winter/spring 2018

BUTOH DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH TO-EN / GDANSK, POLAND!

TO ENfot Pawel Maciak www
7-9th of May 2018

3 days of intensive butoh workshops with TO-EN. Welcome! 

 

Oliwa Town Hall of Culture

Opata Jacka Rybińskiego 25 St.

Gdansk, Poland

 

More info on conditions and how to apply: toen@toenbutoh.com

Deadline of application: 4th of May 2018 (limit of places)

 

 

Workshops are for people over 20.

 

 

MAIN INFO...

 

 

 

phot. Pawel Maciak

Exhibition BUTOH DANCE - PHOTOGRAPHY, TORUN, POLAND!

Chlodnia na www
8th of April - 11th of May 2018

Last two weeks of japanese dance aesthetics in pictures! Most welcome to Akademickie Centrum Kultury i Sztuki "Od Nowa" in Torun and the exhibition dedicated to Japanese butoh dance and the art of TO-EN Butoh Company. The authors of presented photos are Pawel Maciak, Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, Martin Gustavsson, Maciej Grochala, Dawid Linkowski, Natalia Osuch and Andrzej Grzelak.

 

 

ACKiS OD NOWA

Gagarina street 37A

Torun, Poland

 

 

 

Reefer, phot. Pawel Maciak

BUTOH MON AMOUR - SOPOT, POLAND!

BMA
29th of April 2018, 7.00 p.m.

dance miniature

 

 

BOTO Theatre

Bohaterow Monte Cassino 54B St.

Sopot, Poland

 

 

WWW...

 

 

 

Tickets: 20-35 PLN

 

 

Meeting with artist after the performance.

 

 

 

phot. Natalia Osuch

KLAMRA FESTIVAL - BLACKNESS - SEQUENCES!

KLAMRA 2018
8th of April, 7.00 p.m.

Between 6-13th of April You are most welcome to Torun (Poland) to enjoy the 26th "KLAMRA" Festival of Alternative Theatre. Join us on the third day when TO-EN Butoh Company will perform with "BLACKNESS - sequences". After the performance, TO-EN will open an exhibition "BUTOH DANCE - photography" at the festival's gallery.

 

 

ACKiS OD NOWA

Gagarina street 37A

Torun

Poland

 

 

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE...

 

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION...

 

 

PROGRAMME...

 

 

TICKETS...

BUTOH MON AMOUR - PREMIÈRE, GDANSK, POLAND!

BMA
3rd of March 2018, 7.00 p.m.

 

dance miniature

 

 

Oliwa Town Hall of Culture

Opata Jacka Rybińskiego 25 St.

Gdansk, Poland

 

WWW...

 

 

Tickets: pre-order 10 PLN; event day 15 PLN

 

 

Meeting with artist after the performance.

 

 

 

phot. Natalia Osuch

BUTOH DANCE - PHOTOGRAPHY - WARSAW, POLAND!

Hikari wystawa www
19th of January - 18th of February 2018

 

Butoh dancer TO-EN in the eyes of Pawel Maciak, Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, Martin Gustavsson, Maciej Grochala, Dawid Linkowski, Natalia Osuch and Andrzej Grzelak.

 

 

Asia and Pacific Museum

Solec 24 St.

Warsaw, Poland

 

 

Most welcome to the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 6 p.m.

 

Photo gallery from the opening - WWW...

 

 

 

Hikarimuji, phot. Martin Gustavsson

winter/spring/summer 2017

GALLERY IN MOTION - KAZUO OHNO'S ARCHIVES / TO-EN - WARSAW!

Kazuo Ohno
3rd of June, 11:30-19:00

Gallery in Motion (Pompka Foundation / Anita Zdrojewska) presents a unique exhibition on wheels, a digital and analogue encounter with the archives of Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio. There will be a lot to enjoy: books, albums, movies, photos, posters. The exhibition will be enriched with digital photos of TO-EN Butoh Company, coming from BUTOH DANCE - PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition, followed by the small talk by TO-EN.

 

Sluzewski Dom Kultury

Bacha street 15

Warsaw, Poland

 

 

MATSURI - Japanese Culture Festival...

 

About Gallery…

 

 

 

Phot. Naoya Ikegami / album "Hidden Body"

BUTOH DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH TO-EN / WARSAW!

