photo: John Looye
Next Butoh workshops:
November 2, 6pm-9pm
November 3-4, 12pm-4pm
at Studio D325 (5445 Gaspé #325. Montreal, QC.)
Contact for more info:
"About our dance:
First I would like to speak about what kind of training one should pursue, because dance is "a realization of one's dream through the body", one must first know one's body very well. When I say 'the body', I mean a total body that includes all levels – the bio-skeletal body, the spirit, and intuition" (Masaki Iwana, iwanabutoh.com)
Therefore, Yesenia Fuentes would like to share the ways to dance butoh. Primaly by physical training to enhance balance, strenght and flexibility. Second by butoh exercises using imaginary prepositions, and last, by performing with an audience (the same participants will have the roll of audience)
Since 2012, Yesenia has studied with Masaki Iwana, and Moeno Wakatmasu. However, from 2009 she discovered butoh, and work by its influences.
Butoh, a form of dance-theater born in Japan, lets the body speak by itself: There is no censorship to movements, just transformation. It is, in sum, pure dance. Butoh workshops then, become a way of discovery, a space to unfold and grasp the complexity.
Every Tuesday from 7:30pm until 9:30pm.
At the Studio D 325, 5445 Gaspé.
To free hips from rectilinear walking so they can traverse the spirals of time, space, and expression. To free shoulders so their movement expands and paints the soul. To free the chest… breathe… and let go the pain of so many suns of oppression and nights of silence.
— Danza Descalza Manifesto
Danza Descalza is liberation through movement, through rhythm. It is a space to get together, a moment to listen to our own body’s voice and that of the others. In a two-part workshop, the immense possibilities of the body are explored; first through exercises inspired by contemporary dance, theater, and performance, and then through the lively movements of Afro-Colombian and Afro-descendant dances. Accompanied with the brio of drums and live music, Danza Descalza calls us to shout, laugh and dream with the body.