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10th International Butoh Festival Himalaya 2015
"Don't Look for Me in the Dark Woods" Lili and Cobody
'I Forgive Myself' Cris
"Everything is Lighter in the Water" Laurence
"Resonant Rhizome" Lee and cobody

  "Light" Batash and cobody
"My Sooty Princess"
Dust Gio
"Daughters of Dandelion"
Dolker, Gio and Local Artists 
 "Decomposition" Katrine
"Self Reflected" Jeanne 
"Exodus" Laurence and cobody
"The Dakinis"
Jeanne and Cobody
"Between and Behind" Lee and cobody
 ' Tejen Cuerpos'
Cris and Cobody
"You and Me" Sara
'When the Rabbit Screams'
Sara and Cobody
Lili and cobody
Gadu Doushin
'Milking Widows'
Pamela and cobody
 "Between Life and Death"
Marcus and Katrine
Oneness in Kolkata

Gio and cobody
""Yamazaki, Reborn!"
Aga and Lee

A Girl
Hijikata Tatsumi
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 Yamazaki, Santiago Revive! Rhizome Lee
10th International Butoh Festival Himalaya 2015
Let's become Resonant Rhizome
Resonant Rhizome Workshop by Rhizome Lee
"Don't Look for Me in the Dark Woods" Lili and Cobody
'I Forgive Myself' Cris
"Everything is Lighter in the Water" Laurence
"Resonant Rhizome" Lee and cobody

  "Light" Batash and cobody
"My Sooty Princess"
Dust Gio
"Daughters of Dandelion"
Dolker, Gio and Local Artists 
 "Decomposition" Katrine
"Self Reflected" Jeanne 
"Exodus" Laurence and cobody
"The Dakinis"
Jeanne and Cobody
Grand Finale
"Between and Behind"
Lee and Cobody
 ' Tejen Cuerpos'
Cris and Cobody
'Who are You'
Jaimng and Cobody
"You and Me" Sara 
'When the Rabbit Screams'
Sara and Cobody
Lili and cobody
 Festival Starting
on Friday
Snow Line Moon Dance
"Between Life and Death"
Marcus and Katrine
"Butoh Rhizome!"
in Pune
Kan Flower
Tatsumi Hijikata
Sleep in Peace!
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Grand Finale of 10th International Butoh Festival Himalaya

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Sinking into darkness of the body
July 13, 2015

Let's become Resonant Rhizome

At the 10th Himalayan Butoh Festival of this year, I performed after ten years absent, and gave "Resonant Rhizome" workshop for people.
And I found the direction which my Life really want to proceed for the future.
That's what all of my history of the past has crystalized.
I call it as <Resonant Rhizome>.
Some of most important elements are unified there.

To become transparent

One thing is < To become transparent >.
If we try to dance in front of people, everyone including me is bound to <Self>.
It is inevitable not only for people who accept the modern western concept that dance is a way of self expression using the body, but also for Subbody Butoh that stops consciousness and become subconscious-body, too.
Each subbody which has been lurking in the depth of the darkness of body by inhibited to express in this society in infancy and early childhood, has a hidden immature small ego.
Subbody does not know how to resonate properly with this society, sometimes it comes out violently.
But, if we would have been dominated by the strong urge of the small ego, we are caught by the momentum of the outbursts of ego that was the suppressed long years, the creation become sloppy.
We need to be transparent which we are neither bound by inner various impulse, nor by a variety of pressure or influence from the outside.
Transparent means not to be caught in anything.
It is necessary to maintain the exact balance to listen to inner tendencies 50%, and listen to outer elements 50% constantly.

Dance the resonance of the self and the world

I have continued to investigate to be transparent for over 20 years, but it is not easy thing.
But, slowly in recent year, the way became clear finally.
It is to dance the self half and the other half to dance the world, to dance from self side 50%, and dance from world side 50%.
Though it is too difficult to dance so by alone, but it become able if we could take off the Ego and Self as modern human, and we become the <Resonant Rhizome> which transform between individual and group flexibly beyond the border of self and others, or the self and the world.
We can dance sometimes as a self which is threatened by the world, and dance sometimes as a world which attack the self.
In the <Resonant Rhizome> the both side of the self and the world is always exchanged frequently, the fixed role is disappeared.
The dualistic conflict between the self and the world is just illusion, because actually it is just the resonance among them.
We can approach to the reality of the resonance of everything.

