Root and Stem - perpetual momentum

Coordination: Yuko Kaseki (Japan/Berlin)

18 - 24 August

Duration: 28 Hours
Timeline: 12.30 – 14.30 & 16.00 – 19.30
Language: English

Life is improvisation, every moment is new.
We need water and air, ground and sky, tools and handcrafts, imagination and pragmatism, spontaneity and planning, structure and chaotic freedom. Sometimes we need to use everything we have and at the same time let go of all that we have.

Surviving is a serious game, where one will find new ways of life.
Surprise yourself, what can appear inside you… waiting, what can arrive around you…
Play to find the unknown fruit.

This workshop is open for all people who want to investigate and challenge their deeper self and who have curiosity, courage and desire to explore movement and expression through the performative body.

Following Yuko Kaseki’s continuous research with various physical training methods such as Noguchi gymnastics, elements of Tai-Chi Dao-yin, Butoh methodology, Dance Improvisation and Live Art, the workshop is aiming to develop original movement through body awareness, sensitivity, and also discover hidden dynamic energy.

cv yuko 2020Yuko Kaseki

Yuko Kaseki is director, choreographer, Butoh dancer, performance artist, improviser and teacher, based in Berlin. She teaches and performs in solo and ensemble pieces and improvisations throughout 30 countries. These works are poetic and vivid images that incorporate the spirit of Butoh, performance and live art. Her performance aims to reflect the outsider’s existence. Various International collaborations include inkBoat (SF), Tableau Stations (SF), CAVE (NY), Poema Theatre (Moscow), Salad Theater (Seoul) and more. She is also a key collaborator with mixed ability artists including Theater Thikwa (Berlin).