Workshop Performance project August 20-26
When?Start time: Monday 09:00 (20 August)
End time: Sunday 23:45 (26 August)
KAI-EN BUTOH WORKSHOP and Performance project
Intensive Butoh Workshop
August 13-19 2018
An introduction to the vibrant world of butoh through KAI-EN butoh method.
The method is based on SU-EN butoh method, which is KAI-EN´s training background.
The aim is explicitly artistic - to create a dancing and performing body.
No previous butoh or other dance training is required, though you are expected to work hard both physically and mentally.
The body is the centre of the work.
In butoh, the body and the consciousness are pushed towards an intention of becoming other - other living beings, organic processes and forces.
Butoh evokes an intense relation with the world through all senses.
Through this process the body's relationship with the world is shifted. The body and the space becomes alive.
KAI-EN studied with Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN from 2005-2010.
Through her final examination and solo performance project About Face in 2010,
she was given the name KAI-EN (SEA SHELL-GARDEN) which signifies the living link from SU-EN's body and SU-EN butoh method.
Since 2010 she produces performances and dance work through KAI-EN Butoh Company.
August 20-26 2018
Workshop participants are invited to participate in a performance project in the area around Härnösand and Kramfors.
The project is part of the exhibition Body Landscape by KAI-EN and Björn-Ola Lind at Härnösands Konsthall.
Project costs are covered for by KAI-EN Butoh Company.
Training and shared accommodation at Svanö Folkets Hus. Send your workshop application for more details.
The workshop is held at Svanö Folkets Hus, Svanö.
Svanö is a small island in the river Ångermanälven, in Kramfors municipality, Sweden.
4 500 SEK
Fee includes food and simple accommodation in shared dormitory.
Application deadline: June 10th
Send your application with a short description of who you are and your motivations to: