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Butoh – Space Awareness

Join us for a weekend workshop BUTOH – SPACE AWARENESS (June 8-9) and two days of BUTOH – OPEN CLASSES (June 6 & 7) in Edinburgh!

Leading: Kokoro – Krzysztof Jerzak

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/374905278708253/

The weekend workshop and two open classes are aimed at those interested in deepening and expanding body-mind awareness. It is aimed at beginners and those advanced in butoh practice, as well as at people who are looking for authentic movement experience and attentive presence in the body, and in relation to others. It will be useful for dancers, performers, actors, and people who practice martial arts, yoga, etc., as well as those interested in therapy through the body.

More information about the weekend workshop BUTOH – SPACE AWARENESS

In the space of the mind
Every move
Paints a fleeting image

Our bodies exist in the external, physical space, filled with the movement of matter. Our minds are the “inner” space, where mental movement (visions, thoughts, etc.) manifests.
Life is a ceaseless dance, revealing itself in external and internal forms, in the boundless space.
The awareness of multidimensional space and various aspects of existence opens us to the experience of the unconditioned space of the mind. In this "expanded perspective&, the body liberates itself even more deeply. In this experience, a dance is born that is not a dance.

Japanese “modern” dance was created in the 1950s as a result of a search for new forms of expression. Its creators, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, negated both their tradition (Kabuki,Bunraku, Nō) and “opposed” mass culture of the West.

In Butoh dance the body becomes a text, a record of human experience discovered through movement. Butoh creates space for direct and total self-expression.

Krzysztof Jerzak is a butoh dancer, choreographer and aikidoka. He began his aikido trening in 1987 and between 2003-2020 taught regular aikido classes. He holds the 4th dan master degree and was the founder and teacher of Kobayashi Hirokazu Aikido Academy in Cracow, Poland.
In 1999 he started learning Japanese butoh dance. He studied with Daisuke Yoshimoto, Itto Morita, Atsushi Takenouchi, Imre Thormann, Katsura Kan and others.
His solo performances include: “Honest?” (2002), “Beyond” (2005), “Straw-butoh” (2009), “Sharing (Yourself)” (2019), “Words, Words, Words…” (2019), “Hana no Michi” – The Way of Flowers (2020), “Mirror” (2-23).
In 2004, he led a year-long project called “Integration in Dance Therapy”, in which deaf-mute people participated. For the participants, he wrote and directed “Flowers on the sidewalk”. Between 2005-2011 he cooperated with independent artists, musicians, actors, dancers, filmmakers co-creating stage and film productions. In 2008, together with the Do-Teatr Group, he co-created “Aite” (choreography and dance). In 2021-2022, he led a year-long project of intensive butoh workshops – for the participants he wrote and directed the performance „Absolutely Nothing’. He offers workshops on regular basis.


BUTOH – SPACE AWARENESS (June 8-9 – weekend workshop)
8th Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9th Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: £150
The Salisbury Centre
2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

6th Thursday – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
7th Friday – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
£20- one day
£35 – two days

Edinburgh Steiner School
60 Spylaw Rd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Butoh – Open Classes & Butoh – Space Awareness workshop (Thur &; Fri + weekend): £175

email: marta.kalfas@gmail.com

* Reservation of participation in the Butoh – Space Awareness workshop upon payment of an advance of £30 by May 27.
* Reservation of participation in the Butoh – Open Classes upon payment by June 6.
* The bank account number for advance payment will be sent to you after an email registration.
* In case of cancellation less than 7 days before the workshop, the advance payment will not be returned.
* Number of places limited.

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