November 3rd from 6-8pm.

The Asheville Butoh Collective and Revolve present ABC’s Dirt, Dreams and Death, an evening of solo works by Julie Gillum, Jenni Cockrell and Constance Humphries. Two evening length shows are scheduled April 20-21, 2018 at RAMP Studios South in Asheville’s River Arts District. Please support the creation of this work.
 
Additionally, in the fall of 2018, ABC and ACDT will present the 12th Asheville Butoh Festival. Seisaku and Yuri Nagaoko are coming from Tokyo!
 
We look forward to seeing you on November 3rd to share the excitement.
 
If you are unable to attend the event, please consider making a donation via Indiegogo
 
 
Directions:
Revolve @ RAMP SOUTH
located 821 Riverside Dr. #179
Asheville, NC 28801
 
RAMP’s warehouse buildings are located directly across the street from Asheville Community Movement on Riverside Drive
Turn and enter between the north and south buildings. There is ample parking behind the RAMP NORTH building.