Workshop & Performance BUTOH
on Kythira Island with
MOENO WAKAMATSU and MASAKI IWANA
BUTOH PERFORMANCE KAPSALI SATURDAY 22 JUNE
Solos by MASAKI IWANA and MOENO WAKAMATSU from Japan, and group presentation by dancers who come to Kythira from Greece, Spain, Germany, and Israel.
Butoh dance originates from a radical art movement started in the 1960's in Japan. Today in 2013, butoh still continues to inspire people around the world by it's dance in intensified time and space, without fixed form or rules except the truthfulness to one's own self in relation to the world.
"The Intensity of Nothingness"
With the five kanji characters, 'han-gi-tai-to-kan' (grilling. sacrifice
great nature, dance, mirror), butoh's founder, Tatsumi Hijikata,
encapsulated the importance to dancing of sacrificing our own body and soul
and treating nature as our mirror, or teacher. Through these words, he urged
that we dance a material entity hidden within our body, transcending
society, institutions and norms. Once we perceive our body as a material
entity, morals, dark intentions, desires, concepts of beauty, life and
death, violence and eros become like tiny leaves and are swept along by a
torrent into a vortex of the immensely truthful nothingness existing within
all the blameless origins of the universe. For dancers this nothingness must
have intensity. ( Masaki Iwana )
by Moeno Wakamatsu and Masaki Iwana
DATES: 15th to 23rd of June 2013
Moeno Wakamatsu and Masaki Iwana. Solos
22nd of June 2013
15th to 23rd of June 2013
Possibility to join theatre performance 22 June
15 and 16 June (weekend) - 6 hour class / day
17, 18, 19, 20 June (Monday to Thursday) - 4.5 hour class / day
21 June (Friday) - Rest Day, Technical rehearsal from performance
22 June (Saturday) - Performance
23 June (Sunday) - 6 hour class
Participation in Theatre Performance of June 22nd
There will be possibility to participate in a group presentation before performance of Moeno Wakamatsu and Masaki Iwana. This is open only to people who participate in the entire workshop.
For people who wish to participate in the performance, it is necessary that you tell us when you sign up for the workshop.
For people who have not performed very much before but wish to try, we will decide as we progress in the workshop.
Early Bird Price till 5 June: 280 euros (Full payment before 5 June)
320 euro regular (Payment after May 20)
All payment - 100 euro non-refundable.
Plus necessary bank tranfer cost
Kythira participants - contact Georgia at email@example.com
Participants outside living outside of Kythira: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For payment by each class (if you do not participate for the entire workshop) is 9.50 eruo/hour x number of hours of workshop.
Camping from 7 euro/day
Inexpensive hostel: from 13 eruos/night per person.
More expensive hotel: from 25 euro/night.
For list of options, contact Georgia at email@example.com
Transportation from Athens to Kythira:
Ferry and flight available from Athens to Kythira. For transport information contact Georgia at
Pariticpants outside of Greece - Please do not book flight from abroad to Greece until you know the transportation information between Athens and Kythira.
Information and Registration:
Contact in Greek: Georgia at
Contact in English: firstname.lastname@example.org
(English) or Georgia
Information about KYTHIRA island
TRAVEL INFORMATION www.information.kythira.info/en/
for DAPONTE XENONAS www.kithera.gr