The school Sosekido (素石堂) was formed by my sensei, Unkotsu Komine (小峰雲骨) many years ago. I was 13 years old when I first met him, and it was the beginning of my long-time calligraphy path.

Calligraphy and Dance Event in Berlin “UMU – Give Light -“

Performance UMU – DAR LA LUZ – was very successful in Madrid. Now the same workpiece will come to Berlin. UMU -Give Light- will be performed. This is a collaboration of Boto-like mysterous dance and calligraphy inspired by a Buddhist monk, Ippen who formed Odori nenbutsu (踊り念仏), dance while praying. He also opened Buddhism to everyone, not only the noble people and samurai but also to the poor people and especially to women. His principle was respect to the nature. The performance UMU -Give Light – is the very first project, kotonoha (言の葉/ Leaves of words) of the dancer Makiko Sese and I that we like to make this as a series of workpieces.  

For Berlin, we have invited a cellist, Hui-Chun Lin who is specialised in improvised and experimental music which will fit very well to our performance. It will be very different from the Madrid performance led by the Shakuhachi sound, which gave it veyr ritual feeling. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there! 

DATE: 9th of July

TIME: 20:30~

PRICE: "Suggestion" (We like to respect the poricy of Villa Kuriosum and like to ask you for the suggestion at the end of the performance)

PLACE: Villa Kuriosum (Thursday is a pizza night and from 18:00 there will be hand-made pizzas!)

              Scheffelstraße 21, 10367 Berlin

Written by: Juju Kurihara