ButohOUT! is a newly initiated festival activating local communities in Victoria by fostering artistic and cultural exchanges through the powerful performing arts medium Butoh. Butoh is widely known as a Japanese theatre and dance art form but in this festival, artists will integrate it in the context of uniquely Australian culture, history and landscapes.
16(Thur)-20 (Mon) November 2017
Residential workshop exploring the disciplines of Butoh and Body Weather
Led by Yumi Umiumare (Melbourne) & Frank van de Ven (Amsterdam)
Embodied Dance & Butoh By Maria Sangiorgi & Yumi Umiumare @Bali Mountain Retreat at Mt Batukaru, Bali 5-10 June 2017 エンボディーダンス＆舞踏 By マリア・サンジョージ& ゆみ・うみうまれ バリ島、Batukaru山にてのリトリートにて ２０１７年６月５日〜１０日
Everybody’s Butoh, Everybody’s Drum& Voice workshopIn Akashi(Hyogo): 9th Jan & Hayama(Kanagawa) 17th Jan2017JAPAN by Yumi Umiumare and Earth Voice Kyoko 誰でも舞踏！誰でもドラム&ヴォイス！ in 明石(兵庫県)： ２０１７年１月９日＆葉山（神奈川県）：１月１７日
Butoh & Body Weather 25-29 November 2016 Wimmera River Victoria AustraliaResidential workshop exploring the disciplines of Butoh and Body Weather
Butoh Open Class on Wednesday10am-1pm 3 Feb-2 March 2016(3,10,17,24Feb and 2 March) @ Bottoms Up! Studio, 3 Pitt St Brunswick
BUTOH RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP17(Thur)-20 (Sun) Dec 2015 On the Wimmera River, 15kms west of Horsham Led By Yumi Umiumare and Anthony Pelchen After gaining great inspiration from her recent trips to Europe, Yumi is going to explore diverse aspects of exploring body and landscape.This 130-acre site near Mt Arapiles allows participants to move between bush, sand dunes, open fields, river and elevated rock - opening up the senses to colour, texture, sound and form.
Butoh Weekend Intensivo Yumi Umiumare Giappone / Australia (Butoh Intensive workshop in Italy)@Montignano di Senigallia, Ancona, Italy, 30 August 2015
"esplorando gli elementi fondamentali dell'esistenza fisica e psicologica" "exploring the most fundamental elements of physical and psychological existence"
Yumi was one of the 8 choreographers working with 75 participants and 6 live musicians coming from 27 different countries.‘eX...it!’ is the 5th international exchange dance festival since 1995, directed by Yumiko Yoshioka anddelta RA'i .
On the Wimmera River, 15kms West of HorshamLead By Yumi Umiumare with a special guest voice artist from Tokyo, Kyoko Hirobe and locally based visual artist Anthony Pelchen
Butoh Residential Workshop 13(Fri) -16(Mon) December 2013舞踏合宿ー歓喜・喚起・換気 KANKI on the Wimmera River, 15kms West of Horsham Lead By Yumi Umiumare with Anthony Pelchen
Wednesdays 5th – 26th March, 10am – 1.00pm, The course is open to all levels of experience.
Through the 4 week course, Yumi introduces the basic philosophy and physical exercises in Butoh and other dance discipline.
Butoh Residential Workshop26(Fri)-29(Mon) April 2013 @Wimmera River
風景の声を聞く 'Tuning into landscape'
Lead by Yumi Umiumare With a local visual artist Anthony Pelchen
BUTOH RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP 7(Fri)-10(Mon) Dec 2012 on the Wimmera River, 15kms West of Horsham Lead By Yumi Umiumarewith a special guest voice artist from Tokyo, Kyoko Hirobe and locally based visual artist Anthony Pelchen
About our Workshops
Butoh, originally called Ankoku Butoh(Dance of Darkness) conceived in Japan during the late 50’s and early 60’s, during the social turmoil after the war sought to find an expression through dance. Rather than aspiring to an aesthetic ideal, the dance attempts to expose the joys and sorrows of life, exploring the most fundamental elements of physical and psychological existence. It goes beyond the confines of specific cultures and aims for universal expression that touches the soul of humanity. It also crosses the boundaries between dance and theatre, creating a unique form of expression that engages, moves and intrigues.
The workshop is open to all levels of experience.
Through the workshop, Yumi introduces the basic philosophy
and physical exercises in Butoh and other dance disciplines.
Participants will explore:
在り方 Being-individual body presence
空間 Spatial elements, both internal and external
ため Accumulations, Isolation and sensation
間（ま） 'Ma' sense of emptiness, Active blankness, Active pause
記憶 Memoryand Poetry
型/面 Form and Mask
摸写/反復 Copy and Repetition
想像/創造 Imagination to Creation
‘"In Butoh, dance is connected to the forces that come from the centre of the earth and simply pass through the body.
The dancer is not doing movement; the movement is coming through them.’" – Akaji Maro (DaiRakudakan)
This workshop will be weekend intensive or monthly intensive, in which Yumi introduces the discipline of Butoh dance – its philosophy and physical etudes – within the framework of contemporary Japanese/Western physical theatre-making. Yumi’s hybrid existence that spans both Japanese and Australian culture has inspired her in the creation and development of a unique genre: Butoh Cabaret in which she explores cultural identity, narrative and abstraction.
In addition to the introduction (as above), participants will explore the elements of body presence through different themes including:
>KANKI- 喚起 (provocation),歓喜(joy), 換気(ventilation)
>Embrace the unknown
This popular residential workshop in the Wimmera, west Victoria, is to expand our body awareness,deepen our consciousness and unleash our internal expressions through a response to landscape. This 130 acre site nearby to Mt Arapiles allows participants to move between bush land,sand dunes, open fields, river and elevated rock, opening up the senses to color, texture, sound and form.
Over the camping, Yumi will introduce various exercises for “tuning” into our own links between the external environment and the internal landscape, focusing also breathing,exploring our deep expression and consciousness of well-being. The stillness of the landscape will let us explore the deeper and authentic part of our "being" and cleanse our busy thoughts.
The workshop will be conducted annually in summer and autumn periods.