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Greece

Angeliki, Georgia...



In Greece, also...
"Akropoditi" dance theater company in Athens

My dear Lee,
I am sending you a small sample of the result of the work I'm doing here the last 3 months with my dance-theatre company "Akropoditi", based on your method... (you can see also Georgia there!)
 
We can discuss about all this when we'll meet!
Angeliki


Spain

Laura starts Subbody Butoh Course


Laura and Maria 2007


Madrid and Canary island begin firing, too!

Spain is hot now. Not only Barcelona, but also Madrid becomes hot.
Laura starts Subbody Butoh Course in Madrid, and will have longer one at Canary island in Spain.
Please join in it!


Hello Lee!!!
 this is the course I am going to guide in the next 15-16  january, I really do not like so much the advertisement , I send them the text and the picture (I love this picture) and they made it for me, well it´s the way it works here....
Iam going to guide another one in fuerteventura in the canary islands, that one is going to be longer. I will send you soon the advertisement, (that one I like)
I do not have facebook but right now I am in maria´s house (maria the one who was in the school also, we meet over there) so by her I knew about your facebook request.
Have deep subbodys!!!!


Subbody Butoh Course at Canary island


La danza Butoh, originaria de Japón, nació de la mano de Tatsumi Hijikata y Kazuo Ono que, inspirados por el impacto emocional recibido con la bomba de Hiroshima y como revolución al nuevo capitalismo que llegaba y estaba acabando con el antiguo Japón y sus tradiciones, crean este tipo de danza, la cual tiene en común con la idea de danza que todos tenemos nada más el hecho de ser el movimiento de un cuerpo.

El Butoh no narra una historia, deja que el cuerpo hable por sí mismo y exige el vacío del intérprete para realizarlo.
Para bailarlo uno debe olvidar toda disciplina aprendida, dejarse llevar y acrecentar la escucha… ahí comienza la transformación… es el cambio del orden de los sentidos. La mirada gira hacia el interior del cuerpo, deja de ver cosas para deslizarse en las sensaciones, permitiendo así al cuerpo que hable por sí solo.

El Butoh siempre trata de mostrar que hay algo más allá del cuerpo danzante, y mediante un nuevo lenguaje propone una exploración del inconsciente.

En principio el Butoh puede resultar incomprensible al intelecto y es que su poder radica en las energías internas que se mueven dentro de los bailarines que, en muchas ocasiones no se mueven en apariencia y la danza parece ocurrir dentro de ell@s, casi una danza más imaginaria que real. En otras, parece un cuerpo más propicio a escuchar que a hablar, un cuerpo buscando escuchar dónde debiera dirigirse el próximo movimiento.

Al dejar expresarse a lo íntimo del ser, a éste no le interesa si lo que sale va a gustar a los espectadores, no está allí para agradar a nadie, esta allí intentando no perder la estela, seguirla hasta sus impredecibles consecuencias sacando así, fuera, el movimiento de la interioridad, sin juicios, tan solo dejarse fluir.

Para entrar en este espacio y conectar con estos profundos niveles de nosotr@s mism@s, es necesario olvidarse de todos los condicionamientos impuestos como “ser humano”, hemos de convertirnos en “nada”, volver al inicio, a lo que somos: miles de células que unidas crean un Ser.

Hemos de dejar a un lado nuestro consciente, nuestro Ego, nuestra mente pensante y parlante y desde el silencio, conectar con ese sutíl mundo y a través de nuestro cuerpo y del movimiento de éste, permitirle la libertad al Ser.

Ese es el objetivo de este Taller, ese es el fin hacia el que encauzaremos nuestras energías en estos dos días de encuentro y juntos saborearemos cada paso de este camino hacia el interior de nosotros mismos.

View World Resonance net in a larger map

Dear All New and Old Students


Please inform us your various activities, practice, class, workshop, performance, collaborations, exhibitions, and so on. Invent your own novel experiments for open resonance.
We deepen life resonance infinitely all over the world.

Spain

Yolanda, Roberto, Sara, Ricardo, and ...





Barcelona becomes a hot Plateaux

Yolanda and Roberto inform us many people practice together there.
It is very the Plateaux which many rhixzomes and nomados gather together and separate freely. In the few years these Plateaux will spread over the world. And we can travel from a Plateaux to another Ptateaux for collaboraton, performances, workshops with invinting novle resonance ways.. it is the Resonet.

Hi Lee, 

Butoh-fire walk with me and continued dancing and filming dancers to spread the passion for dance, last month projected the videos I showed you on the butoh festival in Barcelona, and was quite a crowd.
Thank you so much for Subbody experience, i learned a lot and i am still digesting it... my father died at the end, he waited for my sister and me to we returned to Spain and then he gone, my nephew was born the day before today, just nine months later... is curious as generational change is occurring, and the dance of life continues...
Of course every Wednesday from 18:30 until 21:30 in Bolivia Street 7 Barcelona we are training butoh with Yolanda, Ricardo, Katherine, Sara, Niki, Migui and a lot of people more... twelve on a squat... and sometimes we talk about subbody...

Congratulations for the Himalayan butoh festival and a warm hugh from Barcelona.

I hope to see you again soon...

Roberto

Arzentina- Spain

Gorka



Gorka's Buthang has developed

"These are the instruments I make . Melodic purcussion, 40 different scales, made in iron. buthangs are very rich in overtones wich allow sound to come out beautifully catchy. Thanks for your kind support.".

To see more details , follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?pages%2FButhang%2F176418052371777&mid=347cf48G25c269f8G5b1d718G4c&n_m=subbody%40gmail.com



Finland

Katja Nikkanen

A letter from a dance therapist

I received a warm response from a friend who works as a dancemovement therapist in Finland. Her impression encourages us a lot. Thank you Katja!
We will have two Festivals in the next year at the end of each semester. We promised to visit the home every year. Each student will invent novel ways to resonate with various abled people. Let's work together this fantastic work to explore the infinite ways of life resonance.


Dear Lee,

From your web page I have seen what a wonderful work you are doing there together with your students. Specially it is heart warming to see happy faces of handicapped persons in your new photos. What a life resonance there is between them and you who bravely went there with your opened butoh heartconsiousnesses.

As you may remember, I am working as the dancemovement therapist with children. I have been studying more about therapy, sensory integration which is about brain function, practising yoga and meditation..trying to search for the spiritual teacher.
But I find everywhere the same thing; a lot of intellectualizing, theorizing, strict constructions...yes it is the safe and reasonable way to be in our society but we can`t reach anybodys heart in that way.
Now I understand that all the information is in our bodies. Everything must be proved nowadays scientifically and sciense is a good thing as long as it serves the big picture. I notice that even among my own profession as soon as we start analyzing this simple wise body and its functions theoretically, scientifically wanting to use clever, complicated words which fit into the realm of modern scientific world.....we cut the connection. Why do we want to be so complicated when wisdom is simply here and now in our own bodies?

Kind regards,

Katja

Thailand
Ka-ge, Jaa 



My old friend and student, Ka-ge, and Jrunan Patachat will perform at the sixth Bangkok Butoh Festival. Both of them have continued radical activities at B-floor Theater ,in Bangkok.
Congraturation! Ka-ge and Jaa. I am so happy.


Location Crescent Moon Theater
Pridi Banomyong Institute, 65/1 Sukhumvit Soi 55
Bangkok, Thailand
Created By
Waewdao Sirisook & Michael Sakamoto - Dance Theater
More Info "Excellently demonstrates butoh's potential." - San Francisco Bay Guardian

Premiere performance of Michael Sakamoto's new dance theater solo, "The Prince," an exploration of privilege, ego, and the light/dark duality within us all.

Plus a special duet performance with Teerawat "Kage" Mulvilai, and a solo by Jarunan Pantachat, both from Bangkok's acclaimed B Floor Theater Company.

Presented by Terry Hatfield/Butoh Co-Op Thailand.

Tickets 300 baht, students 250 baht
Reservations/information: bkkbutoh@yahoo.com, 080 773 6607

Transportation: BTS Thonglor, 5 minutes north on soi 55, left/west side

WORKSHOP ALSO FEATURED:

"Mind/Body/Time: Creating Character through Movement" -
Michael Sakamoto leads this special three-hour workshop utilizing his training method of Butoh and Zen-based movement and image exercises.
Date/time: Dec 11, 1:30-4:30pm
Location: Gaia by HOPS studio, 32 Sukhumvit Soi 23 opposite Prasarnmit Plaza (inside Sareerom Spa)
Fee: 300 baht, students 250 baht


BUTOH III - Photography exhibition
Location Boka Gallery - 34/1-2 inthamara soi 1, suttisan vinitchai road, saphan-kwai

Created By

More Info
BOAZ ZIPPOR - PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION -BUTOH NO.3
part of the 6th International Butoh Dance Festival
Opening DECEMBER 3RD 18:00 @BOKA GALLERY
www.boazzippor.net/butoh
Spain
Migui

Migui Mandalasol

photo session by: German Peraire

Wix.com - Website built by miguimandalasol based on Alternative Com

http://www.wix.com/miguimandalasol/butoh
International Butoh Festival on the ResoNet
Brazil-Germany
Fabricio



Fabricio from Brazil, now living in Germany joined the Festival for giving color workshop with diferently abled Tebetan youngs from "Nyng Tob Ling Help" in Dharamsala.
He is the third times to join in Subbody School. During several years he had the experiences with them in Dharamsala.
We prepare different colors materials and let them resonate freely by spontaneously acting in our Butoh practice.
This will be the final event of the First Butoh Festival Himalaya. We expand the life resonance beyond every border; nation, culture, age, sex, me/you, individual/group, different abled, and the Liveng/ the Dead.
Our work is not only Butoh performance and workshops, but we will continue to expand various ways of life resonance experimently.
Let's invent novel ways of resonance among the world, until the life resonace fill the world instead of the informations.

Italy

Chiara continues to deepen this peice for two years.
Please keep on it, and dance it many times, until this subbody will become a lifelong sword friend.
She/he must help you a lot.


ANCESTRAL
photos by Elena Bennati

I have searched the source of my dance
Of my own feminine
Layer after layer
I returned into the ancestral womb
I met again the heart
Beating
Beyond sex
Beating
Beyond form

First layer. Letting.

Letting my eyes falling into the darkness
Letting breath into the dizzy fall
Letting silence taking space

Second layer. Digging

Digging with the darkness in the eyes
Digging broken paths
Digging the roots till the heart

Third layer. About feminine

Entering into the womb.
Finding forgotten buried bones
Entering in everybody.
Freeing them from the ruins
Freeing the tales, freeing the emotions, freeing the roots.
Freeing the forms.

