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05.08. bis 01.09.2019 Motimaru Dance Company  
1month Intensive Workshop & Performance creation Everything and Nothing - metamorphosing body-mind -  
im EDEN***** Studio1  

Motimaru Dance Company

Motimaru Dance Company


Dates: 5th August - 1st September 2019,
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 -15:00 (for Friday 10:30 - 15:00)
+ 30th August & 1st Sep final performance as a part of a performance series "Mirrors"

Venue: Eden Studios (Breite Str. 43, 13187, Berlin)

Fee: 1080euro / 980euro if registered before 5th July / 880euro if registered before 5th June
Limited to 15 participants

Reservation & Info: info@motimaru.net

100,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens emerged on this planet, the frst human art has 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,
fowers, 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 textures within us, and transforming the personal journey into universal
There will be also talking and video screening of direct feldwork researches on butoh and traditional and ritual
dances of Bali, south India, Nepal, and Japan.
* The workshop is addressed to professional performers and artists from any discipline as well as non professionals,
whoever is interested in the fundamental approach to body-mind-space that lies behind any kind of creations to
strengthen the stage presence, experience the depth of our own body-mind, and to learn how to build up a piece.

Basic structure:
First two weeks: basic trainings
Last two weeks: choreographic work and creation of solo/group performances.

① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind)
- YOGA Asana
- Body-scanning
- Joint[ing]
- Space-expansion
② Basic movements (Discovering the maximum intensity of small simple movements)
- Standing
- Walking
- Twisting
- Standing and sinking
- Falling and re-standing
- Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)
③ Metamorphose (Discovering the unlimited diversity of different qualities of the body-mind-space)
③ -1 Physical Level
- Different textures of body
③ -2 Meta-physical Level
- Embodying visual images (paintings, video arts, natural elements)
- Embodying sounds
④ Creating a performance (Discovering how to transform personal journey into universal poem on the stage)
- Duo-group play
- Inner process of building solo/group performances
- Relationship with music, objects, and costumes
- Coming into the space, disappearing from the space
- Composition and structured improvisation

About Motimaru:
Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010.
After they trained for 5 years at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, studying and working as dancers and stage assistants
of Yoshito Ohno – a son of Kazuo Ohno, they left Japan and have started feldwork research about traditional and ritual
dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal.
Motimaru defne dance as a way to experience deeper reality of our existence and are experimenting to create a new
authentic dance method beyond any genre.
They performed in the fnale of the Marathon of the Unexpected at Venezia Biennale 2010, the fnal of the 9th International
Choreography Competition “No Ballet” 2014, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia
in over 30 cities.

More information about Motimaru on http://www.motimarubutohdance.com




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