The Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance
at Antonin Artaud Performance Centre
Brunel University, London
ARTAUD FORUM I: The World from within and without (in memoriam Kazuo Ohno) - April 4-5, 2011
Marie Gabrielle Rotie
PERFORMANCE Crypt: July 8th, 2011, 7.30pm
A sound and movement improvisation event Sound: Nick Parkin and z?ev Movement: Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Hollie Miller Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street (the entrance to the crypt is on the corner of Fournier St and Commercial St) City of London E1 6LY (Liverpool Street Station)
Booking Audience capacity is limited so advance reservation is highly recommended (and cheaper). firstname.lastname@example.org
Crypt takes place beneath Christ Church Spitalfields and brings together an experienced international artistic team, with highly physical and percussive sound improvisation by Nick Parkin and z'ev and movement by Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Hollie Miller. This improvisation event marks the release of the album The Ascending Scale. See below for artist biographies. About The Ascending Scale Nick Parkin and z'ev share an interest in site-specific recordings and the atmospheric and acoustic character that different locations can bring to playing and recording. Their recent collaborative album The Ascending Scale was mainly recorded and inspired by the crypt beneath Christ Church, in Spitalfields, East London, an early 18th century Anglican church designed by architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, a controversial freemason known by some in his day as the 'devils architect'. The crypt is thickly atmospheric and alive with resonant acoustics, both of which were essential qualities in the playing and recording of a series of solos and duets by z'ev and Nick Parkin. The instruments resonated with the acoustic properties of the space and at times seeming to connect with the subterranean archaic history layered below. The tracks were inspired by both artists having a strong interest in Alchemical processes and Elemental sound, which manifested in the initial recordings in Spitalfields Crypt and in the final compositions relating to Elements of Three Alchemical Phases of the Swiss alchemist Paracelsus. ?The Ascending Scale? is presented by Soleilmoon Recordings in a hand-made screen-printed cover, in a limited edition of 350 copies.
TRACK LISTING: 1. The Smoke 2. The Flame 3 The Ash www.soleilmoon.com
Artist Biographies for CRYPT
Conceptual artist, poet and sound sculptor. After studying at CalArts with Concrete poet Emmett Williams he produced visual and sound poetries, and was included in the "Second Generation" show at the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco in 1975. One of the progenitors of the ?industrial movement? in the mid-70?s as a result of his solo percussion work with self made instruments. Was a faculty member of the Theatre School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam from 1986-90. His recorded works have been released by a variety of labels, most notably: Touch, Cold Spring and subROSA. While generally most known as a solo performer, since 2003 he has been concentrating on cooperative and collaborative composition and performance. In 1983, critic Roy Sablosky wrote: "Z'EV doesn't just break the rules, he changes them." Journalist Louis Morra wrote in 1983: "Z'EV is a consummate example of contemporary performance art, as well as modern composition and theater," and,"?Z'EV realizes many of modernist art?s ultimate goals: primitivism, improvisation, multi-media/conjunction of art forms, the artist as direct creator."
Nick Parkin is an award-winning Composer, Musician, Artist, Director and Movement Practitioner. He is a specialist in environmental and site based sound and performance. Nick trained in Fine Arts and Community Arts at Bradford Art College 1980 ? 83 specializing in procession, masked performance and fire sculpture. He then later gained an MA in Electro-acoustic music composition at University of East Anglia 1998-1999. In 2001 Nick won first prize in the prestigious Bourges Electro-acoustic music awards for the composition ?Magmas?, which was broadcast on Radio stations worldwide. In 2002 Magma?s led to a film commission from Sonic Arts Network which was screened at QEH Royal Festival Hall as part of London Sinfonietta?s State of the Nation Festival. He has over 10 releases on CD, which have evolved from his ongoing interest in elemental sound, environmental and micro sounds and the meeting points of industrial, architectural and natural sound worlds. His Cd?s are released on labels in USA and Italy and some are available on itunes. Since the 1980?s Nick has received commissioning from numerous high profile dance and theatre companies including over 30 commissions for Marie-Gabrielle Rotie Productions and has worked for Horse and Bamboo, Doo Cot, Athletes of the Heart, Liz Lea, Ko Murobushi, London College of Fashion, Athina Vahla and Candoco, Stefan Marb. TV and Radio Engagements include for BBC Wales, BBC radio and BBC Radio 4 Drama. He has held residencies in Spain, Engadine Alps in Switzerland, Germany, Monaco digital Dance Festival and Arena Theatre and Portland Quarry. www.nickparkin.com
Rotie Marie-Gabrielle Rotie is a choreographer/director/performer/artist and an internationally recognized Butoh practitioner performing and teaching nationally and internationally. She is currently touring her solo Mythic. Marie-Gabrielle?s work features in an entire chapter of Fraleigh, Sondra. Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy. Marie-Gabrielle studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art and graduated with a Fine Art BA Hons (First class) with time-based installation and live performance From 1992 she concentrated on live performance, and then trained with the worlds leading Butoh teachers in Japan and Europe including the late Kazuo Ohno and with the lineage of Tatsumi Hijikata through his widow Akiko Motofuji. Her main collaboration has been with the legendary Ko Murobushi and she has also collaborated extensively with Atsushi Takenouchi, Tetsuro Fukuhara and received influential training with Kim Itoh, Eiko and Koma, and Carlotta Ikeda. Since 1994 she has created over 30 productions for her company Marie-Gabrielle Rotie Productions, touring nationally and internationally, many funded and supported through Arts Council of England, Laban and The Place Theatre. UK touring venues include Laban who have commissioned five productions since 2006 The Place Theatre for which she has staged eight productions and Royal Opera House. Since 2006 has worked as costume design and choreography consultant for the MA and BA costume design courses at the London College of Fashion and has staged five major shows in venues such as the Raphael Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Burlington House at the Royal Academy and Lillian Bayliss at Sadler's Wells. www.rotieproductions.com