TO ENfot Pawel Maciak www
19-21st of May 2017

POMPKA Foundation invites You to the Butoh workshops with TO-EN. Welcome! 

 

Place: PUBLINK, Narbutta street 46/48 room 51

Practical issues: publink@publink.com.pl

Deadline: 10th of May 2017 (limit of places)

Price: 170 PLN 

 

The workshops are for people over 20.

 

 

MAIN INFO...

 

 

 

Phot. Pawel Maciak

winter 2016 / 2017

EXHIBITION // PERFORMANCE // WORKSHOPS - GDANSK, POLAND!

Hikari wystawa www
4th of December - 17th of January 2017
Gdański Teatr Szekspirowski, ul. W. Bogusławskiego 1
Wystawa potrwa do 18 stycznia 2017.
Wstęp wolny

Three important events around TO-EN Butoh Company's works are now starting in Gdansk in cooperation with the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and the Two Windows Theatre.

 

 

Butoh dance - photography 

 

Butoh dancer TO-EN in the eyes of Pawel Maciak, Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, Martin Gustavsson, Maciej Grochala, Dawid Linkowski, Natalia Osuch and Andrzej Grzelak.

 

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

W. Boguslawskiego street, 1

Open untill the 17th of January 2017.

Free entrance

 

 

Blackness / the second sequence of intimate dance miniatures

 

9th of December, 7.00 p.m.

Two Windows Theatre

Dluga street 50/51

Tickets: 15 PLN 

teatrwoknie@ftg.pl.

phone. +48 58 322 04 14

 

Butoh workshops with TO-EN

 

10-11th of December

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

Info: toen@toenbutoh.com

 

Phot. Martin Gustavsson

The 39th Theatrical Meetings in Lodz - MÉLANGE!

Zdjecie MELANZ
5th of November, 6.00 p.m.

 

"Theatrical Meetings in Lodz" are one of the most important Polish theatre festivals, promoting new phenomena in the field of avant-garde theatre from Poland and abroad. The festival presents the most valuable trends in Polish and world theatre as well in dance. Upcoming, the 39th edition of the festival, is entitled "The Theatre of Image". TO-EN Butoh Company will perform with performance MÉLANGE.

 

 

O.K. Tkacz in Tomaszow Mazowiecki
Nieborowska str. 50
Poland


Free entrance

 

 

About the performance...

 

 

 

Phot. Pawel Maciak

winter/spring/summer 2016

BUTOH WORKSHOPS WITH TO-EN - POLAND!

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20-21st of August

Weekend butoh workshops in Lodz are an unique opportunity to participate in training with TO-EN. Welcome! 

 

Place: Poleski Osrodek Sztuki in Lodz (Poland), Krzemieniecka 2a street.
Info and application:galeriamanhattan@gmail.com, phone +48 601 354 494
or +48 502 431 977
Deadline to apply: 14.08.2016 (maximum 10 participants)
Price: 120 PLN

 

The workshops are for people over 20.

Butoh dance - photography

Chlodnia na www
19th of May - 17th of June 2016

You are most welcome to see our ongoing exhibition in Bialystok BUTOH DANCE - PHOTOGRAPHY. Butoh dancer TO-EN in the eyes of Pawel Maciak, Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, Martin Gustavsson, Maciej Grochala, Dawid Linkowski, Natalia Osuch and Andrzej Grzelak.

 

 

 

Cinema Forum foyer / Mala Galeria BOK

Bialystok Cultural Centre

Legionowa 5 street

Bialystok

Poland

 

 

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION...

 

 

 

 

 

Reefer, phot. Pawel Maciak

The 31th Modern Art Days festival - DESERT ROSE!

Desert Rose www
22nd of May, 6.30 p.m.

 

 

Between 14th - 22nd of May enjoy the "31th Modern Art Days festival" in Bialystok!
An unique chance to experience valuable and current events in the art of theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts and more.

 

 

Join us on the last day when TO-EN Butoh Company will perform DESERT ROSE.

 

 

 

PODLASIE OPERA
Odeska street 1
Bialystok
Poland

 

 

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE...

 

PROGRAMME...

 

TICKETS...

The 31th Modern Art Days festival - PHOTO EXHIBITION!

