Butoh Collective – Iliminal Butoh Dance

Australia

Workshop Type: Dance Workshop

Topic: Iliminal butoh dance

Presenter: Butoh Collective

We are a Butoh Collective exploring the unknown realms of pure possibility.

We draw upon personal and universal feelings, thoughts, sensations, dreams, visions, imaginations to find inspiration for our creations and expressions.

We delve into the deeper spaces of our psyche to uncover suppressed or forgotten qualities of the human experience. We use these materials as the essence and inspiration of our dance. We evoke realms from a subconscious resonance to share a collective dream through our creations by revealing, expressing and moving these discoveries.

Our intention through this research is to open the infinite resonance and creation ability through movement and become a transparent life, which can spontaneously connect, play and ultimately resonate with anything and everything freely.

We offer a variety of performances and workshops.

Our workshops provide the practice and development of presence in motion and subtle awareness. We offer a range of movement techniques to awaken ones innate creative potential. These techniques are aimed towards quieting the thinking mind and awakening the awareness of senses to bring people into a space where mind integrates into body and they dance as one. Through deep listening of the subtle sensations passing through our body-mind awareness we can develop an innate response to our natural tendencies and instincts and learn to integrate them into authentic movements. This listening space where meditation meets movement allows for spontaneous expressions to reveal themselves and be met with full acceptance. Throughout the workshop we will dive into a range of exercises and develop performative and improvisational skills to develop awareness and presence.

We offer interactive, experimental, ritualistic dance theatre installations.

Our creations invite a collaboration where performers meet audience and barriers separating worlds become one.

Join us for a spontaneous journey where the unknown force behind the life drives the movement and the creation.

We are an international collective of dancers who all have started to explore reality and perception through the bodily language of the Japan-born ANKOKU BUTŌ, and most of us met in a dance school in Dharamshala, India. After three years, the collective has awakened to its own constellation of dance and community under the name NOBÔDIES RŌNIN in 2019, which moved us into traveling and creating onsite dances together with the unspoken geographical, biological and anthropological localities.

We have become the wandering storytellers of embedded history and future, ever looking for and being the waves of change. Diversity and metamorphosis are essential parts of our practice, through which the life of a RÅŒNIN is not set to a common goal but lived as a process of becoming and dissolving qualities in order to understand and sustain life in its most natural way. Walking this path means re-finding ways of health, joy and coexistence while understanding the dynamics of duality.

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