Dance & Existence / BUTOH workshops

with Jean Daniel Fricker & Céline Angèle

As an universal dialect,

leaving the body speak from itself,

a way that goes down into the matter. (1)

 Photo Teresa Santos: Sophie Cutillas, near Porto, Portugal 2013


We search for the birth of the movement,
the intuition of the moment and the total identification
on poetry verse that nourish our field of experiences.
Just before our performances, we give to each other some words,
could be Duras, Rilke, Hölderlin , Bram van Velde...

Then we try to experience physically these words rather than focus on a visual result.

Are the words born from a physical relation with the world?
We make an effort to be at the beginning, to be dead, to be alive.
We try to let act the words, to let them born,

in the particles that compose this body
in the space,

in you.

Photos Peter Michelitsch, Austria 2012, JDF Porto 2013, Aude Isebe, Faaac 2006 

This body laboratory invites everyone to focus the attention
on the visible and the invisible, on the daily life gesture
and the intuition. It is above all a practice on attitude,
openness and receptivity. 

We’ll go through a series of experiences of impregnation
and by changing qualities, materials, themes we will explore:
a virgin and available state, the qualities of permeation,
absorption and identification, silence, spontaneity,
an impregnation of our daily surroundings or far away environment,

an integration of place and space,
the memories of our body, our cells, our ancestors.

We propose to everyone to give birth to the dance of its own body.

Workshops do not require any preliminary knowledge, 
they are open to all. (3)

Texts: (1): Jean Daniel Fricker , (2) & (3): Céline Angèle & Jean Daniel Fricker

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