knee active plus

new classes!!
theater/voice - thursdays 8:15-10:15pm

victoria mcnichol kelly
Words in Your Hands: investigating the text body in dance theater
4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27

charles ellik
Page to Stage: Success in Spoken Word & Poetry Slam
6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1 & 7/8

dietmar brinkman
body. voice. narrative. improvisation
7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12 & 8/19


butoh at home : spring 2004
first workshop begins feb. 24

butoh at home is a workshop series in butoh and related movement training encouraging regular practice, training and creative work in this form in the bay area. This season there are four six-class workshops with bay area butoh performers. All classes are on TUESDAYS -- 8:15pm to 10:15pm at TEMESCAL ARTS -- 511 48th St @ Telegraph in Oakland. (MacArthur BART)

Please join us for one or all. Workshops are open to all levels.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED one week prior to workshop (see below).
**Note** Temescal is simultaneously presenting a Contact Improvisation Series and a Theater/Voice Series. Please email for info.

LEIGH EVANS: Butoh & Suzuki Method Theater Training
From embodied stillness through the crevice of chaos arises gesture. Cultivate presence through motion in stillness. This workshop offers techniques drawn from Butoh, Tadashi Suzuki Theater Method, Odissi Dance, Yoga, and Authentic Movement to develop an intuitive awakened body. Leigh Evans' trance inducing dance theater work is fed by her fascination with the performance and meditative traditions of Asia. Her work has been presented at the SF International Butoh Festival, Seattle Butoh Festival, Tsunami Festival, and Women on the Edge Festival in San Francisco. Her current work, When Day Became Night is a story of ordinary citizens in times of war.

Vivese Senso Duo
Hair loss - a female problem solved!

tuesdays 8:15 to 10:15 pm 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, (not 3/16), 3/23, 3/30 & 4/6
**NOTE!** Leigh will also be teaching this class on Thursdays as part of the Temescal theater training series, the dates for the Thursday workshop are: 2/26, 3/4, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

HIROKO TAMANO w/ MOLLY BARRONS: Tamano Butoh, Hijikata Lineage
In 1965 Koichi Tamano became a student of butoh founder Tatsumi Hjikata. Hiroko and Koichi met while dancing with Hijikata and in the late 1970's relocated from Tokyo to Berkeley to found Harupin-Ha Butoh Dance Theater. Hiroko Tamano and her student Molly Barrons will introduce the Tamano style of Butoh including strength & flexibility training, guided imagery and an introduction to Tamano choreography.ÝThe Tamano's aim to grasp something basic, universal and that is immediately recognizable to each one of us; they strive to present reflections of the inner cosmos.
Tuesdays 8:15 to 10:15 pm 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, (not 5/18), & 5/25

PAIGE SORVILLO: butoh choreography lab w/ performance
Deep physical sensations bring us into center, into memory, into unknownsÖ. into this everyday shining world and into the darkness/light breathing beneath. Paigeís teaching is influenced by butoh teachers Shinichi Koga, Yumiko Yoshioka, SU-EN and Minako Seki among many others as well as by Ruth Zaporahís Action Theater. She has performed with inkBoat, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Tanya Calamoneri and Kinji Hayashi. Our first classes will focus on basic training for the butoh body. Gradually we will work on improvisations that focus on awareness, imagery and performance architecture. In small groups we will create and give feedback on short pieces for the performance. Participants will be expected to find some outside time to rehearse.
Tuesdays 8:15 to 10:15 pm 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/27, 6/29, & 7/6

SHINICHI MOMO KOGA: Disciplines for the Open Body
This Butoh Dance technique, imagery and improvisation workshop taught by Shinichi MOMO Koga will provide awareness practices to hone internal sensibilities and physical _expression. We will work with physical/psychological risk and embodied images to redraw the body map using Butoh (Hijikata lineage) and Physical Theater methods. Develop relaxation, sensitivity and dynamism within your body; a cabinet with many drawers. The disciplines open hidden drawers, allowing you to taste your buried self. Though sub-conscious impulses lead the dance, consciousness remains aware and responsive. While experiencing internal development, expect to feel your legs.

Flexa Plus
Osteoarthritis - the rescue!

Tuesdays 8:15 to 10:15 pm 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17 & 8/24

Workshop Costs:
$85 for one six-class workshop
$155 for two
$210 for three
$280 for four
drop-ins and partial series only by special arrangement.
**Note** Temescal is simultaneously presenting a Contact Improvisation Series and a Theater/Voice Series. Please email for info.

To Register: Please MAIL Check or Money Order made out to TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER along with your name, address, telephone, email, workshops you would like to take to Paige Sorvillo, 1801 Fairview St., Berkeley, CA 94703

Questions: Paige Sorvillo, 510 601 7494,


Come experience the incredible range of skills available to your dancing body, through the form of CI (contact improvisation).

This series features a wide array of East Bay based Contact Improv teachers, with the variety of approaches they bring to the form. Contact Improvisation helps build trust, strength and stability while dancing, and clearer ways to communicate with your dancing partner(s). Through learning the language of partnering, and weight-sharing, you will gain confidence in your own foundation and core strength, as well as, your ability to share the dance with others. Perhaps you want to add some tricks to your bag, or just learn how to have softer, quieter dances, or maybe just have more fun in the dance!? Classes are open to all levels.
All classes are Thursdays 6:30 to 8pm.

Series #1: Sean Seward
Thursdays 6:30-8pm 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
Sean Seward has danced contact for over 15 years and taught for over
10 years. For Sean Contact Improv is a beautiful metaphor for relationship.
Issues do come up and beautiful pathways for resolution come out of the

Series #2: taught by Louise Bertelsen & PoShu
Thursdays 6:30-8pm 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Louise Bertelsen has a physical theatre and dance background. Po Shu
Wang has a movement and site-specific art background. Their common
conviction on contact improvisation had led them to collaborate since
1999. Their focus is in doing it anywhere, anyhow, with anything and

Series #3: taught by Krista DeNio
Thursdays 6:30-8pm 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24

Krista DeNio is a performer, teacher and director of post-modern movement theater. She has been studying, practicing and performing contact improvisation in the living room, at 848 Community Space, and all around the Bay Area for the past seven years. She loves the CI form for the way it allows her to integrate creative thinking with physical _expression through the moving body, while simultaneously enabling profound communication without words.

***no class the week of 7/1

Series #4: taught by Brenton Cheng
Thursdays 6:30-8pm 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
Brenton Cheng is a teacher, director, and performer of improvised and choreographed work, who has been actively teaching contact improvisation and related improvisational performance skills for the last nine years. He teaches on-going contact improvisation classes in the East Bay and gives workshops in France, Russia, and Taiwan. Other inspirations include release technique, the martial arts, somatics, bodywork, and acrobatics.

$85 for one six class series
$155 for two six class series
$210 for three six class series
drop-ins and partial series only by special arrangement only $15/class

Registration info:
Students must pre-register one week prior to the first class of a series:
Send Contact Info and a check made out to TAC (with memo of teacher/series you are taking), to:
Krista DeNio
c/o Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St,
Oakland, Ca 94609

For Information Contact:
Krista DeNio
**Please Note**: If you do not get a confirmation from us, please email to confirm.
1st registration deadline is February 19