Hikari wystawa www
19 th of May, 8:30 pm - VERNISSAGE

 

During the "31th Modern Art Days festival" in Bialstok You are also most welcome to see our exibition - BUTOH DANCE - PHOTOGRAPHY. Butoh dancer TO-EN in the eyes of Pawel Maciak, Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, Martin Gustavsson, Maciej Grochala, Dawid Linkowski, Natalia Osuch and Andrzej Grzelak.

 

 

Mala Galeria BOK / Forum foyer

Bialystok Cultural Centre

Legionowa 5 street

Bialystok

Poland

 

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION...

 

 

The exhibition will last untill the 17th of June 2016.

 

 

 

 

Phot. Martin Gustavsson

KLAMRA FESTIVAL - MÉLANGE

Klamra
13th of March, 9.00 p.m.

 

 

Between 12-19th of March You are most welcome to Torun (Poland) to enjoy the 24th "KLAMRA" Festival of Alternative Theatre. Join us on the second day when TO-EN Butoh Company will perform Mélange.

 

ACKiS OD NOWA
Gagarina street 37A
Torun // Poland

 

 

About the performance...

 

 

Programme...

 

 

Tickets...

BLACKNESS / sequences

Czern
29th of January, 7 pm

Manhattan Gallery

Piotrkowska str. 118

Lodz

Poland

 

 

Phot. TO-EN

fall/winter 2015

MOZG FESTIVAL - HONEY

MOZG2
14th of November, 8 pm

Between 23.10-14.11 Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw will host the 11th International Festival of Contemporary Music and Visual Arts "Mozg Festival". The festival presents the newest performance techniques and interdisciplinary combinations that relate to and honour tradition. Among the invited artist are the legendary characters of the FLUXUS movement.
TO-EN will show performance HONEY.

 

 

Powszechny Theatre

Jana Zamoyskiego st 20

Warsaw, Poland

 

 

Programme...

 

 

HONEY performance...

 

 

TEASER...

spring/summer 2015

JAPANESE WEEKEND - DESERT ROSE

Weekend japonski
15th of May, 7.30 pm

Between 15 - 17th of May in Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre a JAPANESE WEEKEND will take place. The event is centered around Japanese theatre and dance. On friday the 15th TO-EN Butoh Company's performance DESERT ROSE will be presented. After the show - artistic talk with TO-EN held by prof. Estera Zeromska. Welcome!

 

 

JAPANESE WEEK - program

 

 

About DESERT ROSE ...

 

 

Tickets...

 

 

Have a look at the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre... (page 4-5)

POLISH GOTHIC

Gotyk PolskiprojektHakobo1

Polish Gothic - a book about Polish textile artists and fashion designers.
One of them is oluhi - costume designer to the majority of TO-EN Butoh Company's stage works.

 

 

Fragments about oluhi - HERE...

 

winter 2014-15

HONEY

Miod www
23rd of January, 8.00 pm

Performance

 

 

 

CoCA in Torun
Wały gen. Sikorskiego 13 street
Poland

 

 

 

The meaning of honey opens a wide field of associations. Sensual, syrupy, liquid - it relates to physical pleasure as well as sweetness close to pain.
Honey can be sweet, tart, bitter or even poisonous and causing madness.
Honey put together with body surface, covering body or the inside - changes the body's meaning and form.
Honey licked, smeared, flowed.
Lips, tongue, hand, hip.
The relationship with body is endless. It is more than the food bond.

 

 

 

www.csw.torun.pl

 

 

Phot. Pawel Maciak

WINTER BUTOH WORKSHOPS IN TORUN / POLAND

TO ENfot Pawel Maciak www
24-25th OF JANUARY

Location: CoCA in Torun, Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13 street, Poland

Contact and registration: eduakcje@csw.torun.pl, tel. +48 56 61 09 716

Cost: 60 PLN/2 days

Deadline to apply is Jan 10.

Limited places available.

Workshops for adults only.

 

 

www.csw.torun.pl

 

 

 

Phot. Pawel Maciek

DESERT ROSE - Premiére!

Desert Rose www
2-3th of December, 7.00 pm

Dance performance

 

 

Wybrzeze Theatre, Malarnia

Teatralna 2 st, Gdansk, Poland

Tickets: 20 PLN

 

MORE INFO...

