theater/voice - thursdays 8:15-10:15pm
Words in Your Hands: investigating the text body in dance
4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27
Page to Stage: Success in Spoken Word & Poetry Slam
6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1 & 7/8
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
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.
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.
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
tuesdays 8:15 to 10:15 pm 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, (not 3/16), 3/23, 3/30 &
**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
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), &
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
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.
Tuesdays 8:15 to 10:15 pm 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17 & 8/24
$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.
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
Paige Sorvillo, 510 601 7494, firstname.lastname@example.org
FLY, FALL, FOLLOW
CONTACT IMPROV SERIES
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.
#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
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.
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
#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
***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
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:
c/o Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St,
Oakland, Ca 94609
For Information Contact:
Krista DeNio email@example.com
**Please Note**: If you do not get a confirmation from us, please email
1st registration deadline is February 19