BODY RESONANCE with Yumiko Yoshioka
May 20 - 22 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm
509 Parliament Street, Studio C
$225 ($200 for CADA) or $80/day
Belonging to a third generation of Butoh artists, Yumiko Yoshioka has developed a personal style of bodywork called Body Resonance, which integrates Butoh practice, inspired by Noguchi Taiso gymnastics and various other Asian training methods to help prepare the body to receive and transmit dance and creation.
Yumiko Yoshioka is a Japanese Butoh dancer and choreographer from Tokyo, currently based in Germany. Yumiko is a former member of Ariadone, the first female Butoh company, which was founded by Ko Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda in 1974. In 1978, she performed with Ko and Carolotta in Paris, LE DERNIER EDEN – PORTE DE L’AU-DELA, the very first Butoh performance to be presented in a public theatre outside Japan. In 1988 she met Minako Seki and delta RA’i in Berlin, with whom she founded tatoeba THÉÂTRE DANCE GROTESQUE. Yumiko also founded the art-formation group "TEN PEN CHii art labor" with visual artist Joachim Manger (Germany) and music composer, Zam Johnson (USA).