Re(in)spiration Performance Workshop - Berlin
with Yuko Kaseki, Miho Tsujii and Kanako Sehara
November 19-20, 2022, 11:00-17:00
Public Presentation on Nov 20, 19:00 Entrance: Donation

Place: DOCK11, Saal 3
Kastanienallee 79, 10437 Berlin

Limited spaces!!!
Fee: 180 Euro (150 Euro Early bird paid by October 25)

A collaborative workshop with Butoh dancer Yuko Kaseki, performance artist Miho Tsujii and sumi calligraphy artist Kanako Sehara.

The physical activity of inhaling and exhaling grounded in Japanese re(in)spirational practices is foundational to the “movement of life,” whose process evokes sound, movement, form and the ever-transformational waves, resonating with each other.

The blending of different Japanese arts, such as butoh, classical Noh, and calligraphy, contextualized in other cultures and personal experiences creates a unique form of expression.
This workshop begins with the breath, the process of becoming words, and the origins of the written word, then using the body, into voice, into sounds, and dancing in the revolution of the spirit of the word.

Time goes round and round
Dancing around and around
Forming the waves of wrinkles
Light and shades of wrinkle folds
Re(in)spiring cycles of life
Borders dissolve, ground shifts
In circulation of the universe

We will create a public performance on the last day of the workshop.
Kaseki, Tsujii, and Sehara with ICAS produced the KOTOHOGI SALON and KOTOHOGI SOUND HEAD supported by the PLUS project in Ibaraki City, Osaka, last August. This event is an evolution process of that project.

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Supported by CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), New York City
Calligraphy image: Kanako Sehara

is a Director, choreographer, Butoh dancer, performer, and teacher in Berlin.
She has been created various projects with international musicians such as Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Antonis Anissegos, Emilio Gordoa, Audrey Chen, Axel Dörner, and others, visual artists such as Morvarid K, Chiharu Shiota, Nikhil Chopra, Arata Mori and others, dancer/performer such as Shinichi Iova Koga, Minako Seki, Christine Bonansea, Sherwood Chen, Valentin Tszin and others.

Solo and ensemble performances, improvisations are performed around 30 countries. These creations are the accumulation of poetic and vivid images that incorporate the spirit of Butoh, performance, and live art. Her performance aims to reflect the outsider’s existence.
Collaboration with the Disabled Theater Thikwa (Berlin) overturns the concept of her dance and has a great influence on subsequent activities. Her strong interest in breaking borders of physical expression leads to many collaborations with international mixed ability artists.

Performance artist. Conceives, directs and performs solo and collaborative works. Her performance intersects poetic visuals, movement, vocalization, sound, multi-language, video and audience interactions. While her works are experimental, Miho is extensively trained in the Japanese traditional arts of Ikebana, Noh dance and vocals and underlying conceptual systems, which feed the technique/wisdom required to address her primary concern to regenerate life at the foot of destructions. Her works have been presented internationally at arts, theater, educational and public space, as well as with and within communities surviving catastrophic events, including Mies van Der Rohe Haus (Berlin), Brooklyn Museum (NY), La MaMa Experimental Theater (NY), New York University (Shanghai), CUNTethics & SQUATconstellation (online feminist intervention, Berlin) and O-Link House (tsunami surviving community, Japan).

She also teaches, workshops and lectures at universities, museums and communities around the world. Miho holds M.A. in Arts Politics from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and is trained at Bigakko experimental art dojo in Tokyo. Miho was born in Japan, raised in Germany and is currentasly based in a former factory in Osaka, Japan. She is also a shamanic healer.

Japanese calligraphy and logogram seal artist. Her solo exhibitions, featuring “science characters,” “equality/non-equality,” “cunt” among others have been presented at venues including Issoan zen monastery (2020), Kyukyodo Gallery in Ginza (2017), and Kansai Airport Exhibition Hall (2012) in Japan.

She has performed live painting for KOTOHOGI Sound Head (Osaka 2022), for 7 consecutive days inside the main window-display of Hankyu Department Store (Osaka 2014), in online performance series with Berlin-based CUNTethics and SQUATconstallation (2020), at Neu Chayamachi (Osaka, 2017) and Kiyomihara Shrine memorial for tsunami survivors (Osaka 2011).
Her calligraphy has been merchandized as Kizakura sake brand in Kyoto (2016) and Seijo Ishii 90th anniversary Debazakura sake label (2017). Kanako teaches around the world and runs her own school of calligraphy & Tenkoku in Osaka, Japan. She is a zen monk in training and an artist living with nature.

ドイツ デュッセルドルフのTAIFUN PLUS「高齢化社会のためのプロジェクト」 の一環として、可世木祐子(舞踏・ダンサー)、辻井美穂(パフォーマンスアーティスト)、瀬原加奈子(書道家)が大阪茨木市で「ことほぎサロン」を開催し、150名近くの市民の言葉、動き、音、生き様を紡いで創作したパフォーマンス&展示『KOTOHOGI音頭』。

2022年8月6日(土) IBALAB@広場 開演:18:30

老いるとは寿ぎ(ことほぎ)か? 呪言(コトホギ)か?


