New Projects Classes and Moving Bodies Festival 2016 “own your difference”: video art performance butoh

Minako Seki - photo credit: Enrico Chizzotti Theatre: Espace Torino
Minako Seki – photo credit: Enrico Chizzotti
Theatre: Espace Torino

This year I have the pleasure to formally introduce you to Edegar Starke and Adrienne Wilson, not only part of Choko Butoh performance, but team of Moving Bodies Butoh Festival. Edegar is devoting his expertise towards international relations and youth; Adrienne in Education research and together we brainstorm to make sure every one gets to enjoy Butoh and its facets!

Header Photo: Natsuko Kono, Cosmo. 2015


Butoh Classes for all – no dance performance experience needed – are running every Thursday at Dance Ireland/Dance House until the 10th of December 2015. 7-9pm student discounts available.

REIKI MOVES: in the wonderful room of Apple Tree Health and Wellness of Ranelagh Ambra runs an intimate class of micro-movement based on Butoh body method and Reiki. This is great if you want to restore, de-stress, gain deeper relaxation through light movement and Reiki. This class fills up very quickly max 5 people per class. Classes run for 55 minutes. Everyone is welcome, with Reiki levels or without! for more info:


Create Ireland Artist in the Community Award:

The collaboration between ARN – Anti Racism Network Ireland and I, Ambra G. Bergamasco as a Butoh practitioner artist researcher, aims to address and focus on the following theme and question: “Locations of racism in the body and in the urban landscape. What and where is racism within my internal lanscape and the outer landscape?” Internal and outer landscapes are viewed as possibilities to urnavel the question “what is racism?” both through an introspective understanding of racism above race, and through the narratives stemming from ARN experience. The outcome will be part of Moving Bodies Butoh Live Art Festival 2016. Read more click here

The Geographical Turn: The project is based on collaborations between artists and academics. Members of the project are: Ambra Bergamasco, Dance Performance Artist, Graduate Student, Geography/NIRSA, Maynooth University; Michelle Browne, is a Performance Artist and Curator based in Dublin; Anthony Haughey, Visual Artist, Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology; Gerry Kearns, Professor of Human Geography, Maynooth University; Larry Kirwan, Lead Singer Black 47, Radio DJ SiriusXM, Playwright, Novelist, based in New York; Silvia Loeffler, Visual Artist, Postdoctoral Fellow (IRC), Geography, Maynooth University; Louise Lowe, Theatre Artist, Director, ANU Productions, Dublin; Ríonach Ní Néill, Dance Performance Artist, Choreographer, PhD Geography, UCD, Galway Dancer in Residence; Cian O’Callaghan, Lecturer, Geography, Maynooth University; Cormac O’Brien, Lecturer, English, University College Dublin; Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Dance Performance Artist, Choreographer, Graduate Student (IRC/Project Arts), Geography, Maynooth University; Zoë O’Reilly, Visual Artist and Curator, Asylum Activist, PhD in Geography, Maynooth University; Karen Till, Senior Lecturer, Geography, Maynooth University, Director Space and Place Research Collaborative; Neil Watkins, actor, playwright, singer.
A Symposium will be held the first week of November. This is a very unique opportunity! Read more here

Moving Bodies Butoh Live Art Festival 2016

After  a successful 2015 that saw the Embassy of Japan collaborating, Moving Bodies will take place in Mart. The theme is Own your Difference. This year the festival’s main concern and commitment is audience development: The Elder Community and Families will be at the centre! Also, developing new forms of accessibility via the internet and free events over the year such as the Butoh Cafe – performance and workshop. Stay in touch to see more!


If you think that this is something your network would like, we would be delighted if you could forward it on.

Thank you for reading and showing up!

many dancing days!
Ambra, Edegar and Adrienne

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