Body Weather UK Workshop in London led by Oguri of Body Weather Laboratory LA

Body Weather UK Workshop in London
Led by Oguri of Body Weather Laboratory LA

31 October – 3 November
12pm- 6pm / 10am – 5pm
Prices : £210 / £190 concession

For information and to apply send an email with your name and a short c.v/biog. to Monique Hunt monihunt@uktheatre.net

Intensive 4-day workshop: This four-day intensive London studio workshop will give an overview of Oguri’s approach to Body Weather.

Body Weather -The basic training and point of departure for this workshop is a comprehensive training and performance practice that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are not conceived as fixed entities, but just like the weather, constantly changing through an infinite and complex system of processes occurring in and outside of these bodies.
The body is full of language, a different language than that which flows through the mouth. A quiet body, however reticent in appearance, is unrelenting; like a flowing river, it never ceases telling. Step by step, movements build organically, becoming more complex, demanding awareness, especially as two or more opposing movements are attempted simultaneously. Guided by the knee’s brain, the colorful, suggestible body articulates changes of the center of gravity, speaking to the muscle and drawing flexibility. Tiny movement brings consciousness of muscle fiber. The body is adorned by gravity and dances. Embodying the body of another. Embodying the environment. Internalizing the external.

About Oguri: 

Native of Japan, Oguri’s inspiration to dance came after meeting Butoh founder Hijikata Tatsumi. He started training/performing in 1985 with famed dancer Min Tanaka’s company, Mai-Juku and participated in founding Body Weather Farm. He formed Body Weather Laboratory LA with Roxanne Steinberg. For over 30 years, Oguri has been teaching, creating and producing dance and multi-media works