Workshops with Moeno Wakamatsu in the countryside of South Normandy, France



Address:
La Perrotiere, 61400 REVEILLON
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/i5ZmC9nHJ3gQPNm89
Information and registration: moeno.wakamatsu@gmail.com

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Spring 2022

“Origin of Images”

• Workshop 1: April 8 - 15

• REMOVED - Workshop 2: May 25 - 29 This workshop has been replaced by a workshop in the south of France. www.barrephillips-emir.org

• Workshop 3: June 3 - 7 (One day added on June 7)


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Workshop Fee: 55 euros / day, or 50 euros / day if taking 4 days or more (per workshop).
Accommodation Contribution: 10 euros / night, or 8 euros / night if staying 4 nights or more.
Deposit for reservation: Not necessary. Payment upon arrival.

• Reserve your place by completing and sending application form to moeno.wakamatsu@gmail.com

Click Here to DOWNLOAD "Application Form" text file (.rtf)

• Download the "Normandy Workshop Detail" PDF document and please read it before you make the application. The document has been updated 26/04/2022.

Click Here to DOWNLOAD "Normandy Workshop Detail" (PDF)

* If you have any probelm with downloading the files, please contact moeno.wakamatsu@gmail.com

This doucment has all details such as:

I. Dates, Schedule, Fee
II. Application Process
III. Payment Methods and Refunding Policy
IV. Additional Classes (optional) Feldenkrais Lessons
V. Lodging Details
VI. Meals
VII. About the neighborhood (village, town, supermarket, cash machine, about internet)
VIII. Address of Studio in Normandy & Transport Information by public transport: Please read transport information before buying flight ticket. To use public transport for every section of the trip to our house, you must arrive in Paris Airport by 13:00 that day. For departure, your flight from Paris should be after 13:30 to allow time to arrive in Paris airport that day. Otherwise, you can depart the night before and stay one night in Paris.


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Summer 2022 Normandy Seminars with Moeno Wakamatsu
Collaborating Artist, Lê Quan Ninh, percussion.


Week 1: 17 - 21 July "Foundations - Origin of Images"
Week 2: 24 - 28 July "Development - Beyond Good and Bad"
Week 3: 31 July - 7 August: "Improvistaion, the Most Precise Choreography" -- Workshop & Festival (Performances 6 & 7 August, 5 August preparation) Not obligatory to perform to join workshop.
Week 4: Feldenkrais Workshop 9 - 13 August. Possible extension of Intensive Feldenkrais Seminar 14 - 18 August.

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All registration (Inscription): Please send completed Application Form before any depoist payments. (Scroll down to find Application Form Download)

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FEES & REDUCTIONS

Workshop Fee for Week 1 and 2 and Feldenkrais: 55 euros / day, or 250 euros / Week. Priority of place to participants who reserve for entire week.

Workshop Fee for Week 2 with Lê Quan Ninh and festival performance: 280 euros / Week. Must participate all days.

Redcutions: Reduce 20 euros / week if you make 100 euro / week deposit at the time of your reservation. There is no date limit of deposit as long as there are places. Deposit is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-changeable. (Example, if you reserve for Week 1 and place your 100 euro deposit, if later you change to Week 2, the deposit is non-refundable.)


Additional Reduction: Reserve 3 weeks or more, receive 30 euros reduction on the total cost. (Not 30 euros per week. 30 euros from the total of all weeks.)

Accommodation Contribution: 10 euros / night, or 45 euros per Week.

For regular reservation without Reductions:
Deposit of 50 euros per Week of you are participating.
There is no limit of time to make your deposit, but your place will not be reserved until the deposit is made.
Deposit is Non-refundable, non-transferable, non-changeable. (Example, if you reserve for Week 1 and place your 50 euro deposit, if later you change to Week 2, the deposit is non-refundable.)

Full payement can be made at the time of arrival. Payments made later than second day of workshop (from third day of class): 10 euro late fee applies for each day of delay.

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Registration and Inquiry: moeno.wakamatsu@gmail.com

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• APPLICATION PROCESS:

1. Download Application Form below.

Click Here to DOWNLOAD "Application Form" text file (.rtf)


2. Download the "Normandy Workshop Detail" PDF document and read it, before you make the application. The document has been updated has been updated 26/04/2022.

