October 2012

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31 October, 2012


Nomad Rhizome in Tatapani Day 2



We visited Tatapani sanctuary with hot spring, tample, river and feild on wednesday and thirsday of the third week of October, 2012.
Every students find favourite place and created plenty of new subbpdy and cobody, they transformed all things in nature and super nature. This is the video of Day 2.



 
31 October, 2012


Stone Garden Theater 2



We integrated all subbody and cobody of the month in the Stone Garden Theater on the end of month.
Stone Garden means everybody becomes a stone which belongs different dimension, and resonate freely beyond subbody-cobody, as a swarm, forest, and Universe.
It's not just simply creating a solo dance,
We co-create the world and the transformation of the world by countless cobodies and subbodies.
In the multi-dimensional environment that is the richest,
subbodies can learn how to polish resonance with the world and deepening.
We already learned various criation method, Affimation, Sen-Shin-Hitsu, Transparency, Blood of dance, Jo-Ha-Kyu, Zu,Ji-Cho, and Ka-Hi-mei, and so on.
Gradually each dancer research own Abyss which Life want to dance in ,and will share and exchange them.





 
27 October, 2012


Stone Garden Theater Oct 2012-1


We integrated all subbody and cobody of the month in the Stone Garden Theater on the end of month.
Stone Garden means everybody becomes a stone which belongs different dimension, and resonate freely beyond subbody-cobody, as a swarm, forest, and Universe.
It's not just simply creating a solo dance,
We co-create the world and the transformation of the world by countless cobodies and subbodies.
In the multi-dimensional environment that is the richest,
subbodies can learn how to polish resonance with the world and deepening.
We already learned various criation method, Affimation, Sen-Shin-Hitsu, Transparency, Blood of dance, Jo-Ha-Kyu, Zu,Ji-Cho, and Ka-Hi-mei, and so on.
Gradually each dancer research own Abyss which Life want to dance in ,and will share and exchange them.





 
26 October, 2012


Solveig & Valerie in Tatapani 6


New students, Solveig and Valerie danced cobody and each subbody solo in the river and river side
.



 
25 October, 2012


Kristien & Roger in Tatapani 5


Kristien and Roger danced duet and cobody part in the hot spring and river side another cobody; with wearing sand or
abandoned rags.



24 October, 2012

Peacock cobody


We tried to reseach the Peacock in the darkness of body.
Peacock is special term of Hijikata in the "Quiet House".


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.    




 
22 October, 2012


Nomad Rhizome in Tatapani Day 1



We visited Tatapani sanctuary with hot spring, tample, river and feild on wednesday and thirsday of the third week of October, 2012.
Every students find favourite place and created plenty of new subbpdy and cobody, they transformed all things in nature and super nature. Now you can see the video of Day 1.



 
22 October, 2012


"Dead Tree and Salmon" Kats
in Tatapani 4



Kats danced various subbody and cobody part during the week, as the following;

Daed tree
Ohm
Salmon
Whiteness
and unnamed subbody

On Friday, he tried to integrate them as a short piece "Dead tree and Salmon".
He got a Salmon cobody in the Tatapani river, and replaced it on the floor ,then salmon cobody could transform to Ohm and Whiteness.



 
22 October, 2012


"Forbidden Girl"Gio
in Tatapani
3


Gio tried to dance in the rice field, and river in Tatapani. And she tried to integrate them as a short peice "Forbidden Girl" on Friday.
Gradually vearious materials of the piece are collected.


 
21 October, 2012


"Talking to God" Akshi
in Tatapani 2


Second slideshow is "Talking to God" guided by Akshi.
She got some inspiration in the old temple of Shiva God in Tatapani, and also found a cobody in the dry sand.

Shiva is one of the supreme god which is responsible for the creation and destruction of Hindu now.
But, Shiva is carrying more primitive world earlier than Hundu, it connected the behind world of Animism continued from the Stone Age, perhaps.
The first comer who moved from Africa to India 100 000 years ago are characterized by low body, deep black, and curly hair, called Nigurido similar to Pygmy is now a few people who live quietly in the deep mountain jungle.
Most of them believe in Shiva primitive ways.
It is connected to animism that has continued from the Stone age hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Some unknown movements came out from Akshi's body to connect to those behind world.

