SUMAKO KOSEKI (JAP): I MET MYSELF
Butoh is a journey, it is listening to silence, uncovering the depths of memory. A space in which the body comes alive with its own language. Butoh works with archetypes, the subconscious, individual and collective consciousness, and relations between the microcosmos and macrocosmos. Sumako Koseki calls Butoh dance an expression and movement that emerges on the edge, from a state of urgency and the basic needs of life. Sumako Koseki is a Japanese dancer and choreographer who has studied traditional Japanese art and butoh. Her teachers include Tadashi Suzuki, Isso Miura and Kazuo Ohno. At the University of Tokyo she studied eastern and western philosophy and psychology. She has worked with many prominent artists (Grotowski, Barba, Leotard, Adrien and others). Sumako Koseki teaches theater art, performance and butoh dance in Japan and has also performed in Europe for many years.
Directed and performed by: Sumako Koseki