FINIS MUNDI - OUTLANDER
Butoh Dance Event
Workshop – Performance – Symposium
Led by Alessandro Pintus
and assisted by Alexander Wenzlik
20, 21 and 22 July 2018
at HochX Theater und Live Art, München
"Apocalypse is the mystery within us. The Revelation of the hidden nature of human body"
EVENT & PROJECT
“Finis Mundi – Outlander” is a dance event consisting in an intensive Workshop, a Performance and a Symposium, which will take place in HochX Theater und Live Art and in the rehearsal room at Auenstraße 19 in Munich. “Finis Mundi – Outlander” is part of a larger project entitled “Apocalisse Nova” which will be officially presented for the first time in Germany during this occasion. “Apocalisse Nova” is an artistic project which come to life by the idea of Alessandro Pintus and the collaboration between NON Company (Italy) and asperformance (Germany). The project is inspired by the masterpiece of the renaissance Italian painter Luca Signorelli, placed in Orvieto Cathedral in Italy. The series of frescoes are concerning the “Apocalypse”, the “Resurrection” and the “Last Judgment”, in turn inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.
The project aim is exploring the significance of the apocalyptic frescoes, through the instruments and philosophy of Butoh Dance. “Apocalisse Nova” is made of different stages and it will be developed mainly between Italy and Germany. Our goal is to collaborate with performers which are interested in our work in order to create a choreography for a group in the near future. This is unique opportunity to gather dancers from all over the countries to join the project and also to inform audience upon our dance purpose.
The theme of the work is inspired by the meaning of the Apocalypse as Revelation in the sense of "throwing away what it covers", exposing the mysteries of matter through an organic and authentic dance. Butoh is often referred as "Dance of Darkness", that is a dance that aims to bring to brightness the hidden sides of the body, the essence of the soul of the being. Butoh is the revelation of what is dark and non-aware within us. We will explore a dance on the border between the shadow and the light, an authentic dance that fulfills the relationship between mind and body and which sets in motion the complementarities of all polarities in nature. The Apocalypse is the mystery within us. The Revelation of the hidden nature of human body. The Apocalypse announces the change, invites us to let go and turn the page to dance beyond the limit, in order to come back to the original state of life. Nature continues to dance even after the eclipse of existence. Will you dance with us through the Apocalypse?
The students will be guided in the creative process by the teacher Alessandro Pintus and helped by the assistant Alexander Wenzlik during a 3 days long workshop (see details below). The teaching proposal is based on the principles and tools of Butoh Dance and on related basic techniques that the teacher has developed in more than 20 years of experience. The workshop is open to every dancer and performer with previous experience on stage. Special attention will be addressed to the performance work in relation with an audience. Specifically we will focus the research on some aspects and contents of the Signorelli’s frescos.
PERFORMANCE & SYMPOSIUM
In the evening of Sunday 22 July will be schedule “Existence Eclipse” a Butoh dance performance, by the students participating in the workshop “Finis Mundi – Outlander”. The performance is a demonstration event conceived in the form of “studio”, as a result and development of the training.
We will select the most representative moments of the work to show the essence of the project theme and to confront the dancers and the resulting dance material with the spectators.
Following the performance will be introduced a symposium to present the project “Apocalisse Nova” and its artistic goals with the help of photos, videos and other materials concerning the research. Also it will be announced the next year work plan and finally it will be opened a “Question and Answer” moment with the audience in order to share feedback and more information.
Where: HochX Theater - Entenbachstraße 37 and rehearsal room Auenstraße 19, München
Workshop timetable: Friday 15 - 19, Saturday 10 - 19 (with one hour lunch break),
Sunday 10 - 17 (with one hour lunch break). 20 hours work in total. Maximum 15 people.
Language: English with German translation if needed
Performance time: Sunday 22 July at 20 pm
Symposium time: Following the performance
Price of the workshop: 250€ per person. 225€ early booking discount not later than 20th of June. Participation is guaranteed only via bank transfer
Alexander Wenzlik 0049.(0)160.96487583
Event organized by NON Company and asperformance in cooperation with HochX Theater und Live Art
Pictures: © Opera del Duomo di Orvieto
Alessandro Pintus is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, he is member of the first generation of Italian Butoh dancers. He started to explore Butoh dance since 1996. He trained in Europe and Japan with the most representative masters. He is currently running an intense artistic and didactic activity in Italy and Europe since 2000. He founded NON COMPANY in 2001, a dance research team that takes care of investigating the hidden meanings of the Butoh dance. In 2011 he was invited to participate to the 5th International Butoh Dance Festival eX…iT! in Schloss Broellin (Berlin - Germany). He was teacher at the "Master of Social theatre and Dramatherapy" for the Department of Arts at "La Sapienza University" in Rome. Also he teached his method for R.F.A. (Roma Film Academy) at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome.
asperformance is a Butoh Dance Group founded by Seda Büyüktürkler and Alexander Wenzlik in 2011. Under this label they present own Butoh performance and co-productions with other dancers. asperformance is organizing workshops, performances and events about Butoh with German and international dancers, choreographers and teachers. Since 2012 Alexander Wenzlik und Seda Büyüktürkler are teaching together Butoh in workshops and open lessons. The collaboration between Alessandro Pintus (NON Company) and asperformance started in 2012. Since this time they organized together a row of workshops and Butoh events. The two important projects are the intensive Butoh work in nature at Frauensee, which is running since 2013 and the first Sea.Sons festivals 2013 in Munich.