W-12 / Dancing Between
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2018/19
In search of ourselves we always move between two poles. In between these poles lie the facets of our being. We will work and research intensely, drawing from all the possibilities this intermediate space leaves for movement and expression. Minako Seki is never definite, and yet clear when she tells about her own fears and those determined by others, about listening and obeying, about desire and constraint - and about the respective intermediate spaces and pending states which the title "Dancing Between" suggests. In suspension between delight and confusion, in the indecisiveness of being. Throughout the past twenty years, Minako Seki has developed her own bodytechnique and teaching method. 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. The theme of this workshop revolves around the centre of Minako Seki's current artistic research.
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