This is an outdoor class which takes place in the nearby park. Please come to the Studios to gather so we can head over to the park together. The studio will remain booked in case of rain.
Shifting attention from ‘action’ to ‘active listening’ we will explore unique individual expression drawn from a Butoh perspective with a somatic approach.
Butoh is a form of Japanese avant-garde dance which emerged in the late 50s in post war Japan. Influenced by German Expressionism, self-identity was radically explored through bodily expression.
Moving and moved by sensory stimuli in the outdoor environment we will make an inquiry into the transformative nature of the body with culturally diverse perspectives such as the cycle of life and ma (in between, which applies to both time and space). In groups, partners and individuals in both dynamic and quiet practice we seek ways to embody sensation and imagery in dance.
Be curious and playful.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep adminmanageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Yumino Seki is a Japanese dance artist, Butoh practitioner and qualified somatic movement educator. She was born and trained in both classical and contemporary dance in Japan.
Between 1999-2009 she performed extensively in Europe in Butoh predominantly with Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka and Carlotta Ikeda. In 2012 she qualified in VMI Somatic Practice with Patricia Bardi in Amsterdam.
Since 2013 Seki has further developed her Butoh and somatic work and directed cross-discipline performances. She teaches in professional, educational and community settings in both the studio and nature.
Her collaborative work as a performer expands in theatre, music, film, visual and performance art including the 58th Venice Biennale & The National Gallery.
Butoh’s visceral complex communication and ‘authenticity of the temporal body’ in dance performance has been her focus for many years.