The poetic bodies VZW
vorstsesteenweg, 20a
1060 Sint Gillis

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Body Weather workshop: 
 Body Meets Imagination

Mouvement/ Danse, Improvisation
Étudiant (écoles sup. artistiques ou techniques), Professionnel (métiers artistiques et non-artistiques)

Dit jaar organiseren we een serie van butoh-dans en body-weather workshops. De eerste in de serie is de workshop van Motimaru dance compagnie genaamd: 

Body Meets Imagination 


Frank van de Ven



10.00 - 13.00 Body Weather training

Body Weather is a comprehensive approach to training and performance that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are conceived not as fixed and separate entities but as constantly changing - just like the weather. Weather is seen as a complex system of forces and influences coursing through and beyond bodies and the world.

The first part of the morning is dedicated to MB (mind/body, muscles/bones): An energetic, dynamic and rhythmic movement work-out that observes the kinaesthetic sensitivity and co-ordination potential of the body-in-motion while developing strength, endurance, flexibility and grounding.

As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body and physical presence and this workshop is suited to dance, theatre & movement practitioners and artists of varied backgrounds.

13.30 - 16.30 Body Meets Imagination

In the afternoons we will focus on the nature and function of ‘images’ and their embodiment, working on both Omni Central Imaging and total body images. Frank will share and explore some of the legacy of images that were an integral part of his Body Weather training and performances within the Maijuku performance group in Japan as well as encouraging the development of individual images generated by participants for use in contemporary performance. 

The poetic bodies organiseert dit jaar vier Butoh en Bodyweather workshops (Motimaru 1-3 feb , Frank v/d Ven 23 -24 maart, Masaki Iwana 1-5 mei en Seiji Tanaka 8-9 juni) Wanneer je je inschrijft voor 3 workshops of meer krijg je 10% korting op de prijs. 


Info and reservations::

+32 477 813 662


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Informations pratiques

The poetic bodies VZW

rue des tanneurs, 87
1000 brussel
Du 23/03/2019 au 24/03/2019
157,50 € bij inschrijving 3 of meer workshops
175,00 € inschrijving


Frank van de Ven

The term & philosophical basis for Body Weather was founded in the early 1980's by dancer Min Tanaka and further developed by Laboratories worldwide. Frank van de Ven was a member of Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. With Katerina Bakatsaki he leads Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for training and performance. He has an ongoing commitment to the Body/Landscape projects conducted worldwide and since 1995 he has led the annual, interdisciplinary Bohemiae Rosa Project with Milos Sejn (Academy of Art and Design Prague, Czech Republic), connecting body and landscape with art, geology and architecture.