Yukio Suzuki (Japan) at Time to dance 2014

Yukio Suzuki (Japan)
Butoh-based workshop “Re-construction of your body”

at “Laiks dejot” festival
Riga Choreography school
12.06.2014. 10.00-11.30
13.06.2014. 11.30-13.00

Performer and choreographer Yukio Suzuki leads a Butoh-based workshop emphasizing the unique characteristics of each mover and communication with others through the body.
You will learn how to be aware of and move the body, according to Butoh principles, so as to gradually betray your habitual movements and way of thinking. That is – to try to change the texture of the body as a thing and then – to play with the new thing.

Yukio Suzuki began his training in butoh at the Asbestos House in 1997. In 2000 he started the group Yukio Suzuki company KINGYO. Widely reviewed in Japan, Suzuki’s dance pieces disregard established ways of bodily expression, allowing for the maximization of the dancers’ characters. Recently he has choreographed for other companies including the Tokyo City Ballet. He has led workshops on butoh and has participated at such events as: Asia Dance Conference, Hong Kong Art Festival, TBA Festival (USA), Dance Triennale TOKYO, Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Romania) etc. Yukio Suzuki has received numerous honors: Audience Award at the Toyota Choreography Awards (2005), his work, “Confronting Silence” won the Grand prix at the Toyota Choreography Awards (2008). He was nominated as 10 finalists of Danse Elargie contest at the Theatre de la ville in Paris (2012).

Please apply for workshops and classes and ask your questions by email: horasoc@gmail.com
photo by : Kazuyuki Matsumoto