It is a true pleasure and treasure to mark the beginning of “MOVING BODIES” festival with a workshop of Minako Seki.
The workshop will be held in Dance House 27th -28th of June 2014 for a total of 10 hours, five hours per day.
info and contacts: ambra 086405452 e-mail butohfestivaldublin@gmail
The workshop is open to all and I would warmly recommend it to professional dancers as much to theatre and physical theatre professionals. Of course, beginners are absolutely encoureged to partake and very welcomed! Minako Seki has developed her own method: “Dancing Between”. You can visit her website to read more http://www.minakoseki.com or browse through the pages of this website.
Here below are workshop content and Minako’s short biography of her works.
“Seki Method”-Workshop 27-28 June 2014
Suitable for beginners and advanced dancers
An important part of the training is based on imagination. Imagination can bring unexpected movements and new impulses to your body. “Metamorphosis” is a key word within that; images and sensations between contemplative-meditative and queer-grotesque arise. The basic training opens the body to every possible movement. Another aim is to extend the body into the space, to expand into the venue, to use and enlarge your presence.
- Basic Training
- Hanging Body
- Falling Body
- Line of Gravity
- Body as Wave
- Body in Space
- Exercises of Imagination
- Exercises of Improvisation
Minako Seki says: “I want the participant to experience, that reality is not only objective and concrete, and that dance is more than the movement of the body. To search together, to learn the technique of dance, to create positive energy, to motivate ourselves and to vitalize, to sense our physicality in a new way and to find new possibilities in it – these are also goals of the workshops”
MINAKO SEKI – short bio
Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher; founder of the Minako Seki Company; founder and director of reEnter – creative dojo. Centre for Performing Arts & Holistic Creation, which is currently in the process of being established in natural environment close to Berlin. Minako Seki belongs to the third generation of Butoh-Dancer and is one of the pioneers of Butoh in Germany. After the Festival “Rebelion des Körpers” 1986, the first Butoh-Festival in Europe, she founded tatoeba-téâtre danse grotesque in Berlin. Her dance is based on Butoh, physical theatre and contemporary forms. She named her dance style “Dancing Between“: the between is giving her endless possibilities to create movements. In her pieces she deals with consciousness and the unconscious, describes emotional states of being and the limits of reality and illusion. During the last twenty years Minako Seki improved her own body technique and teaching method and combines both in the SEKI METHOD. She is teaching all over the world and is showing her productions in Europe, USA, South-America, Japan. Collaborations as a choreographer i.a. with HAU Berlin productions of Showcase – Beat le Mot and SheShePop. Teaching assignments i.a. at Institut für angewandte Theaterwissenschaften in Giessen and at Folkwang Hochschule Essen.