Embrace- Jinen Butoh Workshop in Oslo

Embrace- A journey and workshop into Jinen butoh


You have thousand hands.
These thousand hands are able to extend to the universe.
You deeply embrace everything.
Then you can transform into those all.
You embrace all existence of Life and Death.

- Atsushi Takenouchi

We are honored to welcome you to a 4 days intensive workshop; a deep dive into the ocean of life giving dance, a journey of transformative butoh dance with live music guided by the world known butoh master Atsushi Takenouchi and his companion and sound artist Hiroko Komiya. It is our greatest happiness to be able to host and share Takenouchi and Komiya´s workshop in Oslo this autumn, as their pathway of expression can share to us closeness to life through the meeting of movement, art and nature.

This is a rare chance to get to know your own butoh dance within the form of Jinen butoh, with movement and sound coexisting side by side each other ♥

Here is the information worthwhile reading:

Participation: Open for all who has the experience or curiosity of movement practises, art and nature. No previous experience is needed.

Dates: 7.-10th of September 2017.

Time: 11.00 oclock- 19.00 oclock each day.
An open group presentation will happen the last day of workshop.
This will be sunday 11th at 18.00-19.00 oclock.

Place: Oslo ( Spesific studio/ place will be announced later.)

Price: 2400 NOK ( 2000 NOK for earlybird before 15th of August.)
It is also possible to pay for drop in each day!!!
Then the price will be 850 NOK each day.

Registration to: [email protected] ( mark the email with Jinen butoh.) Please contact us for any concerns about the registrationfee and we will try to help you as best as we can.

We are also available to give tips about places to sleep/ stay over if you come from abroad or far.

We hope to dance with you!

Payments happens before the workshop starts to secure your spot to the account: 9801.51.56627

About Jinen:
“ Jinen is an old Japanese word. Its meaning encompasses ALL that is even larger than nature.In the West, “Man” exists above “Nature”, and maintains and protects it. Above Man, there is “God”. In other words, there is a separation between Nature, Man, and God. Jinen expresses the perception of the universe before such a separation occurred. In ALL things there lives god. God is the “Flow of the River of the Universe” that embraces the sun and moon, and the earth that is the origin of the birthing of all Nature including Man. God lives within man, plants, animals, even in man-made things like houses. Jinen is the word that describes the universe, it’s origin and natural course. All things connect to this river, and are part of the river of Jinen. Man generally receives beautiful forms from Nature, such as the plants or animals. However, many forces of nature, such as huge earthquakes that I have experienced myself, destroy people, organisms and nature. This is the breath of this planet. This is also the swirl of the River of the Universe that embraces all life and death, light and dark.
This is Jinen. There is nothing Man can do. All that I was able to do after the earthquake was to live with the people who had encountered live and death, and to pray and dance with them.
Inside Jinen, the helpless life force embrace life and death, feel that even such life and death are connected to all things, and dance a prayer. This view of nature has already existed in the art
forms created by ancient people. Every life form performs the dance of life and death by being alive. All things are dancing with Jinen. Jinen Butoh is to join together with all the life that are already dancing, to dance with the flow of the universe that is Jinen. We remove the wall of consciousness that perceives dance as the individual “I” dancing. We are dancing with, and are danced by, the Jinen, accepting all the environment and conditions around us as Jinen.” – Atsushi Takenouchi

About Atsushi Takenouchi:
(Butoh dancer , choreographer ) www.jinen-butoh.com
Joined the butoh dance company “Hoppo-Butoh-ha“ in Hokkaido in 1980. His last performance with the company was “Takazashiki” (1984), which was worked on by butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata. Atsushi started his own theme “Jinen Butoh” in 1986, and created solo works “Itteki” and “Ginkan,” as a universal expression of nature, earth, and ancient times, environments. He made a three-year “JINEN” tour project throughout Japan for 600 site-specific improvisations (1996–1999). Since this time, he has been inspired by the spirit of the universe of Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno. Since 2002, he has been mainly based in Europe, working on Butoh dance collaboration projects with dancers and actors in Italy, France, Poland, Spain, U.S.A., South America, and other countries. Joining in festivals such as Paris Butoh Festival, NY Butoh Festival, Avignon off Festival, etc, he has been presenting his solo pieces. At the same time, he also collaborates with film makers. The recent work in Alaska and Hawaii, an environmental art film “Ridden by Nature” (by KiahKeya /2014) has received more than 20 film awards. (New York Int’l film festival 2016/ Martinique Int’l Film Festival 2015/ World Music & Independent Film Festival WMIFF 2016/ Polish Int’l Film Festival 2016/ Aviff Cannes Art Film Festival 2016/ and more ) official site & trailer>>> riddenbynature.com
After holding the 6month Butoh course from October 2014, he has started long term JINEN Butoh school in Pontedera in Italy since October 2015.

About Hiroko Komiya:
( Musician; object sound, percussion and voice ) www.jinen-butoh.com/hiroko_profile_e.html
Expresses the sound from the air, space, movements, inner body, memory and transforms into the sound without bound melody or rhythm. Plays object sounds; stone, water, sea shells, toys, daily life objects and percussion; metal bowls, bells and voice. Her musical idea is to remind us there is subtle hidden voice and whispering of each object themselves around us. She let them out in resonance with respects for them. Her sounds are said as if it’s blowing a new life into the objects, and her expression evokes new sensation to the breath or movement of listeners. As for the voice, her voice arises from inner body and brings back our lost memories. Since 1999, she regularly accompanies Butoh dance performance and workshop of Atsushi Takenouchi as musician. Apart from dance, she collaborates also with film, sculptor, painter, poet, story teller, costume designer, various artists for exhibition, installation, etc. Solo CD “ eau nouvelle “ was released in 2009 (sometimestudio/Paris).

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