Without layer. Resting

Beyond the begging
Beyond the end

Switzerland

FURIE FALLING ONTO THE FLOOR (A CASE STUDY)

Sharing my latest Performed in Geneve
These are photos from a performance I did last saturday... within a gallery context, for a collective experimental art exhibition called zeitgeist. I was wearing prastetics so it was really strange to dance with.
22.11.10

Furie falling onto the floor, 2010
Performance, 48mn
projet Zeitgeist, galerie Muro, Genève

Performer :
Asuka Des
Prothèses et maquillage:
Estelle Perino

Plus d'informations sur Zeitgeist ici:
http://zeitgeistperformances.tumblr.com/

Asuka's site: http://laetitialanvinbech.blogspot.com/2010/11/furie-falling-onto-floor-case-study.html


I wrote about "Furie" at "Sinking into the darkness"
drawings while sleeping in the himalaya
Switzerland
Pit.Meyer
dear lee, i would like to share some some words to about my performance....

during daytime i lifed my common busy life, doing the things which have to be done... but every night i created a sacred space where i was diving into the darkness of my body...

it felt so challenging and intensive to manifest and to create my inner visons... in front of public and friends from different phases of my life... waves of tensions, fear, release and trust passed trough my body....

this process helped my to connect again... to my very needs as a human being and to my inner wisdom... by trying to find the necessity of my dance.. and what really moves me...

since many years now i carry inner visions and imaginations of the archetyp of the historical christ... i dont know where this pictures come from, but i realized the hinder me to unfold myself... what and where i am now...

i was bound by those images - so i tried the shu - ha - ri (keep, break, leave) process which i learned from you. which also goes together unfolding ones mystery by showing my flower...

at the end i received the most beautiful gift i could imagine - in the last minutes before my performance i felt the connection to the force, to the energy which will guide me and make my dance... that moment my life and my dance became oneness... i felt moved, supported and carried by it...

knowing words always are limited, i am grateful to this wonderful photographer which witnessed and captured some moments... a movie is somewhere on the way...

i dont know if it was my protodance - maybe i can just dance it once... yet i feel i can always go deeper... time will tell...

somehow i realized, i finally arrived in my body and on planet earth... so for now i dont have to go somewhere...

i can transform in many ways, in different beings, to further dimensions - but at the end i will always return to my physical body and into a human being - where i have to take responsability for this very life...

in this way i like to resonate with you and your students and wish all of you a tasty and rich festival
your student and coboy
pit

ps: the next mails contains just the pictures, hope get get trough




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France- USA

Sylvutchka B
Letter from New York
dear lee,
 
how are you? i hope your shoulder is better now and that it is not too cold in the Himalayas.
I follow from your website what you and the students have been doing, the work from Arnold Mindell sounds very interesting.
 
When i left jogiwara i went to Ladakh which i enjoyed very very much. I could feel a strong connection and a lot of quolias with the mountains there. it is the first time in my life i feel "at home" somewhere. But because of the landslides and bad weather, i couldn't stay long so I went down to Spiti Valley which is quite similar to Ladakh. very beautiful too.
 
and now? i am in New York!
It is the first time i am visiting the USA, pretty different from Asia. So much to do here with dances. My soul is happy to learn, get nutrition and inspiration.
I did a workshop with Tetsuro Fukuhara and his tube concept, do you know him? I enjoyed being in the tube, it's like going back to the womb or to a new world where space, gravity and the way we move into it are totally different. you can look at his website:
 
I had the chance to see a living installation of Keiko and Koma, 2 japanese artists. I was mesmerised by their performance, 2 naked bodies slowly moving among feathers and leaves inside a museum! i staid hours hours watching them, after a  while their bodies looked like wood or insects or sculptures to me. fascinating
And do you know Sankai Juku? the director is Ushio Amagatsu. I saw his new performance "Tobari" .
 
so much to do and see! i must choose as i cannot do it all. i am taking different classes , one you would like, it's called continuum and based on the idea that our body is made of water and we should go back to this fluidity to help us to stretch our boundaries and get outside the patterns.
I often think of what i did at Subbody school, many things i hear and see here also come back to the breath of life, to listen carefully to the depth of our bodies and explore.
I miss your school though, i miss the intensity and depth of it. I will be back next year, for sure!
I hope the festival will be a great success.
 
Take care dear Lee and give me some news. Say hello to everyone.
Best,
 
Syv
 
Greece

Angeliki

My dear teacher,

Hi! Thank you so much for your all your writings about beauty, I really think that I need a long time before I can find the answers inside me...

I am organizing with my dance group here a butoh workshop with Katsura Kan on december, strange, it will start right after your butoh festival there!
I am sending you the poster for your site.




Butoh workshop by Katsura Kan

3rd, 4th and 5th of December 2010
(Total: 15 hours - Price: 110 euros)
For information and
registration:
0030-6944-771449

At the dance School "SDM"
Iroon Polytechneiou Str. 84, Ermoupolis
Syros Island, Greece

 

USA-Cambodia
Joel



Joel's work in Cambodia

Joel is working in Cambodia to edit Subbody method. He has already
made T.O.C from the whole articles. Thank you very much!
The work must help all readers.

dear lee

 

here i am ... in cambodia – i haven’t left this same spot. just a few kilometers away from the ankor wat temples. on sunday i went to the temple at 5 in the morning – on one side the full moon, on the other side the rising sun... and in between... the mystery

 

i am in love with this culture and people... i have been teaching music theory at a traditional khmer music and dance school (in khmer language - i picked it up quick, another one of those past life/group mind things) – i have many of the ancient and wild khmer instruments at home and have been working on compositions. i started studying the classical khmer dance (apsara – traditionally only for women, but i am not a body or sex or anything like that) it is so slow and magical.

 

also teaching english at the university... and soon to teach meditation/breathing in various places.

 

i just my hands on 2 BBC series - one called human series, the other called life series - each one maybe 500 hours of footage shot over 3 years, filming with all kinds of scientific equipment all the stages and processes of life and devellopment (i will burn the dvds and send them to you - there are 6 of them).

 

after the first draft of editing i let the teachings sit for a while to digest – there are a total of 310 edited pages now (i will attach a table of contents). The next stage is a second editing, I will review the material and standardize terms etc. Then comes organizing the material – I would like to know how you want to present. I also saw the letter from Angeliki and perhaps she has some ideas about how to organize.

 

Wanted to let you know of all the ripe experiments, with and beyond the body. soon i will be off to the kulen mountain nearby, where monks have been meditating in the jungle for thousands of years.

otherwise just the ordinary illumination of the human dream.

 

i am looking forward to 2011 and diving deeper into the darkness that is the light that is beyond words and time

 ps - i discovered murakami's writing last week - i have 7 of his books, 5 more to go... wow

pps- i had a 7 foot by 5 foot mirror made i'm not sure who's in and who's out

your student,

Joel


GENERAL T.O.C.

 

1. Life, Death and Butoh (*)

2. Qualia

3. Subbody - into the darkness of body

4. Resonance

 

4. The Darkness of the Body

5. Subbody and Cobody (*)

6. Butoh and the Ego

 

7. Meditation

8. Breathing

9. Conditioning

10. Walking

11. Rhizoming

12. Vaporizing (*)

13. Ten Bodies

14. Transparency

 

15. Researching

16. Creating

17. The Midwife Method



Finland
Iida Airasmaa



Painting Exhibition

She is researching the constellation in the darkness of body in the visual channel.

Dear Lee,

How are subbodies?

I have now a painting exhibition. There are twenty paintings,
and ten of them are on the gallery website:

www.taidesalonkihusa.fi

All the best for you and Practice,

*iida



Israel
Shlomotsi Mazuz

 I am black on the outside, clad in a wrinkled cover,Yet within I bear a burning marrow.

2 November, 2010

Join the Fes. by your picture!

 

This year Subbody Butoh School is  organising  First Himalayan Butoh Festival

The  title  of the  festival  is “…dance of life” We are  planning Butoh photo exhibition and film projections as the related events of the Fes.
Himalaya is far away, but you can join in it by your picture and video.
Please send
your recent butoh photos and video clips.
This exhbition will transfer to various contries and regeons through Resonance Net.
Let's dance over the world!

Please send to info.subbody[at]gmail.com
(Change [at] to@)

 
It's your account on the Facebook!

The school also has its page on the  Facebook. Here  is the  link:

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Subbody-Butoh-School/151855081525977?v=wall

 

Please click on LIKE if you  would like  to  be informed  about the  events and  news from  the  school. And most  importantly feel  free to express yourself through  this  page, share your  thoughts, experience, creation and discoveries connected to Butoh…. Let’s stay  connected!!!

Send us  links or any information that  could  enrich  the  page and help to  widen ‘subbody  family”

Also  please recommend this page  to  anyone who  can be interested in Butoh.


You can download Posters of the Fes.

Butoh Fes. Poster

Exhbition Poster

Canada-Guatemala


Gessuri Gaitan

Motion picture improv

 

Gessuri created new vido clip. Radiohead is an English Rock band. Enjoy it.

 

HI Lee

I want to share this video with you...it is inspired by the three most significant influences in my life...Yoga...Butoh and Radiohead :



Resonance Net
Canada-Spain

Katherine

 


Thank you, Lee.
It is wonderful to hear from you.

 

I think of you often & visit the Subbody website a lot to see what is happening there.

Many times I think to write to you, but I don't.

 

I feel that when I was at your school, I was given seeds.

I still have these seeds. Maybe they are growing, but maybe also I am not giving them enough water or light.

So much information buzzing around in my daily life. Maybe the seeds hide in the dark. Waiting.

 

One thing stays the same - something inside me wants to dance & sing - for movements & sounds to come out.

They do often, but not enough as my life wants.

These are my happiest moments - when life moves me, & especially when I can share that with someone else.

I feel there is a power inside & when it comes out, my eyes become bright & I connect with others.

 

Sometimes I dance & sing, walking down the street. The city is a beautiful space in which to be alive, because it is hard pavement, hard buildings, full of cars... The life shines in comparison to all of this noise. The pine trees are quiet... The palm trees are quiet. There are such beautiful trees here... Some very old. Some of them I have danced with or climbed. They give me a lot.

 

I learn a lot also in Contact Improv jams. There, I can play with different people, move together, listen, & be moved.

It is one of my favourite things here.

 

What I miss is the space to let out the monsters, creatures, other beings... allow the transformation to take place.

I miss to transform into other not-me-bodies.