 

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winter/spring 2014

BWA WROCLAW / POLISH GOTHIC

Gotyk PolskiprojektHakobo1
14 MARCH – 30 APRIL

 

A Polish fashion exhibition represented, among otthers,

by oluhi - costume designer to the majority of TO-EN's stage works.

 

 

DESIGN GALLERY – BWA WROCLAW
Świdnicka 2-4 street, Wroclaw
www.bwa.wroc.pl

 

DESIGN GALLERY – BWA WROCLAW

Swidnicka 2-4 street, Wroclaw

www.bwa.wroc.pl

DISTURBANCES

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24th of JANUARY, 7.00 p.m.

 

Still on tour in 2014 - performance DISTURBANCES in Lodz, Poland!

 

Butoh dancer TO-EN and sound artist Timo Viialainen in a clash between place, sound and audience. Order in disperse. Harmless disturbances born in the brisk exchange between body and space.

Collision – agitation – resistance. Interruption – tumult – surprise.

 

 

Butoh dancer TO-EN and sound artist Timo Viialainen in a clash between place, sound and audience. Order in disperse. Harmless disturbances born in the brisk exchange between body and space. Collision – agitation – resistance. Interruption – tumult – surprise. 

 

MANHATTAN GALLERY
Piotrkowska street 118, Lodz, Poland
Tel. +48 601 354 494
Free admition


WWW

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Photo: source: Institut d’Optique, Orsay

The project was supported by the City of Gdansk within the Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdansk.
fall/winter 2013

HIDDEN BY THE LEAVES

Ukryte wsrod lisci
7th of December, 6.00 p.m.

Most welcome to our hot première Hidden by the leaves. Performance is finalizing the workshop project in Japanese butoh dance Senior dancing butoh for people over 60.  

 

 

Choreography: TO-EN
Costumes: oluhi
Stage design: Joanna Dabrowska
Music: Krzysztof Pajka
Dance: Workshops participants

 


Organizer: CCA "Laznia" / "Let’s Art"

 

 

PLACE
Primary School 22
Gym hall /back side of the building/
Sucha street 29
Gdansk - Letnica
Poland

 

Free admition

SENIOR DANCING BUTOH - workshops in Japanese butoh dance

Senior dancing butoh_TO-EN_phot K Pajka
20.09.2013 - 7.12.2013

The one and only workshops in Japanese butoh dance for people over 60 in Gdansk, Poland! The project "Senior dancing butoh" is a unique offer created together with the Center for Contemporary Art "Laznia" and a butoh dancer TO-EN. The workshops will include the basic physical training as well as the costume and scenography production. The autumn meetings will be hosted by famous personalities from fashion designers to craftspeople and musicians. The project will end with the final group performance.

 

 

The workshops will be held twice a week:
Tuesdays and Fridays 14:30-17:30
Place: Dom Otwarty, Uczniowska str. 22, Gdansk - Letnica, Poland

 

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Coordination:
Boguslawa Gontarz
e-mail: b.gontarz@laznia.pl
tel. +48 795-782-827

 

The project is financed under the Regional Operational Programme for Pomerania Province 2007-2013.

 

Phot. Krzysztof Pajka
spring/summer 2013

DISTURBANCES

DISTURBANCES
April - September 2013

 

New and brisk performance by TO-EN on tour!

 

Butoh dancer TO-EN and sound artist Timo Viialainen in a clash between place, sound and audience. Order in disperse. Harmless disturbances born in the brisk exchange between body and space. Collision – agitation – resistance. Interruption – tumult – surprise.

 

 

29 / 4 BWA ZIELONA GORA, 7.00 p.m.
www.bwazg.pl

 

18 / 5 - CSW Laznia, Gdansk, European Night of Museums
www.laznia.pl

 

7 / 9 - Galeria EL, Elblag, 6.00 p.m.
www.galeria-el.pl

 

 

MORE....




Phot. source: Institut d’Optique, Orsay

The project was supported by the City of Gdansk within the Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdansk.

HIKARIMUJI

HIKARIMUJI TO EN WEB
10th of August, 3.00 p.m.

Installation and butoh dance performance with a famous Swedish artist Fredrik Wretman.

Not Quite, Fengersfors, Sweden
www.notquite.se

fall/winter 2012

Mélange

Phot. Pawel Maciak
29th of September, 7.00 p.m.