文字であり 音であり



老いをテーマに集めた 百五十名近くの市民の言葉
それは決して苦しみや衰弱のみではなく 生きること

皆で声になって 輪になって踊ろう

ときは盆 8月6日 生死の境目開く
グルグルと 時はめぐる 盆踊り
ともに輪になり 波のシワ
命のめぐり 宇宙のめぐり 



柴田聡子 趙貴子 永井啓
協力:One Art Project

2022年8月5-7日 @阪急茨木市駅前 SOCIO BANK ZONE


ことほぎとは ことをほぐこと
ことほぎサロンでは 文字の成り立ちから
身体をつかい 声に出し 音にのせ
生きること 老いること 死生観などを 喜びとしてとらえ

GUEST PERFORMANCE / 10 Sessions of
Fictive Live Performance Exchange "CUNTethics & SQUATconstallation"

Berlin-based project with artists from East & West

Online Performance as Guest Artist

Created by Yuko Kaseki, Teo Vlad, Lea Kieffer, Mieko Suzuki, sowie Maco, Lea Marie Uria, Evgenia Chetvertkova, Naia Burucoa und weitere Künstlerinnen

An intermedia dance performance reflecting on different levels diverse perspectives of womens reality and stories, dedicated to experimental art as a medium of personal and collective healing.
At the border between East and West, focusing on forgotten and forbidden female stories, a group of Berlin artists and their guests embark on a journey through historical memories of spaces and cultures.

CUNTethics investigates the etymology and interpretation of devaluating names used for the female body and identity, from priestesses, queens, and goddesses to prostitutes, witches and property. SQUATconstellations provides an insight into the past of Berlin as an occupied city and a place of free expression rewriting a framework for future local perspectives.

Under the motto empowering women, the artists develop episodic interactive formats between reality and fiction. Together with women from the neighborhoods and the independent cultural scene, they offer sharings, exchanges, discussions, picnics, voice and physical trainings, cleansing rituals and herbal meditations, handcraft offers as well as dance workshops and cultural-political debates.

The multi-faceted and multi-layered processes flow together in several intermedial and participative exhibition performances with a ritualistic touch. A collective experience in which individual identities can feel their strength together.

Photos: Marcelina Wellmer
Performance "Waterway" in Hamburg, Germany.

Hamburg-Osaka Sister City Project

公演「Waterway」2020年3月 ドイツ、ハンブルク
"Waterway" Performance at Zeniya Gallery, Osaka City, Japan

Hamburg-Osaka SIster City Project

Conceived and performed by Miho Tsujii
Video, Sound by Miho Tsujii
Calligraphy installation and performance by Kanako Sehara
Solo Performance "Kiss My Radioactive Ass Goodbye" with guest sound artist Tagomago at HIGURE 17-15 cas gallery, Tokyo, July 27, 2019. Guest sound co-performance by Tsuyoshi Nakamaru.
ソロ公演「Kiss My Radioactive Ass Goodbye」with ゲスト・サウンドアーティスト Tagomago 2019年7月27日 東京 @ HIGURE 17-15 cas gallery
Solo Performance "Angeles Novus” at Mies van der Rohe Haus , Berlin, Germany, August 31, 2018. Click → video
ソロ公演「歴史の天使」2018年8月31日 ベルリン@ Mies van der Rohe Haus クリック→ 公演映像

Teaching / Workshop

Lecture "Spiritual Practices and Art for Water" at Washington State University, Japanese Studies, May 16, 2022
ワシントン州立大学 ワークショップ&講義 2022年5月16日
Lecture at Tisch School of the Arts (New York University), for class "Language as Action: Reading & Writing Water" by Kathy Engel, March 23, 2022
Tisch School of the Arts、ニューヨーク大学芸術院 講義 2022年3月23日
Lecture at University of Massachusetts, Asian American Studies, Course "Asian Women in the United States," February 23, 2022
ボストン州立大学 ワークショップ&講義 2022年2月23日
Workshop & Lecture at University of Massachusetts, Asian American Studies, Course "Asian Women in the United States," September 23, 2021
ボストン州立大学 ワークショップ&講義 2021年9月23日
Workshop & Talk at University of Massachusetts, Asian American Studies, Course "Asian Women in the United States," February 18, 2021
ボストン州立大学 ワークショップ&アーティスト・トーク 2021年2月18日
Workshop & Talk at University of Massachusetts, Asian American Studies, Course "Asian Women in the United States," October 1, 2020
ボストン州立大学 ワークショップ&アーティスト・トーク 2020年10月1日
Workshop & Talk at Doshisha Women's University, October 24, 2019
同志社女子大学 ワークショップ&アーティスト・トーク 2019年10月24日
Workshop & Talk at Tokyo University of the Arts, , January 7, 2019
東京藝術大学 工芸基礎ワークショップ&アーティスト・トーク 2019年1月7日
Workshop & Talk at Tokyo University, May 15, 2019
東京大学 ワークショップ&アーティスト・トーク 2019年5月15日

2018 Update

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