This is an outdoor class. Shifting attention from action to active listening we will explore ways to tune into the subtle and complex expressions of place. Rhythm, the cycle of life and function of place will be explored through a Butoh perspective and a somatic approach as we embrace what is in a state of flux. We welcome this transient encounter through embodiment of action, sensation and imagination in dance and an opportunity to be attentive, curious and playful. Open to anyone who wishes to explore their unique movement.
This class will be held in parks around Siobhan Davies Studios. Please bring appropriate shoes and layers. We will meet at the studios before walking out together. The studio will be available to keep your belongings in, and will be used in case of wet weather.
Yumino Seki is a Japanese dance artist, Butoh practitioner and qualified somatic movement educator who performs, teaches and makes performances in collaboration with artists from diverse backgrounds.
After having trained in many dance forms between 1999-2009 she performed extensively in Europe in Butoh predominantly with Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka both in Germany and Carlotta Ikeda in France. In 2012 she qualified in Voice Movement Integration Somatic Practice with Patricia Bardi in Amsterdam.
Since 2013 Seki has further developed her Butoh and somatic work and directed cross-disciplinary performances which include Arts Council England funded Hyakki Yakou 2013 & Manjusaka 2014 & 2015. Key commissions include House of Crusoe 2019, Earl Street Creative Space 2016 and Artbeat Egypt 2012.
Expanding her work in theatre, music, film and visual art, she collaborates on Zadie Xa’s ongoing projects including 58th Venice Biennale, Art Night, Dance International Glasgow and The National Gallery.