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Body Weather Laboratory (BWL) a research forum open to anyone interested in investigating expression through the body within different environments. A demanding attitude toward a thorough reexamination of the body and movement is a main theme in all the aspects of the training.
Rigorous mind/body, muscle/bone training; rhythmic and dynamic.
A series of specific stretching and relaxation exercises concerned with breathing and alignment. The work is done in couples, exchanging passive and active roles.
A native of Japan, Oguri is an internationally acclaimed dancer who has been described as a master at redirecting the way one sees and encounters the physical environment, his dance emphasizing the unpredictable. A resident of Southern California since 1990, Oguri produces full-evening solo and ensemble work, improvising and collaborating with musicians, sculptors, painters, poets, and literature. He is an artist-in-residence at the Electric Lodge in Venice, California where he conducts Body Weather Laboratory training workshop, a forum for investigating the body and dance. He has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, New England Foundation of the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and Center for Cultural Innovation, The Metabolic Studio, The Japan Foundation, 2018 United States Artist Doris Duke Fellow and among others.