The Butoh ――A dedication to Tatsumi Hijikata
| Part 2
How to read Quiet House by body
These articles are the record of the co-research in Subbocy Butoh School Himalaya 2012 about how to read "Quiet House" by your body,
and how to dig out your own qualia from your darkness of body.
It will help you to open infinite creativity of Life.
Please enjoy it. Deepen it. Deviate it freely!
A Butoh Score for “Quiet house” Solo
1. “The Red God”
A girl who plans an evil deed in the rain
Keep Floor Face throughout the whole time
Obsess with Salmon Face compulsively
Nest of Forest (*1), Nest of Eyes (*2), a moth placed on a wooded board (*3)
A vaporized candy maker or the Christ drawn as a Samurai warrior
A fine spider’s thread that runs on the forehead
Garbage disposal place
When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower
A fragile sound collapsed in a shed
Can Factory (*5)
Regenerate a reduction by X (*6)
Behind the mirror
(*1) Nest of Forest: cf. Ch. 4 and Ch.5 “the far away forest”, Ch. 26 “forest”
(*2) Nest of Eyes: cf. Ch. 5 and Ch. 7
(*3) A moth: cf. Ch. 27
(*4) A swaying shadow of flower: cf. Ch. 24
(*5) Can Factory: cf. Ch. 6, Ch. 7 and Ch. 16
(*6) A regenerate a reduction by X: cf. Ch. 7 and 26
“Shisha transform their shapes quietly yet infinitely. It is not rare that they borrow the shapes of things on the earth with unexpected nonchalance.”
3. “Ash girl”
Soul and Spirit
Nobody visits any more
Nobody can sleep any more
Flower of density
An extreme fulfillment came to her and she became an incredibly beautiful being.
She learned the various customs of Shisha
A dream of horsemeat (*7)
A man who was dragged out of the behind room
A mad man-child sitting on a chair = a beast
Dance the beginning of Kanchen (*8) naked
Use the floor technique of Framan
The morning when a storm has come
(*7) A dream of horsemeat: cf. Ch. 4 and Ch. 7
(*8) Kanchuin: cf. Ch. 5
1. Flower, Rain, Girl, Use all of them
Mask or Bug
Doll – Ash Girl – Washing Clothes – Nobody visits any more
2. Running from Bird to Girl, Girl vaporized and sitting technique
3. Witch [A] is vaporizing
4. Witch, who is connected to the red salmon head, is vaporizing
5. The Great Witch, who dreams of horsemeat, is vaporizing
6. Various Whereabouts are vaporizing
Water – Obon (*9) – A far away forest – Shisha
(*9) Obon: Special days in August when ancestral spirits return home
5. Something that was grasped as a shadow of mind
A girl who moves with subtle speed
The Christ who has gone slack
The Christ who was released with the slacked body
Mad King’s hand (*10) – Bug, Bird (*11), Stick (*12)
A sitting crane fly
These are almost danced by the waltz
Thus, the reduction by X and regeneration are flying off from the far away forest and the nest of eyes,
And “Shisha” participate with all of these
Someone, who appears in order to dance these things (or a Butoh dancer), has to be familiar with Bird’s fear and Bug’s fear.
And the girl becomes the horse face and stops there.
Also, another girl stands up and becomes a doll through a dragon fly.
All sways stop there.
(*10) Mad King: cf. Ch. 10 and Ch. 11, and Heliogabalus at Ch. 22
(*11) Bug, Bird: cf. Bird's Fear and Bug's Fear at Ch. 5
(*12) Stick: cf. Ch.18 and 27
6. "Can Factory"
"Can Factory" that hides in front and behind the mirror
7. (Dream of Horse Meat)
I was sleeping naked, and dreamt of horsemeat
Where did the whereabouts go?
Mad King was put in the box (*13)
The whereabouts of the box is connected to a fine dismantling
Dance of hair
Reduction by X and regeneration
About the nest of eyes
Mustache that dances a waltz of bug, or Waltzing Mustache
Gunya-gunya (*15) cat
All of these compose the parts of a ship
A bird with long nose hair and a bird which became a box
The ship has taken these forms
Or it could be seen as a dismantled ship
I see far away leaves and nearby greens and I fly
This is what I smelt at the “Can Factory”
(*13) Box: Fold body into a smallest size. cf. Ch.19 and 27
(*14) Rakan: Buddhism monk who is on the path of enlightenment. cf. Ch. 17
(*15) Gunya-gunya: Slimy and amorphous
8. (The morning after the storm has passed)
The morning after the storm has passed, nobody visits me any more I stood up
A samurai commander becomes a nest with his body intact.
9. (Behind the mirror)
Behind the mirror a wall of light
The dizziness, shivering and swaying shadow of flower are hidden in the freedom to carry the density at will.
The love affair of hands (*16) and the copy inside the skull are connected through discontinuity. A mescaline injection is given at a fingertip. Small flowers and small faces are born there.
Knitting with very fine thread, infinite mesh of stitches (*17), a fire-breathing bird and a funny bear follow Mad King while swaying (*18). In the middle of it, the head is chasing another whereabouts.
All matieres (qualia of material or sense of material) are supported by the behind world. The compound eyes (*19) and multi-layering are muddled and become unified.
