Shinichi Iova-Koga
Butoh – Temporal Transformations

© David Joshua Jennings
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Week 2, 22.7.–26.7.2024
11:40–14:10 / XL
Arsenal E
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The culture and training of each individual infuses Butoh dance with vital new perspectives and flavours. Digging into self-formation and history ripens the dancer’s transformation process.

The first steps towards transformation exists in time. Suspend, extend and compress the temporal experience with physical precision and imagistic fluidity to open the potential of the moment. Complex and nuanced forces shape the gesture, arising without force. The pathway of the eyes beckon to the next steps. Exercises develop energy-efficient motion and connectivity to build clarity and stability. With this foundation, participants enter the chaotic stream of interaction, become wild, let go of rigid logic and enter the unknowable dance.

Shinichi Iova-Koga
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© David Joshua Jennings
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