VANGELINE THEATER and the NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE offer intensive Butoh workshops in New York led by Master teachers all year round.
Our roster of Butoh teachers include Butoh Masters Yumiko Yoshioka, Katsura Kan, Tetsuro Fukuhara, Atsushi Takenoushi, Hiroko and Koichi Tamanos, Kota Yamazaki, Kudo Taketeru, Daisuke Yoshimoto, Natsu Nakajima, Vangeline and many other second and third generation Butoh artists.
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Noguchi Taiso and Butoh workshop in New York with Mari Osanai hosted by New York Butoh Institute
This program is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Hosted by Vangeline Theater and New York Butoh Institute
at CAMEO STUDIOS
307 West 43rd Street corner of 8th avenue NY NY
Subways: A to Port Authority 42nd Street
Hosted by Vangeline Theater / email@example.com
Thursday, April 27, 6-9pm Studio A
Friday, April 28, , 6-9pm Studio B
Saturday, April 29, 1-6pm Studio A
Sunday April , 1-6pm Studio B
All levels and complete beginners are welcome.
Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher of Noguchi Taiso and Butoh
Noguchi Taiso is a wonderful preparation for Butoh. Tatsumi Hijikata and most Japanese Butoh dancers in the lineage learned Noguchi. We highly recommend this gentle workshop to beginners, seasoned dancers, professionals, and even seniors.
Mari Osanai’s workshop focuses 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.
Mari Osanai was born in Aomori (north top of main Island in Japan) Japan. She was trained in Classical Ballet and Modern dance at an early age and later studied jazz dance Tai Chi and Noguchi Taiso.
Particularly Noguchi Taiso and its philosophy and theory had a great influence on her creations. Her unique and complex movements are created interweaving these techniques. Also taking class of Mr. Hironobu Oikawa. She got some interesting idea for movements by him.
Over the years, she has performed and taught workshops in Japan. She started performing oversea since 1994; Canada (9 cities), the United States, Greece, and Germany.
She is a teacher of Noguchi Taiso and currently resides in Aomori city japan.
Mari Osanai started dance with world-renowned audio artists Charles Christophe from 1997 with "sky dream"(1997),
"DOWNⅡ","hollow place"（2000),"Symbiosis" ,"Grey Waters,Vast"(2001),
"Verena","sea-watching","untitled-Ⅴ", "mobile opinions"(2005),"bs-1"(2012),"Furiko"(2014),"urtypus"(2000,2016),
Collaboration with Charles Christophe in Vancouver International Dance Festival and Art museum of Aomori prefecture production "Aleko"(2007).
4 DAYS: $295
ENROLL HERE for 4 days:
- THURSDAY ONLY APRIL 27 - 3 hours- $55
- FRIDAY ONLY APRIL 28- 3 hours- $55
- SATURDAY ONLY APRIL 29 - 5 hours $110
- SUNDAY ONLY APRIL 30th- 5 hours - $110
- SAT/SUN - APRIL 29 & 30th, 10 hours - $200
- THURS/FRI - April 27 & 28 - 6 hours - $105
All payments are non refundable.
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This program is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council