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Tuesday, April 16 + Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Mutual Irradiation: Butoh Workshops with Yuko Kaseki
Two Days of Butoh Improvisation Workshops and Performances of 'Frontier in Body'

Mutual Irradiation: Butoh Workshops with Yuko Kaseki

Two Days of Butoh Improvisation Workshops and Performances of ‘Frontier in Body’

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 6pm-9pm
Workshop + Conversation Followed by Solo Performance by Yuko Kaseki

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6pm-9pm
Workshop + Conversation Followed by Solo Performance by Yuko Kaseki + Local Philadelphia Improvisers

$20-25: Workshop + Performance
$10-15: Just Workshop
$10-15: Just Performance
$30: Discounted price for those attending both evenings
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

About the Event

The workshop’s emphasis is to develop original movement through body awareness, sensitivity and also helps discover hidden dynamic energy. Physical training is based on Noguchi gymnastics, elements of Tai-Chi Dao-yin and Butoh methodology. We practice for the whole body to be permeable and awaken deeper layers of sensitivity. We try to find the center of our body (Tanden), which is our energy source. Listening honestly to the variants of inner space and develop this in relation to the outer. The workshop offers the possibility to seek and experience in solo, duet and group improvisations with image, element, space, and relationship. Through intensity and reduction everyone can dive deeply into stillness/movement and translate it into individual manifestations. It is important for each person to find one’s own unique body, physical reality and exposure of existence.

Yuko Kaseki is director, choreographer, Butoh dancer, performance artist, improviser and teacher, based in Berlin. She teaches and performs in solo and ensemble pieces and improvisations through out27 countries. These works are poetic and vivid images that incorporate the spirit of Butoh, performance and live art. Her performance aims to reflect the outsider’s existence. Various International collaborations include inkBoat (SF), Tableau Stations (SF), CAVE (NY), Poema Theatre (Moscow), Salad Theater (Seoul) and more. She is also a key collaborator with mixed ability artists including Theater Thikwa (Berlin).

About Mutual Irradiation

Mutual Irradiation is an interdisciplinary performance and lecture series initiated by Jim Strong. Referencing a Quaker devotional text, Mutual Irradiation refers to as an inner radiance which can be mutually drawn between the listener and the one being listened to, in the pull of deep conversation and sharing. A category of listening which in a social and reciprocal context behaves like the connecting of a circuit, beginning a transmission of radiance, intimacy, ideas, blueprints…

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: events@voxpopuligallery.org or 215.238.1236

Photo: Thomas Cytrynowicz

Event:
Mutual Irradiation: Butoh Workshops with Yuko Kaseki
Start:
April 16 @ 6:00 pm
End:
April 17 @ 9:00 pm
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