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Body Resonance. Based on butō and organic movement

Workshop held by Yumiko Yoshioka

10th November, h. 2pm > 7pm | 11th November, h. 10am > 4pm


The main focus of this workshop is a conscious research of our body/mind/soul unification, so we can deeply enjoy the intrinsic process of metamorphosis in 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.


  • release exercises, inspired by Noguchi Taiso, Taichi and Yoga
  • breathing exercises AUN
  • dynamic training for the flow of energy
  • Butoh-related work (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, choreography


Born in Tokyo, based in Germany since 1988. In the early Seventies and Eighties, Yumiko Yoshioka was a member of the first Japanese women’s Butoh dance company, ARIADONE. In 1978, she performed in Paris with Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in Le Dernier Eden, a first Butoh performance outside of Japan. From 1988 to 1996, she was an active member of German-Japanese dance theatre company Tatoeba – THÉÂTRE 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). Besides international tours with performances and workshops throughout Asia, Europe, Oceania and North-South America, she has been an artistic director of eX…it! International dance eXchange and performance festival on butoh and contemporary dance at Schloss Bröllin in Germany.


The workshop is open to a maximum of 20 participants and is aimed at everyone: actors, dancers, performers, people without experience.

Dates and times: Sunday 10th November, from 2pm to 7pm; Monday 11th November, from 10am to 4pm
Where: Il Sogno di Lao, Piazza Cattaneo, 26/13, Genoa
Cost of the workshop: € 100 + € 15 membership fee (a deposit is required to register)
Information and registration: e-mail, segreteria@teatroakropolis.com – phone: +39 347 9444884

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10 November
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Il Sogno di Lao
Piazza Cattaneo 26/13
Genova, Italia

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