 

I try to learn from daily life, I observe what is happening in everyday relationships & activities.

At the same time, I know a lot of it happens on a surface level & I want to go deeper.

I want to go into the mystery of life. Be in closer contact. In touch.

 

I have thought I would like to come back to your school in 2012. I thought this a long time ago... Maybe already when I left in 2008...

Right now, I don't have the money. I am working some different jobs & doing different things.

 

I am still living in Barcelona with Gorka, although he is Argentina for a month.

 

We played a small concert with two other friends just before he left.

It was a kind of resonance concert, with a lot of singing, sitar, violin, & the instruments Gorka has made.

Monocordio, resonant bed, koto, buthang...

It was very special - the first time we play this music publicly. Normally we just play at home.

When it was over, nobody clapped. Everyone was just quiet... with eyes closed, leaning against the wall or lying down.

The state of the people changed...

We will continue to explore this.

With Gorka we explore a sound space that is something like the space you open for the body channel.

We try to listen & let what needs to come out come out...

 

I am interested to mix these two channels, because I feel both strong.

I am also drawing & painting sometimes... some images from dreams, things that want to come out.

 

But I think because of fear, which belongs to ego, I still don't dedicate... to dance in whatever channel.

So there is a fight inside, because life just wants to dance!

 

I am happy that these pictures are dancing in the two festivals... It reminds me of something inside.

And it reminds me of what is possible to go into again.

 

Monika made a beautiful poster. I remember well this experience on your rooftop. It was very happy for me.

 

This is a long email, but I wish to share with you.

And I thank you very much for what you have given me, because it is still giving... And what you give to so many others.

My friend Honza will come to your school soon, but first he will come here to stay with me for the Butoh festival in Barcelona.

 

While I was in Morocco a year and a half ago, I saw an old woman walking down the street very slowly, with a stick in her hand & a plastic bag in the other. I kept watching her, because she was so captivating... She was in another world.

 

I drew a picture of her & keep drawing little pictures of her. Sometimes I copy her movement... There is something I resonate with.

I have often imagined a performance that begins with this old woman character.

 

I hope to see you soon too, Lee.

 

I wish the first Himalayan Butoh festival much joy & depth.

 

With love,

Katherine

 

USA-Japan


Seth Yarden

 

My old friend, Seth Yarden responsed to the article "Bottom of Kazuo Ohno"; at the below collumn. Seth have stayed at my house in Kyoto for several years, and we have danced so many times together at various places in Kyoto. His letter inspired me to think deeper about the big gap between butoh and its photos. I replyed him as the following;

 

Seth wrote;

 

"Recently I was discussing his work with the publisher of Eikoh Hosoe's photography book using Ohno as his subject.  It's a very interesting and tricky thing:  Most people have seen Kazuo Ohno only in photos.  So many of the impressions people have of his Butoh are from that.  Hosoe's photography is brilliant and deep and rich.  But is it conveying something of Ohno's work?  It is so easy to be reduced to imagery and posing...  Anyway, such questions always linger for me."

 

"Dear Seth

Your question inspired me a lot. I linger arround the same question for long years, too.

Now I noticed one thing about the deep difference between butoh and its picture.

 

In my feeling, real butoh is subtle resonance of life. It is made of multi-dimemsional subtle resonance of qualia. Qualia are what our life resonates with everything. Qualia are felt by only life by resonance. Machine can niether feel nor use qualia.

Its picture is information which cameraman made. Infomation is able to input and output into machine like a computer. Photographer uses butoh as a material of his work for his imfomation-oriented work. 

The slideshow which I collected the bottom shapes of Ohno Kazuo is a information, as well as Hosoe Eikou's work.

His photobook is a information made by Hosoe with using kazuo's body as a material.

But, there are some mysterious things which I cannot solve yet. In case of "Kamaitachi"(1969)  which Hosoe used Hijikata's body as a material of Hosoe's work, became a miracle. I got big surprised. In the work, Hosoe and Hijikata became oneness.

The miracle made Hijikata famous suddenly, Hosoe got a prize as a photographer. I loved it. But, in case of Ohno's photobook, the miracle didn't happen. I can feel only Hosoe's ego as a photographer and kazuo's body as a material, though Hosoe has continued to shoot kazuo's butoh for long years.

I don't know why. The miracle may happen only once, when they success to throw out both of their egos.

I will continue to investigate in this question, especially, about the deep and mystic difference between qualia and information.

Anyway I'm happy to hear from you. Your special sensitivity still excites me. 

Lee"



View Hosoe's photo work with Hjikata


31 October, 2010

Bottom of Kazuo Ohno

I collected bottom shapes of Kazuo Ohno.
Only dynamic standing pose is spread to the world as if Ohno's trade mark.
I worryed about it. It guides people to a big misunderstanding about his butoh.
Ohno's butoh was distorted by those great pose of his pictures.
Photographers used to shoot the timing of his standing and spread his big hands to the sky
.
In spite of that it is merely the final pose of his butoh, camera men aimed to shoot the great final pose. Because it is felt as the beauty for their eyes.
But their eyes are warped by modern daily sense of beauty.
Photographers who shoot only his great pose, distort his life of butoh completely. And the sad thing, many Western butoh dancers are inflenced by 'the fake of Ohno's butoh style', and it spreaded to the world.
For long long years I worryed about it.

It is one of the flower of his butoh, all right. He looked even being happy. But flower is not made of by flower itself.
Flower becomes the flower suported by the secret and the mystery.
Ohno's real dance was wandering the dark world below the knee, he faced to the edge of death, listen to the other world, full of the secrets and mysteries of life there. And he found the timing to bloom the flower.
Without facing to the mystery, the butoh turns to the fake dance.
Most of photographers seem not to see his secret and mystery.
Yoshito Ohno, his son said "Kazuo had another world under the knee. It was another cosmos for him. ' The world of under the knee was very important for him.In case of modern dance, the tendency to orient upper direction against the Gravity is strong. But, for kazuo, in the opposite. When he felt something under world, he just fall down. The speed is terrible. In a moment he was fallen."
(" Ohno kazuo; daily food for Spirit", 1999, Japan)

I collected Ohno's photos of the opposite pose against the great pose of his butoh.
It was hard, because too rare to find.
Fortunately in the works of Naoya Ikegami, I could find a few photos.
I deeply apriciate Naoya's important works. It may be usefull to save the worldwide misunderstanding about Kazuo's butoh.
Please taste them by your life., with stopping your dayly sense of the beauty.
We need to take off all conditions of human. And ask your life, please.
"What is the real Flower of his butoh?"
"What is the Secret of his butoh?"
"What is the Mystery for his butoh?"
All of the Secrets and Mysteries are invisible.
Only when you stop your daily mind, it will become able to resonate for your life.
You must find the deepest rich Flowers of Kazuo's butoh in his bottom bodies.



Resonance Net
Spain

Ainhoa & Katherine 
 
EXPOSICIÓN METAMORFOSIS DE KATHANNA

 exhibition


Everyday, student's new activities are send to us.
Katherine is a American dancer
who is a model of the poster of Himalayan Butoh Festival.
Now, her photos are going to dance at two Butoh Fes;
Barcerona and Himalaya.
Congratulation!
 

Photography exhibition, in Barcelona in Butoh Festival

Opening: Friday 10 to 20h.

Kathanna metamorphosis comes from the union of the names of the two women pictured: Katherine and Anna. Suggests the viewer a meditative space where human interaction with nature and its search identity is drawn the heart of the work. And aims to rip the nakedness of the human soul beyond the visible and invisible. 

Ainhoa Valley. 
Photographer, lives and travels since 2004 between India and Europe working with various multidisciplinary projects. Butoh dance and other Eastern disciplines are completely linked to photographic expression. The concepts of (non) reality, (no) TimeSpace, deep connection with living and working in Berlin. 

+ Info: www.ainhoavalle.blogspot.com

USA
Kats D


8 Weeks Subbody Butoh Workshop


Time
Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 6:00pm - Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 9:00pm

Location Fallout Urban Art Center
2601 2nd Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN

Created By

More Info
Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create world that is completely different from daily world. Though various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm. 

For more information about Subbody Butoh Method, please go to: www.subbody.net

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Subbody Butoh:

• Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals.

• Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.

• Develop Subbody movements through opening eight channels (body feeling, movement, visual, audio, emotion, relationship, world-self image and thinking).

• Find resonance between ourselves and the environment.

• Through the resonance with other Subbodies, become Co-body.

This workshop requires no dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: Thursday 6:00-9:00pm January 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3 

Where: Fallout Urban Art Center Studio Three, 2601 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis

Tuition: $200 ($180 when you register by December 31st)

To register, please write a check payable to Kats D Fukasawa and mail to 5015 14th Avenue South, Minneapolis Minnesota 55417. Full payment required to register.

Kats D (Workshop Instructor) has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee since 2005. He has also studied with other Butoh masters, such as Katsura Kan, Akira Kasai and Kim Itoh. He performs and teaches Subbody Butoh regularly in the Twin Cities and abroad.

For more information about upcoming performances and workshops by Kats D, please go to: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody

For more information about workshop, please contact Kats D Fukasawa at 612-703-7501 or KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com.
Joe
Abstruct butoh body

Joe is one of my oldest butoh friend.
We worked together in Hawai and Japan.
We did many collaboration, duet, and created an international creator's network;
"Dancing Commune" together.
The network supported my world tour.
I am so happy to know his creative spirit is still extremely energetic.
His works are warped and chimera body between life and world.


Hey Lee, u know I still owe u alot for our creative time in Kyoto, as a start of repaying my debt to u I want to send you some of my ceramic butoh art. Please give me ur mailing address and I'll send you some as they are completed. I'm also very happy that u are one of the few international butoh performer/teacher who studies and deeply reveals Hijikata's original sense. More power & love to you !!!!!


27 October, 2010

May Kazuo Ohno continue dancing in other world!

May kazuo Ohno sleep peacefully.
But, you may not be still.
You must continue dancing in other world energetically.
Today Odile and Ikuko danced at Dharamsala town with resonating your dancing spirit.


Resonance Net
Bulgaria-Sweden


Tana


EMERGENCY EXIT

Tana Maneva 'Sahajo'

 in theater Giljotin 3,4 & 6,7 November at 19:00



Solo Performance by Tana Maneva original music Rikard Bårggard
light Anders Shorty Larsson
set Youlian Tabakov
theater Giljotin Stockholm 2010
tanamaneva[at]gmail.com
(Change [at] to @)

 

Greece


Angeliki

Why fight against beauty?


