The Body is a receptacle of time.
Through an exploration down to a groundless stage of collective memories in our past we can strike a vein of abundant resources, which can enrich the essence of our life. I want to activate these
forgotten memories by concentrating on our inner core,
our Ki (vital) energy and it's circulation.
Body Resonance is a key to open up the everchanging
world inside and outside of us which helps the body to unfold its secrets, holding them up until they shine and tremble. Everything is in resonance with each other.Through a dialogue with our body, we can learn to be moved by inner and outer forces, thus realizing we are a part of the Universe.A dance of metamorphosis inevitably appears.
One step to metamorphisis
Let's enjoy chaos!
art director and instructor)
*release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso (Gymnastics), Taichi and Hatha Yoga
*dynamic training for the flow of energy
*Butoh-related work to activate our universal memories
(sensitization, combination of image and movement with antenna exercises
such as figure of 8, water ball, animal, insect, snake, witch and fairy,
the creatures inside us, hanging body, walking, dialogue with a partner etc)
*structured improvisation, free association
ABOUT Yumiko Yoshioka:
Yumiko Yoshioka was Born in Tokyo,
living in Germany since 1988
She founded an art-formation groupe "TEN PEN CHii art labor"
in 1995 with a visual artist, Joachim Manger from Germany and
a musician, Zam Johnson from USA. It's a resident group at
Schloss Broellin (Castle of Broellin), International Theater
Research Location, which lies in the utmost northeastern part of
the ex East Germany.
She has been in research of an interactivity between dance and
installation with her partner. They created a number of works,
such as "N. YOiN", "DA-PPi", "i-ki",or "Test Labor", each of
which won the highest praise in experimental art scenes.
Besides international tours throughout Europe and North Amrica,
she is an art director of the Butoh Related Art Project "Ex...it!"
with Delta Ra'i, held at Schloss Broellin every 4 years since 1995.
In the early seventies and eighties, she was a member of the first
Japanese women's Butoh dance theater, ARIADONE.
In 1978, she performed with Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in
"Le Dernier Eden", Europe's first Butoh performance in Paris.
From 1988 to 1994, she was an active member of German-Japanese
dance theatre group "tatoeba-THEATRE DANSE GROTESQUE"
with Minako Seki and Delta Ra'i, touring in Japan, Europe and
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Photo: Dancer: Yumiko Yoshioka | Photo Credit: Ji Yang