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 : www.checkmate-creative.com/soubisha

Enquiries : 017-382 8637 / 012-241 2532

**Limited to 23 participants only.

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 :
http://butohworkshopbykudo-2016.peatix.com/view
or
www.checkmate-creative.com/soubisha

Enquiries : 017-382 8637 / 012-241 2532

**Limited to 25 Participants only.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


A Vessel of Ruins
Butoh solo by Kudo Taketeru
Awakening of the Body /肉體之醒覺
Butoh Season Sub-project 2016, Malaysia /蔷薇舞踏弯月季


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 find his way out of this labyrinth? Some have said the work has a prediction of the Fukushima disaster that attacked the country the following year.

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

Ticket Prices: RM53 (normal price), RM43 (concession), RM33 (group up to 12 & above)
Ticket purchase: http://www.dpac.com.my/page/ticket/bookTicket/view/599.html
Box office: 03-4065 0001 / 03-4065 0002
Inquiry/ reservation: 017-382 8637 / 012-241 2532


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 large role in the opening and development of studio Asbestos-kan, contributing with dance as well as choreography. Recently he regularly performs and holds
workshops worldwide. In 2005 he received a prize 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.

Supported by Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur
Photo credit: Hiroyasu Daido
Design credit: Foo Chiwei, Matchbox Studio

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Butoh Workshop by Furutani Michiyasu


Photo credit: Foo Chiwei

Butoh Workshop by Furutani Michiyasu 
Host by Soubi Sha

Date: 13 & 14 August 2016
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Indicine KLPac
Fees: RM80 per class / RM150 for 2 days classes
Limited to 15 spots only.

Please transfer the fees to:
PUSAT TARIAN ROSE SOUBI SHA
Bank: Maybank
Acc. No.: 5144 7765 5300

Registration confirmed upon fees accepted.
Inquiry/ registration please contact Lai Chee at:
laichee2234@yahoo.com / 010 4289 6528

About Furutani Michiyasu:

A performer and dancer born in Osaka, Japan and no primarily based in Berlin. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo, Japan in the Department of Theater. 

Furutani's ork and expression is concentrated on Butoh technique and practice. His experience and capabilities are however varied -  Furutani has worked on different projects with stage directors, film makers, dancers, actors, and musicians. In addition, as a dancer and performer, he is free to experiment with modern, contact improvisation practice, classical techniques for investigating expression in a new manner. 



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Wednesday, May 21, 2014




Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales 《子夜。聊斋》, Butoh Full -length performance, Raise Fund for TARUC Student Trust Fund. Choreographed by Butoh mater Yukio Waguri. 13 & 14 June, klpac, Pentas 2, 8.30pm. Performers: Yukio Waguri, Suhaili Micheline, Foo Chiwei, Lim Siew Ling, Rithaudin Abdul Kadir, Rithaudin, Tan Bee Hung, Lee Choy Wan, Kohini Balasingam, Ling Hooi Meng, Nurulakmal Abdul Wahid, Ren Xin,Yeow Lai chee.

About the Performance:


The original author The Strange Tales Pu Songling (Qing Dynasty) said that maybe only the ghosts or the foxes in the dark forest can understand him well.


Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales dance performance was choreographed, and directed by the acclaimed Butoh master Yukio Waguri from Japan, which based on the world-famous Chinese short story The Strange Tales. Master Waguri will also be performing on stage together with the local dancers! This performance is not only presenting the mystery world of ghosts and spirits, what most important thing is that through the series of the ghost stories, the choreographer and dancers are trying to explore the human nature, and projecting the real human society, revealing out of this world good and evil for the final liquidation , and hoping for a new life!

This performance has been performed successfully in last year in Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong as a tour. In addition, with the generous support from JKKN, Xi Yue Art & Cultural Creative Centre Japan Foundation, this performance was also held by Soubi Sha in a form of work-in-progress in Kuala Lumpur last year on the National Day under the circumstances of insufficient funds. However it was a big succeed presentation, which the performance received an enthusiastic responses from the audiences. And this year, it is honor of Soubi Sha to invite Master Waguri again and to present the full-length version in Kuala Lumpur!
The performance has gathered local Malay, Chinese, and Indian dancers to perform together. Other than this, Master Waguri also combined Butoh, contemporary dance, and traditional dance elements in his creation in order to create a different style and new way of dance; this will be a major highlight of the performance.
Maybe the audience is generally think that Butoh shows darkness , ugliness and grotesque side, but Reminiscence. The World of the Strange Tales is different, it tries to reflect the different faces of Butoh , also tries to explore the humanity from the darkness .And more importantly, how to find a light in a darkness , honesty, goodness and beauty. We sincerely hope the audiences will be able to absorb the love and beauty.
* Soubi Sha will donate the profits from the ticket sales profit of the show to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s Student Centre 
Fund for Students Study Center new building construction .

Ticket Purchase: 

http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/theatre/dance/1344872--klpac-reminiscence-the-world-of-the-strange-tales-.html

or contact KLPAC Box office +603 4047 9000 or Walk-in (Open 7 days a week/ 10 am – 6:30 pm)


Contact: Lai Chee 0104289528, laichee2234@yahoo.com


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Butoh Season 2014 Education Program #2:

Hijikata Tatsumi Butoh Exhibition
3 -8 June, 8.30pm-5.30pm at TARUC Tun Tan Siew Sin Building Foyer
10-15 June, 10am-10pm, at Foyer of KLPAC

In co-operate with Keio University Art Centre, Butoh Laboratory, Japan.

Free Visit!
The exhibition showcases the precious materials that are kept in Hijikata Tatsumi Archive at Keio University Art Center. It consists of photography of Butoh founder Hijikata, Hijikata’s performance posters, Hijikata’s Butoh notation and choreography, books, sculpture and many more.

Contact Soubi Sha / Lai Chee 0104289528/ laichee2234@yahoo.com

Photo obtained from Butoh Portfolio