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'Family Tree' Emanuel and cobody
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'Seed' Devanjali and cobody
 'Milking Widows' Pamela and cobody
 'One' Wodico and cobody
'A Hair Dancing in the Sky' Gaby and cobody
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Nomad Tribe in Desert

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Fisherman tribe
Slum children
Kenduli Festival

Auroville Echo town 

Pune Bennale

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'Ripple' Gabriela, Gio, Maki
'Naked Memories' Syv
Deep Waters Agu Tara
50 years dialogue with my dead friend Yamazaki

 Yamazaki, Hit my frozen body by stone! 4
Rhizome Lee
'Falling into Blossom'
Gio and cobody
Yamazaki, Reborn! 2
Kan Flower
Tatsumi Hijikata
Yamazaki, Sleep in Peace!
Hurt and Form
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Rebirth of Butoh baby' Honza, Jordi, Aga
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The Edge by Kaska and Jordi
Shadows of the delta
Fallen from Grace Odile

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Accepting One year course 2015-16
9 March 2015 - 11 December 2015
6 spaces remained
7 September 2015 - 17 June 2016
8 spaces remained

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9th International Himalaya Butoh Festival

Sun 23 Nov
Butoh Festival Today!

Workshop 10am

Improvisation and Jam

Butoh Performance 5-7 pm

"Butoh Garden"
Free Resonance with Audience

"Finger Bug, Empty Snake"
Gio and cobody

All performances and workshops are
Free of charge!!

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Cobody theater


"Butoh Garden"
All Dancers and Audience



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"Finger Bug, Empty Snake"
Performance  by Gio and cobody







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"Free Resonance Jam"
  by All Dancers and Audience



Cobody Theater



"You'll See Stars"
Performance  by Udit





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(in Japanese)
Guided by
Wodico (Maki)



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"Buterfly in Snowfall"
Performance  by Aga



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"Behind The Mirror"
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"Shiatsu, Thai Massage"
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"Grand Finale"
Oneness of

All Dancers and Audience

Sinking into darkness of the body
20 November, 2014

From Himalaya Butoh Festival
India Rhizoming Tour
Where are we going with Life Resonance?

What we have continued to do in the Subbody School and what we are going to do from now is deepened and developing as the following steps;

1. Subbody Butoh; Daily
Subbody Resonance Butoh School

Dig the darkness of body and meet own problem--research the solution of it--change it to butoh dance creation

2. Subbody-cobody Co-creation;
International Butoh Festival Himalaya

Share the problems of each student with empathic imagination--reseach the solution of them with together--Co-create each subbody-cobody resonance world

3. World Life Resonance;
India and World Rhizoming tour
Face to various problems in the world
--Axcept all of them as own problems, and reseach the solution together--Co-create it with Life Resonance


It is developping and deepening from the work to dig own darkness of body in the Subbody School, and during the co-creation of the Butoh Festival, we share all problems of each together and we change all of them to a novel creation.
After the festival, we are going to the India Rhizoming Tour; Delhi, Rajasthan, Sunderban, Kolkata, Auroville, Pune and so on.
We will learn the way of life as Nomad in the desert in
We will meet fisherman's tribe life in
We will resonate with slum children and collaborate with young people in
We will dance with local misicians and dancers in
Kenduli fesitval.
We will contact with international echo town in
We will collaborate with Indian artist's installation in
Pune Biennale.
We must face to unknown problems in each place and try to share them as own problems, and co-create a resonance butoh together with unknown people.

What I wish to do is slowly become transparent to see finally, now.
It is really what I wanted to realize together with students and people for long time.

Into the non-dual realm

There are no borders between self and others in the darkness of body.
Something that is grasped as <One's own problem> is always resonating with <other's problems> and connecting, entangling like a Rhizome.
We are going to sink into such a non-dual place.
It is not possible through thinking by head at all, it is able to grapse by Life through the real experience of Life Resonance when we are moved by facing to real misery, misfortune and the brightness of Life in various places of India or in the world.
I want to dive into the Abyss where is the original roots of rhizoming Life with all students and people.

Tatsumi Hijikata also oriented it.
But he had to die on the way.

"Sink into the non-dual relationship before the differentiation of self and others.
Into another hidden logic world.
To the Butoh which is called by the name of Life."

(Unpublished note)

May sleep Hijikata peacefully!
Your dream will be realized in the coming World Rhizoming Tour.
But, to realize it is not possible by our own ability, we butoh dancers are so poor. We need your warm support from all over the world.

Read more "Sinking into the darkness"

India Rhizoming Tour
Himalaya - Delhi - Rajasthan - Sunderban - KolKata-
Kenduli - Auroville - Pune - Munbai
Workshop and Collaboration performance
Dec. 2014- Feb. 2015 You can join in!
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 Organizer team of India Rhizoming Tour changed the plan as the following;
Himalaya Butoh Festival--Delhi Butoh Festival--
--Desert tribe people in Rajasthan--Fisherman tribe people in Sunderban--Kolkata--Kenduri music Festival--
--Auroville echo town--Pune Biennale --Mumbai.
We researched most reasonable way to stay by camping,
and resonate with local tribe people, disable people and so on.
The tour becomes toward the deep resonance with Abyss of Life.
Let's enjoy it!

