The fall season has begun at CAVE. Focusing on the LUDUS Technique, CAVE’s educational program, weekly training classes and a variety of butoh, body, and voice training are offered to dancers, actors, and performers. Every year, parallel to the development of the Ludus Technique, influential butoh artists living abroad as well as locally are invited to lead workshops at CAVE. This year’s guest resident teachers are Maximilian Balduzzi, Moeno Wakamatsu, Tadashi Endo, and Kota Yamazaki.
LUDUS – Piercing Butoh
Ximena Garnica LEIMAY Weekly Classes
Concentration on on the manipulation of time, space, and body through the transformation of embodied images. Preparation of an alert and neutral body that is ready to be moved or one that is ready to perform.
Voice and Body Training
A two-day intensive program. Based on essential principles of impulse, control, opposition and rhythm, the workshop engages participants through a series of exercises developed over the past fifteen years. Concentration on physical awareness and density.
Two day guest teacher session focusing on physical training for awareness, strength, flexibility, body mechanics, sensitivity, and concentration. Placing oneself outside in space//Placing one’s desire in the space.
Three two-day sessions exploring Kota Yamazaki’s approach to butoh and his Fluid Technique. By imagining physical senses such as distorting, weakening, sickening, sinking, and inwarding, and by sensing absence and presence, a constant bodily transformation is provoked.
Tadashi Endo’s Butoh-ma method aims to make the invisible visible. “Ma” is a Japanese concept related to “Emptiness” and “Space in Between.” It suggests an interval, a guest consciousness of place. Through these sessions, students will explore this unique concept.
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