FESTIVAL SD Online 2020 / フェスティバルSD・オンライン2020

FESTIVAL SPACE DANCE Online 2020
フェスティバル・スペースダンス・オンライン2020

We hold “FESTIVAL SPACE DANCE Online 2020” as the online project on September this year through the results of “My SPACE DANCE” which has been uploaded on “SD-school“.

SD-School』に投稿されたスペースダンサーの『My SPACE DANCE』の成果を通して『FESTIVAL SPACE DANCE Online』を構成し、今年9月にオンラインプロジェクトとして実施します。

We hold this festival every year in cooperation with “SPACE DANCE SCHOOL” as live project, and train space dancers around the world with enough time, slowly. Then, we form “New Stage for Expression and Interchange” unaffected by the trend of the times to show the activity as an artist for a lifetime.

私たちは、ライブ版『スペースダンススクール』と連携してこのフェスティバルを毎年開催し、時間をかけて、ゆっくりと、世界中にスペースダンサーを育成し、時代の潮流に左右されることがない、アーティストとしての能動性を生涯にわたり発揮できるように、「表現と交流のための新しいステージ」を形成します。

          “I’ve had a chance to see all the videos finally – very beautiful work from all, how wonderful – all different stages of development. One can see the development of artists, and it makes me think what enjoying (the movement of) one’s body really means, whether it’s coming from…really inside…or whether guided by what is considered beautiful from the outside, what is popular, what is fed to us by social media….We all have that battle to face, especially the younger ones, to stay true and not ‘advertise’. A fellow artist warned me about such media-led editing but I don’t know….we all seek beauty in our individual ways.” (Eeva-Maria Mutka)

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[Promotion Video by Tetsuro Fukuhara / プロモーションビデオ by 福原哲郎]
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[Promotion Video by Ayumi Toyabe / プロモーションビデオ by 鳥谷部歩美]

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●Tetsuro Fukuhara (Tokyo, Japan)

Tetsuro Fukuhara is Director of Tokyo Space Dance, Space Dance Choreographer, Writer, and Media Artist. 2006,“One Day at Universe” was published by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) in Tokyo. From 2009, he hold Space Dance Project in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, South-Middle-North America, and in Japan. 2018, “VISION of BODY”was published in Warsaw and he presented “APAROS – AI Robot as My Alter Ego” at Kopernik Science Center.

[Contact; jv4t-fkhr@asahi-net.or.jp]

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●Ayumi Toyabe (Budapest, Hungary)

orn in Tokyo (1993). After graduating from the Ballet Academy in Germany, went to Art Factory International in Italy. Her solo piece Augmented Spaces directed by Gyula Berger was performed in Japan, Korea, Romania, Estonia and Hungary. Her first dance film SATO was featured on Dance Cinema (2019). The solo piece with the drone called ABOVE directed by Nina Kov was performed at European Institute of innovation and technology (2019). Currently she is leading the international dance collective UGOIQ based in Hungary, teaching Ballet and Contemporary dance in ZeroPlus Dance program and working as an assistant director of Tokyo Space Dance.

[Contact; ayumi.toyabe@outlook.com]

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●Esma Akin (Antalya, Turkey)

I started dancing with rhythmic gymnastics when ı was in kindergarten. After that years, I am trying to improve my dance skills in every branch of movement styles like hip-hop, contemporary dance, bale, performing arts. Dance is a tool & communication style for me that I can express myself more comfortably. İt is a crutch that helping me to find my life path.I create stories by combining the language of dance and multimedia tools.

With Space Dance, I started to experience the relationship between dance, body, and mind more deeply. The body’s own story becomes much clearer after I started to Space Dance project. I experience the effect of space memory on my body. I can be a visual memory of time by moving at the moment. I can jump through time, which is a combination of past, present, and future. I visualize the integrated details of the space memory on my body.

[Contact; esma.akin@bilgiedu.net]

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●Pinar Sinka (Algiers, Algeria to Washington D.C., U.S.A.)