My dear teacher, 

Hi, how are you? I hope everything is going fine with you, your work and your health.

I am following every week your site and read about your work there, your Hijikata’s translation and the work of all the other people around and it is really helpful and exciting to be able now to understand and feel with my body a small part of all this huge world...

Well I’ve started too working again step by step what I’ve learned from you here, with my dance group, focusing in exploring four worlds: underground, heaven, behind and in front of us world. We’ll see where it will lead us, this is a project developing my idea of these last three years, about what “prayer” could be for anyone, what “up” and “down”, “under” and “over” worlds could bring to our minds and bodies, how these behind spirits are transformed to fears, ideas and a lot of unknown things and powers, how we could reach to this world of desires, imagination, illusions and distant dreams in front of us…a big trip inside our subconsciousness…Yesterday, we also watched all together with my group the video of Hijikata, “a girl”, it was interesting to have many different reactions and thoughts about it, mostly they were asking me why it’s so necessary to “fight” beauty, to go against beauty, (what we have in mind about beauty of course), well it seems to be a very very big subject, especially for western dancers I suppose…  

Also, I am trying to organize your material, make units, copy and print everything; a really interesting book could come out of all this work I think. I have also the idea that maybe later I could translate it to my language…I don’t know yet but I find it a challenging project!

 

I will send later on some photos of our work in process and of course, I have always in mind to find the way to come back to you again and work more on subbody and cobody…it was so little time, and still, it offered a brand new direction to my work.

 

I hope you’ll enjoy the butoh festival and wish I could be there…

 

take care,

 

Angeliki

 

Spain


Ainhoa



Happy happy bird day Lee!
How are u ?? im so happy to feel u good following in ur blog of the school....it looks great this first himalaya butoh festival...id love to go and can help u but it seems that the life wants me to be in europe now...
im actually living in berlin, working in a photostudio as assistant and its so lovely this city...the only thing is crazee cold....
i have a gift for ur bird day....good news...the 10th of november in the Barcelona en butoh festival im going to make my first solo exhibition of the photos i did with katherine and anna during the time we were in the school in dharamsala...u can check it in the programme in "espectaculos"
id love u to come , but for sure ill send u photos of the day...Katherine is also coming and im so happy...im tryin to reach anna but its imposible...do u know anything from her???
im so happy to can share it with u!
thank you always for being as u are....my lovely teacher.....
have a beauuuutiful winter and creative space ...
warm hugs

Ainhoa


http://www.facebook.com/l/b6701SoGvlrayYbDXocD-OJSABA;www.barcelonaenbutoh.com/

 

Happy four billion years Life!

You can read the caption on the http://picasaweb.google.com/subbody/HappyFourBillionYearsLife#
23 October, 2010

Happy four billion years to your life

Today, I received a pleasant mail from a student,

 "Happy four billion years".

Then I can remember that My age is four billion years old as life.

I could spend time as a life whole day long today.

It was so delicious and rich than I spend time as an individual human.

I could take off my small ego, narrow self, and open resonance with all kind of life.

SO, all of us and all of creature on the planet is exactly the same age, four billion years old.

I send this happiness to all of you.

 

Happy four billion years to your life!

 

I recommend to all readers to spend time as life at least on your birthday.

You must taste something extreme precious feeling and something big change on your life.

 

May all of human remember the life resonance!


`Canada-Guatemala-India
When we didn't know we are human/ Gessuri 2008
Mayan culture
18 October, 2010

Gessuri plans a world travel for his roots

Gessuri from Guatemala, living in Canada send us a mail about his world travel project for researching his roots. I am interested in it, then I searched Mayan culture. Our ancester left from Africa, and spreaded to Asia, Europe, and so on. From Asia to America across the Bering sea, and his ancester created Mayan civilization, and mixed with Eupopian and African. Through the history, I could understand the necessity why he had to dance his butoh piece "When we didn't know we are human" in 2008 deeper.
The project will be so rich travel. Hope to go well!
Gessuri, I'm waiting for you!


Hello Lee

Im very happy to write to you and tell you that I want to come back to the school next year!

Im currently writing a grant proposal for a research project for 2011.

my project will be a research into the roots of my being so it will consist of two parts...One will be to travel to Guatemala where I was born and from there go to visit and research all of the Mayan cities in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua...

Then I want to take the essence of these roots back to India for the second part of my research into the darkness of my ancestors.

So I would like to know if I can be accepted to come and study for the second term of the year from August 29 to December 9 2011...

I read that you want people to come for full year but because this project consists of two periods of study in the same year...I can only come for the second term, I hope this is ok with you.

My grant is due on November 1st 2010 so please let me know as soon as you can.

thank you and I look forward to returning.

thank you

 

Gessuri 


`Switzerland
16 October, 2010

Facing Geneve a fond /Asuka

Asuka send us pictures of her recent activity.
Now she is studying conceptual art in an art college.
Her body seems standing while swaying between butoh of life and contemporary art.
There are an absolute conflict between them.
Butoh demands her to stop all language thinking and listen in life, contemporary art demands to find a new concept which is able to explain by word.
Her naked body seems to suffer from the conflict.
It is a desperate standing body just before the butoh of life.


Facing Geneve a fond


I send some photos of my recent activity in Geneve.
 Many doors and paths of research are opening for me.
I wish to keep my agenda virgin
I want to be able to listen to my life in the spontaneity
and nature it may need at that moment


Asuka
.

Italy
13 October, 2010

Chiara

Chiara send us recent performance photos.
Thank you very much, Chiara!

We ask all old students to send your pictures of your any activities.
Now we are planning to open some exhibition in the Festival.
We will introduce various developement of resonance in the world.
ther by life resonance.



Memorie d'acqua/ Chiara de Bona



Dear dear Lee!
How are you and how is going the school?
I saw the poster for the festival, it's look great!
I still was waiting to consider the possibility to come....but It 'll be impossible!
since I'm back in Italy I had to manage with this different world!!
now I find a kind of good situation, I'm dancing sometime with audience but mostly I'm dancing for myself in the nature!
now I'm living in a small small village and also my economy is very small but I like much more like this!
I put some pictures on my profile about the last performance.
I'll tell you better!!!
a huge huge hug!!!!

chiara



9 October, 2010

Imagine: The range of John Lennon's dream

I remember that today is John lennon's 70th birthday by my friend's article on facebook.
I always think about the shooting range of his thought.
It was reached untill the day of the vanishment of the nation-states and wars from the planet. He was really radical. That's why he had to be killed.
Yes, Lennon! We fight until the day together by life resonance.

Imagine.

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one




Resonance Net
India

International Butoh Festival Himalaya #1


Butoh Festival Himalaya

Beautiful poster of Festival was made up by Monika (Poland).
Thank you very much!

Please join in the Festival, throughout the November course
(November 1-December 3, 2010)

Bring your experiment, creation, method, and so on.
Let's resonate and make it infinite divesrsity!


Wanted! Volunteers for Festival

We need volunteers to support the Butoh Festival Himalaya.
The works: Management of performance, exhibition, workshop, meeting
Reception, Camera and video shooting, and so on
The benefits: Enjoying all performances, workshops, events, exhbitions
free of charge
Let's enjoy the life resonance at Himalaya!

Switzerland
Butoh Festival Swizterland
Peter Damian

Dear Lee

There were many weeks of up and dows, many dark waves passing trough my body and mind...

Today I took the decision to performe at the basel butoh festival on 22.10.2010... its organized by friend and I did the webpage and the poster...
have a look please....

http://butoh-off.com/index.php?/performance/resonance-artist/
or www.butoh-off.com

It will be a big step for my... many years of digging and inside work want to come out... finally come to stage...
There is a lot of fear and many obstacles on the way...
But with the help of what i learned in your school i will unfold my secret...

This summer as you know i attended the workshop from Atsushi Takenouchi... It was great to meet my cobodies and experience them in this world... many timesFrancesco, Chiara and Xavi showed their solo in different places in different ways - so finally i could enjoy them... and later also Pia joined...

We also shared the reso touch method with atsushi and he wants to integrate it... Mandy students got curious about the subbody school...You will be very happy about Lincoln Dodd - he has amazing pontenzial....

Well I cannot say what will be after my performance, I still would like to join in november...
Nw i realized the many things and tools I learned from you it will guide my dance... well thanks a lot Lee...

The journey goes on... neverending

your student and cobody
Peter
India

Resonance work start!
During this Autum, we open Resonance workshop in every week
Monday to Friday
Please join in and enjoy life resonance!

Resonance work is to open resonance of life which we have forgotten.

Contents;
Breath of life
Swaying meditation
Conditioning from daliy mode to subconscious mode
Creating own movement
Resonating as group
Co-creating a world


Resonance Workshop



One week course
From Monday to Friday
October-November, 2010

Every Monday starts
You can join in several weeks.

AM10:00 -PM 4:30

Fee: 2500 RS
Application: subbody[at]gmail.com
(Change [at] to @)
At Subbody School




Greece
Angeliki


Angeliki starts lessons in Greece
,

THE LESSONS ARE CALLED MOVEMENT – EXPRESSION LESSONS

(CONTEMPORARY DANCE – CONTACT – IMPROVISATION)

And the hours are like this:

THURSDAY 19:30 – 21:00 FIRST GROUP ADULTS    21:00 – 22:30 SECOND GROUP ADULTS

FRIDAY 19:30 – 21:00 FIRST GROUP ADULTS    21:00 – 22:30 SECOND GROUP ADULTS

SATURDAY 12:00 – 13:15 FIRST GROUP CHILDREN   13:30 – 15:00 SECOND GROUP CHILDREN

IN THE SCHOOL OF DANCE “SDM” AT ERMOUPOLIS – SYROS (Greek island in Cyclades)

STARTING DATE: CHILDREN 18 SEPTEMBER, ADULTS 1 OCTOBER

MOBILE IN GREECE: 00306944-771449

I also want to inform you also, that the last 7 years, I have a dance-theater company here named AKROPODITI (tiptoe in english), so we perform every year in Greece and organize workshops with teachers from all the world… (it would be so so nice if we could have you here for a workshop…but I know you don’t like to travel now…) And there is a site of our work which is www.akropoditi.gr

I am sending you now some photos of our last performance “PROSEFXI” (PRAYER in English) which took place on the island, by the sea, in July 2010.

