Kitao’s life-work is designed to rediscover our sense of bodies. Embodiment is diminishing in our daily life and the senses are blunting in our modern world. Thus her programs first focus on the way things are. We then start to face the sense of our bodies sincerely and discover again the forgotten sense of our bodies. Then we can realize our indwelling potential which is difficult to perceive ordinarily. In the workshops we can meet different body sensations and reactions depending on each person's situation. And we will interact with and sense each other through the presentation and sharing in these workshops.
Dr. Hiroyo Kitao calls the work which she shares in performances, workshops and single-sessions
„KÖRPER-GESCHEHEN / 身体事 / SHINTAI-GOTO“. Several branches come together in this work: her experiences as dancer (having started during childhood in the genealogy of Mary Wigman and German Expressionism), her knowledge and interest in medical research (in 1993 she received a doctorate PH. D. for her research on the relationship between arteriosclerosis and immunology), as well as different forms of bodywork, bio-dynamics and applied kinesiology. She worked several years as physiotherapist for Pina Bausch & Wuppertal Tanztheater dancers accompanying their tours in Europe and Japan. In 2003 she received the outstanding performance reward at the International Theater Festival in Moldova. She is a lecturer at the graduate school of Joshibi University of Art and Design (Tokyo), where she teaches about the significance of somatic sensation in art and the potential of the body.
"Through 'Körpergeschehen: 身 体事 / shintai-goto' (performance and workshop) I would like to issue the interchange and sharing of physical sensation with the participants." (Hiroyo Kitao)
Hiroyo Kitao will be back in 2020, offering intensive Workshops at our house as well as giving several Solo-Performances and Mini-Workshops in Bavaria.
Edge of Nougat … things which disappear unnoticed but which exist before one becomes aware…
Theme: the potentiality of this present body…
The performance will present a non-verbal world. It exceeds the sharing of imagination or the telling of stories. It is accompanied by the invitation and hope, that everyone present will experience the emergence of individual sensations and the meeting with others and with the physical world and space surrounding.
Various incidences, accidents and events are happening in the world right now… things that we can do with our bodies which share this moment and place… creatures or non-living things, physical bodies or mind and soul… no barriers amongst us. At this moment and with these bodies, let us choose and discover the existence of something we can do. “Edge of Nougat” is Hiroyo Kitao’s silent solo series without music.
This workshop offers natural self-body-treatment and guidance for self-body-care. Our focus on the human body's natural capacity and the dynamics of change will provide the guidance in evolving toward self-body care and recognizing the body's essential potential. This is a small group workshop for body conditioning based on Bio Dynamics theory. We meet with relaxation in the body and gentle movement after some body works. It is open to dancers and dedicated general public, who are interested in the Body Self-Conditioning or have some problem with certain movements.
Searching for steps toward expression through awakening the fine sensitivity of the body, feeling primitive movement emerging from the environment, encountering some constantly metamorphosing imagination and body dialogue, and discovering the experience of corporeal thinking. This workshop focuses on the work of noticing the potentiality of (conscious and sub-conscious) sensing, which are changing in every moment. Experience in awareness and creation will give you some inspiration ”how to be”. It is open to anyone interested in physical expression and any kind of art.