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Flavia in Class
Class led by Flavia Coube
(Photo: Pier Corona)


Ana and Ayala in class
Ayala, Ana at Flavia's class
(Photo: Pier Corona)


Class flier
Classes flier (click to see PDF)
(Photo: Paul Freestone)





Diary Archive - 2013


(This archive page may contain broken links.)



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Friday classes resume on 17th January 2014.
7.30pm - 9.30pm.
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2013

Jan Classes: Introduction to butoh (until March)
Feb
Mar Classes: Butoh through the senses (until June)
Apr
May
Jun 1st: Diamond Night #11 Classes: Butoh - an art of contrasts (until November)
Jul
Aug 26th: The Heart's Desire - Ashmolean Museum
Sep 14th: Improv at Old Fire Station
Oct
Nov 1st: Diamond Night #12
Dec










Friday 11th, 18th and 25th Jan, and 1st Feb, 7-9 pm

Introduction to butoh

Friday 11, 18, and 25 Jan, and 1 Feb, 7:00-9:00 pm
East Oxford Community Centre (upstairs hall) Oxford. OX4 1DD

A taste of some of the key themes, techniques, and approaches in butoh, framed by four concepts of the body: the abstract body – form and space; the empty body and transformation; the fragmented body; the sentient body.

4 weeks: £28; single class £8




Friday 8th, 15th and 22nd Feb, 7-9 pm

Moving from the core

Friday 8th, 15th and 22 February, 7.00-9.00 pm
East Oxford Community Centre (upstairs)
Oxford. OX4 1DD

A rare opportunity to explore one of the fundamental principles of butoh practice, with guest teacher Macarena Ortuzar.

See also Macarena's 'Mue' web site.

3 weeks: £21; single class £8




Fridays from 1 March to 31 May, 7-9 pm

Butoh through the senses

Fridays from 1 March to 31 May, 7.00-9.00 pm
East Oxford Community Centre (upstairs)
Oxford. OX4 1DD

Taking the senses as our theme, we will apply a range of butoh techniques and principles, shaped by the individual approach and interests of four different teachers: Ana Barbour, Flavia Coube, Jeannie Donald-McKim, and Paola Esposito.

12 weeks: £21 per 3-week block; single class £8




Saturday 1st June 2013 - 8pm

Diamond Night 11

The eleventh in our series of arts evenings, bringing 'uncut performance gems' (ours and others') into the spotlight.

See 'new work' for more general information about Diamond Nights.

Oxford Brookes University Drama Studio map
Headington Hill Campus
Headington Hill, Oxford
Cost: FREE (You may contribute towards costs if you choose.)
Time: 7:30pm for 8:00pm start

Directions... map
...from central Oxford, follow High Street over the river to the roundabout at The Plain, take first exit (St Clements) and continue past traffic lights and straight on up Headington Hill, past the park, and then take the first driveway to the left near the top of the hill. Go past the gatehouse and take the 2nd turning on the right. The Drama Studio is a smallish, squarish building with railings outside the door, set back from the main driveway. Last time I checked, parking was still unrestricted on Saturday evenings.

...from London, buses go every ten minutes and run all night. Catch either the Oxford Tube, or the Oxford Express, then ask the driver to drop you at the stop called 'Gyspy Lane' or 'Brookes University'. Get off the bus and CROSS THE ROAD. There are two campuses, and the one you want is the less obvious one, a few metres further down the hill and on the other side of the road.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ENTRANCE DOOR OPENS DIRECTLY ONTO THE STAGE. IF YOU ARE SO LATE THAT THE PROGRAMME HAS ALREADY BEGUN, THERE IS NO WAY TO LET YOU IN WITHOUT DISRUPTING THE PERFORMANCE. IF THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY BETWEEN PIECES THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED TO CHECK FOR LATECOMERS, BUT PLEASE DO NOT KNOCK UNLESS AN INTERVAL IS CLEARLY IN PROGRESS!




Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August, 2.00pm and 3.15pm

The Heart's Desire

Work-in-progress. Randolph Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, 2.00pm and 3.15pm (free).

Come to the Randolph Sculpture Gallery on the ground floor of the Ashmolean Museum for a taster performance of work-in-progress from Café Reason's latest project. Inspired by the 'Lady and the Unicorn' mediaeval tapestries, this collaborative undertaking with Anne Ryan explores the world of the senses in voice and movement. For more details and news as development continues, see New Work/The Heart's Desire.




Saturday, 14th September, 10.30am

Playground on Fire

Saturday, 14th September, 10.30am
The Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Café Reason will take part in 'Playground on Fire', performing a site-specific improvisation as part of Oxford Open Doors 2013. The doors open 10.00am with lots to see and experience in this day-long event. Check out the Playground link for more information. We will be making a half-hour appearance at 10.30am. Look out for the colour red!




Saturday 2nd November 2013 - 8pm

Diamond Night 12

The twelfth in our series of arts evenings, bringing 'uncut performance gems' (ours and others') into the spotlight.

See 'new work' for more general information about Diamond Nights.

Oxford Brookes University Drama Studio map
Headington Hill Campus
Headington Hill, Oxford
Cost: FREE (You may contribute towards costs if you choose.)
Time: 7:30pm for 8:00pm start

Directions... map
...from central Oxford, follow High Street over the river to the roundabout at The Plain, take first exit (St Clements) and continue past traffic lights and straight on up Headington Hill, past the park, and then take the first driveway to the left near the top of the hill. Go past the gatehouse and take the 2nd turning on the right. The Drama Studio is a smallish, squarish building with railings outside the door, set back from the main driveway. Last time I checked, parking was still unrestricted on Saturday evenings.

...from London, buses go every ten minutes and run all night. Catch either the Oxford Tube, or the Oxford Express, then ask the driver to drop you at the stop called 'Gyspy Lane' or 'Brookes University'. Get off the bus and CROSS THE ROAD. There are two campuses, and the one you want is the less obvious one, a few metres further down the hill and on the other side of the road.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ENTRANCE DOOR OPENS DIRECTLY ONTO THE STAGE. IF YOU ARE SO LATE THAT THE PROGRAMME HAS ALREADY BEGUN, THERE IS NO WAY TO LET YOU IN WITHOUT DISRUPTING THE PERFORMANCE. IF THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY BETWEEN PIECES THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED TO CHECK FOR LATECOMERS, BUT PLEASE DO NOT KNOCK UNLESS AN INTERVAL IS CLEARLY IN PROGRESS!




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