 1st Delhi Butoh Festival 2013
Rajasthan Nomad tribe in the Desert 
Sundarban Fisherman Tribe 
Kenduli Festival
Auroville Echo town
Pune Biennale

International Butoh Troup of the tour and organizers

Aga, Agu, Alon,
Arka, Devanjali, Donna,
Emanuel, Honza, Kaeridwyn, 
Lee, Maki, Pamela,
Rucha, Snehal, Udit, and more

Theme and Porpose of the tour

The theme; "Resonance" ; to resonate with the place,  people, history,
architecture, issues, incident etc, beyond all kind of borders, nation,
culture, religion, knowledge, sexuality, identity, age, various disability, power, money and so on.

The purpose of the 'India Rhizoming tour" is...

1. The first purpose is to build a flexible connection among various 
artists in India.
 And promote to exchange or interchange works beyond the localities.

2. The second purpose is to cultivate young people who want to learn 
how to open their potential creativity.

3. The third purpose is to train young participants and students of the 
school to grow international artist and organizer beyond every border.


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

Tour Schedule and Plan


1.Dharamsala  Nov 16-25

9th International Himalaya Butoh festival; 


2.Delhi  Dec 3-7

2nd Delhi Butoh Festival; at Zorba the Buddha. Organized by Agu and
 Quiet House members 1,500RS/day/person
The Red God Festival


3. Rajasthan Dec 8-18

Resonate with Desrt tribe people

4. Kolkata area Dec 20-Jan 15

4-1, Sunderban Dec 20-29

A sanctuary in the fisherman's tribe village 


4-2 Shantinike Dec 30-Jan 4 ※Negotiating

Arka and Devanjalee is organizing


4-3 Kalkutta Jan 5-11

Arka organized it 


4-4 Kenduli Jan 12-14

Kenduri music festival

Devanjali guides us, Flash mob


5.Auroville Jan 15-Feb 7
Kaeridwyn, Devanjali and AV Arts Services are organising now.


7. Pune Feb 9-13

Pune Biennale "Resonating with the Lost Echoes"

organized by Snehal and Rucha


8. Mumbai Feb 14-20 ※Negotiating

Guarang is preparing with friends.

This is the first experiment of India Rhizoming tour.
It is also for a reseach in how to organize the world Rhizoming tour.
We will connect freely, and separate flexibly.
Let's enjoy any unexpected resonance together!

 World Life Resonance 2014
Poland - Netherlands - Spain

Kasia and Kristien

Festival Barcelona en Butoh

Photo; Jorge


Gadu and Nenkin Butoh Dan

Nenkin Butohdan presents

Masanari Kawahara, and Dustin Maxwell in Gadu DouShin's piece, FuKuShiMa, for The Right Here Showcase.

Saturday, November 15 at 9:00pm
The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Zentai Art Festival 2014


Friday, November 14 at 8:00pm - 8:30pm
The Substation
45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Zentai Butoh dance performance

with Syv Bruzeau and her Zentai Butoh dancers

more info at
Event page :



butoh performance

November 16 - November 17
Nov 16 at 8:00pm to Nov 17 at 9:00pm
Művelődési Szint (Müszi)
Blaha Lujza tér 1., Budapest, Hungary

Sinking into darkness of the body
17 October, 2014

To the bottom, to the bottom,
To the Abyss of Life!

In the 9th Butoh Festival Himalaya, each student reseached own tunnel toward the Abyss of Life, and we share all of them to co-create diverse hard situation of Life.
The qualia we shared are the following;

- Amazon forests are broken by human (Gaby)
- We are forced to run faster by the string connected to our heads (Gaby)
- Attacked by invisible electromagnetic waves and become crazy (Wodico=Maki)
- Overwhelmed by a huge presence (Wodico=Maki)
- Return to the primitive (Gaurang)
- Multiple dream is mixed and we have to jump wildly (Gaurang)
- Skin is peeled gradually (Pamela)
- Part of the body becomes disabled (Pamela)
- Want to be one with the dead husband desperately (Pamela)
- Invaded by unknown Gibberish (Udit)
- Lost identity (Udit)
- Torn between the Eros and Tanatos (Udit)
- Become the underground coal miner and weakened infinitely (Udit)
- The Fool Laughing at that we can not laugh at (Emanuel)
- Grandmother who has been repressed by inhibited the wish to go (Emanuel)
- Father who has been rejected by the world, and bound by the anger (Emanuel)
- Grandfather that was missing (Emanuel)
- Ecstasy of Dead body (Aga)
- Familiar qualia of home are burn out (Ashiesh)
- Forced to become Refugees that have no place to live (Ashiesh)

Dance The Disable

All students tried to share them each other.
But some qualia are so hard to resonate, because some of them connect to own trauma and activate it with hard emotional attack.
We are Rhizome whic his connect freely and separate flexibly, we don't need only to resonate with same resonance pattern.
We can resonate with same resonance pattern
or with different resonance pattern.
We have shared it as the <Awase-Hanare> resonace method.
If we cannot resonate to a specific qualia with same resonance pattern, we can invent different resonance pattern. It is the real creation.
To encounter against unable qualia, it is the chance to dig the deeper secret tunnel toward the deeper realm. It is the moment to face to the doorway to the each own secret Abyss.

