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Semimaru Dance Workshop 2019 

Semimaru, who is one of the founders of Sankai juku, and also a dancer of the company for 40 years, will have Butoh workshop in August 2019 in Toyama prefecture, Japan.
This Summer workshop has been held annually over 20 years.

This workshop consists of...
- basic Butoh exercises which Semimaru has developed
- Semimaru will design and choreograph a show
- at the last evening Semimaru and you perform at a outdoor stage in a public facility

 Although you can attend partially, we recommend you to take the whole course, training and the performance. It's a resident style workshop with 2 very simple meals per day, taking a person-on-duty system for cooking and cleaning etc. The actual trainings are around 6 hours or more per day(including preparation for costume and stage set etc). We also do trainings outside and at night depending on weather conditions.
Not only professional dancers but beginners, actors or various performers, or who is just curious what is Butoh, are welcome. 
Located in the rich nature of Toyama, the workshop place is good for chill out in summer. 
Come to join us in Toyama and enjoy the beautiful summer in a rural part of Japan !
◇Date: July 31 - Augst 6, 2019
Guidance: July 30 (Tue) at 20:00
Workshop: July 31 (Wed) - 4 (Sun)  8:00-17:00, 5 days training
Rehearsal: August 5 (Mon)  
Show: August 6 (Tue) at 19:00 (duration: 90 min)
◇Purpose: Butoh basic training and creation of a performance
◇Canditdate Age: 16- 65 / sex unquestioned
◇Workshop place:Kyosei no sato Sasagou (a public facility) 
address: 116 Sasagawa, Asahi city,Shimo-Shinkawa-gun,Toyama-ken, JAPAN
the nearest train station “Tomari(of Toyama Prefecture)” 10min. from the station by taxi
ACCESS: (in Japanese)
Tel +81-(0)765-83-3688




◇ Performance Venue: Colare (Kurobe International Cultural Center) 20,
Mittkaichi, Kurobe-city, Toyama-ken (Toyama Pref.), JAPAN Tel. +81-(0)765-57-1201


◇Charge (accommodation and meal included):
- all-day participation:
40,000yen* (resident) / 30,000yen* (not resident) 
- short participation :
6,500/day *(resident) / 5,000/day *(not resident) 

- every night basically we go to a public bath house and it cost 600 yen/day(not included in the workshop charge.)

*No transportation service to/from the place.
*No interpreter. Language is not important.
How to apply
To apply for this workshop. please let us know your following information:

1) name:
2) participating dates: 
3) edidant or not reditent
4) e-mail:
5) sex:
6) age:
7) phone:
8) adress:

mail to:\
After your application, we will send you a general description with access information
by the beginning of July.