Click Here to DOWNLOAD "Normandy Workshop Detail" (PDF)

* If you have any probelm with downloading the files, please contact moeno.wakamatsu@gmail.com

This doucment has all details such as:

I. Dates, Schedule, Fee
II. Application Process
III. Payment Methods and Refunding Policy
IV. Additional Classes (optional) Feldenkrais Lessons
V. Lodging Details
VI. Meals
VII. About the neighborhood (village, town, supermarket, cash machine, about internet)
VIII. Address of Studio in Normandy & Transport Information by public transport: Please read transport information before buying flight ticket. To use public transport for every section of the trip to our house, you must arrive in Paris Airport by 13:00 that day. For departure, your flight from Paris should be after 13:30 to allow time to arrive in Paris airport that day. Otherwise, you can depart the night before and stay one night in Paris.


3. Send the completed Application Form:
- by Email to: moeno.wakamatsu@gmail.com. Please write "normandy workshop" in the subject line when sending emails about workshop. If you do not receive our reply in 3 days, please try again in case your mail was handled as SPAM, If you do not have response, there might be chance of blocked email for some reason. You can always telephone (or send SMS) to +33 (0)6 11 82 75 19.
- by Post to: Moeno WAKAMATSU, La Perrotiere 61400 Reveillon, FRANCE


4. When we receive your application, we will send you confirmation of your participation and send you payment details for deposits.
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“The origin of Images”
The mechanism of how images arise has been one of the foundations of my dance work. To gaze into the origin of images is like gazing into nothingness, but the depth of this unknown void perhaps feels almost intimate, and there is no obligation except to stay present. Images are like disappearing threads of smoke that, only by the tug and sense of the resistance and direction and quality, there is a hope of “knowing” the unknown existence on the other side — and there, where the threads start, I feel there might be an origin.

I wonder that the origin itself might just be emptiness, nothingness. In daily life, I feel nothing wrong to enjoy or to sorrow in the flowers of manifestation of this origin. In dance too, this is true. Although as we age, more and more perhaps we can no longer be satisfied only with the flowers, and feel the necessity to sense more precisely where the roots of these flowers connect. Feeling, listening, to the nature of these connections --- this sensation is close to that of emptiness that fulfills. We are reminded that there should not be forgetfulness when enjoying the flowers and fruits — that where the essential substance is maybe on the reverse side. We ourselves are perhaps but manifestations, reflections, images, the flowers and fruits of the invisible origin — yet what is so important is that there is no denying that we are “originated”, we are woven and connected with and from the origin. We are blossomed from the origin that seems at once none and whole.

So what, we might ask, what to do with this origin? We cannot even touch it. I don’t know. Nothing. There is nothing to do, there is nothing to search, nothing to answer, nothing to reason — it seems it is just about “knowing”. But to begin to “know”, there is required a very precise and fine awareness. This is the practice, the discipline.

(excerpt from Teaching Notes, 18.01.2022 Moeno Wakamatsu)

Images and imaginations stem from physical real sensations of the environment. It is one way to understand the environment, the world. However, if we begin to formulate and control the imagination intellectually, perhaps it becomes limited and misled, and will go away from what is true, what is the origin. Simply put, we must always check where our heart is.

When desire and imagination matches, it begins to transform into action, into physicalized manifestation. Without the physicalization of the imagination and consciousness, the dance cannot appear. However, physicalization without any development of imagination or consciousness also the dance cannot appear. It is when they become one whole, then the separation of us and the world dissipate and we become as pure image or pure consciousness, and our body and world as one.

(excerpt from Teaching Notes, 26.04..2022 Moeno Wakamatsu)
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Summer 2021 Normandy Seminars with Moeno Wakamatsu
Collaborating Artist, Lê Quan Ninh, percussion.


Address:
La Perrotiere, 61400 REVEILLON
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/i5ZmC9nHJ3gQPNm89

18 - 22 July (Saturday to Thursday): Dance Week 0 50 euros/ day, 220 euros/ Week

25 - 29 July (Saturday to Thursday): Dance Week 1 50 euros/ day, 220 euros/ Week

1 - 8 August (Saturday to Sunday), Dance Week 2, joined by Lê Quan Ninh. Workshop 1 - 5 August, Rehearsal and preparations 6 August, Performance 7 and 8 August. 280 euros / Week

10 - 14 August (Tuesday to Saturday): Feldenkrais 50 euros / day, 220 euros / Week

Fee Reductions:
Reduction of 40 euros if taking all 4 weeks, 25 euros if taking 3 weeks, 15 euros if taking 2 weeks. (Reduction is from total amount: Example if taking Week 0 and Week 1, it will be 440 euros - 15 euros Reduction = 435 euros total.)