Co-create the resonant world

The way to the real "Butoh of Life" will be open by becoming the <Resonant Rhizome> which we can transform everything in the Universe.
We become the invisible "Behind World" which
TatsumiHijikata have tried in his "Quiet House" , or "The huge creature which lives in the air" in his "Sick Dancing Princess".
It is the hidden main charactor in it. So human is not main charactor in Hijikata's world. He focused on the resonance among Life and the invisible world as the actual situation of Life.
We can open a novel horizon which it will not be important issue whether to be oneself or not to be oneself anymore as my philosophical teacher
Gilles Deleuze suggested 50 years ago.
Hijikata had oriented so, too as the <Butoh that is called the name of Life>.

I won't do anything else to the most important thing for my Life.
Ko Murobushi which is only one year elder then me died recently, also I might disappear whenever near the days.
Ko Murobushi read and loved Gilles Deleuze deeply, too.
We focused on the same horizon which we human must be released from the hierarchic "Tree" system which binds the modern society.
The modern world which is controlled by the strong informational system, is not able to change by the any existing way of the political movement.
I beleive that it is the only real way for changing the world to become the <Resonant Rhizome> which people take off the modern Ego and Self and transform to resonant Life.
Because the informational system cannot control the Life Resonance.
We will open up the future of the human being through becoming the <Resonant Rhizome>.
I will continue to deepen it through the coming summer workshops in Europe and the second semester of Subbody Resonant School Himalaya. It would be my last activity as midwife.
Hope to join in us!

Read more "Sinking into the darkness"

 World Life Resonance


Gyokan-in Chaos we Trust, Part 1

Music by Jacopo Gianninoto. Photo Doane Visitacion & Bundit Bosereewong


John and cobody

Subbody Butoh Jam

Friday, July 17 at 7:00pm
Wolphaertstraat 39b, 3082 BL Rotterdam



Thank you so much for supporting Charity
Healing for Children in Fukushima!

On July 13th, Gadu delivered the donation (total of 427,000JPY) to Shinentai office in Osaka, Japan. He met with Shinentai staff, Ms. Fujii and Ms. Natsumura, and discussed the issues of relocating Fukushima families to safer areas. After the discussion, it became clear that we need to continue to support Shinentai and their goal of protecting children who have been affected by radiation in Fukushima and surrounding area.

I had a wonderful meeting with Yumi san and Fujii san at Shinentai office. We raised 427000 yen in the end. I will continue to support this organization because they are committed to saving children in Fukushima!!!

10th International Butoh Festival Himalaya 2015
 "Don't Look for Me in the Dark Woods" Lili and Cobody
 World Life Resonance


"Cichy Dom" Kaska and Poland Cobody

I am sending you link to short film from my project with trauma people in Poland.
It was beautyfull subbody resonance process.
for some of them it was really big change on their work/life path.
The way I was working with them was base totally on trust to the space by resonance with our limitations.




One Day Butoh Workshop with Gadu

What is Subbody Butoh?
This video will explain you. (from MNOriginal)
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This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.
Come and experience the power of Resonance!

When: Saturday July 25th, 10:00 am - 1:00pm

Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

Tuition: $25

To register, please complete Online Registration Form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us or call 612-703-7501

10th International Butoh Festival Himalaya 2015
10th International Butoh Festival Himalaya

'I Forgive Myself' Cris 

You can see in full HD
 "Everything is Lighter in the Water" Laurence
"Resonant Rhizome" Lee and cobody 

Summer Workshops Guide 2015
in Spain, Germany, Hungary

with Lee
in Greece
with Gio


Jonathan, Lee


Butoh in spanish Himalayan mountains with Rhizome Lee
in Madrid, Spain

organized by jonathan and Subbody Butoh Laboratry Madrid

EXIN dancing from the source
proudly presents:

Butoh in spanish Himalayan mountains with Rhizome Lee,
Japanese dancer, creator of subbody butoh and founder of subbody butoh foundation in the indian Himalaya

When: 19th to 29th of July of 2015.

Where: In El cielo de la Vera, Caceres, Spain. (Two hours away from Madrid).

Workshop and Collaborative Performance

1. Transform from daily thinking mode to subbody (=Subconscious body) mode and cobody (Resonant subbody) mode by original Conditioning method (Breathing, Vibrating, Swaying, Opening various channels of the body and so on.)

2. Listen to the darkness of the body, catch and follow the Subtle tendencies of Life in it.

3. Research in the Abyss of Life (=Necessity of Creation and reason of own dancing) for each and share them together as own issue with opening Empathic Imagination.

4. Enter and share each other's mystery, secret and flower of Life. Co-create subbody=cobody butoh dance pieces together with opening Transparent Life Resonance.