 

So what about Polish dance? Pre-Platform Presentations

 

Studio Slodownia +3
Old Brewery
Polwiejska 42 st
61-888 Poznan
Poland

 

www.starybrowarnowytaniec.pl

 

Tickets (5 PLN) available at the information desks in the Old Brewery's Arcade and Atrium.

spring/summer 2012

DANCE STATION - TO-EN Butoh Company

Phot. MalgorzataTaraszkiewicz

MÉLANGE - 30-31th of March, 7.00 p.m.

 

EMBERS
18th of May, 7.30 p.m
19th of May, 7.00 p.m.

 

 

Stacja Orunia 
ul. Dworcowa 9
Gdańsk Orunia
Tel. 58 306 66 76 w. 37
Bilety: 10/15 zł

Stacja Orunia 

Dworcowa st 9

Gdansk Orunia

Poland

 

Tickets: 10/15 pln

Box office: 
(+48) 58 306 66 76 ext. 37

dworekartura@gak.gda.pl

 

www.gak.gda.pl
www.scenadlatanca.pl

 

 

Performances are organized with the financial support of the Institute of Music and Dance

TRAILS - improvisation for butoh body and clarinet

Phot. MalgorzataTaraszkiewicz
26th of February, 8.00 pm

Krytyka Polityczna
Nowy Świat 63 st
Warsaw, Poland
www.krytykapolityczna.pl
Admission free

 

 

Dance: TO-EN
Sound: Marcin Malinowski
Costume: TO-EN

 

 

TO-EN’S project combines butoh dance and music of a clarinettist Marcin Malinowski. The artists meet to seek the subtle links between the movement and the sound. Body and sound resonate in silence, sometimess motionless. Together they build a pulsating space and fill it. Is this what we see still a movement or just a trail, a blurred image shimmering in a distance?

 

The performance will be followed by a post artistic talk.

fall/winter 2011

MÉLANGE - Audio Art Festival 2011

Phot. Pawel Maciak
27th of November, 8.00 p.m.

Bunkier Sztuki

Pl. Szczepański 3a

Cracow, Poland 
www.audio.art.pl

 

 

Concept, choreography and dance: TO-EN
Images, multimedia artwork:  Pawel Maciak
Sound: Tautvydas Bajarkevičius 
Costume: oluhi 

Concept, choreography and dance: TO-EN

Images, multimedia artwork/performed by:  Pawel Maciak/Krzysztof Pajka

Sound: Tautvydas Bajarkevičius 

Costume: oluhi 

Duration: ca 35 min

 

 

Project Mélange is a result of a search for a common platform for the butoh dance and photography. The artists ask themselves a question about the dialog between a photographed matter and a matter of the body. They wish to create “a living photography”, a notebook of the surroundings.

The merging of the butoh body and images depicting a process of decay opens new fields of meaning. It raises the biologism of changes around us to another level. 

Mélange asks a question about the identity of a contemporary body. Can the body get a new integrity? Can the body living now in the process of defragmentation reach a new dimension?   

 

More info: PROJECTS

spring/summer 2011

Embers-Premiére!

Phot. MalgorzataTaraszkiewicz
21-22th of May, 7.00 pm

Wybrzeze Theatre
Gdansk, Poland
www.teatrwybrzeze.pl

 

 

 

Embers is a performance about the strength and violence of contradictions. It opens  a symbolic space for the most extreme oppositions in nature and inside of us.
The intensity of element in a stroke. The silence of forests depths. The heat of humidity filling the air. Coldness. The sweetness of lust  and shame. At the crossing of these forces – a body. Full of passion and gentle. Hungry and insatiable. Sometimes grotesque.
Embers never fade away. Their burning heat enslaves. They annihilate and give life.

 

TO-EN’s performance is created in collaboration with a Norwegian light designer and a fashion art designer from Cracow. Using body, dance, textile and colour, together they build a vivid space that captivates all the senses. 

 

 

 

Concept, choreography and dance: TO-EN (Poland)
Light design: Chrisander Brun (Norway)
Stage design: Chrisander Brun, TO-EN
Sound: Krzysztof Pajka (Poland), Tautvydas Bajarkevičius (Lithuania)
Costume: oluhi (Poland)

 

Supported by: ZANSHIN
Media Patronage: Torii, Konnichiwa.pl, Trojmiasto.pl
Partner: Wybrzeze Theatre