Izayoi Dance Studio

Regular Training Workshop

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WHERE: Teatr Remus, ul. Kępna 6 Warsaw
Before your first participation, please contact us and we will send you how to reach the place.

WHO CAN JOIN: The workshop is open to everyone who wants to dance. Please find more information below.

CONTAKT: +48 791 677 346, info(at)izayoi.dance (Please change “(at)” to “@”.)

Open group meetings

WHEN: Please see the calendar below. Each meeting lasts 2 – 2.5 hours.
Sudden change of the schedule might happen. Please check the calendar just before your visit.

Participation fee: 30 pln / meeting

Individual sessions

HOW TO JOIN: Please contact us and let’s set a date of a session. Each session lasts 2 – 2.5 hours.

Participation fee: 120 pln / session

Regular participation

It is for people who want to participate in open group meetings regularly.

Participation fee: 70 pln for May 2018, free access to the open group meetings within the month.

About the workshop

Izayoi Dance Troupe invites you to its regular training workshop. In the workshop we deal with very basic things, for example, “relationship” which is our prime concern. We think that “relation” starts from “listening”, and that active “relationship” consists in, above all, “listening”. “Listening” here means giving true attention, without thinking but using all senses, to someone/something that you intend to be connected with. The body takes initiative in the movement in the relationship, and the mind is an observer, just “being aware” of what is taking place.

We also practice basic simple movements. The primal focus is not on learning various sequences of movements, but we first care the awareness of what are happening in the body in movements. Consequently, through accumulation of such awareness, fluent flow of movements will appear.

The training is a preparatory stage for the Troupe’s creative work. It is an important process to share and develop our “common language” among Troupe members. So, those who are interested in Izayoi Dance Troupe’s activity are very welcome to join the workshop. However, the training is not dedicated only for them. The training will be very helpful to those who aim, through physical approach, to deepen awareness, to coordinate body and mind, and to enrich inner peace.

Here is a list of words and phrases for further reference, which may help you to know if the workshop is for you or not.

1) Such words can be found in the scope of the workshop as:
– gravity, verticality, skeleton, muscle (muscleless);
– the ground, the earth, to be grounded;
– to feel and connect, to accept, to be responsive and responsible;
– to lead and to be led, to be independent;
– unity (oneness) of yourself, to free your self, unity of your reality (your world) and yourself;
– to be attentive, to be considerate, to be a being of care;
– release, healing, liberation;
– space;
– space and space;
– peace;
– nature.

2) A quotation from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”.

 “ To see a World in a Grain of Sand
    And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
    And Eternity in an hour… ”

Izayoi Dance Troupe

A Warsaw-based dance troupe/project started in 2015 by Rui Ishihara, who is a dancer/choreographer deeply inspired by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, the founders of Butoh, great pioneers in Japanese contemporary dance field.

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