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Author Alishina, Juju

Title Butoh Dance Training : Secrets of Japanese Dance through the Alishina Method
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (298 pages)
Contents Butoh Dance Training; Preface; The future of Butoh; Teaching method; Part 1. Body training: basic exercises; 1.1 Seiza, breathing and relaxation technique; 1.2 The back; 1.3 Arms, shoulders and neck; 1.4 The torso, the lower back and the intercostal muscles; 1.5 Feet, legs and hip joint; 1.6 The face; 1.7 Hands-fingers; 1.8 Handstand and headstand; 1.9 Relevant elements in dance instruction; 1.10 Dancing as a professional; Part 2. Qi training, improvisation; 2.1 Qi training, improvisation; 2.2 Waving; 2.3 About improvisation; 2.4 Qi transmission, connections; 2.5 Standing up, walking
2.6 The baby, the beast2.7 Quality of movement; 2.8 The spiral, the 8; 2.9 Disassociated movements (Activation of brain functions/training the prefrontal cortex); Part 3. Application; 3.1 Immobility; 3.2 Creating a picture (Dealing with space); 3.3 Sounds: the relationship between dance and music; 3.4 Voice training; 3.5 Transmission games; 3.6 About reproduction and imitation; 3.7 Strengthening the five senses; 3.8 Developing the sense of time and space; 3.9 Kosoku Mai; 3.10 Creation and evaluation; Afterword; Bibliography; Biography; Blank Page
Summary Drawing on avant garde and classical Japanese dance traditions, the Alishina Method offers a systematized approach to Butoh dance training for the first time in its history. With practical instruction and fully illustrated exercises, this book teaches readers:· basic body training and expression exercises· exercises to cultivate Qi (energy) and to aid improvisation· about katas (forms) and how to develop your own· the importance of voice, sound and music in Butoh· to collaborate and be in harmony with others· techniques to manipulate time and space· how to develop the imagination and refine th
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Form Electronic book
Author Torregiani, Corinna
ISBN 0857012266