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20 The last butoh score for Quiet house
1. “The red god”
A girl who plans evil deeds in the rain
Keep a face of floor throughout the whole time
Stick to a face of salmon as a monomaniac
・A stuffed Spring
・A nest of forest(*1) , a nest of eyes(*2), a moth which is put on a wood plate (*3)
・A vaporized caramel artisan or the Christ which is drawn as a picture of samurai in combat
・A fine spider’s thread which runs on the forehead
・The lower back of the cat
・A behind world
・A garbage disposal place
・When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower (*4)
・A fragile sound collapsed in a storage barn
・A can factory (*5)
・A regeneration of a reduction by X (*6)
・Behind the mirror
(*1) A nest of forest:cf. No.4 A far forest, No.26
(*3) A moth: cf. No. 27
(*4) A swaying shadow of a flower: cf. No. 29
(*5) A can factory: cf. No. 16
(*6) A regeneration of a reduction by X: cf. No. 7 and 26
“Shisha (the dead) transform their shape quietly and infinitely. It is not rare that they use shapes of others flexibly and naturally.
3. “Ash girl”
Soul and spirit
Nobody visits any more
Nobody can sleep any more
A flower of winter
Extreme enrichment visited her and made her an infinitely beautiful woman
She learned various customs of the dead
A dream of horsemeat (*1)
A man who was brought from the Japanese-style room
Animal =mad adult and child who sit on the chair
Dance the beginning part of the Kanchen, naked
Use the floor technique of Framan
The morning when a strom has come
(*1) A dream of horsemeat: cf. No. 4 and 7
1. Flower, rain, girl; To use all of them
Mask or bug
Doll-ash girl-washing-nobody visits anymore
2. Running from bird to girl, the girl has vaporized, a sitting technique
3. A witch-A is vaporizing
4. A witch who connects to the red salmon head is vaporizing
5. A great witch who dreams of horsemeat is vaporizing
6. Various whereabouts are vaporizing
Water- Obon(*1)- a far forest- the dead
(*1) Obon: Special days when dead people return home
5. Something which was grasped as a shadow of mind
A girl who moves very slowly
Christ which has gone slack
Christ who was released down with the slacked off body
A hand of a mad king(*1)- a bug, a bird(*2), a stick(*3)
A sitting crane fly
These are almost danced by waltz
The reduction by X and the regeneration were flying off from the far forest and the nest of eyes
And the dead participate with all of them
A butoh dancer has to be familiar with a bird's fear and bug's fear
The girl becomes the face of horse, and stops
Another girl stands up, and becomes a doll via dragonfly
All sway stops in this moment
(*1) A mad king: cf. Mescaline hands at No.10, and Heriogaballus at No. 22
(*2) A bug, a bird: cf. a bird's fear and a bug's fear at no. 5
(*3) A stick: cf. No.18 and 27
6. "The can factory"
"The can factory"(*1)is hiding in front and behind a mirror
(*1) The can factory: cf. No. 16
7. (Dream of horse meat)
I am sleeping naked, and dreaming of horsemeat
Where is the whereabouts?
A mad king was put in the box (*1)
The whereabouts of the box is connected to a fine dismantling
A dance of a hair
A reduction by X and a regeneration
About the nest of eyes
A mustache which dances a waltz of bug, or a waltz mustache
A gunya-gunya(*3) cat
Gunya-gunya of the whereabouts
All of them are composed the parts of a ship
A bird with the long nose hairs and a bird which becomes a box
The ship has taken these forms
Or we can look at them as a dismantled ship
I fly and see far off leaves and nearby greens
These are what I smelled at the can factory
(*1) Box: Becoming a folded body into the smallest size. cf. No.19, 27
(*2) Rakan: Buddhism monk who is training to get enlightenment. cf. No. 17
(*3) Gunya-gunya: Slimy and amorphous
8.(The morning the storm has gone)
I stood up ----in the morning when the storm has gone, nobody visits me any more.
A samurai commander, he becomes a nest.
9. (Behind the mirror)
Behind the mirror---a wall of light
The dizziness, shivering and swaying of flower are hidden in the freedom of carrying the density.
The love of hands and its copy in the skull are connected yet separate.
A mescaline injection is given at a fingertip.
Small flowers and small faces are born there.
Very fine knitted items
Lattice-like patterns of the infinite realm (*1)
A monstrous bird breathing fire and a funny bear follow the mad king while swaying (*2).
The head part then pursues another whereabouts.
