The Ume Group's Ritual Movement Workshop
a two-day, community workshop
Yoga, Meditation, Butoh Dance. Discover the power of ritual movement!
Grace & St. Paul's Church
123 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023
(72nd Street on the 1, 2, 3, B, & C trains)
About the Workshop
In The Ume Group's first-ever Ritual Movement Workshop artistic directors Jordan Rosin and Yokko put their eclectic and diverse decades of movement and performance experience to the service of all in a weekend-long workshop that promises personal transformation for any who come with an open mind and a willingness to play.
Using techniques of yoga, meditation, and Japanese Butoh dance, Jordan & Yokko guide participants in pursuit of their essential selves on a journey of reflection, rejuvenation, and wonder.
Each day begins with stillness & silence, followed by highly accessible lessons in yoga and butoh designed to help participants realize the power of their own sacred creative energies. Whether you’re a performer or non-performer, beginner or advanced, this workshop aims to strip your personal expression of artifice and pretense through engagement with simple, but surprisingly challenging physical tasks.
Benefits of this work include...
BOTH DAYS (6 hours) - $60
Friday 8/5 ONLY, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (3 hours) - $30
Saturday 8/6 ONLY, 12pm - 3pm (3 hours) - $30
All registration payments are non-refundable.
About the Instructors
Jordan Rosin is a physical theatre artist, director, teacher, and movement coach. Based primarily in butoh, he also draws on gymnastics, yoga, clowning, and martial arts to create physical theatre and movement which stirs audiences so that they are deeply moved. He received his BFA in Drama from Syracuse University and has trained with numerous teachers of butoh including Joan Laage, Vangeline, Diego Pinon, Tetsuro Fukahara, Ko Murobushi, Katsura Kan, and more. Jordan is a Co-Founder and serves as the Producing Artistic Director of the NYC-based physical theatre ensemble, The Ume Group. For The Ume Group, select credits include performer/co-creator of FACET (Hollywood Fringe Festival, WAVE RISING SERIES), co-choreographer of ISIS VARIATIONS (CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival, FringeNYC), director of DREAM DANCES and THE LYSISTRATA PROJECT. Jordan is also a frequent collaborator with the dance collective Ren Gyo Soh, for which performance credits include "SHINKA-evolution-" and "Hoichi, the earless." He is also co-choreographer of BUTOH MEDEA (Winner: Best Choreography, United Solo Festival 2014 and Best Physical Theatre, United Solo Festival 2015). Other butoh performance credits include Tetsuro Fukahara's Tokyo Space Dance Project in New York City (2013). For more information, visit http://www.jordanrosin.com or http://www.theumegroup.org
Yokko is an actress, Movement & Physical theatre artist, Solo performer/writer, Theatre educator/ coach, and certified Yoga instructor from Nagoya, Japan. She has acted in, devised and choreographed a variety of local and international shows, having won several awards, including “Best One-Woman Show” for her Butoh Medea (United Solo 2014 at Theatre Row). Butoh Medea was invited to present at United Solo Europe, Warsaw, Poland (Teatr Syrena, Warsaw, Poland), then toured to Edinburgh Festival fringe (Paradise Green), and is nominated for Asian Arts Award. Her work is deeply rooted Japanese culture, and she collaborates with local artists to blend different cultures to create new work.
Yokko serves as the Associate Artistic Director for The Ume Group and is a member of Void Theatre Company, NYC. For The Ume Group, credits include: Butoh Electra (Irondale Center; FringeNYC 2011), Isis Variations (Fringe NYC 2014); Facet (Hollywood Fringe 2013; Wave Rising Series).
She found her own gathering/Kai, Ren Gyo Soh in 2014 to focus on collaborating with other artists to create new pieces. Ren Gyo Soh's work includes Hoich -the earless- (2014), Butoh Medea (2014), The Red Shoes (2014), SHINKA-evolution-(2015), The Name of Action (2015), Going to bed (2015), A Green Bird (2015), SHINKA (2016) Yuragi (2016).
Training: Butoh (Vangeline, Yumiko Yoshioka, Diego Pinon), Acting (Elizabeth Kemp, Jacquline Knapp, Susan Aston), Linklator Voice (Andrea Haring, Susan Main, Rebecca DuMaine, Linklator Center), Shakespeare (Louis Colaianni, Shakespeare & Company), Trisha Arnold Movement (Merry Conway), Clowning, Martial Arts, Stage combat, Contemporary dance, Yoga (certified)
B.A in Theatre (SUNY at Albany)
M.F.A in Acting (Actors Studio Drama School at Pace),
RYT 300 in Therapeutic, Vinyasa Yoga (Finding Sukha Yoga School, Prema Yoga at Pure Yoga)
Jordan Rosin on The Ume Group's 12-Week Physical Theatre Course
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