She shifted the experiments in Tatapani to an abstract choreography in the school garden, replacing the temple to a stone, shifting sand to the pool water.
Gradually she is getting an essential passway to own Abyss for the final creration of the year.
It will pass through ancient Indian culture, and much more primitive animism world of the Stone age.
However, when we go digging tunnels through the personal darkness, even the darkness of specific ethnic, beyond the apparent differences in culture and ethnic,
in the non-dual world that we share as Life, we will meet again at the non-dual Abyss that we share as Life.
We are going to be reunited again in a different space-time.
We have to be Nomad-Rhizome which can separate freely and connect flexiblly at any moment at any place in the travel of Abyss.
Butoh of Life aims the deepest Life Resonance in multidimensional and non-dual Abyss.



 
20 October, 2012


"Landing of Flaman" Pan
in Tatapani 1


We visited Tatapani sanctuary with hot spring, tample, river and feild on wednesday and thirsday.
Every students find favourite place and created plenty of new subbpdy and cobody, they transformed all things in nature and super nature.
And on Friday, students created choreographies in the abstract space of the theater and garden.
It was real hervest of creation.
One by one we will introduce them.
First slideshow is "Nomad cobody and subbody in Tatapani" experiment guided by Pan.
At a maddy pond, students transformed from Kugutsu body to landing of Flaman.
Flaman is one of the weakest weakened body which cannnot stand anymore.
On Friday he danced a solo" Childhood's Wispering Nostalgia" wearing Lee's mother's Japanese dress.



 
14 October, 2012

Nomad Theater of Forest Cobody Part 2

Forest cobody

The swarm is most primitive resonance pattern of Life.
At the first stage of Life history, Life has only swarm type resonance pattern which all member of the group have same resonance pattern.
But, aftre long history of Life, another resonance pattern of group came out.
It is the "Forest" or "Ocean" as an echosystem.
Forest cobody is a resonance pattern of various creatures in the rich echosystem like a tropical rain forest.
Richness of Life is to keep maximum diversity of reonance patterns among species.
Each resonance pattern is important wealth to survive on the planet.

We have investigated this rich group for long years at Himalaya.
We could name it as "Forest cobody" in this month at last.

Students joined in others peice as the forest cobody, and they can develope each uniqueness in the forest cobody.
Everybody can research own deepning of subbody in the forest cobody.
Various unexpected faces, voices, postures were born through the Nomad theater of forest cobody.

Next week we will investigate in the third resonance pattern of "Stone Garden Cobody" which has maximum diversity as the multi dimensional resonance of Life.
In that, the difference between subbody and cobody will vanish, because it is non-dual resonance world.




 
13 October, 2012

Nomad Theater of Forest Cobody Part 1


During this week each student created a swam cobody and forest cobody part.
On Friday, they choosed one of them or both, and found favorite places around the school.
We did Nomad theater in 2 part with travelling among various places by each cobody movement as the following table;

Swarm cobody-Yellow one is performed on Friday

 name Swarm cobody 
 Kats D Swarm of Ohm 
 Gio Forgotten words
 Solveig  Pink wind
 Kristien  Unsaved breath
 Valerie  Naga
 Roger  Siamese Dreams
 Akshi  Spooky smile
 Pan  Heartbeat of menstruating tongue

Forest cobody

 name Forest cobody 
 Solveig  Memories of mountain
 Gio  Mirror forest
 Valerie  Dying air
 Kristien  Rotten Goddess
 Pan  Lust ale
 Akshi  Melting Bellmer
 Kats D  Hamon (Ripple)
 Roger  Cuthulu


Today we can show the first part of nomad theater.

Akshi started at pool side with "Spooky smile cobody",
Pan moved to the lunch place with "Heartbeat of menstruating tongue" and "Lust ale cobody",
Valerie went up the stone stairs with "Dying air cobody",
and Kats D crimbed up on the tree together with "Hamon( Ripple) cobody".
The duration time of the first part was around one hour.
The later half, we will show you tomorrow.

The merit of this cobody creation is what everybody has to join in others piece as the cobody. Through the experience every student must share a lot of others special qualia and choreographies. We will continue this for two more months, every student can collect each 10to 15 minutes part of creation and will able to share others unique movement each other as well, until the 5th Butoh Festival at the end of November.
We can deepen, develope, and pilish each cobody in two months gradually, and find subbody among the various cobody scenes.



