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Monday Night Improvisation: Yumino Seki

Yumino Seki, photo James Roseveare

Led by Yumino Seki, this class is Butoh-based.

Butoh is a form of Japanese avant-garde dance which emerged from post-war chaos in Japan in the late 1950s.   Influenced by German Expressionism, self-identity was radically explored through bodily expression.

Shifting attention from ‘action’ to ‘active listening’ we will explore the body’s complex expression through Butoh’s culturally diverse perspectives, such as ‘ma’ – in between time and space,‘wabi’ – humbleness and ‘sabi’- the process of decay. Alone, in pairs and in groups, and working both quietly and dynamically, we will aim to embody movement, image and sensation using a somatic approach.

trusting that the body has its own intelligence and experience. Not moving but being moved. I explore and reflect the inner landscape where the body becomes mere ‘being’ and where a point of transformation occurs
– Yumino Seki

In person at Siobhan Davies Studios for 10 participants max