Due to COVID situation that may effect travel restrictions, there is no limit date for payment — you can also pay when you come. But you must send application form, and please notify any cancellation as soon as you know, in case there are people on waiting-list. This year we are unable to make early-bird reductions.

Because of the COVID situation and late announcement of the workshop dates, we except to have smaller group than usual. General limit is 15 participants, with some flexibility.

We take all necessary precautions for COVID situation. Many people will already be vaccinated. If not, negative test result before arrival is requested.

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Feldenkrais:
5 hours/day
Awareness Through Movement Lessons, Demonstrations, Discussions
No Requirements for participation.

Dance Week 0: “Beyond Good and Bad”
6 hours/day
Dance workshop with strong focus on awareness and physical training. Cultivating necessary sensitivity. Detailed study into relationship between images and body, relationship between physical body and directing of consciousness, technical skills of how the transformations of perception works. There will be dancing, but with more particular instructions into technical (physical and non-physical) skills that are needed to execute each dance.

Dance Week 1: “Foundation”
6 hours/day
More time of dancing than Week 0. Understanding of dance as a performance art, how to externalize physically the images and subjects. How to circulate the consciousness with the audience. Studying one’s own arising of imaginations and subjects. Approaching one’s own solo dance. Beginning of improvisation group work.

Dance Week 2: “Improvisation” Joined by Lê Quan Ninh (percussion).
6 hours/day
Joined by percussionist Lê Quan Ninh. This year, Ninh will be present ALL 5 DAYS. This workshop must be taken with Week 1 or 0 — exceptions only with permission.of Moeno. The cost for ONLY Week 2 is 300 euros.
Performance participation is not obligatory, but normally everyone participates. Participant will decide to join performance or not by the end of second day. Participant who do not wish to perform on stage can still actively participate in the event of performance.
For rare cases a musician wish to attend the workshop as participant, please inquire.

Official site Lê Quan Ninh:
www.lequanninh.net

• Click here to read more about collaboration laboratory Moeno Wakamatsu and Lê Quan Ninh

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Contribution for house use:
Full night stay: 45 euros/week. 10 euros/additional days outside of registered workshop week. Same contribution for camping in the garden.
Kitchen use only to stay for group meals, no overnight stay: 20 euros/week

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To Participate in the workshop:

Scroll down below to find Application Process
Send Application Forms to: info@moeno.com




• DATES of Arrival and Departure:
If you will be staying at our house (not commuting to class) during the workshop, your arrival day is Friday before the start date of workshop. This is to allow you time to settle in, clean up and organize the room you will stay, to do any shopping or other necessary errands on Saturday morning when shops and banks are open. Everything is closed on Sunday. Also, the local bus (if you come by train) to come to our house is limited or none on the weekends.

If you are not staying at our house, you can arrive in time for first class.
Departure day is the day after end of last class or the last performance.


• Detailed Schedule:
- ARRIVAL DAY: Friday before start of workshop. Meeting in the evening. (We hope you can arrive by 21:00. Please tell us in advance if you plan to arrive late night. There will be brief meeting at night, after dinner.
- SECOND DAY: Saturday, the following day after your arrival.    More detailed meeting. Various organizing. Cleaning and food shopping. Any personal errands you need.
- Sunday to Thursday: Class (For Week 3 Feldenkrais seminar, class is from Monday to Saturday)
- Friday and Saturday between the workshop weeks are Rest Days for participants who are staying. Friday and Saturday: Possible street performances depending on the desire of the group. We need some help to distribute performance flyers and posters in town on Saturday morning.

- DEPARTURE DAY: is day after your last class or performance. We start cleaning near the last days so that you will be ready to depart.



• FEE and PAYMENT and REFUND POLICY:
[For 2021, due to COVID situation, no deadline for payment (as long as you make payment before start of class.) Please make payment when you are sure of your participation. If paying in advance, 50 euros/1 week workshop WILL NOT be reimbursed.]

