PURE is proud to present Ian Wen and Irina Bellyrina who will be offering a special workshop at the PURE Peaceful Warrior Conference March 30th-April 2nd.
WHAT: In this workshop, we will explore basic exercises of butoh – an avant-garde form of movement, dance, and performance originated in 1960s’ Japan. Butoh evades specific definitions and takes many forms. In this workshop, we will work with energy, imagery, intention, and the wisdom and memory of the body to connect to our humanity through movement and non-movement. We will then apply some of these principles to the form of belly dance, deepening the dance and making it full of intention and sincere energy, transforming it from a presentation to an offering.
WHEN: Sat April 1st 2.30-5.30pm
WHERE: Speyer Hall, University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
COST: $70 adv, $90
Advanced rate expires on February 28th 2017
4 Day Full Package (Pre-Conference Day+ 3 Day Conference) $375 adv, $425
3 Day Conference (17 hrs Workshops, 3 Panels, Museum Tour, Show & Procession) $295 adv, $325
Pre-Conference Day $115 adv, $135
Single Day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) $115 adv, $135
WHO: Ian Wen is a performance artist from New York City, who has performed in Ukraine, the Netherlands, Greece, and Mexico. Favorites include: shut.eye (De Novo Dance); Houseguest (De Novo Dance), Times-Space Capsule(De Novo Dance), The Nanjing Race (Abingdon), Dinner Party (Target Margin; The Kitchen), artcamp sexytime football (Blessed Unrest),Chrononaut Detritus (Near East Family; Joyce Soho), Evil (78th Street Theatre Lab), Apparences (PS 122), Lullaby (The Public),Tortoise and the Hare (Parentheses & NY Philharmonic), Blind Sight (Yara Arts; La MaMa/Ukraine), and Joy Dietrich’s award-winning film, Tie A Yellow Ribbon. He is indebted to his teachers which include Diego Pinon, Natsu Nakajima, Yoshito Ohno, Yukio Waguri, Yumiko Yoshioka, and Ko Murobushi, among others. He is on faculty at Brooklyn College where he teaches movement and performance to both the graduate and undergraduate acting students. AEA/SAG-AFTRA http://www.ianwen.com
Irina Bellyrina is a dancer primarily rooted in belly dance. She has performed and taught internationally, including Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, and France. Trained in the Salimpours’ Formats, she holds Level 3 Certification in Suhaila Format and Level 1 Certification in Jamila Format. Her approach to belly dance is not defined by any particular style and integrates various influences, including folkloric, classical, tribal, and other styles. Irina’s research in movement is also informed by her studies of butoh and yoga, the disciplines that facilitate an in-depth exploration of the potential of the body, mind, and spirit. Deeply curious about human condition and the process of transformation and healing, Irina also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. http://www.irinakomdance.com