Pınar Işık Sinka was born in Izmir, Turkey. She is a multidisciplinary artist who works in the field of Fine Arts and Performing Art in an Avant-Garde base and founder of PI Art Butoh Platform based in Izmir and Florida. Currently, Sinka is based in Washington D.C. , U.S.A. and working as a visual artist, art instructor, Butoh dancer, space dancer, curator of Tokyo Space Dance.

[Contact; sculptorpi@yahoo.com]

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●Laura A ndrea Vargas Bazan (Mexico City, Mexico)

This dance invites my body to move with the stimulation of my senses. What my skin feels, what my eyes see, what my memories, emotions and imagination detonate. My feet dance with gravity and the rest of my body sculpts the void. I dance with space and space makes me dance.

Dance is the way I can find myself alone. It draws on my memories, emotions and sensations, and the body makes new discoveries while dancing. When I dance I find myself meditating, I speak with my own being and feed it. The time of the dance is the time of letting the body be the vehicle for the speech of the spirit.

[Contact; vargas.bazan.laura@gmail.com]

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●Gizem Defne Erdemir (Izmir, Turkey)

Born in Istanbul(1995). Graduate from Ege University, Department of Landscape Architecture. She is master student at the same department. She started Modern Dance in Ege University Modern Dance and Dance Theatre Group (EgeMDDT / 2013). After 5 years as a dancer, she continue as a choreographer and instructor in the group. She started Balkan Dances in Balfolk Istanbul (2017). She is dancer of Tetsuro Fukuhara’s Space Dance School. In 2018-2019 she took lessons on Contemporary Dance and Tai Chi Chuan in Folkart Academy. She is still student of Folkart Academy Modern Ballet and Theater classes in Izmir.

During this time she has joined lots of workshops. Modern dance workshops by Ceyda Tanc Dance Company, Dani Pannulo Dance Theatre.co, Yoshiko Chuma, Tijen Lawton, Nikki Holck. Other workshops are Flamenco, Tai Chi Chuan, Hiphop, Tango and Yoga. She performed Ege MDDT Groups all performances(2013-2020), “The Departed” Contemporary Dance Performance by Tijen Lawton, “Secret Journey” Contemporary Dance Performance by Yoshiko Chuma and “Fluid Objects” Space Dance Performance and Exhibition by Tetsuro Fukuhara. Her last performances was in a musical theatre called “Birds Musical” by Bora Severcan.

[Contact; gizem_erdemir@windowslive.com]

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●Leo Bourdet (Paris, France)

After studying humanities in Toulouse, France, Léo Bourdet went to Paris to study cinema. He specialized in aesthetics and the relationship between the body of the filmmaker and the space surrounding him, while studying dance improvisation, and exploring several types of dance. He then studied in Paris 8 university to study the relationship between cinema and dance, especially through movies about Butô, leading him to study with Patrick de Vos at The University of Tokyo, for 7 months. That is the moment he met Tetsuro Fukuhara and started exploring Space Dance, and video.

[Contact; leo.brdt@gmail.com]

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●Caterina Genta (Roma, Italy)

My name is Caterina Genta, born in Rome, and since I was five years old I started with dance. My mother was a dance teacher. In the nine ties I was in Germany to take my bachelor in dance and choreography in the Folkwang University of Arts directed by Pina Bausch. I met and worked with Tetsuro Fukuhara in 1998. Since than Tanztheater and the Butoh Spaceance are the basics of my expression. My dance, even if I studied a lot of techniques, is free from codex. I live my body and the relationship with the environment

[Contact; caterina.genta@libero.it]

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●Anjah Ki-hai (San Augustin, Colombia)

Dancer, performer, body educator and mother.

Anjah began to practice classical dance at a very young age, and over the following sixteen years received numerous commendations and awards in Colombia and internationally — including scholarships in the United States. She has worked on collaborative projects as an independent dance artist in on-stage performances presented in Cuba, Mexico, and Colombia.