Your place in the workshop will be reserved only after you make deposit. Payment bank information will be sent to you after the application is accepted. (Please note, for participants from past years that the bank information has changed this year. )

Accommodation is offered for utility contribution of 45 euros/week. However, if you arrive earlier or stay longer than the indicated arrival and departure dates, we ask for additional 6 euros/night utility fee. If you are taking only few days of workshop and thus staying less than 1 week, contribution is 8 euros/night.If you bring any visitors who are not part of the workshop, please first ask for permission. For visitors, it is 8 euros/night stay. The contribution includes WiFi access and bicycle rentals. Your contributions go towards repairs, new appliances and gas,electricity and water costs.

Food is not included. Food money will be collected when you arrive, in cash. It is usually about 6 or 7 euros/day per person.


Deposit is non-refundable upon any condition --- please make payment when you are sure to participate.
However, you can make credit from the deposit you lost. If you cancel more than 30 days before start of the workshop you applied for, only 50 euros is truly non-refundable and the rest we can make you credit for the next Normandy workshop with Moeno Wakamatsu upto one year. It expires after one year.
Please allow several days for bank transfers. The date of reception of the deposit determines the price of the workshop (Early-bird, Regular, or Late Fee).

After deposit, you will complete the rest of your payment upon arrival. Please note: If you pay full fee in advance, and you must cancel your coming, we will not reimburse what you paid in advance. The same deposit policy and credit policy will apply to the whole amount you paid. We thank your understanding on this point: because of great inconveniences in the past of making return transfers, including communications and making trips to the bank, we have made this rule to discourage people from paying before being sure to participate.



• APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Download Application Form below.

Click Here to DOWNLOAD "Application Form" text file (.rtf)

2. Download the "Normandy Workshop Detail" PDF document and read it, before you make the application. The document has been updated.
This document has been updated (2 June 2021)

Click Here to DOWNLOAD "Normandy Workshop Detail" (PDF)

* If you have any probelm with downloading the files, please contact moeno.wakamatsu@gmail.com

3. Send the completed Application Form:
- by Email to
: workshop@moeno.com. Please write "normandy workshop" in the subject line when sending emails about workshop. If you do not receive our reply in 3 days, please try again in case your mail was handled as SPAM, If you do not have response, there might be chance of blocked email for some reason. You can always telephone (or send SMS) to +33 (0)6 11 82 75 19.
- by Post to: Moeno WAKAMATSU, La Perrotiere 61400 Reveillon, FRANCE


4. When we receive your application, we will send you confirmation of your participation and bank information for your deposit payment. Please make deposit payment after our confirmation, not before. We recommend that you send application at least one week before payment deadline to allow enough time for you to make payment.




• WORK-EXCHANGE:
For 2021:
We have limited work-exchange so we cannot accept all. We give priority to people who know the house for many years.

This year, work-exchange is available for people who have the following skills:
1. Masonry
2. Electrical
3. Carpentry
4. Chainsaw and handsaw work to cut trees

No need to be professional, but must have enough experience and can work alone without instruction. The work is done during the week OUTSIDE of workshop dates before or after, or during Feldenkrais week. No work-exchange for Week 2. Work exchange is 7 hour for each day of workshop. Contribution for house use during workshop cannot be work-exchanged, but you do not need to contribute during your working stay (it is already included in the working hours)


GENERAL RULES that applie every year:
Please do not send work-exchange application without first writing email to info@moeno.com.
Work-exchange is only for participants who take more than 2 weeks.
Limited to those with reasonable skill and motivation.
Upto 1 week of workshop can be exchanged. Early-bird discount price does not apply for work-exchange participation. Cancellation fee and reimbursment policy applies the same for work-exchange participants. If you make work-exchange, your deposit will be paid back after you make work-exchange. If you make work after workshop, payment for workshop must be made, and it will be paid back to you when you make work.

Working period will be outside of the workshop class days (to be discussed with the individual). Please first inquire by email. Then download and complete the Work-Exchange Application form and send with your workshop application to: workshop@moeno.com (Please write "Normandy workshop" in the subject line so that your email message will not be handled as SPAM) If you do not have response from us in one week, please send again or telephone (or send SMS) +33 (0)6 11 82 75 19.

* If you have any probelm with downloading the files, please contact workshop@moeno.com


DOWNLOAD "Work Exchange Program" (PDF)

DOWNLOAD "Work-Exchange Application Form" (text file)



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