Mari Osanai’s workshop focuses on Noguchi Taiso combined with the influences of her early training in Tai Chi, western dance methods, traditional folk dance in Aomori, Japan (her birthplace), and the connection between one’s thoughts and sensation of weight. Noguchi Taiso (Water Body movement) has been widely appreciated and incorporated/integrated into Butoh movement practice
This is a unique opportunity to explore the Noguchi Taiso work with a master teacher. Osanai’s approach to movement research and exploration begins with a heightened awareness of gravity’s influence on the body and the body’s connection with the center of the earth. WHERE: Japanese Culture Center, 1016 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
Wed April 5, 1-5pm
Thurs April 6, 1-5pm
Fri April 7, 1-5pm
Sun April 9, 1-5pm
Featuring: Mari Osanai, Wannapa P. Eubanks, Carole McCurdy, Efrén Arcoiris, Amelia Charter
Jessica Mae Shen. NO NATION Doors Open 7pm
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bat-tle: Friction caused by entities who disagree, collide, or conflict
When called to Battle, where do we stand? In resolution? Rebuke? Revenge? Each performance this year features artists exploring the concept of Battles and alternative possibilities.
International Guest Artists
I’m delighted to welcome artists Ken Mai (Finland) and Mari Osanai (Japan), and Paul Michael Henry (Scotland) teaching workshops throughout the month. Local and Visiting Artists include Kiam Marcelo Junio, Wannapa P-Eubanks, Cristal Sabbagh, Holly Chernobyl, Carole McCurdy, Efrén Arcoiris, Adam Rose and April Lynn, //interference, Peter Redgrave, Alba Soto, Pepper Pepper and More
July 25, July 2 Efrén Arcoiris leads Butoh Body 12-2pm @Outerspace: What lies beneath our surface, what creature to we keep submerged in dark waters?