Free Your Butoh Beast with Yumi Umiumare

Explore elements of physical and spatial expression through Butoh

  • 55 Australian dollars
  • Location 1

Service Description

Release your inner creature! Internationally acclaimed Butoh dancer and creator of the Butoh Cabaret DasSHOKU series, Yumi will guide participants to explore their familiar and unfamiliar elements of physical and spatial expressions through the unique philosophy of Butoh and other Japanese style of dance. Participants are encourage to embrace from the subtle and refined into the wild and unknown territories in order to release their inner creatures. The focal points in this workshop are: 在り方(Arikata):Body presence- suspension and gravity 間(Ma):Spatial exploration- space in between and active pause 溜(Tame): Accumulation, Isolation, Sensation 生け捕り(Ikedori):Catching ‘live’ and ‘row’ moments 想像/創造(Souzou):Inspiration->Imagination->Creation The workshop is open to all levels - beginners to established practitioners welcome! Please wear comfy clothes that don't restrict your movement. 3-hour workshop $55 Book into two or more Wintery Workshops to receive discounts ABOUT YUMI: Born in Hyogo, Japan, Yumi is the only Japanese Butoh Dancer in Australia and the creator of original Butoh Cabaret works. Originally a member of the seminal Butoh Company DaiRakudakan in Tokyo, she came to Australia to perform at the Melbourne International Festival in 1991.Yumi has been creating and teaching her distinctive style of works nearly 30years and her works have received critical acclaim and garnered her and her collaborators several Australian Green Room awards. Yumi’s works are renowned for provoking visceral emotions, cultural identities with humor and they have been seen in numerous festivals in dance, theatre and film productions throughout Australia, Japan, East and West Europe, New Zealand and South East Asia. Through her diverse skills and unique aesthetics as a choreographer, she has also extensively worked in socially engaged theatre productions with aboriginal communities, culturally diverse communities and ESL groups, women from the sex industry and also people who have recovered from gambling addictions. Find out more:

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  • 754R High St, Thornbury VIC, Australia