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24 May - 26 May 2024, 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Single Splendour Stroke by Motoya Kondo

Much like the silence and simplicity found in a masterpiece of a Japanese tea bowl, this workshop delves into the profound impact of a singular stroke, offering a lens to perceive the vast universe within a single moment. In contrast to intricate designs that may obscure underlying essences, we shift our focus to explore the richness encapsulated in one magnificent stroke—a movement that extends into boundless space, guiding us to uncover the stillness within motion. By delving into the primal depths of existence, beyond emotional expressions, this workshop navigates the space behind bodily and mental movements, inviting the wind to dance freely in the expansive sky. Participants will engage in various activities, including preparing the body as an objective object, exploring external and contemplative anatomy, understanding basic movement principles, connecting breath and body, experimenting with different textures of movement, deconstructing the concept of time, and rediscovering silent spaces amidst dynamic motions. Join us in this transformative exploration of the ground of existence and the eloquence found in simplicity.

About Motoya Kondo:

Born in Nagoya, Japan, choreographer, dancer, and co-founder of Motimaru Dance Company. Since 2005, he has been studying butoh with Yoshito Ohno, son of Kazuo Ohno, and worked as his assistant. After 2010, he started fieldwork researching local and traditional dances in Japan, India, Nepal, Spain, and Bali. He studied Balinese dance with Agun Anom Putra, I Made Djimat, and Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana. Since 2008, he has immersed himself in the practice and study of Eastern contemplative traditions, particularly following Tibetan traditions, and bridging contemporary art practices with age-old wisdom. He has performed and taught in various prestigious events and institutions, including Venezia Biennale 2010, the 9th International Choreography Competition "No Ballet," International Dance Festival Lucky Trimmer 2016, Hildesheim University, Leipzig University, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, etc., spanning across Europe, Asia, and Australia in over 35 cities.

 

DETAILS

PRICE
£60.00
DATE
24 May - 26 May 2024
TIME
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Age

18+

Duration

3 half days 10am-2pm

Level

Beginners

Style

CONTEMPORARY

Studio

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