16 / Seki Method
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2015-16
“Each step is a falling into the earth. Warm breathing through the fontanele into the sky. I am balancing a stick on my hand. Earth is balancing me as a stick on its hand. Listening far into the universe. My feet are sensitive like a tip of long grass. Act and react. Move and be moved. We imagine non stop. We are hanging from the earth.“
The Seki Method works with the TanDen, centre of the body, and origin of energy and movement. It is based on simple essential principles of nature and physics and its transformation into the dancing body.
Minako Seki, Nagasaki/Berlin. Dancer, choreographer, director, lecturer. Founder of Minako Seki Company and co-director of Berlin Post School for Physical Theater-Dance, 3rd generation Butoh dancer; guest lecturer at Justus-Liebig-Universität (Gießen), Folkwang University (Essen) and University of Hamburg. Various teaching calls and touring worldwide. During the last twenty years Minako has refined her bodytechnique and teaching method, which is consolidated in the Seki Method. www.minakoseki.com