All matieres (*3)are supported by the behind world
The compound eyes (*4) and multi-layering are muddled and unified
(*1) The infinite realm: cf. The picture of abyss(depth) at No.22 and 26
Bellmer(*1)--funny bear--face of horse--from eyes of deer--to a stick--beggar--tiger--bird's
nose hair--flower--mad king--compound eyes--whereabouts--bug--dog--orangutan--ears
of Fukusuke(*2)--ears are picked--dizzy--behind and surface of mirror
Doll--mask--papaya--firefly--development of a board(*4)
There are small flowers and so on
Face of horse--face of girl--dog--spoon
Union of bug and tree--behind--a being who tries sudden development following path of plant
(*1) Hans Bellemer: German artist who made dolls with spherical joints. cf. No. 19
(*2) Fukusuke: A special character who has a big ears which connect to happiness
(*3) The compound eyes: cf. No. 10, 22, and 23
(*4) Development of a board: Changing the number of dimension; one dimensional space as a stick, two dimensional space as a board, plate, paper, three dimensional space as a box, four dimensional time-space as a movement, multi-dimensional time-space as qualia stream
A shout and a girl--shivering before collapsing
The forms are independent (*1)
(*1) cf. Various forms of shivering at No. 24
14 Hands of Mescaline
Gradually, the issue of the hands will become clear (*1)
(*1) cf. No. 10 and 26
15. Slow diffusion
Keep in mind not to vaporize at once (*1)
A development of the vaporizing process should be tried in the vaporized condition.
This issue will become clear before long. (*2)
(*1) cf. No.4
(*2) cf. No. 26 and 27
16 The difficulty to change place
The body is the dancing place. A dancing place of hand, a dancing place of hip, a dancing place behind the elbow, and so on.
The depth of the dancing place is formed by overcoming hardship and connecting memories involved in each part of body.
For example, I find that it is very precious thing that there is a peacock in the garden of Mr. Yanagida's house.
And, the place of the can factory is told by my dear powder.
They become my blood in the dancing.
Bugs attach to the hand of senile Rakan--small flower--string--shell--a scale
18. ( The eyes)
Gaze deeply inside the brain and eyes--Gaze deeply at the condition of the watching--When you observe it from the outside, it will seem to a stopmotion--Focus on your eyes--Focus on a fine fine stick
19 (Small box of joints)
Small box of joints(*1)--Hans Bellmer--Samurai commander--Princess--tiger
20 (The flower of the whole)
The flower of the whole and the participation of the skin are the homogenous. (*1)
The nightmare when the whole is acted out by the hanging down of the hands is particular thing of naked body.
(*1) The participation of the skin: cf. No. 27
I pick a flower on the road by attacked from behind and inside
Shivering, the ripples of the shivering are spreading in the floor and in the sky.
We must pay more attention to the participation of the skin (*1) than the compound eyes (*2) in the picture of the abyss(depths). There is only one moment of Heliogaballus(*3).
What endures is another face of extreme moderation.
(*1) The participation of the skin: cf. No. 27
(*2) The compound eyes: cf. 23
(*3) Heliogaballus: A Roman emperor. A symbol of the mad king. He is known as who deviated the most from the tradition and moderation
23. Compound eyes
1. Flower's eyes and a face wrapped by flowers
2. A tiny flower in the eyeball
3. Eyelashes are breeding a dust
4. A girl is a stuffed body in the bush
5. A bush, a girl and the mad king in the spiders web
6. A girl and the mad king are in the bush in the eyes
A body which connect to these details is waiting for a coming storm, as a little dog which feels a storm coming, or as a spoon or a firefly.
And butoh dancer must keep the eyes connecting to all of those. These eyes are the eyeballs of the pink parakeet.
When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower.
1. The extreme dirtiness of the enduring stuff
2. A waltz of cow and tree is shivering
3. When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower from behind.
5. Picking flowers on the road--walking blind--dog
6. Spoon--an old lady
8. Flowers and small faces are hung on the lattice of the squared paper
10 On the floor and in the sky, too
The nightmare is this naked body
1. Bugs, face of Michaux, face of girl and horse, woman with permanent (curly hair), face of fool, face of the person which Bosch drew, hands which beg to save one's life,
2. a dog, a flower, a shadow, and a rhythmically jumping bug
26 Right in the middle of strange development
1. Replace the love concentrated in the hand into the skull, completely
2. A nerve became a stick, the stick became a beggar. The beggar swung a flag. It became a big bird.
3. The neck got longer as it became the neck of a horse, and the elastic of the fingers got longer too. Right in the middle of the work, the vision changed into that of glass ball eyes. All was reduced by X, and regenerated. At that time, snails got stuck behind the body, the whereabouts has lost its way and is growing up, a small mime was born there as a result of a new regeneration.
4. The inside overflowed to the outside, and the things that overflowed return to the harbor of mask. The mask sets sail toward the forest.
5. A wind of forehead, the forehead was bound. I run with hand as a leaf, and the path of plant, finally I have become a stake man.
6. In the picture of the abyss(depth), all physical phenomena at the stillness of one a.m. the peacock of Mr.Yanagida's house is completed.
27. The participation of the skin
1. A tiny flower in the tiny skull, extremly fine focusing eyes, a nerve sees sticks outside of the head, eyes which are sorting the sticks by the forehead.
2. A blind who walks with a small face is like a monkey. A lightningbolt at the head of the monkey causes small flowers to bloom in the head, a spinning thread song is heard.
3. An old woman spreads and becomes a sheet of paper. The old woman will ride on the paper as a moth.
4. A samurai commander becomes a Queen, the Queen will be put in a box of joints. The reincarnation from the box is
the dancer, Hoopee.
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