MomoButopia Bay Area Tour ~ March 2013
Class Tuesday 6-9pm ~ $35-$80 Performance Sunday 7:30pm $10-12
~details on fees & locations below~
Exploring the Sensual & Imaginal Body with Performance as Deep Personal & Community Metaphor
For this MASTER CLASS: Maureen emphasizes principles & practices from the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, including lessons from both Kazuo & Yoshito Ohno. She is honored to be passing on this lineage & integrating these profound teachings with her own inquiries based in bio-mimicry, sensation, imagination & sacred life arts.
Participants will have opportunity to experience the body as universal material & metaphor, discover personal mytho-poetry for movement in relationship with space, body & others. Each dancer will leave with a “tool kit” of intermodal art practices (movement, voice, drawing, writing) and an exemplary personal repertoire mined from his/her own body & soul that can be developed into performance material if desired. This class is a launching pad wherein Maureen will coach participants in defining & embodying their hearts desires & soul callings into meaningful day to day actions.
$35/per class pre-reg ~~~$45 at door
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Master Class Locations:
East Bay Class on March 19th @ 6-9pm at LUNA Dance Institute 605 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
“Snake Patrick’s Night Oracle” BUTOH & EMBODIED VOICE PERFORMANCE with Maureen Freehill presented by BARE BONES BUTOH @ Studio 210 ~ 3435 Cesar Chavez St at Mission in San Francisco ~~ 7pm door ~7:30pm start~~ Featuring Hiroko Tamano, Christa Ray & Deborah Koff-Chapin $10 adv $12 at door Use PayPal button below.
Contact Maureen Freehill for Reg/TIX by PayPal & Class/Performance INFO ~~~~momo @ butopia dot net 206-855-5836 ~~~~~~
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OPEN TO ALL LEVELS of Experience
Maureen “Momo” Freehill, MFA has over 30 years experience as a performer, educator & director of Embodied Arts and is recognized internationally for her innovative ways of crafting intercultural & intermodal performance as a vehicle for personal & global awakening. As Artistic Director of MomoButoh Dance Company she created the YearOfButoh project (www.dailydance.net) making a butoh dance performance & film every day for 17 months. She is a LifeArtMastery Instructor and Personal Mentor for DailyDance™ & butoh practice internationally (www.lifeartmastery.com); her work has been seen & studied across the globe including appearances at Butoh Festivals in Seattle, Vancouver BC, California, North Carolina, Colorado & Dublin. She holds an MFA in Directing Asian Performance (U of HI) and is a certified Hypnotherapist & Yoga Teacher specializing in Ariel Yoga. She began her deepest LifeArt inquiry in 1994 when she met, studied, performed & eventually toured with her primary teacher Kazuo Ohno, including more than 5 years living in Japan. She continued further training & performance projects with Yoshito Ohno, Anna Halprin, Madame Shen Xiomei (Bejing Opera), Hideo Kanze (Noh), Katsura Kan, Koichi & Hiroko Tamano, Kitaro (Musician), Haruko Nishimura of Degenerate Art Ensemble, PAN, Akira Kasai, Pina Bausch Company members, Diego Pinon & Tadashi Endo among many others.
Maureen directed a Seattle College Theater Department, has been Artist in Residence & presented butoh trainings at many USA Universities; is an active member of DAIPANButoh Collective that produces the Seattle Butoh Festival; and founded a 700+ member international on-line network for butoh enthusiasts. Maureen is now Artistic & Founding Director of BUTOPIA: Pacific Northwest Center for Embodied Arts in Nature where she designed & built the 11-sided Sanctuary Of Moving Arts (SOMA) (www.butopia.org) that opened on 11/11/11 for Artist Residencies, Personal & Group Retreats, Land Based Trainings & Performances on Whidbey Island, WA near Seattle.