VERDENSRUM II, China : Lattice/Mist is a meditation on red Chinese characters and yellow, geometric lattice with temple-gong music. Initially one sees some Chinese characters. They develop into patterns and a cylinder getting closer. Suddenly the beholder is inside the cylinder. Patterns change and become more complex, until the movie turns backward, and one is slowly brought out of the cylinder and back to one of the Chinese characters, gradually disappearing in the mist.

​Birgit Kjærsgaard

 

Year of production: 2008

Running time: 15 minutes

Idea and Animation: Birgit Kjærsgaard

Sound Track: Jørgen Teller

Dramatic Consultant Willie Flindt

Technical consultant CAVI, Center of Advanzed Visualization and Interaction, University of Aarhus, DK

 

Exhibitions:

 

Charlottenborgs Spring Exhibition 2008, curated by Karim Rashid, NYC

 

A trans Pavilion, Berlin, DE, 2010, curated by Isolde Nagel

 

WITHIN  4TH EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY BERLIN 2010

 

Pakhus 64, Aarhus, DK, 2013

 

Nicolai, Kolding, DK, 2014

 

Supported by: Danish Art Foundation,  Danish National Banks Jubilefoundation, City of Aarhus, CAVI, TECHNE and UMA.

 

 

Links

 

CHARLOTTENBORG SPRING EXHIBITION 2008. Review by Torben Sangild, Politiken (in Danish)

 

....."Der er mere teknologisk retro at finde i Søren Bjørns malede kassettebånd og ikke mindst hos Birgit Kjærsgaard, der har genoplivet 3D-brillerne – de dér plasticbriller med røde og blå glas, som man forsøgte at lancere i biograferne i 1950’erne. Men i hendes 3D-film er det ikke monstre og tog der kører imod én. Det er en abstrakt-arkitektonisk meditation over røde, kinesiske skrifttegn og grønt geometrisk fletværk med tempel-gong-musik af Jørgen Teller. Selv om det ind imellem gør næsten ondt i de forvirrede øjne, er det en smuk og uhyre velproduceret installation, omgivet af den humor og sociale dialog, der ofte vil opstå, når folk skal iføre sig de fjollede briller....

 

Uddrag fra Politiken

 

VERDENSRUM II, China: Lattice/Mist

 

Workshop

 

Landscapes

Stills film sequence

Photos. Research Japan

A sense of Ryôkai/Happiness

 

Exploring the famous ritual of the Kongôkai and Taizôkai mandalas leading to perfect harmony through the expressive dance of butoh.

 

 

An intensive 2-day workshop - including attending the performance VERDENSRUM IV, Japan - of dance, creativity and new butoh techniques with Kinya Tsuruyama (Japan) and Sayoko Onishi (Italy/France).

 

 

 

The workshop is open to all interested in exploration and movement, no prior experience in Butoh or dance is needed.

 

Inspired by an old ritual practiced by the monks of the Kôyasan Mountains, which aims to unite two mandalas - representing respectively the feminine and the masculine world - and hereby - due to esoteric Buddhism -  reach a state of perfect harmony (Ryôkai), we make our own choreographic interpretation of the famous ritual and unite the mandalas through the spiritual dance of butoh. 

 

By exploring our own female and masculine energies we embark on a journey to connect/unite the two mandalas through the dance and hereby create our own sense of "Ryôkai" or "perfect harmony".

 

As a prelude to the workshop we will attend the performance, VERDENSRUM IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait, in which Kinya Tsuruyama and Sayoko Onishi perform in a choreography inspired by the form of traditional noh-theater as well as the mandara ritual.

 

 

Dates:  8/12 - 10/12 2017

 

Time: 10 am to 18 am

 

 

Place: Brobjergskolen, Stub 2

 

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Sayoko Onishi

 

"The sensitivity of the Japanese interpreter. Subtle features, chiseled muscles, a rounded interpretation, wrapped in the white cloud of Butoh, and the bewitched face, with a great charisma. The dancer searches the shadows, in an intimate work with a thousand facets, instinctual, sensual and esthetic."

Ermanno Romanelli

Danza e Danza – December 28th 2014

Sayoko Onishi is a Butoh Master. She was born in Hokkaido, Japan. Her dance and choreography are based on the practice of butoh. In this art, she mixes all her practices and melts in her dance elements of every culture she has met, with the desire to unite in her experiences the West and the East.

Since 1990, she has had a brilliant solo career as a professional dancer in Europe, working both as a choreographer and as a teacher. Sayoko Onishi is also a teacher of Tai Chi and Qi Qong, disciplines she studied at university in China.

Sayoko Onishi has mainly performed solo in renowned international theaters in all Europe (Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Roma, Palermo), in China and Japan and received more international awards. Since 2009, she has collaborated regularly with the French company Man'ok & Cie in Nancy (France) with the project MA2 (Move Art Two).

 

 

Kinya "ZULU" Tsuruyama


Zulu learned theater play from Satoshi Miyagi from 1987. In 1989 he became
member dancer of one of the most major butoh company called
Dai-Rakuda-Kan where he learned butoh from its' leader, Akaji Maro.
Zulu performed all of the peaces until he quit in the end of 1994.

