27 Jun - 1 Jul 2016

Body Weather

Programa m.a.p.- Body Weather con Hisako Horikawa

Body Weather Dance Workshop

This workshop works on the sensation of the body and the body in space.

'Are we living with body?

The body is not one.

Many parts are alive and organizing each other at the same time.

The body can suggest us something where we will go.

We strain our ear into the body, into the object, into the air...

Listen, feel and receive the small motivation from outer to inner body.

the border is

Before moving, the sensation is there.

We are part of nature, part of the the world. We are in between.'

Hisako Horikawa (dancer, choreographer Niigata, Japan) has studied improvisation music and was a voice performer before dance. Since 1978, she has been enquiring into the body and dance with Min Tanaka. She was the co-founder of the Body Weather Laboratory and until 1998 she was dancing and farming with her troupe Maijuku directed by Min Tanaka. In 1998 she began to work on her own and went back to Niigata. Today, she mainly does solos and improvises with a variety of artists and musicians in different countries. She is dancing mostly outside theaters in old buildings, empty factories, on the road, in the nature, as well as collaborating with local artists, traditional musicians and non-professional theater in her city. Since 2005 she has visited and participated in small areas traditional dance Bon Odori. She was artistic co-director at The Water and Land - Niigata Art Festival 2012.

In Spain, she performed for the first time in duo with Min Tanaka at Teatre Lliure in Barcelona Olympic Art Festival. In 2001 she started to work with Andrés Corchero who introduce her work in Barcelona and she is invited to preform and teach in L'animal a l'esquena, Dies de Dansafestival in Barcelona, Tensdansa dance festival in terrassa. she performed also in En Pé de Pedra dance festival in Santiago de Compostela and in The White Night in Madrid. Since 2005 she has given workshops in Estudio3 in Madrid and she has performed in Teatro Pradillo and in CSA La Tabacalera de Lavapiés. She also performed at the village of Hoyocasero in Ávila.

Friday 1st July from 12pm to 2pm Open doors of the workshop

Price of the workshop: 270€

If you pay before 2nd May you have a 30% of discount

If you belong one of those collectives you have discount

Residents artists and associated of La Caldera

20% discount

Mudances Friends

20% discount


20% discount

CSD students (Institut del Teatre de Barcelona)

20% discount

How to register?

Send an email to aula@lacaldera.info attaching a cv and specifying the courses you want to do.

To reserve a place is necessary to pay 50% in advance.

Once the course has begun the amount paid will not be returned under any circumstances.

Payment can be made by bank transfer or in cash at the offices of La Caldera (C/ Rabassa 44 bajos)

Office hours: Monday to Thursday from 10am to 2pm and from 15.30pm to 6pm and Friday from 10am to 14pm

International transactions must be in euros.

Please note that expenses are to be payed by the remitter.

Each student is responsible for their own accommodation and travel to where the workshops and laboratories are performed.

(Niigata, Japón) Estudió música improvisada y trabajó con la voz antes de bailar. Es coreógrafa cofundadora del Body Weather Laboratory de Tokio con el coreógrafo japonés Min Tanaka. Ha bailado con la compañía Maijuku de Tanaka y en solitario. Actualmente se dedica a la realización de sus solos e improvisaciones con artistas del mundo entero. En su ciudad, Niigata, baila principalmente fuera de los teatros en lugares como edificios viejos, fábricas abandonadas, en la calle o en la naturaleza y también colabora con artistas locales, músicos tradicionales y salas de teatro amateur. Desde 2005 promociona los festivales de danza tradicionales Bon Odori y ha participado activamente como codirectora e intérprete en el festival de arte The Water and Land - Niigata Art Festival 2012. Su primera actuación en España fue un dúo con Min Tanaka en el Teatre Lliure en el Festival Olímpico de las Artes. Ya en solitario empezó a trabajar con Andrés Corchero y ha presentado su trabajo actuado y realizado workshops invitada por Andrés Corchero, L'animal a l'esquena, Dies de Dansa de Barcelona en 2001, Tensdansa festival internacional de dansa de Terrassa, Pé de Pedra de Santiago de Compostela y en la Noche en Blanco en Madrid. En 2005 empezó a realizar talleres en Estudio3 en Madrid y ha actuado en el Teatro Pradillo y en el CSA La Tabacalera de Lavapiés. También ha actuado en el pueblo de Hoyocasero, Ávila.

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