Tatsumi Hijikata also encountered the impossible qualia when he learned modern dance and ballet. He could not stand straight, and could not turn well.
Hijikata had to invent his own way to stand with not able to stand. He invented his own way of turn with disable legs. Butoh was created by converting all minus elements to the plus, to the unique beauty.

Travel to the "Kan Flower"

Our travel is just starting.
After the HImalaya Festival, we will travel to the desert of Rajstan, and fisherman's tribe and jungle tribe at the Sunderban, and work with various disabled people, poor tribe, children in prison, sex workers, and so on.
We will face to unexpected misery and misfortune of people in each place.
We must meet harder qualia which we cannot resonate well. How is it possible to dance it? The India Rhizoming tour is the travel to the harder Abyss of Life.
We must be exhausted out and become the weakest bodies with full of disability.
The last flower of Kan (=flower of disability) must bloom through these actual experiences.
Could we really survive through the whole tour?
May we success to reborn as a
"Kan (=disabled) Dancing Princess" troup.

Read more "Sinking into the darkness"

 World Life Resonance 2014

Now many subbody-cobodies are dancing in the various
Fesitval and events on the planet.

Gadu and Nenkin Butohdan

November 15 ,Minneapolis, USA

Kasia and Kristien

Barcelona Butoh Festival, Spain
Nov 10-15, Barcelona

John Giskes

eenakter festival
Nov 21,Rotterdam


Zentai Art Festival, Singapore
Nov 14-20, Singapore


November 16 - November 17
Művelődési Szint (Müszi), Blaha Lujza tér 1., Budapest, Hungary


Butoh Clip 2014, France
Nov 20-21, Paris

Angeliki and Aklopoditi Dancetheatre

Syros, Greece

Subbody School Students
and Arka

9th International Himalaya Butoh Festival

Nov 16-25 at Subbody School, Dharamsala

Agu, Arka and School students

2nd International Delhi Butoh Festival
Dec 3-7 at Zorba the Buddha, Delhi

Honza, Donna, Alon and core members

India Rhizoming Tour
Nov 16, 2014 - February 20, 2015


Winter Workshop in Himalaya
Jan 12-25, Feb 2-15, 2015
At Subbody Butoh School, India

Kasia and Kristien

Snow & Fire
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2015
Teatr Cinema, ul. Kolonijna 8, 58-573 Piechowice, Poland

Dance, Dance, Dance!
Until the world starts dancing!


John Giskes

eenakter festival

It Is fixed a really nice evening in the cosy Rietveld theater in Delft,
treat yourself to a night out! (Translated by Bing)

21 Nov



'This is the Place'
Butoh Performance, Brigitta in Paris
Nov 20

 World Life Resonance 2014


"Red God" Butoh festival in Delhi

Hello all, The Red God Festival is only a few weeks a way! Also the
first stop for the Rhizoming tour through India. So join in!
Here is --- the almost final schedule.
Entry fee for per workshop from 10 to 1 pm is Rs. 750.
Workshops held in the afternoon will be for Free!
Performance ticket is Rs. 500. With this you can watch two or more
performances on that day.
You can skip the increasing cost by buying a full day ticket for Rs 1500.
This covers all workshops, performances, food and accommodation
( optional). Enjoy! Write to for registration and
details. 9891712971. Cheers!

Visit Festival site

Winter workshop by Dust Gio

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Dust Gio

Winter workshop by Gio
in Himalaya

In this Winter there are double program to join in.
One is India Rhizoming tour, another is Intensive workshop by Gio at Subbody School.
If you want to deepen your subbody and Butoh method at Subbody School Himalaya , join in it.

More Info and Apprication: Dust Gio

 World Life Resonance 2014


Until suddenly your whole body, a shivering animal
- a butoh inspired workshop

Sunday, November 23 at 1:30pm
Anamorphic Rehearsal Studio in Amsterdam, Netherlands


Kristien, Kasia

Snow & Fire
Creative Dance Retreat

December 29 - January 3, 2015
Dec 29 at 5:00pm to Jan 3, 2015 at 1:00pm
Teatr Cinema, ul. Kolonijna 8, 58-573 Piechowice

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Behind Mirror:
Subbody Butoh Intensive
with Gadu

March 6, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Mar 6, 2015 at 9:00am to Mar 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

Save the date! Electric Fish: Center for Improvisation and Somatic Research proudly presents this weekend long Subbody Butoh workshop.
Gadu, the Minneapolis-based teacher will lead this 3-day immersion in Subbody Butoh Method.
Subbody Method was created by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner who opened a school in Dharmsala, 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.

This Intensive workshop will focus on experiencing the hidden potential of a body through exploring Hidden Body (Hidden Joint, Hidden Muscle, Hidden Skin, Hidden Cavity and Hidden Fluid) and resonating with one another.

For more information on Gadu visit
Please stay tuned to our website for more details about this and upcoming workshops

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