Just as you can read the age of a tree from the rings in a tree trunk, you can ‘read’ a life in a human body. The body is a living and ever transforming sculpture, shaped by life itself. Butoh is a dance of transformation that originates from the friction between opponent forces. The butoh dancer knows how to connect with this energy and to move with it – be moved by it. What evolves is authentic expression and original being.

The Butoh Lab offers a space to practice skills and share experiences, as well as to actively and collectively research what is butoh today and to explore its legacy out of its former historical context. The Lab is open to every-body regardless previous knowledge or experience with dance or butoh. We welcome all levels, gender, ages and body-types. The Lab is guided throughout the year by various artists who share their butoh or butoh-minded practice and place individual accents on the content of the Lab.
A lab usually starts with arriving in the space and exploring basic exercises (ex. standing in presence, walking, body awareness, breathing, tension-release, sculpture of time, conscious moving – being moved by, ….) that will then be deepened through improvisations nourished by poetic stimuli. We make time for a sharing circle or questions at the end of the session.

Tictac Art Centre, Small Studio

The following Tuesday evenings:
January 9 – 16 – 23 – 30
Célia Rorive trained as a contemporary dancer before encountering Butoh. She studied with Seiji Tanaka in Nara and with Seisaku, as well as at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio. For the Butoh Lab, she will use her performance “HYDROL, the spirit of water” as a starting point to share her personal research and her method of creating a dialogue between dance, music and matter.

February 27, March 5 : No Butoh lab

February 6 – 13 – 20, March 12 – 19 – 26
Emilie De Vlam has been strongly anchored since her early childhood in the practice, philosophy and sensitivity of the Body Weather Movement. For the Lab she will share her practice and take us on a journey on the topic of “time”.
Including a performance on March 16 at Crude Saturdays (18:00) at Tictac Art Centre.

18:30 – 21.00

Free Price. Choose what you can pay with a minimum of 10€ per Lab.

Information and Registration:
To participate no registration is needed. You just need to arrive in time, the doors of Tictac are open between 18:00 and 18:30.

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Moving with the invisble