Sa., 02. Dez.|
Tarot Butoh Cards - Workshop + Performance
Butoh dance workshop for all levels from beginner to advanced, based on the tarot card game and the "Tree of Life" ideogram. Taught by Will Lopes.
Time & Location
02. Dez., 10:00 – 03. Dez., 22:00
Wien, Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien, Austria
About The Event
“The human being is a symbolic animal”.
Millennia of human culture's wisdom and knowledge have been synthesized into symbolic forms, making them accessible and enduring through time. The Tarot card deck is one such collection of symbols that narrates the evolution of Life in the form of human existence.
The Tarot game provides us with tools to develop processes of self-awareness, transformation and understanding life in broader and deeper contexts. For Butoh, this provides us with elements of movement deconstruction, breaking pre-established notions, inviting us to explore new dance forms through a profound immersion into oneself, the game, and the comprehension of what Butoh dance could become when applied within the context of contemporary performative art.
On this path, the rich elements of study, work, dance, and research offer us an incredibly fertile environment to encounter the magic unexpectedly through miraculous quantum leaps. Ultimately, all these journeys will be brought to the stage, grounded in the Tree of Life — a foundation, form, game, and ritual to be enjoyed as a collective performance open to an audience.
There will be 18 hours of work with brief intervals:
- Introductory Butoh Dance exercises - Tarot Card studies and dance experiments
- Introduction to the idea of Dance, Ecstasy and Shamanic Journeys - Techniques of play, ritual, dance and celebration for performance
- Dance and voice meditation - Personal oracle and performance development
- The Tree of Life and Journeys of Ecstasy - Techniques of play, ritual, and performance
- Preparation and public performance.
2-3 of December 2023
Sa 09.12 > 10.00 - 18.00 Su 10.12 > 10.00 - 18.00 > Performance 20.00
At Das Lot Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien
Participation open to all who have an experience or curiosity of movement practices, art and nature. No previous experience needed. An open group presentation will happen the last day of workshop.
Contribution: 240€ - Normal price from Nov 10 210€ - Normal price + bring a friend
210€ - late bird price from Oct 10 180€ - late bird price + bring a friend
180€ - early bird