No Butoh Body Sunday classes @Outerspace in April.
Please come see us in the Battles
Wannapa can make any space magical with her spriteful ways. I am honored she will teach our regular Sunday Butoh Body at Outerspace Studios from 12-2pm January 22 & 29. Even if you can’t make it, I recommend spending some time with her work, and looking for her performance in April’s Butoh Fest too. Says she, “I’d love for these 2 workshops to provide us an intimate open space where we as a community can share our stories through movement by reconnecting our body and minds, and to be able to express our inner outwardly. Sparking an environment in which our bodies can respond honestly to our deeper thoughts. Each and everyone of us can create our own language using Butoh as our rosetta stone.”
Wannapa Pimtong-Eubanks is a Butoh Artist, movement coach, and actor. Her venues include Goodman Theatre, Raven Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, The Athenaeum Theatre, Victory Garden Theatre, MCA, Links Hall, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Access Living, and many more… She was chosen to be showcased for Dance/USA showcase 2011 at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. Her experience is also including a Thai Dialect Coach (King & I at Stage 773 for Porchlight Music Theatre). Wannapa has recently been part of Laura Crotte’s theatre group to present the “Day of the Death” show for students in Chicago schools. She is an ensemble member of Body Strata collaborating with Renee Baker, Artistic Director/Music Director of Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. She is also a company member of Erasing the Distance, a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate, and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health. Wannapa has recently conceived and produced Through My Daughter’s Eyes as part of the 2016 PopUp Series for Erasing the Distance by collaborating Theater, and Butoh in the work. She has taught Butoh workshops such as Butoh workshop for actors at Collaboraction Theatre Company, Halcyon Theatre, and individuals artists/actors as part of movement coaching. Wannapa has studied with many Butoh masters: Natsu Nakajima, The Tamanos, Yumiko Yoshioka, Katsura Kan, Akira Kasai, Tadashi Endo, and Sankai Juku.
Ginger Krebs leads Butoh Body for the next two Sundays (Dec 11 & 18)!
She offers: Productive Disruptions
In the workshops on December and 11th and 18th we’ll productively disrupt our habits
of speed, vision, and balance, in order to cultivate exceptional qualities of embodied movement. Movement puzzles will challenge us to take up space and direct our focus outward, while experiments with vision and slowness will help cultivate sensitivity to inner space. We’ll dial up, down, outward and inward, to find the evocative, unfamiliar “wobbly” zones where living, responsive dance happens.
Sunday, August 30th
12pm – 2pm
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL
$10 suggested donation or pay what you can.
A Butoh class taught by Adam Rose of Antibody Corporation, as part of
Butoh Body normally taught by Sara Zalek.
This class will focus on explorations of symmetry and asymmetry, and exercises in overcoming musical taste by learning to dance to anything.
For the next three weeks, Butoh Body features special guest teacher Mitsu Salmon. These classes are designed for all levels of movers and artists. Join Mitsu Sundays 12-2pm, at Outerspace in Wicker Park, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave. A $10 donation is suggested.
About Mitsu’s class:
Drawing from Butoh and body mind centering, this class will explore the connection with body, mind and imagery.
The class will be composed of the following
1. Exercises of Noguchi (which were integrated into Butoh training). The body is thought of as water and the goal is to release the natural body.
2. Guided imagery with movement, structured and improvised
3. Body and mind centering exercises, working with breathe and body connection.
Mitsu Salmon was a member of the Butoh company, Ima Tenko and Kiraza for 3 years in Japan as well a member of Katsura Kan and Saltimbanques for one year. Any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butoh Body with Sara Zalek
February 16 – April 13
$10 suggested donation
4th Floor MANA Contemporary
2233 S. Throop (PILSEN)
A drop in weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.
[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace transformation. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]
Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh dancing for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com
Every Sunday @Outerspace 12-2pm, and Monday nights 6-8pm @HCL, MANA Contemporary.
Beginning with breath work primarily, we locate our breath in our bodies and together create a generous mindbody space to explore new ways of being. We spend time writing/drawing to formalize and ritualize the ideas that come forth, and perform short vignettes for each other to solidify and share our discoveries. Come dance your heart out~