Embodied Dance & Botoh
Bali Mountain Retreat at Mt Batukaru, Bali
Weaving the Interior and exterior landscape
Maria Sangiorgi & Yumi Umiumare
5th to 10th June 2017
Yumi and Maria have known each other for nearly 20 years. They share a passion for dance and its transcendent and transformative qualities. They are like spiritual comrades and both have been exploring particular spiritual practice reflecting from their cultural and global identity through dance.
Maria is like the earth and water that is moved by the fire and air. She is seen by many who attend her workshops as a nurturing mother. In her teaching, she holds her students in their dance, enough for them to find their way, then sets them free.
Whereas Yumi is like fire and air that is moved by the earth and water. As a kind of catalyst, Yumi also helps people to open up their new territories through her gentle provocation exercises. As Butoh originally called as ‘dance of darkness’, Yumi taps into the aspect of our shadow to unleash the unknown.
Their coming together in this 5 day Residential on Mt Batukaru, Bali, will be a beautiful blend of Female energy, as they bring together their magic from years of dance practice and performance to provide a rich, creative field for the participants to work in.
This wonderful week offers you:
- 30 hours of training in total from Maria and Yumi.
- Full accommodation* in the beautiful tranquil Bali Mountain Retreat, with all meals and drinking water provided
- Transport to and from the airport or Ubud or other main destinations.
- A beautiful massage
- Temple trek
- Traditional Joged Bumbung Dance performance and
- Village Temple full moon ceremony
- are included in the package price.
*this is standard share accommodation. You can change your preference to a single room but the cost will be more.
There will be an opportunity to perform in the outdoor Amphitheatre of the Yoga Barn Ubud on Sunday the 11th of June. (This is not Obligatory but guaranteed to be a lot of fun)
See the program bellow to get a feel of what the week will offer you.
The all inclusive cost per person is $1.255 USD NOW REDUCED TO $1,100 USD
Pay a deposit of $250 USD will secure your place.
Full amount due but the 30th April 2017
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Costing per person includes:
Complete Accommodation package including all meals and water. A massage.
Transport to and from the Retreat
30 hours of tuition Yumi & Maria
Yumi came into my life via a beautiful close friend and in my life they are a team.
I love Yumi’s naturalness, kindness and her deep sense of spirituality. I organised a number of workshops for her in my garden studio in Ivanhoe Melbourne, so that I could dance with her. We performed together at an event, in the same garden in Ivanhoe, I was like a mountain and she was the wind. Everyone screamed when she put her feet on broken glass during the performance, she didn’t feel a thing. She put her guts into her work, there is a depth in her that expresses the cries of humanity, that takes us to at times uncomfortable places that need to be seen in the light of day.
Yumi came to visit me in Italy last year, she was so present to every detail including placing the cutlery in perfect order. I have been trying to do so ever since, but I cannot do it like she does. We also organised a workshop for Yumi in an artist friend’s seaside garden. The participants are still talking about her and are waiting for her to return.
She is always ready with a smile and a laugh. Her passion for her dance and for sharing her dance has made every workshop I have done with her a brilliant experience.
I am so looking forward to the time we will spend together in Bali. I am sure that what we both give, teach at out Bali Residential, will create a body experience in everyone present, that will live with them for years to come. READ MORE ABOUT YUMI
I have known Maria from when I first moved to Australia nearly 20 years ago. As I was merging into those funky and hippie-ish arts community in Melbourne from the busy buzzing city Tokyo, I used to see her on the street with her very exotic and charismatic look. Sometimes there would also be her little (then!) cute daughter who was exact miniature of Maria!
Maria always has amazing presence as a goddess with her colorful aura around her and her big beautiful eyes, which I admire so much. As I was getting know her, I start also appreciating her mother earth, nurturing nature as well as her quite funny and quirky quality. She could be natural comedian in her daily life, and we always laugh loud together. She is great fun to be around. She is a very good cook and her foods are always very yummy and nutritious. When I was visiting her in Italy, she used to make fantastic energy juice for me with full of fruits, nuts and turmeric and that kept me going!
I know she is almost the ultimate shaman in one of the Japanese belly dance community in Hokkaido, where they ask her advice for everything while she just wants to enjoy the sushi and sake in Japan!
We can work together really well, as we both approach dance in quite deep and holistic ways. In this workshop, we can explore our inner and outer awareness through our body where I can make it bit crazier while Maria can make it bit calmer. READ MORE ABOUT MARIA