10 October, 2012

We started from Cobody creation



Finally I could start midwiving at Subbody School Himalaya, this week.
Also today, all students could atend class including Krestien and Roger who were late in certain circumstances.
Untill the last semester, we used to create subbody first, and cobody part second.
But, this semester we tried to create cobody part first at the first experiment in the school.

Because we could find the basic variations of cobody as the following;

1.
Swarm: Co-movement as a group, like bee swarm, fish school, animal herd.
2.
Forest: Co-being of various Life, like tropical rain forest with rich diversity of creature and environment.
3.
Stone garden: Co-existence of multi-dimensioanal world, like Japanese stone garden.

These are the variations of resonance pattern of cobody.
Today, all students created each Swarm cobody and Forest cobody part which own subbody wants to dance the most in the special world.

Then amazing cobody creations came out in one day as the folowing;

Swarm cobody

 name Swarm cobody 
 Kats D Swarm of Ohm 
 Gio Forgotten words
 Solveig  Pink wind
 Kristien  Unsaved breath
 Valerie  Naga
 Roger  Siamese Dreams
 Akshi  Spooky smile
 Pan  Heartbeat of menstruating tongue

Forest cobody

 name Forest cobody 
 Solveig  Memories of mountain
 Gio  Mirror forest
 Valerie  Dying air
 Kristien  Rotten Goddess
 Pan  Lust ale
 Akshi  Melting Bellmer
 Kats D  Hamon (Ripple)
 Roger  ---

It is just began, we will deepen them during two months.
One more resonance pattern of cobody; "Stone Garden", we will create next, then each subbody can dance among various cobody worlds transformation.
This must be the most rich feild for each fetus of subbody in these ten years experience at Himalaya.
I'm looking forward to future development.



 
6 October, 2012

Bugs Cobody


Week 1 October ,2012 (Midwiving by Kats D)
Written by Lee


This week we practiced “Bugs Walk,” one of Hijikata’s walking techniques by Kats's midwiving.
I joined from Thursday as a student. I was glad to know that Kats can tell all sentenses without seeing text.
So! It is necessary to read the text many times until you can remember by whole mind/body.
The text is so tasty and deep with full of hints about Jo-Ha-Kyu, Multi-layering, Hidden skin, Danicng place, and so on.
You must encounter new discovery each time you read it.

Bugs walk

1. A bug is crawling on the back of your right hand,
2. A second bug is crawling down from your left side of your neck to your back,
3. A third bug is crawling up along your inner thigh,
4. A fourth bug is crawling down from your left shoulder to your chest,
5. A fifth bug …   Ah, where is it?
6. You're so itchy, here and there. You can’t stand still. 
You're pushed away from here by itchiness.

7. Itchiness under your chin, itchiness at the base of your ears, itchiness around your elbows, itchiness around your kneecaps, itchiness around your waist,   Ah! There're five-hundred of them!
8. Around your eyes, around your mouth, in your ears, between your fingers, in every mucous membrane.    Five thousand bugs
9. A bug on every hair,
10. A bug in every pore,
11. From there thirty thousand bugs are crawling down into your guts and eating them voraciously,
12. Having eaten them up the bugs are coming out of your body through the pores,
   Now they are eating the space around your body,
13. Now the bugs are full of the outer space and eaten by another kind of bugs,
14. The condition is being eaten up by another-another kind of bugs.
15. ( Half a billion bugs on a tree. The inside is all gone. )
16. It is your end. ( The will is bug or the sense of material.).  

Read more "Bugs walk" on Practice Guide

The first essense of the Bugs walk is being forced to move by someone.
At the first stage, someone is Bug.
As a way to practice, becoming pair, the one walks in the Size walk or Ash walk.
The partner becomes bug, give stimuulus as a bug in each part of body.

The second point to learn is Jo-Ha-Kyu.
You can learn it through repeated body practice.

Read "Bugs Jo-ha-Kyu" on Practice Guide

The advanced paractice is to shift the bug to your own qualia.
Also with pair you can exchange them.

Read "Advanced stage of Bugs walk"


Annual public practice on Friday, the first person dances for ten munite, and the second person eats the first world by own qualia, and dance for ten munites.
I also moved the body as a student for the first time in a long time.

In addition, Pan grew to midwife to guide one day under the theme of "stripped-down own identity", on Tuesday.

Gradually every long term students shift to midwife, though some students are sick and absent, other three students could not get visa.