Workshop ・340 euros (290 before May 31st)
Lodging and vegetarian food (three meals per day) ・390 euros
Total ・730 euros (680 with discount)

Information and inscription: / / (34) 625 067 600


Yumiko, Lee! '15

6th international butoh dance eXchange
and performance festival

organized by Yumiko Yoshioka and delta RA'i

When: 3-16 August

Where: schloss Brollin, Germany

for more informations please visit the site:


Judit, Andrea, Lee

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop

organized by Judit and Andrea

When: 18-29 August (18th-22nd and 24th-29th)

Where: 2016, Leanyfalu Faluhaz, Moricz Zsigmond street 124/a, Budapest

We’ll work together with handicapped people
during the second week of the workshop (24th to 29th)

Workshop Fee
One day ticket: 10.000 Ft
1 Week (18th - 22nd of August)
Prebooked: 39.000FT (Before 31th of July)
Full price: 45.000Ft

Two Weeks
Prebooked: 65 000 Ft (Before 31th of July)
Full Price: 75 000 Ft

Assistant price: 17 500 Ft
Who assist the handicapped people during second week)

Everybody are welcome to come for the whole workshop, or even for just one day!

Cut-off time for prebook price: 31th of July, 2015
Deposit: 15 000 Ft

Deposit payment details:
Account owner: Bakonyvideke Takarekszovetkezet,
Account number: 62900184-16809619

The application becomes valid by transferring the deposit money
and filling the application form below!

Link to application form:

Contact: or +3630 4296405

Registration to : Udit.P.<>


Gio, Angeliki

Dance Fest Akropoditi
Subbody Resonance Butoh
Performance and Workshop
Jumping Wild
The spontaneous, subtle movement of soul and body

When: 13 - 17 June
4 hours / day, 10:00 - 14:00
Cost: 90 euro (for combinations with other workshops, look at the application)

Where:Akropoditi Dance Center, Syros

Registartion to: Angeliki <>

More information here.
10th International Butoh Festival Himalaya 2015
 "Light" Batash and cobody
"My Sooty Princess" Dust Gio 
"Daughters of Dandelion"
Dolker, Gio and Local Artists 
 "Decomposition" Katrine
 World Life Resonance


Butoh in Bangkok

Bangkok Friends, I am coming to your city of angels July 4~18!
I will perform July 12 & 17th and give butoh workshops July 10 &
See you very soon



Liquid Dance Laboratry
Sep 8-13th
Ibiza, Spain




Come to see Queertopia at Intermedia Arts tonight until
Sat. Shows start at 7:30pm.
Photography by Alice Gebura.



Trainingslab Kristien Sonnevijlle
Monday, June 22 -26
AREA 59 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Subbody Butoh Revisited

Exactly 2 years ago I was in a dance festival in Dharamsala, Indian Himalayas, where Rhizome Lee created his ‘Subbody Butoh School’. I went there with a longing to embracing everything in (life &) dance, not only the so called beautiful.

I spent three seasons of dancing in garbage, the hot spring bath of a Hindu temple, a festival for Tibetan refugee children. ‘Resonance’ was the magic word, with everyone and everything. Covered in ashes, mud, rainbow colours and rags I melted into the environment until there was just ONE...

Since coming back in Holland july 2013 I have been integrating this dance into a more holistic movement vocabulary, as even what is intended to accept everything becomes a specific style when danced intensively by a small group of people in a dance studio in the mountains.

This week I revisit the work we did at The Subbody Butoh School, Himalaya

- ‘conditioning’

- different butoh ‘walks’

- work with texts (scores) written by Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of butoh

- Group movement, contaminating each other with movement qualities.

- Discovering ‘Subbodies’, the different beings hiding in our body and memory until they are allowed out.

Even if it is a short time, let’s taste our ‘blood of dance’, that which needs to be danced to survive...


10th International Butoh Festival Himalaya 2015

"Self Reflected" Jeanne  
"The Dakinis" Jeanne and Cobody
 Grand Finale
 "Between and Behind" Lee and Cobody
 Tejen Cuerpos Cris and Cobody
"You and Me" Sara 
'When the Rabbit Screams' Sara and Cobody
 'Metamorphosis' Lili and cobody
 World Life Resonance


Summer Dance & Art Retreat
with Kristien Sonnevijlle & Matt Jackson
Sunday, August 9 at 5:00pm
Createrre, La Pinalie, Dordogne, France



'Seminario de butosofia

Monday, July 6 at 7:00pm
Espacio en Blanco, Madrid

De lunes a jueves, de 19h -22h
Precio: 60 euros / semana o 100 / dos semanas

Mas info e inscripcion: / 625 067 600

World Subbody Course Guide

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in many places in the world!

See the left collumn and crick links!

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