Time: January 28, 2015 at 6pm to February 8, 2015 at 10pm
Location: CAVE home of LEIMAY
Street: 58 Grand Street
City/Town: Brooklyn NY 11249
Website or Map: http://leimaymain.cavearts.or…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Leimay Cave
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2014
LEIMAY Ludus Lab with butoh dancer Mari Osanai
This LEIMAY Ludus Lab with guest dancer Mari Osanai is divided in three different modules: 1) Introduction to Noguchi Taizo Part One, 2) Noguchi Taizo Part Two, and 3) Movement Creation and Structure. Modules can be taken separately or together. However early registration and discounts are only open to those who plan on taking all the modules.
This LEIMAY Ludus Lab is open to dancers, body-rooted performers, physical actors of all levels, ages, and capabilities. Within the whole duration of this LEIMAY Ludus Lab participants will explore fundamental elements of Noguchi Taizo (Noguchi Gymnastics). During the third module under the guidance of Osanai, participants will work on the creation of short individual and group pieces.
Noguchi Taizo (Noguchi Gymnastics) was created in Japan by Michizo Noguchi (1914-1998) during the same period as butoh was being developed by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. The aim is to develop the uniqueness of each individual movement and to relieve any undue strain. Taizo means ‘gym’ in Japanese, but not in the conventional sense. As Osanai explains, “This technique has nothing to do with the swelling of the muscles nor resistance forces. The body learns to move in a certain way but is loose and fluid. It becomes soft and flexible as it uses its own weight to be moved.”
These modules will allow participants to experience Mari’s unique approach to dance and understanding of Noguchi Taizo, and to discover their own individual and unique approach to movement creation.
Dates: January 28th - February 8th
Module 1: Introduction to Noguchi Taizo Part 1: Jan 28, 29, 30 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Module 2: Introduction to Noguchi Taizo Part 2: Feb 1, 2, 3 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Module 3: Creating your own Movement: Feb 5, 6, 7, 8, (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Price: Full course - $580, Module 1 - $198, Module 2 $198, Module 3 $264
Pre-registration is required
Members’ discounts and other discounts valid for online payment only
Use discount code VRN3XE4E for 15% off at check out.
Early registration discount valid thru Nov 15th.