• Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Physical Theatre Performance Intensive

  • Mon, 06/08/2020 at 10:00 am
  • Thymele Arts
    5481 Santa Monica Blvd.
    90029 Los Angeles
Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Physical Theatre Performance Intensive - Thymele Arts - Los Angeles

============== COVID-19 UPDATE ===========After much deliberation, Yokko & I have decided - due to the ongoing dangers of the COVID-19 virus - to move our June activities in Los Angeles to a completely online environment. This means a combination of the previously separate 12-hour Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Devising Workshop and 30-hour Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Physical Theatre Performance Intensive into a single, brand-new 22.5-hour Resonant Bodies: Online Butoh Performance Intensive, which will culminate in a totally online live performance on June 13. We hope that some of you will join us. You can read more about the online training intensive on the Facebook event and on my website, here: http://jordanrosin.com/2020/04/29/resonant-bodies-online-butoh-performance-intensive-2020-06-08-2020-06-12/(If you are interested in joining, please hurry, since enrollment is limited to just 20.)-Jordan-------------------------------------------------------------Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Physical Theatre Performance Intensive with Jordan Rosin & Yokko Monday - Friday, June 8 - 12, 10am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5pm (6 hours each day, 30 hours total) In this 30 hour, week-long intensive participants will engage tools from Butoh Dance and European Physical Theatre traditions to expand their expressive capacity, deepen in the mystery of being, and create an original performance, which will be showcased at a public performance on June 13. Mornings are dedicated to physical training and conditioning through disciplines such as noguchi gymnastics, yoga, acrobatics, contact improvisation, and martial arts. Afternoons are dedicated to exploration of awareness, imagination, neutrality (or the universal poetic sense), and to the creation of an original Butoh Dance composition under the guidance of Jordan Rosin & Yokko. Pre-requisite: 9 hours of prior Resonant Bodies training (or other past Butoh experience, with permission of instructor). For permission, e-mail jordan@jordanrosin.com with a description of your past experience. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING IN THE EVENING OR OPEN TO BEGINNERS? Check out our 3rd annual Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Devising Workshop (Open to Beginners, 3 - 12 hours, evenings, 6/8 - 6/12) Cost: $275 if you register by March 1, 2020 $375 after March 1, 2020 Registration Deadline: April 1, 2020ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS :Jordan Rosin (he/him) is a director/choreographer, actor/creator, and researcher/teacher, specializing in Butoh Dance and ensemble-devised physical theatre. Jordan was co-founder & Producing Artistic Director of the The Ume Group in New York City from 2011-2016; is a frequent collaborator with Ren Gyo Soh ; and is the creator of DREAM DANCES™ . Choreography credits include the internationally acclaimed Citizens of Nowhere, which won “Best Movement Composition” and “Most Relevant Discourse” at the 2019 Festival Internacional de Teatro Universitario at Teatro UNAM; Butoh Medea, which won “Best Physical Theatre” & “Best Choreography” at the 2015 United Solo Festival and has been performed in Turkey, Italy, Scotland, Poland, Germany and at colleges & universities across the US. Other projects include The Ume Group’s Butoh Electra; Facet; Isis Variations; Dream Dances; and Lysistrata Project. Jordan received his BFA in Acting & Directing from Syracuse University and MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International . Jordan is a 2019 - 2021 Teaching Fellow in the Department of Theatre & Cinema at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.Yokko (she/her) is a Butoh Dancer & Choreographer, Actor & Physical Theatre Artist, Movement & Yoga Instructor from Japan. She has performed in, devised and choreographed a variety of local and international shows, having won several awards, including “Best One-Woman Show”, "Best Choreography" “Best Physical Theatre” and "Best Actress" for Butoh Medea (United Solo NYC 2014 & 2015 at Theatre Row, TVolution 2018 Hollywood Fringe Awards). Butoh Medea was selected to perform in Warsaw, Poland. (United Solo Europe 2015, Teatre Syrena), toured Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, nominated The Asian Arts Award. It has been touring Europe and Universities in the USA since 2015. (www.butohmedea.com) Other Performance credits include Lone Wolf Tribe's Body Concert (Labapalooza! 2018 at St. Ann's Warehouse), BALDY (2009-2014: NY Fringe, United Solo NYC, Hollywood Fringe), Hide Your Fires (Pan Asian Rep's NU Works, United Solo 2017: Theatre Row), Shira Hime Ryu (NY Butoh Institute Festival 2018 at Theatre For The New City), Hijikata Tatsumi’s Last Words (Dance Medium, Noguchi Room, Hijikata Archive, Keio University, 2018), Man Ju Sha Ge:A flower on earth, A flower (Dance Medium, Noguchi Room, Hijikata Archive, Keio University, 2017), FACET (Irondale Center, White Wave, Hollywood Fringe 2013). Her full length choreographed work, SHINKA has been developed and received several awards such as Outstanding Production, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Ensemble at Planet Connections 2018, and also received Outstanding Premier production of a play, Outstanding Choreography & Movement at New York Innovative Theatre Awards 2019. Yokko also performed in several local and international films, one of which is the Student Academy Winner film, Cloud-Kumo (2016). Recently she has been appearing several music videos as a Butoh dancer including Cage The Elephant (Grammy Winner - Best Rock Album 2017)- Ready To Let Go (2019), NOIA- AUSENCIAS (2019) directed by Amy Gardner, POW! - Dream Decay (2019). She has been regularly offering workshops (Butoh & Movement for Physical Theatre, Movement for Actors, Ritual Movement: Transformation) in several places include NYC, Atelier Teatro Fisico Performing Arts University in Turin (Italy), Edinburgh (UK), Warsaw (Poland), Izmir (Turkey), St. Lawrence University (NY), SUNY New Paltz (NY), Amherst College (MA), Actors Studio Drama School MFA, Stella Adler Academy of Acting, The Actors Studio, and at some events such as UNFIX NYC and Ecstatic Dance. She currently serves as an adjunct Movement Faculty for the BFA Acting Studio program by the New Group at Long Island University in Brooklyn Fall 2019-Spring 2020. She is the artistic director of an NYC based Butoh & Theatre group, Ren Gyo Soh. (www.rengyosoh.com) A recipient of 2019 Brooklyn Arts Fund for her Butoh Dance Theatre project, En. (Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn Sep. 2019). B.A in Theatre (UAlbany), MFA in Acting (The Actors Studio) www.yokko-online.com FAQsHow can I contact the organizer with any questions?E-mail jordan@jordanrosin.com.What is Butoh?Ankoku Butoh (暗黒舞踏 – “dance of utter darkness”) is a style of dance and philosophy of creating total theatre which originated in Japan in the mid twentieth century. It is often marked by grotesque imagery and taboo themes. Now a largely international movement, an emergent aim of the work for many twenty-first century practitioners is the revelation of tacit knowledge hidden in the body and a sort of self-realization brought about by “piercing the mask” of our socialized everyday behavior. Butoh training can therefore promote great physical endurance and expressiveness, spiritual consciousness, and creativity.