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Sunday October 20th: Masterclass with Tove-Elena Nicolaysen

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 20TH

MASTERCLASS WITH TOVE-ELENA NICOLAYSEN

6:30pm-9:30pm

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


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.

As well as 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 is granted a grant

from The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation to study butoh from its core in

Japan.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.