Dance + Workshop + Artist Talk Butoh Repetition Obsession Human Nature

Sa. 27.08.2016   20:00->TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG , Kreuzberg

Introductory workshop + Artist Talk about 'Monster Mechanism'

A Butoh work- in- progress collaboration between Yuko Kaseki and Sherwood Chen. The evening will begin with a short movement workshop to activate the audience and help them shift their viewing perspective. After the performance, the audience is invited to an artist talk.

1 Foto © RealDoll by Matt McMullen2 Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke, Freie Dramaturgin und Kulturmanagerin

Monster Mechanism is a work in progress collaboration between Yuko Kaseki and Sherwood Chen. We will begin the evening with a short movement workshop to activate the audience and help them shift their viewing perspective. After the performance there will be a short discussion regarding the performance's theme of the "uncanny valley", in both our personal experiences and the broader contemporary world.

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8:00 pm – Performance
7:30 pm - introduction workshop
After the show - Artist Talk
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wann: Sa. 27.08.2016   20:00

Hasenheide 9, Gewerbehof - 2. Hinterhof, Aufgang 1, 3. OG, Kreuzberg , 10967 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the venue:


TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG is a production center and studio for the performing arts in Berlin. The artistic research focus in physical theater, dance and performance with a particular attention to interdisciplinary projects. TATWERK is a crossing point for artists who chose the body as material and the research as a tool for their work. Our work consists in offering an artistic exchange platform for ideas, artistic practices and projects. 

About the performance:

'Monster Mechanism'

tireless repetition in the mirror's minor reflection parody of memory an imitation a planted inferiority complex yielding artificial movement fetishizing human in nature dominating nature in human an obsession human nature ludus naturae in the name of love



About the artist:


Yuko Kaseki has lived and worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher in Berlin since 1995. She studied Butoh dance and Performing Art in HBK Braunschweig with Anzu Furukawa and danced in her company. Yuko Kaseki and Marc Ates founded the dance company cokaseki in 1995. Here solo and ensemble performances are physical performance that incorporates Butoh, contemporary dance, object design, texts and soundscapes.  

SHERWOOD CHEN has worked as a performer with artists including Anna Halprin, Xavier Le Roy, l’agence touriste, Sara Shelton Mann, Amara Tabor-Smith and inkBoat. He has taught in spaces including Siobhan Davies Studios, K3, Chez Bushwick, ODC, EDEN and Point Éphémère. Sherwood was a resident member of Tanaka’s international performance collective Mai Juku in Japan. Since 1993 he practices Body Weather Laboratory training, a search of kinesthetic movement.   

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