(*16) Mescaline hands: cf. Ch 14, the hands Ch. 26
(*17) Infinite mesh of stitches: cf. the picture of the abyss at Ch. 22 and 26
(*18) A sample of Chimera Body
(*19) The compound eyes: cf. Ch. 11, 22 and 23
Bellmer (*20) – to Funny Bear – to Horse Face
From Gaze of Deer – to Stick – to Beggar –Tiger
Bird with nose hair – Flower – to Mad King – Compound Eyes – Whereabouts
Bug – to Dog – Orangutan – to Ears of Fukusuke (*21)
Ears being pricked – Dizziness – to Front and Back of Mirror
Things that are dying in the compound eyes
Doll – Mask – Papaya – Firefly – Development of a wooden board (*22)
There are small flowers and so on
Horse Face – Girl Face – Dog – Spoon
Unification of Bug and Tree – to Behind World – A being who tries sudden development, following the path of a plant
(*20) Hans Bellmer: German artist who made dolls with spherical joints. cf. Ch. 19
(*21) Fukusuke: A special character who has big ears which connect to prosperity and happiness
(*22) Development of a wooden board: Changing the number of dimensions; 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 (*23)
(*23) cf. “Shivering” Ch. 24
14. Mescaline Hands
The issue that the hands possess will gradually become clear (*24)
(*24) cf. Ch. 26
15. Slow diffusion
Keep in mind not to vaporize all at once.
A development should be attempted in the vaporized condition.
This issue will also become clear before long. (*25)
(*25) cf. Ch. 26 and 27
16. The difficulty of changing place
The body is a dancing place. A dancing place of the hand, a dancing place of the hip, a dancing place of behind the elbow, and so on.
The depth of this dancing place is formed by overcoming the deep memories (and qualias) that were caught in each dancing place and reverse twisting them.
For example, suppose there is a house of Mr. Yanagida, and I discover that it is a very precious thing that there is a peacock in Mr. Yanagida’s yard.
And the place called “Can Factory” is narrated by the powder that was dear to me.
They become the blood of the dance.
Bugs attach to Rakan with senile hand – Small Flower – String – Sea Shell – Scale
18. (The Eyes)
Gaze deeply inside the head and eyes – Gaze deeply at the condition of the gazing deeply – If you observe from outside, it may seem to stop moving – to Gaze – to Fine Fine Stick
19. (Small Box of Joints)
Small box of joints – Hans Bellmer – Samurai Commander – Princess – Tiger
20. (The Flower of the Whole)
The flower of the whole and the participation into the skin (*26) are homogenous.
The nightmare, in which everything is performed with drooping hands, is particular to the naked body.
(*26) The participation into the skin: cf. Ch. 22 and 27
Attacked from behind and inside, I picked a flower on the road.
Shivering, the ripples spread to the floor and to the sky.
In the picture of the abyss, the focus must be on the participation into the skin rather than the compound eyes. There is only one moment of Heliogabalus (*27).
Things that endure – It was the other face of dazzling moderation
(*27) Heliogabalus: A Roman emperor; a symbol of “Mad King.” He is known for his extreme eccentricity, decadence and zealotry
23. Compound Eyes
1. Flower Gaze and a face wrapped by flower petals
2. Small flower inside eyeball
3. Breeding dust with eyelashes
4. A girl in the bush as a stuffed body
5. A girl and mad king in the bush and in the spider’s web
6. A girl and mad king in the bush inside eyes
[I am] waiting for an attack of the storm with the body that connects to these parts, like a puppy that felt the coming storm, or like a spoon or a firefly.
Thus, a Butoh Dancer must have the gaze that connects to those. This gaze is 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 stuffed body
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 flower on the road – Walking Blind – Dog
6. Spoon – Old Woman
8. Small flowers and small faces are hanging on the grid of a graph paper
10. On the floor and in the sky, too
The nightmare is this naked body
1. Bugs, face of Michaux, face of a girl and face of horse, a woman with perm, face of fool, face of a person drawn by Bosch, hands that beg to be saved
2. A dog, a flower, a shadow, and a rhythmically jumping bug
26. Right in the middle of the strange development
1. Replace the love, which spirals into the hands, into the skull completely
2. A nerve became a stick, and a stick became a beggar. The beggar was waving a flag. It was a large bird.
3. When the neck stretched as a horse neck, the elastic of the finger stretched too. During the process, the point of view changed to eyes of point. It was exposed to the reduction and regeneration by X. At that time, the nails got jammed into the back, the whereabouts grew up astray, and through the new regeneration, a small mime was born.
4. The inside overflowed to the outside, and what overflowed returns to the harbor of mask. The mask sets sail toward the forest.
5. A wind of forehead, the forehead was bound. I ran through the leaf of hands and the path of plants and I finally became a stake man.
6. In the picture of abyss, in all phenomena’s 1 am, the peacock of Mr. Yanagida is completed.
27. The participation into the skin
1. A small flower inside a small skull, extremely fine gaze, the nerve witnessed sticks outside the head, the gaze that is sorting the sticks by the forehead.
2. A walking blind with a small face is like a monkey. Lightning struck the head of monkey. A small flower blooms inside the head; a spinning thread song is heard.
3. The stretched out old woman will become a sheet of paper. The woman will ride on the paper like 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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