When we think about solo performances, those beautiful moments always associate with presence or being. The most basic and most crucial ingredient for improvisation was to follow the impulse, therefore with such a form, the essence of a human body remains and the performativity of a body ravels. It is important to note that an impulse is not an idea, thought or plan, an impulse under this context, can be described as a “sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling”. To be able to build on what is present roots in the fact that only available resources can be used for improvisation; and for a mover, the only available resource is the body and the working frame.
To make an improvisational performance possible, a dedicated frame, the ability of the performer and an experimental spirit are required. Butoh Dance Performances cope with these with their own disciplines, and they beautifully bend improvisation into a performance. By introducing an Italy-based Japanese Butoh dance company - Atsushi Takenouchi JINEN BUTOH, hopefully to offer another possible way of solo performance making and also seeing.
Last but not least, this is the first workshop and performance of Atsushi Takenouchi in Hong Kong, while he has been running JINEN butoh school in Pontedera (Italy) for more than a decade, dont’t miss out!
Part 0 -
Contact Improvisation Workshop by Christopher Chu
（2018..8.27-9.1 HONG KONG）
Mindful Encounters - A preliminary & reflective approach to Contact Improvisation
「接觸即興」肇始於 20 世紀 70 年代，乃影響當代舞蹈至鉅的後現代身體探索。歐 美各大當代舞團入團必備之技，竟又如此平易近人、老少咸宜。其不僅是肢體語彙， 更重要是其背後之哲思與肢體觀。一種兩個人或以上的即興舞蹈，即興者經由「接觸」 以及「彼此跟隨」，形成即興動機，在感知彼此身體狀態下互動，一起成就即興舞蹈。 是一個由身體傳達建議與跟隨，如對話溝通般人際關係的互動。Contact improvisation (CI) is a form of improvised dance that has been developing internationally since 1972. CI’s influence can be seen throughout modern and postmodern movement research worldwide. CI is a must for professionally trained dancers in both European and American dance troupes, at the same time which is also enjoyed by movers of all kinds. CI is not only a body language, but also a philosophy in action, especially in relationship to partnering and use of weight. The intention of moves is induced by all means of contact, the spontaneous physical dialogues of two or more generate a flow, the interactions through sensing create the improvised dance.