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Butoh Dance workshop with Motimaru

24 november 2017 @ 19:00 - 26 november 2017 @ 18:00

Everything and Nothing – Metamorphosing body-mind

A 3-day Butoh workshop with Motimaru Dance Company

Module S: Sound Embodiment

Butoh with Motimaru

General description of the workshop:

100,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens emerged on this planet, the first human art emerged in the dark cave, where eyes cannot see. What they were seeing with the eyes of the body-mind is the depth of our unconscious. Times change, but this must be a fundamental principle of human art.    Our everyday life passes, eating, working, or dancing, within a limited cage, burying rich nature within us. educations, traditions, or even learning dance could mold various forms of cages. Free improvisation could also end up struggling in the same cage.

But when we observe forests carefully, so many varieties of forms and qualities of plants, flowers, stones, winds, and sounds astonish us.

This workshop is an invitation for diving into the unknown forest of our body-mind, discovering unlimited movements and qualities within us, and transforming the personal journey into universal poems.

About the Module ‘Sound Embodiment’:


All sounds have their own quality and texture. Different humidity, rough or smooth, thin or bold, expanding or shrinking… And the same is true for our body and mind.

In this module we will explore the universe of different sounds. Perceiving sounds not only with ears but with skins and whole body. Not only listening but touching them, embodying their qualities and accordingly unlocking different qualities in the mind.

As a violinist plays different notes, body and mind becomes limitless instruments of the sky and the earth.

Videos from the workshop:

About Motimaru:
Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo have their background in performing art, modern dance, martial arts and butoh. After they studied and worked for 5 years with Yoshito Ohno, son of Kazuo Ohno, they left Japan and started fieldwork research about traditional and ritual dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal. Out of these experiences, they keep experimenting for authentic dance method beyond any genres, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 30 cities.

More info: / facebook: Motimaru

Registration: contact me here or mail to

Fee: €170
Your place is reserved after payment of a deposit of €50 on account: The remainder of €120 needs to be paid by 18 November. You can also immediately pay the full amount. Account is Sofie-Ann Bracke, BE22 9795 51 69 1747.

Friday, 19h – 22h
Saturday-Sunday, 12h – 18h


24 november 2017 @ 19:00
26 november 2017 @ 18:00
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Sofie-Ann Bracke
+32 486 93 11 22


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Lange Gasthuisstraat 26
Antwerpen, 2000 België
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