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Sunday October 20th: Masterclass with Tove-Elena Nicolaysen





Cameo Studios

307 West 43rd Street

NY NY 10036

Studio A

Tove-Elena Nicolaysen. Photo by Audun Bacic.

Tove-Elena Nicolaysen. Photo by Audun Bacic.

Fee: $30

By pre-registration only

Tove-Elena Nicolaysen is a hybrid butoh artist and producer based in Oslo, Norway. She focuses on the connection between body and mind through butoh related movement practices as well as installation and performance. She has Chilean ancestry from her father, and actively seeks a link with her Latin roots throughout her career. Starting her physical theater studies at The Nordic Black Theater in Oslo with Rocco Petruzzi (Ch/ N), moving on to Laboratorio escuela de expressión corporal dramatica by Jessica Walker (Ch/ S), in Barcelona, Spain.

Her first encounter with Butoh dance is as a student at Nordic Black Theatre theatre school, through the norwegian choreographers Øyvind Jørgensen and Ellen Johannesen in 2000. This first encounter with butoh dance has the strength to impulse Nicolaysen to travel through Europe searching for butoh, witch she finds at J. Walkers school for physical expression in Barcelona. At this time butoh was aspiring in Barcelona through Rosanna Barras international butoh festival Barcelona en butoh, thus this city is where Nicolaysen grows her first stems as a butoh dancer and choreographer. And she gets the opportunity to study with more than 25 Japanese and international butoh masters and choreographers both in Europe and South America. Some of them are Daisuke Yoshimoto, Carlotta Ikeda and Ko Murobushi.

She collaborated and produced for Atsushi Takenouchi and immersed herself in his Jinen Butoh method from 2009 to 2015. In 2018 Nicolaysen premiered her solo “The human construction” at Fibutoh international butoh festival in Santiago, Chile and was granted a grant from The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation to study butoh from its core in Japan.

Earlier Event: October 20
Sunday, October 20 performances
Later Event: October 24
Thursday, October 24 performance