Hollie Miller graduated from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2010. Her interest in Butoh and live art has led her to work with Marie- Gabrielle Rotie, Di Mainstone and the House of Fairy Tales. Alongside this, Hollie creates and performs her own solo work that she has most recently performed at the Brighton Fringe. www.rotiebutoh.com
Butoh Workshop with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Nick Parkin August 5/6/7
11am ? 3pm each day (depending on weather we may also optionally improvise outside for 1 hour between 3 and 4pm)
Cost: ?95 Bookings: email@example.com
Venue: LBAC, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, E2
Flower.Stone. Emptiness. Exploring a different theme on each of the three days, this workshop aims to encourage ?emptiness? through a connection to stillness, silence, internal space and movement from inner impulse. We will focus on body sensitivity training and use of imagery, developing a sense of our presence in time and space through 'the walking body'. Drawing upon the themes of flower, stone and emptiness, we will encounter the core philosophy of Butoh as initiated by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. We will search for the place between, for the body abandoned to moving by not moving, to the body in search of itself. We will mainly explore ways of creating solo work and may also include some work outside in the nearby parks. This workshop is suitable for any level of experience and for those experienced with Butoh, it offers the opportunity to go deeper and benefit from guidance with two highly experienced teachers.
Weekly Butoh Classes with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (plus guest teachers Nick Parkin and Florencia Guerberof)
Tuesdays 7pm ? 9pm Part One: September 27th to October 25th cost = ?60 pounds
Part Two: November 1st ? November 29th cost = ?60 pounds
If you book the whole 10 weeks September 27th to November 29th then cost is 100 pounds and you are able to take part in the final creation presentation. Price for drop-in per class is ?15 (or for students who attended last term ?10) LBAC, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green E2
In Part One we incorporate a lot of training and technique to develop a strong sense of line, inner connection, stillness, use of energy, attunement to centre of gravity and working from impulses and unconscious and spontaneous movement patterns. The warm- ups reflect classic Butoh training drawing upon water-sac, bones, impulses and hanging body. The second hour encourages movers to connect to movement from inside, to move from a deep connection to inner landscape and images and aims break down habitual movement patterns. In Part Two we will concentrate on solo and group creation working from both choreographic and improvisation methods and go deeper into the world of image, object and costume as means to enrich our movement languages and journeys. Students who attend the 10 weeks in full have the opportunity to present a performance as either solo or group at the end of the class series Marie-Gabrielle encourages movers to find their own way and deliberately avoids imposing her own ?style? or ?aesthetic?. Many students over the years have successfully gone on to develop their own distinct journey and movement practice.
Payment for workshop or classes can be made by paypal, bank transfer or cheque.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rotiebutoh.com
Space Dance workshop with Tetsuro Fukuhara October 18/19/20, 2011 2pm- 6.30pm
London Buddhist Arts Centre Eastbourne House, Bullards Place E2
Bookings: email@example.com Cost: £ 80
1 "body foundation" 2 "walking dance" 3 "contact" 4 "spiritual journey - laugh, sexuality, song, cry and meditation" 5 "paradise in the little moving" 6 "construction for space dance performance" Space-Dance is a form of New-Butoh and influenced by science and new concepts of space, explores the fluid, dissolving interface between body, space and architecture. Based around continual improvisation, this workshop is suitable for beginners as well as experienced movers. Tetsuro?s workshops always generate a strong feeling of group connection and community and allow plenty of space for individual dance improvisation within a specific conceptual field. Tetsuro Fukuhara is new Butoh dancer, choreographer, writer and director of Tokyo space dance. Fukahara belongs to the second generation of Butoh. In 1983 he joined story of seven herbs directed by Tatsumi Hijikata. In 1995, in London, his successful performance in the east winds festival at Chisenhale Dance Space secured his status as an internationally known performer with debut performances in Paris and Berlin. Marie-Gabrielle Rotie has previously organized five workshops for Tetsuro in the UK and also produced his UK/Edinburgh tour funded by Japan 2001. Fukahara tackles production of the socialization of art and social development programs in and out of Japan. His space dance project combines "dance + architecture + information + design" in a multi-disciplinary collaboration with dancers, artists, scientist?s, technicians, and researchers. In 2004-2006 he began a study in Tokyo with Japan aerospace exploration agency (jaxa). In 2006, "space dance in the robotic universe" was one of twenty performances short-listed by an international jury for the Unesco digital arts award. In 2008 he published a first book "space dance" by Shunjusha publishing company in Tokyo. In 2009 he hold "space dance in the tube" in Bangkok and Kampala.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rotiebutoh.com
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Space Dance workshop with Tetsuro Fukuhara
October 18/19/20 2pm- 6.30pm
London Buddhist Arts Centre Eastbourne House, Bullards Place E2
Cost: £80 Payment for workshop or classes can be made by paypal, bank transfer or cheque. (no cash payments please!)