I will keep you and the site informed about our work…and I’ll be back soon

Angeliki

Contact: <sigang[at]otenet.gr>
Change [at] to @

Angeliki


Angeliki starts teaching in Greece
,

My dear teacher, 

I just want to say some words, because I am not ready yet to talk more, the words seemed to lose their meanings and worth during my trip to India…

I thank you so much for your teaching and your research, I will definitely come back to your lessons again, but I just want to tell you that I feel in a way transformed and I never felt my body like I do after our workshop… I really hope I will keep this feeling during my dance and my lessons which are starting…tomorrow, here, in Greece. I feel a kind of energy like I am some kind of animal and not a human being anymore…but I cannot describe it yet. I will write you again soon, because I need to be in contact with you.

Take care

Contact: <sigang[at]otenet.gr>
Change [at] to @

Poland
Monika

Monika introduced an intersting art work


The artist is good at opening another dimensions like as Rune Magrit.
A world connects to another world in various ways.
The title is "Impossible pictures", it seemes impossible in the daily world,
but in the subbody world these are just normal things.

In the butoh score of Hijikata, "the discontinuity of space",
"behind world", and so on means like this.

,

Switzerland
Pia

Pia's performance in Swizterland

Hello Lee,

Last friday I was dancing at a gallery in a sculpure. It was a lot of fun. I am sending you a few photos and wish you a wonderful day!


Pia from Switzerland!


USA

Nenkin Butoh Dan

Fundraiser

Nenkin Butoh Dan is organizing the first fundraiser for its upcoming performance

installations project Kamabuta Tsuitachi on August 1

st

, 2010 at The Soap Factory.

We would like to invite you to join us to celebrate this occasion.

When: Sunday July 25

th

, 6:00-9:00pm

6 -8

Silent Auction and Wine Tasting

8

Subbody Butoh performance

8:30 -9

Closing

Where: Fallout Urban Art Center

2601 2

nd

Avenue South, Minneapolis

Tickets: $20

  • Silent Auction
  • Wine Tasting by Morgan Creek

Vineyards from New Ulm, MN

  • Tasty treats by local chef, Adam

Majewski

  • Subbody Butoh Performance

Nenkin Butoh Dan (translation: Slime Mold Butoh Collective) was established in 2010 by a

group of Subbody Butoh practitioners in the Twin Cities in order to create performance arts

which are based on physical movements that are absolutely free from cultural, social and

stylistic constraints. Our mission is to create movements without ego and unity through the

freedom of body.

Kamabuta Tsuitachi is an experimental site-specific performance installation based on the

Japanese Obon Festival. “Obon” came from the Buddhist festival “Ullambana” that

celebrates ancestral spirits. “Kamabuta Tsuitachi,” the first day of the festival, is considered

the day when the Gates of Hell open and the ghosts are permitted to visit the earth for the

next fifteen days. The uniqueness of this project is to transpose this seemingly culturally

specific idea to The Soap Factory, a galley built in an old factory in downtown Minneapolis.

Check out silent auction items on Facebook event page, typing “Nenkin

Butoh Dan Fundraiser.”

For more information, please contact Kats D at 612.703.7501 or KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com

21 July, 2010

Martin resonates with Joel's poem

dear lee,

i'm in italy these days, still exploring the world of movement and the idea of
butoh that got planted in me during the unfortunately short workshop that i
attended in november last year.

i'm writing to say that i loved the poetic description of butoh that joel has
put on the website. it is how i feel about it as well. when i tell people that
"i'm trying to do butoh" they are often confused as to what it means. i'd like
to use joel's poem as a means to give an idea about the "strange things" that we
are doing. the strange things that we love to do and that i myself cannot stop
doing.

wish you and the all the cobodys all the best!

much love.

Martin (currently in Italy)


17 July, 2010

Momentary resonance


I recieved an application letter. I felt deep momentary resonance . Our school need just like this earnest student who devotes one's whole life for life resonance and transmutates the world toward the resocracy. I introduce the letter bellow. I beleive Megan will allow this. Resonance happens immediately and naturally from both sides. Acttually there are no border and no side in life.

Rhizome Lee


Hello Rhizome Lee,

I have just today heard of your Subbody program and feel it is exactly what I am looking for. I would like to apply for 2011.
At this time, I am ready for an extended period of training with a teacher and community who are dedicated to internal awareness.

I have danced my whole life, focusing most intensively for the last three years. I have spent a great deal of time working on my own exploring many
similar qualities to those you are describing as Subbody Butoh. While I have studied both Butoh and Improvisational dance, the majority of my explorations have been independant and with other dancers. My current movement practice is almost entirely informed, supported and created by my awareness and connection to internal sensation and body-based processes.

I am also drawn to inviting, facilitating, and engaging in generative conversations between various disciplines, including science, art and medicine, on the topics of human, earthly, solar, galactic, and universal patterns of body/mind/space/time. By combining investigations into the scientific research of physics, artistic explorations, and the study of the human form in various states of health and well being, I am seeking a type of communicative flexibility that allows for fluency in multiple realms.

I am interested in addressing personal and social oppression, capitalism, nuclear war/power/waste, environmental degradation and abuse of the human form as symptoms of psychological perceptions of the physical patterns of body/mind/space/time. I would like to discover and present open invitations to a diversity of continually forming perceptions, while exploring the possibilities for the transmutation of our current perceptual symptoms through embodied awareness.

To this aim, I am interested in participating in, facilitating, and developing forms such as Butoh, Improvisational dance and Yoga. These forms have been helpful in centering and sustaining my body/mind, and, I am hopeful about what I perceive to be the capacity of the human form in embodied, aware motion, to continually generate modes of being that may serve to sustain and balance the whole system.

At this time, I am actively seeking an educational community that will support my own clarity and focus while I prepare to serve in the ways that I am drawn. I hope to find a container where I may integrate body based artistic practices, and intellectual curiosities, into a path of service that will serve to facilitate embodied connection, as well as interdisciplinary conversations about the body/mind, and our active role in its continual transformations.

That said, I believe that the Subbody program will provide the supportive atmosphere I am seeking. While in the program, I would like to become well attuned to the wealth of Subbody practices, while continuing to develop my own somatic practices and their potential to serve others. I am very interested in life-work as a movement-based artist and teacher; discovering, exploring, and facilitating practices dedicated to inviting the joyful generosity of the healthy human form.

I would like to form a collective under the auspice of an Institute of Multiple Localities, that will listen to the needs of the global system, traveling as needed, in order to create responsive offerings.I envision the Institute researching local, social and political systems in order to create embodied practices in conversation with diverse populations. I am specifically interested in working with imprisoned communities, in geographic areas with concentrated levels of autism, and areas affected by the consequences of nuclear research. I am curious and excited to discover how we can collaborate in order to creatively transform these symptomatic sites of the body/mind.

I have faith in dance and movement as a magnetic force. I believe that, as dancers in collaborative relationships with our communities, we have the ability to continually center ourselves while serving to center the whole. I trust that through the support of embodied connection, transformation can be efficiently sustained, while serving to open the gravities of a diverse system.

If it is helpful, I am glad to send video documentation of myself moving.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Megan Ransmeier



Hello Rhizome Lee,

I have just today heard of your Subbody program and feel it is exactly what I am looking for. I would like to apply for 2011.
At this time, I am ready for an extended period of training with a teacher and community who are dedicated to internal awareness.

I have danced my whole life, focusing most intensively for the last three years. I have spent a great deal of time working on my own exploring many
similar qualities to those you are describing as Subbody Butoh. While I have studied both Butoh and Improvisational dance, the majority of my explorations have been independant and with other dancers. My current movement practice is almost entirely informed, supported and created by my awareness and connection to internal sensation and body-based processes.

I am also drawn to inviting, facilitating, and engaging in generative conversations between various disciplines, including science, art and medicine, on the topics of human, earthly, solar, galactic, and universal patterns of body/mind/space/time. By combining investigations into the scientific research of physics, artistic explorations, and the study of the human form in various states of health and well being, I am seeking a type of communicative flexibility that allows for fluency in multiple realms.

I am interested in addressing personal and social oppression, capitalism, nuclear war/power/waste, environmental degradation and abuse of the human form as symptoms of psychological perceptions of the physical patterns of body/mind/space/time. I would like to discover and present open invitations to a diversity of continually forming perceptions, while exploring the possibilities for the transmutation of our current perceptual symptoms through embodied awareness.

To this aim, I am interested in participating in, facilitating, and developing forms such as Butoh, Improvisational dance and Yoga. These forms have been helpful in centering and sustaining my body/mind, and, I am hopeful about what I perceive to be the capacity of the human form in embodied, aware motion, to continually generate modes of being that may serve to sustain and balance the whole system.

At this time, I am actively seeking an educational community that will support my own clarity and focus while I prepare to serve in the ways that I am drawn. I hope to find a container where I may integrate body based artistic practices, and intellectual curiosities, into a path of service that will serve to facilitate embodied connection, as well as interdisciplinary conversations about the body/mind, and our active role in its continual transformations.

That said, I believe that the Subbody program will provide the supportive atmosphere I am seeking. While in the program, I would like to become well attuned to the wealth of Subbody practices, while continuing to develop my own somatic practices and their potential to serve others. I am very interested in life-work as a movement-based artist and teacher; discovering, exploring, and facilitating practices dedicated to inviting the joyful generosity of the healthy human form.

I would like to form a collective under the auspice of an Institute of Multiple Localities, that will listen to the needs of the global system, traveling as needed, in order to create responsive offerings.I envision the Institute researching local, social and political systems in order to create embodied practices in conversation with diverse populations. I am specifically interested in working with imprisoned communities, in geographic areas with concentrated levels of autism, and areas affected by the consequences of nuclear research. I am curious and excited to discover how we can collaborate in order to creatively transform these symptomatic sites of the body/mind.

I have faith in dance and movement as a magnetic force. I believe that, as dancers in collaborative relationships with our communities, we have the ability to continually center ourselves while serving to center the whole. I trust that through the support of embodied connection, transformation can be efficiently sustained, while serving to open the gravities of a diverse system.

If it is helpful, I am glad to send video documentation of myself moving.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Megan Ransmeier



17 July, 2010

Momentary resonance


I recieved an application letter. I felt deep momentary resonance . Our school need just like this earnest student who devotes one's whole life for life resonance and transmutates the world toward the resocracy. I introduce the letter bellow. I beleive Megan will allow this. Resonance happens immediately and naturally from both sides. Acttually there are no border and no side in life.

Rhizome Lee


Hello Rhizome Lee,

I have just today heard of your Subbody program and feel it is exactly what I am looking for. I would like to apply for 2011.
At this time, I am ready for an extended period of training with a teacher and community who are dedicated to internal awareness.

