Winter Butoh Retreat – Full Program Application (4 weeks)

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Julie Becton Gillum, has been creating, performing and teaching dance in the US, Europe, Asia and Mexico for over 40 years. Julie has received numerous grants and awards for her choreography. She was awarded the 2008-09 NC Choreography Fellowship and used the funds to travel to Japan to study Butoh, her primary form of artistic expression.

Julie will also guide a butoh practice based on 24 years of research, training and performance. After training with many butoh masters, she has developed “13 Aspects of Butoh” that encompasses this training and Julie’s personal research. Students will explore the basics of Space, Time, the Senses, internal and external Forces, the Body’s functions and structure. Other Aspects of Butoh include more subtle explorations of “ma,” a Japanese concept of space, time and in-between, as well as “jo ha kyu,” another Japanese concept of modulation and movement roughly translated to mean that all actions or efforts should begin slowly, speed up and end swiftly. Some of the Aspects of Butoh are based on quotes from my mentors such as, “Dance like the ghost of yourself.” (Natsu Nakajima) or “Every dance is a prayer.” (Kazuo Ohno) or “You must train to have technique, but what is most important is ‘smoke’ or ‘flower’.” (Seisaku). Other Aspects explored will be the Face, Prayer, Masculine and Feminine.

During the Winter Butoh Retreat Julie will share an introduction to Noguchi Taiso (exercises). This work is slow and gentle, great for all bodies and a fabulous companion to butoh. Below is some information about this beautiful practice.

Michizo Noguchi, a gymnastics coach and founder of this method in Post-WWll Japan, was confronted with a realization that when everything else is gone the body still remains alive and subject to gravity. He used the body as a primary source and tool for developing a new kind of movement practice based in principles of nature, the way matter moves in space and time. The human body is 70% water, the rest is earth materials. Noguchi proposes that natural effort free movement does not fight gravity but embraces it, using its force to assist the movement. A main principle of Noguchi Taiso is movement as a reaction. Instead of making a move intentionally the practitioner creates the conditions for the movement to arise as a natural response. Noguchi Taiso has been adopted by many butoh, dance and theatre practitioners in Japan especially for its ability to empty the body of various learned, superficial and culturally derived patterns of behavior, making it more transparent, aligning it with the more universal forces that are at play.

“The materials that constitute our bodies are undoubtedly of this earth and have participated in and experienced the creation process . . . Our body, living here and now, includes the history of the earth.” Michizo Noguchi

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Photo credit: David Joshua Jennings

Julie Becton Gillum

Julie is the artistic director of the Asheville Butoh Festival, has been creating, performing and teaching dance in the US, Europe, Asia and Mexico for over 40 years. Julie has received numerous grants and awards for her choreography. She was awarded the 2008-09 NC Choreography Fellowship and used the funds to travel to Japan to study Butoh, her primary form of artistic expression.
Julie will share an introduction to Noguchi Taiso (exercises). This practice is slow and gentle, great for all bodies and a fabulous companion to butoh.
“The materials that constitute our bodies are undoubtedly of this earth and have participated in and experienced the creation process . . . Our body, living here and now, includes the history of the earth.” Michizo Noguchi

Michizo Noguchi, a gymnastics coach and founder of this method in Post-WWll Japan, was confronted with a realization that when everything else is gone the body still remains alive and subject to gravity. He used the body as a primary source and tool for developing a new kind of movement practice based in principles of nature, the way matter moves in space and time. The human body is 70% water, the rest is earth materials.
Noguchi proposes that natural effort free movement does not fight gravity but embraces it, using its force to assist the movement. A main principle of Noguchi Taiso is movement as a reaction. Instead of making a move intentionally the practitioner creates the conditions for the movement to arise as a natural response.
Noguchi Taiso has been adopted by many butoh, dance and theatre practitioners in Japan especially for its ability to empty the body of various learned, superficial and culturally derived patterns of behavior, making it more transparent, aligning it with the more universal forces that are at play.
For more information see Asheville Butoh Collective on FaceBook.


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Julie Ashville Butoh Festival’inin Sanat Yönetmeni ve ABD, Fransa ve Meksika’da 40 yılı aşkın süredir koreograf, performansçı ve eğitmen olarak dans ediyor. Julie koreografileri için bir çok ödüle layık görüldü. 20008-09 NC Choreography Fellowship ödülünü aldı ve buradan aldığı fonlarla Butoh öğrenimi için Japonya’ya gitti.

Zazie Tobey

Zazie Tobey has been submerged in the world of dance and performance since childhood. To her, dancing is a form of survival. Dance is how we can sift through all of the past generational trauma, the current climate and the future trajectories. When we dance from a place of genuine emotion and connection we can excavate pathways and expressions within our bodies that we never knew existed.

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Zazie started studying Butoh over ten years ago under the instruction of her longtime mentor Julie Becton Gillum. Zazie has studied internationally at the Exit Festival in Bröllin Germany, Serbia, Ukraine and last year at Tiyatro Medresesi. Her choreography has been selected to go to the finals for The American College Dance Festival and she received a research grant from her Alma mater, Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts to study sight specific performance at the Melt Movement Research lab in NYC. Zazie wants to introduce her dancers to her love for Bartenieff fundamentals and modern dance as well as share her butoh practice; a blend of her mentors’ work. In this practice people will unleash the spectrum of genuine movement by connecting them to things that already move them- writing, music, memories, nightmares and dreams. She is currently working on a piece titled “Lucid” in which dancers will bring the audience into a lucid dreaming experience – working with both improvisation and original choreography she hopes to bring it alive and into the world in a sight specific piece in the nearby town of Selçuk.

