Friday, March 24, 2017

To the Abyss of Labyrinth

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"To the Abyss of Labyrinth"
27 March 217, 8.30pm, DPAC Blackbox
Meeting Yumiko Yoshioka (Japan/ Germany), Miguel Camarero (Spain/ Germany), Fahezul Azri Suhaimi Foo Chiwei Bchin Lau (Jinn), Choy Wan Lee, Ren Xin Kien Faye.
Supported by DPAC, Goethe Institut, & Yoga KU
Presented by SOUBI SHA
Video designer: Jason Chan Jia Sheng (M3RMS, TAR UC)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

To the Abyss of Labyrinth

To the Abyss of Labyrinth.
27 March 2017, 8.30pm @ DPAC Blackbox.
Artistes: Yumiko Yoshioka (Japan), Miguel Camarero (Spain), Fahezul Azri Suhaimi (ASWARA), Foo Chiwei, Lee Choy Wan (Kwang Tung Dance Company), Lee Kien Fei, & Lee Ren Xin
Live music/ sound: Goh Lee Kwang
Video credit: Jasmine Tan Tze Xing, M3RMS student from TAR UC

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

To the Abyss of Labyrinth Butoh Performance by Yumiko Yoshioka, March 2017, Malaysia

Butoh performance
27 March 2017, Blackbox DPAC.
Presented by SOUBI SHA

Supported by 

Yoga KU

To the Abyss of Labyrinth
It is an experimental dance performance with structure improvisation, exploring the unknown passages and forgotten-shadowy side of our inner labyrinth.
The more we explore, the more we are lost in the darkness. 
Yet, illumination (light) appears to guide us to the abyss of labyrinth.
Something unanalysable and nameless may come from the cervices and cracks there, celebrating the mystery of life together with us.

Directed & Choreographed by Yumiko Yoshioka
Co-directed by Miguel Camarero
Performed by: Fahezul Azri Suhaimi
                          Foo Chiwei
                          Lau Beh Chin
                          Lee Choy Wan
                          Lee Kien Fei
                          Lee Ren Xin
Live sound/ Music by: Goh Lee Kwang 

Tickets: RM53 (normal)
               RM47 (DPAC members)
               RM23 (concession)
Ticket purchase: / DPAC box office (tel: 03-4065 0001/ 03-4065 0002) 
DPAC add:H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

For more information/ ticket reservation, please contact Lai Chee, / 010 4289 528

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Intensive Butoh Workshop by Yumiko Y0shioka, 1 - 2 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

About the workshop:
Fees: RM350 per person (limited to 25 participants only)
Time: 10am - 5pm (1-2pm, Lunch break)
Venue: Asia Musical Productions Big Studio
Add: No.60A, Jalan Bukit Raja, Lorong Kota Raja, Taman Seputeh, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Master Yumiko Yoshioka 12 hours Intensive Butoh Workshop from 1 - 2 April hosted by Soubi Sha, is open for registration! Limited to 25 participants only, and 16 spots are available now. 

Workshop's content:
The main focus of the workshop is a conscious research of our body/mind/soul unification, 
so we can deeply enjoy the intrinsic process of metamorphosis through the spirit of dance.
Through a continuous exploration of our past collective memories, we can strike a vein of abundant creative resources, enriching the essence of our life. The body is a receptacle of time.
Body resonance is a key to opening up the doors of an ever-changing world inside and outside of ourselves, which helps the body to unfold its secrets, holding them up until they shine and tremble. 
Everything is in resonance with each other.Through a dialogue with our body, we can learn to be moved by inner and outer forces, thus realizing we are a part of the Universe. A dance of metamorphosis inevitably appears.

Workshop Content: 

*release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso (Gymnastics), Taichi and Yoga
*breathing exercises 
*dynamic training for the flow of energy
*Butoh-related work to activate our universal memories
(sensitization, combination of image and movement with antenna exercises 
such as figure of 8, water ball, animal, insect, snake, witch and fairy,
the creatures inside us, hanging body, walking, dialogue with a partner etc)
*structured improvisation, free association
About Yumiko Yushioka
Dancer, choreographer, teacher, art director
Born in Tokyo, residing in Germany since 1988
In the early seventies and eighties, she was a member of the first Japanese
women's Butoh dance company, ARIADONE. In 1978, she performed 
with Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in " Le Dernier Eden " (in Paris), a 
first Butoh performance outside of Japan. 
From 1988 to 1994, she was an active member of German - Japanese dance
theater company " tatoeba-THEATRE DANSE GROTESQUE " with 
Minako Seki and delta RA'i.
In 1995, Yumiko founded the art-formation group " TEN 
PEN CHii art labor " with visual artist Joachim Manger (Germany) and 
music composer, Zam Johnson (USA). TEN PEN CHii resides at schloss 
broellin (Castle of Broellin), International Art Research Location, situated 
in utmost northeastern part of the former East Germany. They present their
new production every year in Berlin.
Yumiko researches the interactivity between dance, space and visual art, 
exploring new zones in body works and performing arts.
Besides international tours throughout Asia, Europe, Oceania and North・ 
South America, she is an art director of " ! " (Dance Exchange 
Research Project, since 1995 - present) along with delta RA’ i, in which 
more than 100 artists and dance students from all over the world join.
Yumiko collaborates with other company as a choreographer/dancer as 

