Buto of SUMAKO KOSEKI

DANCE ON THE EARTH
– Buto of SUMAKO KOSEKI

Born on this marvelous planet, EARTH.
Breathe the earth, though your feet. Let your “KI”(cosmic energy) circulate though all your cells...
Getting back the openness and directness of children’s emotion, waking up the sharp animal sense in ourselves..., we will regain our original body as a “nature” .


 

Buto opens the door of larger and deeper dimension of our being. Thus, it will guide us toward our ancestral memories which was the origin of the dance and theater in ancient time.
Buto is also the dance of emergency and vital necessity. (“the Dance on the Edge”-term on Hijikata’s Butoh). Then depersonalized interpreter incarnate various beings and states.


Sumako Koseki

...is adancer and choreographer who, parallel to the study in philosophy and psychology in the University of Tokyo, studied Japanese performing arts with Tadashi Suzuki (art of Nô, Kabuki in a contemporary context) and Isso Miura (Butoh). In 1980 she founded her dance group in France and worked with many significant European artists (Grotowski, Barba, Leotard, Adrien and others). Her performances in Theatre du Rond Point, Festival d’Avignon, Mimos, Theatre d’Ivry etc. marked strong emotion.
Her teaching method based on “KI”(cosmic energy) work is also very appreciated over the world.In the dance studios in Paris, in the University of Nante, also in the forest in Czech Republic, on the seashore of Crete, around a Celtic Menhil..