Dates of the Retreat

 20th December 2021 – 14th January 2022

The workshops will take place from Monday to Friday, every day between 10.00 – 17.30. 13.00 – 14.30 is lunch time.

Arrival: We request that you arrive by Sunday, one day before your designated week(s), in order to have a proper introduction to the space, format, organizational matters and questions you may have.


20 Aralık 2021 – 14 Ocak 2021

Atölyeler Pazartesi’den Cuma’ya Her Gün 10.00 – 17.30 saatleri arasında gerçekleşecektir. 13.00 – 14.30 öğle yemeği saatidir.

Gelişler: Planlanan haftaya katılım için Pazar gününden gelmenizi bekliyoruz. Böylece mekan, program ve diğer sorularınız için zaman yaratabileceğiz.

Quota / Kontenjan: 10

Accommodation → Type A Type B Type C Type D
Standard 11468 ₺ 11894 ₺ 14595 ₺ 16442 ₺
Early Bird 9968 ₺ 10394 ₺ 13095 ₺ 14942 ₺
Type A 4 – 8 People Room  (Shared Bathroom)
Type B Double Room (Shared Bathroom)
Type C Double  Room (Private Bathroom)
Type D Single Room (Private  Bathroom)

 

(Türkçe’si aşağıdadır)

For the prices specified in the table; Includes 4 meals a day, unlimited tea and water, studio and workshop fees for 4 weeks.

For applications made BEFORE December 10th,  fees are reduced. Discounts shown as Shown as Early Bird / Standard in the chart above

In this workshop extra discount is applied for participants from Turkey.

Important Notice:

This Workshop fee indicates the total amount of full participation from Monday (20th Dec 2021) to Friday (14th Jan 2022).


Tabloda belirtilen fiyatlara; günde 4 öğün yemek, sınırsız çay ve su ile stüdyo kullanımları ve atölye ücretleri (4 hafta) dahildir. İndirimlerle ilgili kısmı dikkatle okuyunuz.

10 Aralık 2021 tarihinden ÖNCE yapılan başvurularda eğitim ücreti indirimlidir. İndirimler tabloda katılım gün sayısınıza göre; Early Bird / Standard olarak gösterilmiştir.

Bu atölyede Türkiye’den başvuran katılımcılar için extra indirim uygulanmaktadır. Eğer Türkiye’den başvuruyorsanız başvurunuzun sonunda indirim kupunu bölümüne   “TRDISCOUNT” yazarak eğitim ücreti üzerinden %50 indirim hesaplanacaktır.

Önemli Not:

Bu Atölye ücreti full katılım olan  20 Aralık 2021’den Pazartesi’den 14 Ocak Cuma gününe kadar olan toplam tutarı göstermektedir.

You can have an idea about the life at the Medrese via here.

Tiyatro Medresesi’ndeki kamplara olan ilginiz için teşekkür ederiz. Başvurunuz sonrası daha detaylı yazışırız ancak yine de size buradaki yaşam, çalışma ve konaklama mekânları ve Medrese’ye ulaşım hakkında biraz bilgi verelim istiyoruz:

Tiyatro Medresesi’ne gelirseniz sizinle çalışmaktan büyük mutluluk duyacağız. Burada kalacağınız süre boyunca doğayla ve diğer Medrese sakinleriyle uyumlu bir yaşama katılmanızı, buranın bir parçası gibi hissetmenizi, davranmanızı diliyoruz. Sizleri Medrese’de nasıl bir yaşam bekliyor, bu sayfadan öğrenebilirsiniz.

Kendine has birçok odamız mevcut. Size uygun olacağını düşündüğünüz konaklama tipini seçmek için başvurunuzu yapmadan önce lütfen konaklama mekânları sayfamıza bir göz atın.

Buraya gelmek oldukça kolay. İzmir havaalanından 1 saat uzaklıktayız sadece. Zor olan buradan ayrılmak oluyor. Medrese’ye ulaşım hakkında detaylı bilgiye bu bölümden ulaşabilirsiniz.

Who can apply?

Anyone interested in the issues we work on.
No prior experience is required to participate.
We think this workshop will be a productive experience for dancers, actors, performance artists, movement and art therapists.

It is recommended that you bring costumes and accessories for use during the workshop and weekly performances.

Participants are expected to be ready at 10:00am on Monday’s, we recommend that those coming from out of town attend on Sunday.

For the healthy progress of the workshop; We expect participants to have a Covid test before arriving.

Bu atölyeye kimler başvurabilir?

Üzerinde çalıştığımız konulara ilgi duyan herkes.
Çalışmalara katılmak için herhangi bir ön deneyim aranmaz.
Dansçılar, tiyatrocular, performans sanatçıları, hareket ve sanat terapistleri için zengin bir deneyim olacağını düşünüyoruz.

Atölye sırasında ve haftalık performanslarda kullanmak üzere kostüm ve aksesuar getirmeniz önerilir.

Katılımcıların Pazartesi (başlangıç) günleri 10.00’da hazır olmaları beklenir, şehir dışından gelenlerin Pazar gününden katılmalarını öneriyoruz.

Atölyenin sağlıklı ilerlemesi için; Katılımcıların gelmeden önce Covid testi yaptırmalarını bekliyoruz.

Önemli Not!

Sıklıkla Sorulan Sorular

Başvuru prosedürüyle ilgili sorularınız için bize yazmadan önce bu bölüme göz gezdirmenizi rica ederiz. Muhtemelen, sorunuzun cevabı orada mevcut.

participants’ performances from last year’s retreats / geçen seneki inzivalardan katılımcı performansları.

Photo Credit of Butoh Performances: Özerk Sonat Pamir

Photo Credit of Cover Pages: David de Souza

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Başvuru Formu / Application Form