 

'YAN-SHU' was the name of the series of choreography he started for Dai-Rakuda-Kan.
In 1995 Zulu went abroad to Berlin and was active in teaching workshops
and performing around Europe. He appeared Maurice Bejart's stage work
called "Concorce" in German's national theater Statsopera. He also acted in
Peter Greenaway's film called "Pillow Book". In 1997 he went back to Japan
and restarted his project 'YAN-SHU'. With this group he became more
active around the world. In 2005 and in 2007, his work has nominated for
Dora Award,
the Toronto's performing arts awards. From 2006 he started
his activity as poet and organizes poetly reading and improvisation
music shows few times a months in different venues.

 

 

 

Prices

 

10 Eu for 1 night - up to 3 nights

 

One price for performance + workshop  approx 220 Eu

Links

 

A trans

 

6th Month of Photography

 

Baunetzwoche#388 20. November 2014

 

..."Eine 3D-Installation aus vier Elementen? Klingt etwas kompliziert, ist aber ziemlich spannend: Birgit Kjærsgaard möchte mittels Foto, Film, Sound und Geruch auf eine Pilgerreise durch die japanische Berglandschaft Koya-san, unweit der Millionenstadt Osaka, entführen. Diese Transformation eines Ortes in seine Bestandteile ist in der Ausstellung in der Berliner Plattform A TRANS – kuratiert von Frank Wagner - zu sehen und zu riechen.  Die Dänischen Architektin und Künstlerin, die seit Jahren zur Rezeption kultureller Zeichensysteme und der Metaphorik von Weltkulturen forscht, kreiert sowohl mit realistischen Abbildungen als auch mit abstrakten Bildern einen japanischen Raum mitten in Berlin. Zu sehen bis zum 20. Dezember 2014 in der Zweigstelle Berlin."...

A sense of Ryôkai/Happiness

 

Exploring the famous ritual of the Kongôkai and Taizôkai mandalas leading to perfect harmony through butoh.

 

An intensive 2-day workshop - including attending the performance VERDENSRUM IV, Japan - of dance, creativity and new butoh techniques with Kinya Tsuruyama (Japan) and Sayoko Onishi (Italy/France).

 

The workshop is open to all interested in exploration and movement, no prior experience in Butoh or dance is needed.

 

Inspired by an old ritual practiced by the monks of the Kôyasan Mountains, which aims to unite two mandalas - representing respectively the feminine and the masculine world - and hereby - due to esoteric Buddhism -  reach a state of perfect harmony (Ryôkai), we make our own choreographic interpretation of the famous ritual and unite the mandalas through the spiritual dance of butoh. 

 

By exploring our own female and masculine energies we embark on a journey to connect/unite the two mandalas through the dance and hereby create our own sense of "Ryôkai" or "perfect harmony".

 

As a prelude to the workshop we will attend the performance, VERDENSRUM IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait, in which Kinya Tsuruyama and Sayoko Onishi perform in a choreography inspired by the form of traditional noh-theater as well as the mandara ritual.

Sayoko Onishi

 

"The sensitivity of the Japanese interpreter. Subtle features, chiseled muscles, a rounded interpretation, wrapped in the white cloud of Butoh, and the bewitched face, with a great charisma. The dancer searches the shadows, in an intimate work with a thousand facets, instinctual, sensual and esthetic."

Ermanno Romanelli, Danza e Danza – December 28th 2014

Sayoko Onishi is a Butoh Master. She was born in Hokkaido, Japan. Her dance and choreography are based on the practice of butoh. In this art, she mixes all her practices and melts in her dance elements of every culture she has met, with the desire to unite in her experiences the West and the East.

Since 1990, she has had a brilliant solo career as a professional dancer in Europe, working both as a choreographer and as a teacher. Sayoko Onishi is also a teacher of Tai Chi and Qi Qong, disciplines she studied at university in China.

Sayoko Onishi has mainly performed solo in renowned international theaters in all Europe (Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Roma, Palermo), in China and Japan and received more international awards. Since 2009, she has collaborated regularly with the French company Man'ok & Cie in Nancy (France) with the project MA2 (Move Art Two).

Kinya "ZULU" Tsuruyama

 

Kinya "ZULU" Tsuruyama Zulu learned theater play from Satoshi Miyagi from 1987. In 1989 he became a member/dancer in one of Japans major butoh company, Dai-Rakuda-Kan, where he learned butoh from its' leader, Akaji Maro. As a member of the DaiRakuda-Kan he initiated a series of choreographies, entitled ”YAN-SHU”.

 

From 1995 Zulu lived in Berlin, where he was giving workshops and performed around Europe. Among others he appeared in Maurice Bejart's stage work entitled "Concorce" at Germany's National Theater, der ”Staatsoper”. Furthermore he starred in Peter Greenaway's film "The Pillow Book" from 1996. In 1997 he went back to Japan to continue his project 'YAN-SHU'. With his group he performed in Peru, Cuba, Canada and Europe among other places. In 2005 and in 2007 his choreography works were nominated for ”Dora Award”, the Toronto's performing arts award.

 

From 2006 he started his activities as a poet and organizer of poetry reading and music improvisation, which has been shown regular every month in different venues in Tokyo, Japan and also abroad.

 

 

Dates:  8/12 - 10/12 2017

 

Time: 10 am to 18 am

 

Place: Brobjergskolen, Stub 2

 

Price: ?

 

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