I have danced my whole life, focusing most intensively for the last three years. I have spent a great deal of time working on my own exploring many
similar qualities to those you are describing as Subbody Butoh. While I have studied both Butoh and Improvisational dance, the majority of my explorations have been independant and with other dancers. My current movement practice is almost entirely informed, supported and created by my awareness and connection to internal sensation and body-based processes.

I am also drawn to inviting, facilitating, and engaging in generative conversations between various disciplines, including science, art and medicine, on the topics of human, earthly, solar, galactic, and universal patterns of body/mind/space/time. By combining investigations into the scientific research of physics, artistic explorations, and the study of the human form in various states of health and well being, I am seeking a type of communicative flexibility that allows for fluency in multiple realms.

I am interested in addressing personal and social oppression, capitalism, nuclear war/power/waste, environmental degradation and abuse of the human form as symptoms of psychological perceptions of the physical patterns of body/mind/space/time. I would like to discover and present open invitations to a diversity of continually forming perceptions, while exploring the possibilities for the transmutation of our current perceptual symptoms through embodied awareness.

To this aim, I am interested in participating in, facilitating, and developing forms such as Butoh, Improvisational dance and Yoga. These forms have been helpful in centering and sustaining my body/mind, and, I am hopeful about what I perceive to be the capacity of the human form in embodied, aware motion, to continually generate modes of being that may serve to sustain and balance the whole system.

At this time, I am actively seeking an educational community that will support my own clarity and focus while I prepare to serve in the ways that I am drawn. I hope to find a container where I may integrate body based artistic practices, and intellectual curiosities, into a path of service that will serve to facilitate embodied connection, as well as interdisciplinary conversations about the body/mind, and our active role in its continual transformations.

That said, I believe that the Subbody program will provide the supportive atmosphere I am seeking. While in the program, I would like to become well attuned to the wealth of Subbody practices, while continuing to develop my own somatic practices and their potential to serve others. I am very interested in life-work as a movement-based artist and teacher; discovering, exploring, and facilitating practices dedicated to inviting the joyful generosity of the healthy human form.

I would like to form a collective under the auspice of an Institute of Multiple Localities, that will listen to the needs of the global system, traveling as needed, in order to create responsive offerings.I envision the Institute researching local, social and political systems in order to create embodied practices in conversation with diverse populations. I am specifically interested in working with imprisoned communities, in geographic areas with concentrated levels of autism, and areas affected by the consequences of nuclear research. I am curious and excited to discover how we can collaborate in order to creatively transform these symptomatic sites of the body/mind.

I have faith in dance and movement as a magnetic force. I believe that, as dancers in collaborative relationships with our communities, we have the ability to continually center ourselves while serving to center the whole. I trust that through the support of embodied connection, transformation can be efficiently sustained, while serving to open the gravities of a diverse system.

If it is helpful, I am glad to send video documentation of myself moving.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Megan Ransmeier



Resonance Net
USA

Resonance: Summer 2010 – Newest on Kats D and Nenkin Butoh Dan

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1. Nenkin Butoh Dan Fundraiser Sunday July 25th

2. Kamabuta Tsuitachi on Sunday August 1st

3. Shiatsu for Your Health and Wellness

1.  Nenkin Butoh Dan (粘菌舞踏団) Fundraiser Sunday July 25th, 2010

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Nenkin Butoh Dan is organizing the first fundraiser for its upcoming performance installations project Kamabuta Tsuitachi on August 1st, 2010 at The Soap Factory.  We would like to invite you to join us to celebrate this occasion.

When:  Sunday July 25th, 6:00-9:00pm

Where: Fallout Urban Art Center, 2601 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis

Tickets: $20

·         Silent Auction

·         Wine Tasting by Morgan Creek Vineyards from New Ulm, MN

·         Tasty treats by local chef, Adam Majewski

·         Subbody Butoh Performance

 

Nenkin Butoh Dan (translation: Slime Mold Butoh Collective) was established in 2010 by a group of Subbody Butoh practitioners in the Twin Cities in order to create performance arts which are based on physical movements that are absolutely free from cultural, social and stylistic constraints.  Our mission is to create movements without ego and unity through the freedom of body.

 

Check out silent auction items on Facebook event page, typing “Nenkin Butoh Dan Fundraiser.”

For more information, please contact Kats D at 612.703.7501 or KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com

 

2.  Kamabuta Tsuitachi on Sunday, August 1st

Nenkin Butoh Dan is presenting Kamabuta Tsuitachi as a part of Artery 2010 at The Soap Factory.

Kamabuta Tsuitachi is an experimental site-specific performance installation based on the Japanese Obon Festival.  “Obon” came from the Buddhist festival “Ullambana” that celebrates ancestral spirits.  “Kamabuta Tsuitachi,” the first day of the festival, is considered the day when the Gates of Hell open and the ghosts are permitted to visit the earth for the next fifteen days. The uniqueness of this project is to transpose this seemingly culturally specific idea to The Soap Factory, a galley built in an old factory in downtown Minneapolis.

Kamabuta Tsuitachi features Nenkin Butoh Dan dancers Kats D, Jan Deming, Julie Mueller, Maggie Majewski, Stacy Lee King and Susie Carlson. It also features a multi-media artist Mika Turner.

When: Sunday, August 1st at 10 pm

Where: The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55458

Tickets: FREE!

For more Information, go to www.arteryperfomance.com. 

Check out our cool promo video on Youtube and Facebook!

www.youtube.com/KatsDSubbody

www.facebook.com/KatsD

3.  Shiatsu for Your Health and Wellness

Shiatsu is a healing bodywork originated in Japan.  Shiatsu restores one’s self-healing ability by balancing one’s vital energy (Ki).

Through applying pressure to various parts of the body, the practitioner treats one’s meridian (pathways for Ki). 

Shiatsu is beneficial as a treatment for a chronic illness as well as a preventative or recreational remedy. Shiatsu enhances one’s holistic health.

*Shiatsu is practiced lying on the floor with the clothes on.  Please wear loose comfortable clothes.

Kats D Fukasawa - Shiatsu Practitioner

 

Address:  5015 14th Ave. S, Mpls, MN 55417

Phone:  612.703.7501

Email:  KatsShiatsu@gmail.com

Web:  http://sites.google.com/site/katsshiatsu/

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Thank you, 

Kats D Fukasawa

Subbody Butoh Practitioner

5015 14th Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55417

612-703-7501

KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com  

Kats D
Subbody Butoh Practitioner
 
5015 14th Avenue South, 
Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-703-7501
KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody/
Switzerland

10 July, 2010

Asuka starts a new course

Asuka send us a letter and PDF file of flyer.

For some one who are searching for some butoh and theater course,
open the attached flyer ! and feel free to forward to any interested person..
Slowly the "Resonet" is going to work. My next stage of work is to become a midwife for facilitating a world wide life resonance network..
When I was fifties, I did world tour by performance and workshop in each country arround the world. My friends who joined the world artist network "Dancing Commune"which I organized 1990' in Japan supported the tour.
For butoh performance and workshop, we need only small community in each place.
This is the biggest merit for us. Now the former students of Subbody School spreaded in various places on the planet, and are starting each activities, USA, Swiss, Spain, Turkey are going ahead. And new nomads who got world level subbodies and cobodies are born in Himalaya in each year. If we got a little more places, we can travel among each place and exchange experiments, collaboration, performance, workshops and so on.The life resonance will be spreading slowly among the world. This is the dream of a quiet world revolution through life resonance. I held it firmly and hide as a secret.for long years. I beleive that we can manage the world by only life resonance among us. It will be called "Resocracy", it will take the place instead of the biggest fake political system which is called a beautiful name of "Democracy".
It is just going to begin. We can change the world through only subtle life resonance without any other means.

Old and new dancing friends!
Join it, and accelarate it by your acctivities. Now is the very timing to be able to experience the whole process.


Asuka



ATELIER Butoh et theatre


DU 2 AU 6 AOUT 2010

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Association Balistiquecase postale 180, 1211 GE 7
Atelier adultes
Butoh et Theatre
les 2, 3, 4, 5 et 6 Aout 2010
Lieu : Chapiteau au Bois de la Grille
-terrain L’ABARC -151 rte de Vernier
(passerelle de l’autoroute cote foret)
Horaires : 10h a 14h
Finances de participation :
400chfr / 350chfr etudiants
Minimum 6 personnes -Maximum 10 personnes
contacts / reservations :

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Filipa : 077 406 02 21

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Asuka  :  tobutorri[at]yahoo.com, 076 527 14 34
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Poland
17 June, 2010  

Here is a nice soft film with spirals

When I found that fetus breathing is just as the breath of life, Monika send me a video of birth. It's fantastic synchronisity.

 Hey Lee!
My  friend  send  me  this  film  about  birth!  there  is  a  lot of
fetus dance  in  your  teaching so Ii  thought  I  will  send  it  to  you !

 http://www.birthasweknowit.com/10_minute_promo.html

 Monika

Spain


Date:
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Time:
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Barcelona-Spain

Description

Homenaje a Kasuo Onho, fallecido el día 1 de junio de 2010 a la edad de 103 años.
Invitamos a todos los bailarines y admiradores de la danza butoh a participar en este homenaje.
Haremos una caminata lenta empezando en la rambla Santa Mónica en dirección ramblas arriba, el día 20 de junio a las 18:30 con duración de 30min. Vestidos de blanco o negro integral y trayendo una flor en la mano (sea ella de plástico, tela, natural etc).
El objetivo es llegar a tener por lo menos 103 personas desfilando por la Rambla con una flor en la mano. A continuación, desde las 20:00 a las 22:00 convocamos una jam de improvisación de danza butoh en el Laboratorio Escuela (Torres i Amat nº5 junto a pza. Universitat). Contaremos con la querida presencia de la bailarina Minako Seki. Las dos convocatorias están abiertas al público en general. La jam cuenta con una aportación de 3€ para la limpieza y gastos del local.
Para mí es una gran alegría organizar este evento. La muerte es el gran debut con el cosmos que hay que celebrar.

Info. producción@barcelonaenbutoh.com
www.barcelonaenbutoh.com
Organiza: Barcelona en Butoh 2010 festival de danza teatro

Turkey
8 June, 2010  

The sky of Istanbul is crying

Ozerk Sonat Pamir

 Hi Lee;

 It's monsoon time in India and it is raining as a terribly thirsty monsoon in Istanbul. So there is a connection in the weather as well as the hearts.

 I was thinking may be the sky is crying after Kazuo Ohno's passing away. Such strong spirits of devoted hearts make the sky shed all its tears when they pass to the unmanifested side of wholeness. It is like the rain drops hopelessly try to fill the vacuum created by the non-presence of a lover.

