Fellow Butoh practitioners and enthusiast,
The Harupin-Ha Dance Theater will be coming back to Los Angeles Oct. 5th-6th, and Nov. 2nd-3rd, and Dec. 7th-8th to share their holistic style of Ankoku-Butoh.
There will be a photo exhibit and performance coinciding with the November workshop. More info to come.....
Techniques transcend beyond the dance studio and stage. From daily maintenance, core work, and internal imagery, techniques become useful in daily life and provide a foundation for life long learning and growth.
Feel free to invite anyone to this that you feel may be interested. It is truly a rare event to have Butoh masters Koichi and Hiroko Tamano in LA. Those of you that have studies with the Tamano's know the special experience it is.
We are still looking for a location for Oct. 5th. Any help is appreciated
Cost: 45 for one day, 70 for both. All three weekends 200
Pay on arrival
Saturday and Sunday
We Live in Space
2520 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90018
To reserve a place email:
Harupin-Ha Dance Theater
Koichi and Hiroko Tamano were among the very first to perform Ankoku Butoh, which translates literally to “the dance of darkness.” The genre emerged in the late 1950s in post-atomic bomb Japan. It was created by two dancers, Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata, who sought to create a new, uniquely Japanese form of expression that completely rebelled against the Establishment, and both Eastern tradition and Western styles. Koichi joined Hijikata’s dance company in 1960, as did Hiroko a few years later. Hijikata encrouaged the Tamanos to introduce Butoh to the United States. The Tamano’s performance in the 1976 “Japan Now” exhibition at SFMOMA was the first Butoh seen by an American audience and made a big sensation. The Tamanos moved their dance company Harupin-Ha from Tokyo to Berkeley, California in 1979 with the blessings and encouragement of their teacher. For decades the Tamanos lead dance workshops in Berkeley and also operated the restaurants, Country Station and Tamasei, which served as meeting places for the dance and theater communities of the Bay Area. They are known for their holistic approach to the art of Butoh. The Mayor of the City of Berkeley, California declared March 28th, 2017 to be the “Koichi and Hiroko Tamano Day.”
Photo by Marion Gray *taken in 1989 at The Lab, San Francisco, of the Harupin-Ha Butoh Dance Company
If October is to far for you and SF in close....
Forwarded from Shelley Cook-Contreras:
HIROKO TAMANO DANCE BUTOH CLASS SERIES:
at The Bayview Winery Studio, San Francisco
Hijikata~Tamano Butoh Method with
Master-Teacher Hiroko Tamano,
Assisted by Shelley Cook-Contreras
WHEN: September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
4 Saturdays, 12 PM~3 PM
WHERE: 3030 Ingalls Street, San Francisco, Ca 94124.
COST : $40 per class. or 140.00 for series
*Pay at the door. CASH/CHECK ONLY
CONTACT: Shelley, text/cal 661-478-9983
These classes are fun, healing to body and spirit, and appropriate to all level “movers”! It’s a rare opportunity to train with Butoh Master Hiroko Tamano, in the experimental, imaginative discipline of the Hijikata~Tamano Dance Method.
Shelley Cook-Contreras will lead Regenerative-Body Warm-ups, and Discussion, with special practices each week.
HIROKO TAMANO / co-director of Harupin-Ha Dance Company. Hiroko Tamano first studied Butoh Dance from its Founder, Tatsumi Hijikata. She is famous for her passionate and imaginative teaching style, using poetic image to inspire and direct. Her award-winning 40+year career includes performing and teaching internationally. In dance, as in life, Hiroko’s aim is to create experiences that are at once primal and universal, awakening memories immediately recognizable to each of us. Creating a landscape of sensation, the Tamano Method expands time into a dreamlike place. Hiroko and her renowned partner, Koichi Tamano, perpetuate Hijikata’s spirit in their own dance method, blending elements of Tokyo and California with the cosmos. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
SHELLEY COOK-CONTRERAS is an internationally exhibited performance artist. She earned her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute’s New Genres Department, and has taught performance at colleges and universities.Her performance projects have been funded by the California Arts Council and the National Endowments for the Arts. Shelley trained extensively in Butoh Dance with Hiroko Tamano, Diego Pinion, and Maureen Fleming, creating many solo and ensemble works within the Butoh discipline. She sees art as the dreams of society,and , like dreams, art communicates hidden truth in its images. Her teaching blends art practice with the healing wisdom from 30 years as a bodywork practitioner, (freemotionbodywork.com) She can be contacted at email@example.com
DIRECTIONS: The Bayview Winery Studios - 3030 Ingalls Street, San Francisco, CA 94124 (Don’t miss this chance to dance in this beautiful studio!) Please note~cats present! In SF: Between Hollister and Gilman St., go two blocks to Ingalls Street, take a right. House/Studio is on the right, big turquoise-green gate! Parking on street. 2 blocks from 3rd street rail and bus.
IF you still are cravin Butoh....
Sankai Juku will be performing in LA and in Berkeley but this is the only workshop I know of.
Forwarded from Bay Area Butoh
SANKAI JUKU FREE BUTOH WORKSHOP
Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 10am
Center for Arts and Religion, Doug Adams Gallery (2365 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley)
Movement workshop exploring elements of butoh, a form of Japanese dance theater that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques, and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. RSVP requested. Please note: separate Butoh Discussion offered at 11:30am (separate registration requested).
Register Here https://calperformances.org/performances/2019-20/world-stage/sankai-juku-meguri-teeming-sea-tranquil-land.php