Space-Dance is a form of New-Butoh and influenced by science and new concepts of space, explores the fluid, dissolving interface between body, space and architecture. Based around continual improvisation, this workshop is suitable for beginners as well as experienced movers. Tetsuro’s workshops always generate a strong feeling of group connection and community and allow plenty of space for individual dance improvisation within a specific conceptual field.
What is Butoh? It is a step from within. It is self-realization though the body of the individual, direct, original dance technique. It is a recovery of the wild in mankind and a rebirth of the body intoxicated somehow lost in the contemporary world. It is an art which promotes us growth, and keeps the age-worthy flower blossoming continuously. Everybody can make their own Butoh as much as they receive their own body. What is a pleasure of our dance? It is a pleasure to change our feelings about our world at the moment. In this feelings we cann't find any differences between ourselves, we are connected to everyone and everywhere. So a dancer dance eternally to get its feelings. In Space Dance, the body is not a tool for expressing a story, the body is a story.
Tetsuro Fukuhara is new Butoh dancer, choreographer, writer and director of Tokyo space dance. Fukahara belongs to the second generation of Butoh. In 1983 he joined story of seven herbs directed by Tatsumi Hijikata.
In 1995, in London, his successful performance in the east winds festival at Chisenhale Dance Space secured his status as an internationally known performer with debut performances in Paris and Berlin. Marie-Gabrielle Rotie has previously organized five workshops for Tetsuro in the UK and also produced his UK/Edinburgh tour funded by Japan 2001.
Fukahara tackles production of the socialization of art and social development programs in and out of Japan. His space dance project combines "dance + architecture + information + design" in a multi-disciplinary collaboration with dancers, artists, scientist’s, technicians, and researchers.
In 2004-2006 he began a study in Tokyo with Japan aerospace exploration agency (jaxa). In 2006, "space dance in the robotic universe" was one of twenty performances short-listed by an
international jury for the Unesco digital arts award. In 2008 he published a first book "space dance" by Shunjusha publishing company in Tokyo. In 2009 he hold "space dance in the
tube" in Bangkok and Kampala.
Marie-Gabrielle Rotie new commission for 25 dancers at Trinity Laban
October Thursday 20th and Friday 21st at 7.30pm
Laban, Creekside, SE8 3DZ
Booking - www.trinitylaban.ac.ukMarie-Gabrielle has been commissioned for the third time to create a new choreography for Trinity Laban.She has worked intensively over 5 weeks with a group of 25 final year BA 3 dance students.Advance booking is strongly recommended!
BA3 Dance Students in Performance
Commissioned Work Part 1
In preparation for their imminent careers as professional dance artists, final year students have experienced intensive periods of creative exploration and rehearsal with leading choreographers Marie Gabrielle Rotie, Lizzi Kew-Ross and Zoi Dimitriou. The result is an exciting and challenging programme of three new works performed by skilful and versatile dancers nearing the completion of their training at Trinity Laban.
To book find link to BA3 dance students in performance and please visit this link http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/whats-on/upcoming-performances/laban-dance-events.aspx
- the nearest station to Laban is the overground at Greenwich or DLR at Cutty Sark and then its a 15 minute walk so if you have never visited Laban before please check your journey very carefully as they don't admit latecomers!
Weekly Butoh Classes
taught by Marie-Gabrielle Rotie for September to November 2011 are now sold out for the part 1 first 5 weeks but please do contact me if you want to join the part 2 last 5 weeks of November 1st - November 29th as there is limited availability.
Florencia Gueberoff at Blue Elephant Theatre
Please do go and see this performance by upcoming artist and butoh trained dancer. Highly Recommended!
“My Hometown is in my shoes” Part Two
New extended performance featuring percussionist Elizabeth Nott and singer Najib Coutya.
5th,6th,7th,8th of october 2011, The Blue Elephant Theatre, London.
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This event is programmed by the Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance and supported by the Brunel University Graduate School, Goethe-Institut London, and DAIWA Foundation Japan House.
(c) 2011 The Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance, Johannes Birringer (acting director)