 They won't be able to do that but our dancing presences can.

 So dear friend, i wish you a deep research process with your new students and all the best with your school-all soaked in creative colors. Me and Ainhoa will do our best in Anatolia to keep the inspiration manifested through the body and the camera.

 With love;

 özerk



Turkey
8 June, 2010  

The sky of Istanbul is crying

Ozerk Sonat Pamir

 Hi Lee;

 It's monsoon time in India and it is raining as a terribly thirsty monsoon in Istanbul. So there is a connection in the weather as well as the hearts.

 I was thinking may be the sky is crying after Kazuo Ohno's passing away. Such strong spirits of devoted hearts make the sky shed all its tears when they pass to the unmanifested side of wholeness. It is like the rain drops hopelessly try to fill the vacuum created by the non-presence of a lover.

 They won't be able to do that but our dancing presences can.

 So dear friend, i wish you a deep research process with your new students and all the best with your school-all soaked in creative colors. Me and Ainhoa will do our best in Anatolia to keep the inspiration manifested through the body and the camera.

 With love;

 özerk

USA

 Nenkin Butoh Dan (粘菌舞踏団)
Fundraiser Sunday July 25th, 2010

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Nenkin Butoh Dan is organizing the first fundraiser for its upcoming performance installations project Kamabuta Tsuitachi on August 1st, 2010 at The Soap Factory.  We would like to invite you to join us to celebrate this occasion.

Nenkin Butoh Dan (translation: Slime Mold Butoh Collective) was established in 2010 by a group of Subbody Butoh practitioners in the Twin Cities in order to create performance arts which are based on physical movements that are absolutely free from cultural, social and stylistic constraints.  Our mission is to create movements without ego and unity through the freedom of body.

Kamabuta Tsuitachi is an experimental site-specific performance installation based on the Japanese Obon Festival “Obon” came from the Buddhist festival “Ullambana” that celebrates ancestral spirits.  “Kamabuta Tsuitachi,” the first day of the festival, is considered the day when the Gates of Hell open and the ghosts are permitted to visit the earth for the next fifteen days. The uniqueness of this project is to transpose this seemingly culturally specific idea to The Soap Factory, a galley build in an old factory in downtown Minneapolis.

The theme of our fundraiser is “Food, Wine and Wellness,” and it will be held on Sunday July 25th, 2010 6:00-9:00 pm at Fallout Urban Art Center, 2601 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis The evening will include a silent auction, a Subbody Butoh performance, food by a local chef Adam Majewski and wine tasting by Morgan Creek Winery from New Ulm, Minnesota A minimum $20 contribution seals your reservation.  I hope you will support our effort. 

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, please consider a donation to help to make this performance a reality.  Please write a check to “The Soap Factory,” our fiscal sponsor.   Also if you have something to donate for the silent auction, please contact Kats D.

Sincerely,

Kats D

Project Leader

Nenkin Butoh Dan

5015 14th Avenue South,

Minneapolis, MN 55417

612.703.7501

KatsD.Subbody[at]gmail.com

My mother/ Kazuo Ohno 1981 /
4 June, 2010  

"My mother" A fetus meditation

Ohno performed "My mother" after four years from "La Argentina" as same as with Hijikata.'s choreograph and direction.
Mother is also the strongest Anima for Ohno as same as Argentina. We need to be released from the bound by Anima throuh the whole of life. It means a release from our sex bind.
Hijikata began the peice from "dream of fetus". When they stated " The Ankoku Butoh" in 1950's, a thinker called it "Meditation in the womb". It pointed an essence of butoh.
Because we are seemed that we are divided into the individual with difference of gender, age, race, power, knowledge and so on as a human, but as a life we are connected and oneness. Butoh is released from human binds and enter the realm of life.
Ohno often said " There are no man, no woman before fetus" . Then they become another sex, gender, gey, girl, angel, witch, old woman, and so on. Butoh dancers are pioneers who try to live the "n'th sex". We don't need to be bound by our biological sex.

Ohno upsereamed the womb world, he just floated as a fetus with the placenta arround his skin. The stray was a completely inoccent which only his seventy five years old body could do it.
Hijikata gave a choreography that dance with a small table which is the symbol of mother. Ohno play with the table, carry it, ride on it, become one with it.
And during the peice slowly Ohno transformed into his mother, or his mother possessed his body. There is no subject, and no object in the resonance. The fenomena of possession is also the life resonance. He became the possessed body in this peice.
Argentina and mother, he acomplished the biggest life themes through the life long and died. We borrow the human body as a temporary costume for hundred years and return it to life. he return the borrowed costume with his deep creation to life. It is the very perfect life.


La Argentina and My mother/ Kazuo Ohno
3 June, 2010

"La Argentina"/ Kazuo Ohno & Tatsumi Hijikata

" La Argentina" and "My mother" are the Ohno kazuo's masterpieces. Both of them were choreographed and derected by Tatsumi Hijikata。
These pieces are the real collaborations by both soul and spirit through over thirty years deep interaction.

When Hijikata have seen Ohno's first recital at Tokyo 1949, Hijikata was surprized at, "It's a deadly poison dance!"
When Ohno came back from New Guinea front after the second world war, many soldier died on the ship. Their bodies were thrown and sunk down in the sea with a foghorn. He decided to dance them to create a jellyfish dance for them.
Hijikata had encountered Ohno's necessary dance, it was an inevitable meeting of them. Ohno was 43 years old, Hijikata was 21 years old.
After then they organized "the Ankoku Butoh-ha", and started for over thirty years collaboration.
1977, Ahno asked Hijikata to choreograph and direct for "The La Argentina".
Hijikata quoted his choreographed piece "Deviene" for Ohno at 1960 for the beginning of the new peice.
"Mr.Ohno, Please become the male prostitute of Jan June", Hijikata said.
"Yes, i will" Ohno answered.
"The part is the best of Ohno kazuo" Ohno Yoshito, his son said about the part.
Also Hijikata knew well it was the best of Ohno. he used it at the beginning.
Ohno stated at the sitting position in the audience seat, and rised up the stage with the music of Toccata and fuga by Bach.
La Argentina has two part, and the first part was devided into four stages.
They are "1. Deviene", "2. A girl", "3. Daily bread", "4. Marrige of the heaven and the earth".
This is one of the best Jo-Ha-Kyu by Hijikata, which so many Jo-ha-Kyu magics are Hidden.




Kazuo Ohno,
May sleep peacefully!



It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Kazuo Ohno on June 1, 2010.

-- Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio

Dedicated to Kazuo Ohno

2 June, 2010

Kazuo Ohno as a Living Weakened Body


Kazuo Ohno has transformed to weakened body as his whole being with taking a hundred years.

What is the miracle of Kazuo Ohno?

When I was young, I was so deeply crazy about Tatsumi Hijikata's weakened body that I could not understand Kazuo Ohno's butoh.
Honestly saying, I did not like his dance.
I have seen his performance so many times, it seemed as the same as always.
He appears on the stage, and arises his right arm, he sees that his soul floating in thespace. His hand, arm and body slowly starts to follow the flying soul in another space.
Now I can feel that is great.
But at the young age, because I was so deeply possessed by Hijikata's weakend body, I could not satisfy with Kazuo Ohno's butoh.
It seemed his habit to begin a performance.

But at that ages he put a secret poizon in his performance.

When he becomes over nineties yeas old, a miracle happened.
I saw a performance at Torii Hall in Osaka, Japan, at 1990's.
He was arround ninety years old.

He appeared on the stage as usual, and started to arise his right arm.
I murmured, 'Ummm also today he is doing the same pattern---'
At the moment suddenly his arm fell down and his body changed into so strange shape which I had never seen.
It was so surprising moment.
I felt that he must did so hard traning for this moment.
After for long years he showed stereotyped movement, and at ninety years old he turned the table.

His performance at that day was miraculous.
His body seemed almost unable to move, his mind could not controll what he did.
He mistaked exit from stage between a stage to next stage, and showed his body as a lost way body.
There were no usual his patterns like as the soul goes ahead and the body follows it, but both of his soul and body seemed to belong in another dimension like a near death world.
I shouted in my mind, 'This is the living weakend body!'
He finally succeeded to transform into weakend body.
It was not the same way as Tatsumi Hijikata. Kazuo Ohno invented compretly different way to be a weakened body.
It was the same way of Japanese traditional to transform into living Budda directly.

When he finished all performance, he standed at the exit to meet audience. I hugged his weakend body firmly. His body was so tiny and fragile, it was already almost a spirit.
I carryed his qualia to Himalaya. He continues dancing to encourage me in the darkness of body.


Santiago Sempere Old Tree 1995
15 May, 2010

May sleep peacefully, Santiago!

Suddenly I was noticed my intimate friend Santiago's death.
A French person visited me for applying the short course today.
After short talking, I asked him," I have an intimate friend in Paris, his name is Santiago Sempere. Do you know him?" He asked me, "Santiago Sempere?!. He was my choreographer!"
I surprised at. And He told me "he was died several years ago by HIV."
"Eh? Five years ago we have just talked by email. I told him to visit Himalaya on my house. He asked me, "Yes, I will, but now is not the time. "
Suddenly I understand his tone of mail. The reason why he did not reply soon was that he was already ill.

I met him in the winter of 1994. That year I started to become a butoh dancer.
I asked Santiago at a party rudely, "What is your concept of your contemporary dance?"
He showed me a empty bottole of wine, and said "To become trasparency!"
I suddenly resonated wit him deeply. We started long deep relationship after the moment. he stayed in my house and gave worlshops every year for us. I learned so much thing about what is dance, what is beauty in dance. And he left me the deep question, what is the transparency for life?
I continue to research in what is transparency for dance, for butoh, and for life.
Today I understand his word after sixteen years, He told me that we don't need any concept in dance at all. We just need to be transparent through dance.
I needed for sixteen years to stop my consciousness, and feel the transparent resonance of life. I wanted to talk with Santiago about this the most, but he was gone ahead, though he was several years younger than me.

Wait a moment Santiago! I will be there soon, and let's dance transparently together!



Resonance Net
Switzerland
Asuka



Butoh & public intervention in Genève

part 1 - training, sharing exercises

           When : wednesdays from 16:00 to 18:00
           Where : salle associative, Lissignol

part2 - BIU (Brigade d'Intervention Urbaine),
interventions in public spaces

          When : wednesdays from 18h30 
          Where : meet at rue de Lissignol, salle associative

asuka  :  tobutorri[at]yahoo.com, 076 527 14 34
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Austria

Kiki

Die traumtänzerin im film





You can look at her, but you can´t see her.
she has warm cloth, but is freezing.
she stands still, but there is a volcano inside.
on the long way home, she forgott what it means to see, to go, to live. a shadow of live is passing by
. no existence, no destination, no time, now space. you think it´s reality, but it´s just a dream.