Supported by Goethe Institut

For Registration, please contact Lai Chee , / 010 4289 528
Please refer to  fb:BUTOH SOUBI SHA  for frequent updates.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Vessel of Ruins, Butoh solo by Taketeru Kudo

A Vessel of Ruins

Awakening of the Body: Butoh Season Subproject 2016, Malaysia.

Presented by Soubi Sha 蔷薇舞踏舍

The man confronts the stark existence of mankind.
one stands on the wasted land of modernity.
it reflects the scene where all was burned and destroyed by a larger power.
How does this man finds his way out of this labyrinth?

Date: 21 & 22 October 2016
Venue: Blackbox, DPAC
Time: 8.30pm

Tickets: RM53 (normal)
             RM43 (concession, & DPAC card holder)
             RM33 (group up to 12)
Box office:
Tel: 03-4065 0001/02 / 017-382 8637 / 010-428 9528

Produced by Checkmate Creative
Supported by Japan Foundation KL
Video creator: Lim Paik Yin
Video original source: TEDx Tokyo Japan
Photo credit: Hiroyasu Daido

Friday, September 9, 2016

Arts & Cultural Exchange between Soubi Sha & ASWARA under Butoh Season Subproject: Awakening of the Body 2016

Butoh meets ASWARA again! After the first exchange programme with the Faculty of Dance at ASWARA in 2013, Soubi Sha and ASWARA will be having the arts & Cultural Exchange programmes again on 14 October 2016. We are so glad that this will be one of the highlight programmes of our important project of Butoh Season Subporject: Awakening of the Body, and the Butoh teacher Taketeru Kudo will be meeting the Dance Course students soon at ASWARA. Special thanks for the great support from Mr. Mohd. Yunus Ismail, the Dean of the Faculty of Dance, and the lecturer Mr. Faillul Adam who make this programme happen. Also thanks to Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur who help us to bring Mr. Kudo to Kuala Lumpur, so can't wait to see you all there!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Butoh Workshop by Taketeru Kudo @ 15-16 Oct 2016

About Taketeru Kudo’s Butoh Workshop

The body of a Butoh dancer is like an empty vessel, it should be able to contain any material on earth that emerges through the imagery of the movements made. In everyday life, a person's body has already consisted of some information, it takes a specific process to remove the extra information from the body. The dancers will not be able to take any steps without the task of removal.

1. Stretching – to bring the body to the point of zero.
2. Exercises – to get the right control of the weight, axis, balance, and breath.
3. Walking – thousands of ways to walk with the right postures.
4. Practices:
> The evolution – the human body is said to trace every steps of evolution in the womb of the mother. The memory resides deep inside the body.
> What is heavy and what is light – Now it is ready to conceive any quality of the materials into the body.

About Kudo Taketeru

Born in 1967 in Tokyo. A graduate of the department of French literature at Keio University. Initially he focused his activities on stage acting, but changed his path after his first encounter with Butoh dance. He traveled to the United States and studied under Koichi Tamano. After appearing in works by Yukio Waguri, he began solo performance in 1992. From 1995 – 1998 he was a member of Sankai Juku. He played a significant role in the opening and development of studio Asbestos-kan, contributing with dance as well as choreography. Currently he performs and holds workshops worldwide. In 2005 he received an award from Dance Critic Association Award for his solo work “Akimegusa”. He also won a Golden Mask award in Russia for playing the main role of “Full Moon” in 2011 – 2013.

Workshop Details

Date : 15–16 October 2016 (2 days)

Time & Venue :
15 Oct _ 2pm – 9.30pm (Studio 5 @ KLPac)
16 Oct _ 10am – 5.30pm (Indicine & Studio 5 @ KLPac)

Payment : RM350

Online Register :

Enquiries : 017-382 8637 / 012-241 2532

**Limited to 23 participants only.