Had her first experience of Butoh Dance when she was invited by the Máster Tetsuro Fukuhara to participate in his production: “Space Dance in the Tube”: Habana Vieja: Ciudad en Movimiento 2013.” After completing that project, she participated in the first Butoh festival “Cuerpos en Revuelta” in Mexico 2016. Thanks to “Laboratorio Escénico Danza Teatro Ritual” She take workshops and master classes, guided by great masters in the Butoh area , including: Kumotaro Mukai (Japón) Espartaco Martínez (Méx), Natalia Cuellar (Chile), Yukio Susuki (Japón), Ishimoto Kae (Japón), Teketeru Kudo (Japón), Yuko Kaseki (Japón), Sakiko Yokoo (Japon), Rhea Volij (Argentina) y Rosa van Hensbergen Reino Unido). Also worked with Shanti Oyarzabal (Méx) in a project called “Teatro Inercia” and with Coco Vollareal (Méx) in the “Teatro Prieto Compañia Internacional”.

Currently Anjah directs herbody education project “Danza Ki-hai” together with “Corazon de Agua” collective Arts, where vision and action come from a fundamental motivation, rooted in the awareness of exercising atransforming trunk and structure art that acts on people as a flowering of their best possibilities of Being, through an encounter and sharing with theaesthetic experience, as light, water and earth to generate seeds of social transformation.

[Contact; danzakihai@gmail.com]

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●akito (Tokyo, Tokyo)

Interested in finding fulfillment in life through dance for myself and for others.

[Contact; cozyakito@gmail.com]

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●Cristina Elias (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

“Incorporating Fukuhara’s Butoh training”
By: Cristina Elias, June 2020

I first met Tetsuro Fukuhara in Rome in 2013 when I participated in his workshop. Since then, I have been training my body-mind to be creative based on his four chapters method of Butoh. In this process, I discovered an open method of body-mind training, which prepares the artist for focused and structured creation, in a context, where freedom, chance and improvisation build the basic structure of this process. In the video that follows, I try to give expression to how I incorporated Fukuhara’s principles and practices into my artistic process.

[Short Bio]

Visual artist. Exhibited works in various museums, galleries and festivals in Europe, Brazil and Canada. Master’s in Movement Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London) and PhD in Design at the Anhembi Morumbi University (São Paulo). Since 2011, has incorporated approached some aspects of Japanese aesthetics, such as the opera/dance Matsukaze by Sasha Walz and Toshio Hosokawa, Butoh training with Minako Seki, Yuko Kaseki, Tetsuro Fukuhara and Aikido with Prof. Martin Gruber of the Ernst Busch Faculty of Performing Arts Berlin. And, since 2019, is a member of the Center for Oriental Studies at PUC SP.

[Contact; cristinaelias09@gmail.com]

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●Eeva-Maria Mutka (Penpynfarch, Wales, UK)

I’m a Finnish artist from the Arctic north. My practice sits on the edge of Theatre, Dance and Visual Art. My lineage is in the field of new dance and somatic, experimental performance. I have been particularly influenced by Butoh, Skinner Releasing Technique and other Somatic movement methodologies – and Buddhist thought & practice.

I first danced with Tetsuro in East Winds festival at Chisenhale, London, in 1995, and have been exploring and practicing Space Dance since.

Since the 1990’s I have been performing internationally in dance theatre & film, site specific works, cross art form improvisations, cinema and TV in the UK and Europe – most recently with Miranda Tufnell, Gaby Agis, Sally E Dean. I work with people of all ages and abilities, including Creative Dance with children, parent & child Movement Play, young people with disabilities, adults with learning disabilities, and the elderly in care home settings.

I live on an old farm at the edge of the wild in Wales, where I run a run a rural Studio/retreat Penpynfarch and an education programme ‘this is somatic”.

[Contact; eevamaria@penpynfarch.co.uk]

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