9 October. 2010
Ikuko found an intersting method of practice for becoming Chimera body.
She chosed two or three different qualia. And our bodies share the two
or three defferent qualia at the same time or chaninging one after onother>
for example a part becomes tree, and the other part becomes cow, and exchange,
and transform to next chimera, as the following;
Head of salmon/ body of girl
Mad king/ girl
Samurai commander/ queen
Face of horse/ beggar
Spoon/ old woman
Small flower/ bug
Hands of mescaline/ rakan/ stuffed body (*1)
Board/ paper/ dead
(*!) View the last butoh score of Hijikata in "The Butoh"
These different qualia are mixed, exchanged, and make interaction in the
body and transform by the various resonance patterns. We can taste so rich
unexpected body qualia streaming through the paractice.
At first we doit by alone.
At the next stage, we do it by coupled bodies which move together in the
close relationship as one chimera body.
One body becomes tree and the other becomes cow, and exchanges, mixes,
interacts each other. Also this opens a new paradigm of duet.
Chimera is an imaginary creature in the Greece myth, which are mixed by
lion, goat and snake, and blows fire from the mouse.
Almost archtype beings are made by mixing various different elements as
the slideshow above.
The creation happens by the resonance with different qualia for life. Then
the condition of chimera is just general fenomena for life.
Remmber "an encounter of a sewing machine and an unbrela on the operation
table" by Dadaism. Butoh is unifying the dadaism, surrealism and all
kinds of experiments of creation, and deepen them as the life.
I recommend this parctice to the readers. It will open your imagination
of the body to the maximum level.