---The depth of the shivering
When we see the video clips of Hijikata's weakened body butoh, "A
girl" and "Hosotan", we can catch only random sways which
is shivering into various directions. It was the same for me for long years,
But, I was attracted by it deeply, though I did not know the reason why.
It was a deep mystery for me for long time.
The mystery guided me to study his butoh with his butoh score.
Through the researching of his butoh score by body, slowly we can find
so rich and delicate contents of it.
Today, a long term student Ikuko picked up the related parts to shivering
from the score as the following.
A fine spider’s thread which runs on the forehead
When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower
A fragile sound collapsed in a storage barn
Bird's fear and bug's fear
The dizziness, shivering and swaying of flowers
A mescaline injection is given at a fingertip
A shout and a girl--shivering before collapsing
Bugs attach to the hand of senile Raka
I pick a flower on the road by attacked from behind and inside.
Shivewring, the ripples are spreading on the floor and in the sky.
When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower.
1. The extreme dirtiness of the stuff enduring
2. A waltz of cow and tree is shivering
3. When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of a 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
We repeated reading of these texts by bodies , then slowly our bodies could
felt the differences of the shivering. And it became clear what he said
at No. 13 paragraph.
"The shivering---The forms are independent".
It meant that there are various kinds of shivering, and he could distinguish
the difference of each shivering.
There appers so ricihness of subtle life resonance in front of us.
I can hear his voice, " Stop your thinking and listen in your life,
also you can find that your life is shivering as the same as this. Isn't it?"
When we can open more delicate sensitivity, it is able to catch these infinite
deverse swaying of life. It is more tasty, than the so called beautiful
great movement of gross body.
Through these practice, it will become able for everybody to get the weakened
I recommend it strongly. You can get the infinite richness and depth of
the weakened body butoh.
View Hijikata's video "A Girl part 2"