Contact: Kiki <l.erika[at]gmx.at

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Argentine

Gorka


Gorka made a new instrument


Vibrational bed massage, I think you wolud like one in  the school , maybe in the future I will build one for you and everyone who goes there. Check link-


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM1quVj4S98



Contact: <gorky ferrero <sopadealmendras[at]yahoo.es>
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Austria

Kiki


Kiki edited a short film, "1+1=28"

Kiki from Austria edited a video. It is a kind of documentary film of making butoh piece by Gessuri and Kiki at Subody butoh school, 2008.


Two people, each from the other side of the world, meet in india. Well, many people meet in india thats not somethig special. But Baba and Didi are connected with the number 14. The number what everything has in it, He from the sun, she from the water. And Gustav the monkey was alsways on there side. They had many adventures and funny situationes....and even very hard moments...so just enjoy. 14 will be with you!!!!


Contact: Kiki <http://www.facebook.com/erikiki.kokoro>


Israel

Nava told a special subbody experience
in her childbirth.


Nava from Israel send us a mail to write about her pregnant and childbirth experience.
She experienced so pure oneness feeling which we cannnot experience normally.
Let's try to resonate with her experience!
It is so tasty.
Congraturation! Nava and Asaf!



hello friends'
this is nava writing to you.
(butoh course- summer 2008)
i want to share with you my deepest butoh experience.
coming back to israel after the course in india, i didn't manage to practice butoh dance regularily. my deepest urge was to be in relashionship and create a family.
in november 2008, i met Rani, we got married, and 2 months ago i had the birth of my son Assaf.
I want to tell you about the birth experience.
Assaf was in breech position (bottom down), and I decided I want to have my labour done at home.
the contractions started in the evening. after quite short time they became painfull, and then more and more.
my body found the thing he knew inside and was the best thing for him- dance my subbody dance. this painfull feeling didn't leave any choice. i felt the oneness totally. i became many different animals, old man , baby , fetus, i was moving my subbody like I never before, fully. there was no place for ego with this pain.
many different strange voices came out of my mouth.
luckily i was at home, so i felt comfortable to be my subbody.

thank to this, i believe, the labour developed in good rythm so it took only 6 hours for Assaf to be out. also it was very helpfull because with breech position you don't want to take risks so it had to be "good pace" so not to go to hospital to c-section.
I am very thankfull to what i learned in the butoh school. i wouldn't imagine than when that inside knowledge would be so usefull.
Lee- thank you!
(i hope this is lee's pdated mail...)
Assaf is very sweet and we are both feeling well.
sending all of you my love,
Nava.

Contact: Nava <shlukilu[at]gmail.com>

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Spain

Sara will perform on 14 March

Sara informs us to perform on 14th March in Spain.



Date:
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Time:
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:
Circo Paniko
Cabaret de Danza Butoh en la carpa de Circo Paniko.
dia 14 de Marzo a las 20:00 h.

Guap@s!!!
os adjunto el cartel del "tributoh cabaret" que se va hacer el domingo 14 de
mayo  en la carpa de circo panico, donde abran varios solos de danza
experimental, entre ellos el mio.quien este interesado bienvenido...os mando
abrazos fuertes.
Sara


Contact: Sara Pons <retopagiga[at]hotmail.com>

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Resonace work in Spain
Sara, Ricardo, Katherine, Xavi, Gorka, and Asuka



Now, six old students are working together in Barcelona.

Yesterday, Asuka from Switzerland joined in Sara and Ricardo's workshop in Barcelona. Now it's like a cobody family!

Dear Lee, 
I have arrived in Barcelona, and am living with Gorka and Katherine.
Days are full and we continue working happy together. 
Today I had a workshop with Sara and Ricardo, it is so nice to get with familly again.
I haven't started the reso-net web site yet.. thank you for the patience of all.
I get on with it as soon as possible, promice.
This week or next one.
Thank you for all your advice.
Much love,

Asuka



If you like to contact them,

Sara Pons:
retopagiga[at]hotmail.com
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Himalaya Resonance Diary
26 January, 2010

The monsoon is going to be broken--A report from Himalaya


Snowless winter Himalaya. A strange cloud like as a signal fire to tell an emergency has comeup.


The faces of Himalayan people are gloomy. They look up Himalaya mountain without snow, and breathe a sigh.
The black mountain in the winter is telling us, an emergent misfortune will happen.
The monsoon of last year had so few rain, and also in this winter it's no snow.
Dharamsala was the second most rainfall zone in India. There is an eternal snow behind Himalaya, the snow supply water to the Ganges River during dry season. But if no snow in the winter, the eternal snow must be shrunk.
The restrictions on water supply has started this week in Dharamsala. Only thrity minutes a day we can get a bit of water.
People afraid that in the dry season, we cannot get water supply at all. It's not only here, all nothern Indian area won't get water. iThe agriculture of India must be heavily damaged. The price of rice must jump extremely. A lot of poor people must starve. How many people have to die?
The black Himalaya in the Winter is telling people that an unavoidable dreadfull condition is getting closer. That's why people's faces become groomy.

The mosoon has broken.
Monsoon is the main blood pipes for the earth. What is happening about the main circulation of water on the earth?

The truth of the destruction of monsoon




Fig 1 The previous monsoon circulation

The above (fig 1) is the previous condition when the circulation of Atrantic Ocean conveyor was active and caused monsoon.
A researcher of Climinate change; Richard B Alley explained as the following (Sientific American, November 2004);

"As global warming continues to heat up the planet, many scientists fear that large pulses of freshwater melting off the Greenland ice sheet and other frozen nothern landmasses could obstruct so-called Nothern Atlantic conveyor."


"CONVEYER ON
Salty ocean currents (red) flowing northward from the tropics warm prevailing winds (large arrow) as they blow eastward toward Europe.
The heat-bearing currents, which are dense, become even dense as they lose heat to the atmosphere. Eventually the cold salty water becomes dense enough to sink near Greenland. It then migrates southward along the seafloor (blue), leaving a void that draws more warm water from the south to take its place. "

Resulting Climate
"When the North Atlantic conveyor is active, temperate conditions with relatively warm winters enable rich agricultural production in much of Europe and North America. Seasonal monsoons fuel growing seasons in broad swaths of Amarica and the Far East. Central Asia is wet, and Antarctica and the South Atlantic are tupically cold."


fig 2 The disructoion of the monsoon  

Conveyor OFF

Fig 2 is the present conditon when the conveyor stopped. No more warm wet air goes up from Atlantic ocean. The jet stream carrys only cold dry air. When the dry air meets Himalayan mountain no rain falls. Far from it! It accerates the desertification. Imagine that the monsson zone on the following map(red) becomes dry! No rice, no vegitable grows, tropical rain forest disappers.These area has so huge population depending on the monsoon water through the long human history. The huge population cannot survive there.

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What can we do to stop the crisis of planet

It's simple. Only one thing we need. Just activate your global resonance as a life. Feel the misfortune of others as your misfortune. Feel the earth as yourself. Just feel it. Don't beleive TV and newspaper. Never entrust it to the politician and industrialist. Just open the resonance as a life. That's OK. All of us have the deep resonativity as a life. When just we are bound by modern selfish EGO, we cannot notice it. But we can recover it as a life. This global crisis is the big chance to remember it, because otherwise the ecosystem of our planet are destroyed. Slowly everybody is going to notice it. When the resonance as a life spreads fully on the planet, the world must change naturally by the resocracy like as all lives can do well through the resonance. No loud voice is needed, no violence is necessary. Just become a life. Just feel the resonance deeply. Talk with your firiends with subtle voice, "How can we do to stop it? How can we re-create the world?" We can invent a novel way to live together with resonance. It is old and new way as a life. It will be called as "The Resocracy", instead of the fake political system of the democracy.



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25 January, 2010

International Butoh Festival in Ibiza, Spain

Rocio who will be a student 2011 informed us about her project in Spain.

Dear Lee!
  
I send you the Callendar of this year
  
International Butoh Festival
HArU Proyect: Dance and Media
 
10th to 14th May 2010 Ibiza, Spain

View PDF file of the Festival
 
At the Congress Palace www.ibizacongress.com
  
Also you can see HArU Performance in wabiza.webs.com
 
Best  regards and blessings,
 
 Rocío

Some old students of subbody school will join in this festival.
If you feel interst in the festival, please contact Rocio.

Rocio: rociowabiza[at]gmail.com
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25 January, 2010

Sara's training is full, but will open new one in Granada, Spain

Sara informed us about her and Ricardo class in Barcelona. It is 13 members and full right now. Katherine, Xavi join in it. And they will open two weeks workshops in Granada soon. Please wait for the news.

Hello Dear lee

We do a training with diferente people, the training is clown and movement, of course with butoh and we do free pay. It is just now full. We are 13 members for the momnet. See what's happen.
Lee, but we are going to do two courses, one for a cia of dance and  another more open for people.  We are going to Granada  aboit for 2 weeks.
I will send the information soon.

Big kiss and strong hug.


Sara


If you like to join in them, contact Sara.

Sara Pons:
retopagiga[at]hotmail.com
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21 January, 2010

Pit open butoh training in Switzerland

Pit inform us about "Open butoh training" and a performance in Swizerland.

Also he will join in the School in the second term 2010.
Welcome! It will be the fourth time for him.

Pit

Dear lee

Here things slowly start up and I will share subbody method in a weekly open training...

Open Butoh Training in Basel, Switzerland
Starting: 13:00-16:00

place: Werkraum Warteck PP, Burgweg 7-15, 4058 Basel.

End of month I will performe on a three day 5 rhythem workshop - doing a solo and out of this starting a group resonace experiment:-)

and it look like that Pia and me soon work on a duette...

so its time to research again...

hope your well
in deep resonance
Pit


If you like to join in Pit's open butoh training or performance, contact with Pit

Pit.Meyer: godsend[at]gmx.ch
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20 January, 2010

Xavi will perform with Gorka on Saturday 23 January

Xavi inform us his recent activities. It seems just like as Nomad and Rhizome. Students continue resonating at various place to place with connecting and separating flexibly beyond the borders on the planet. The streams start moving actually. It's the biggest pleasure!


Xavi Gorka

This Saturday (if the weather is good) we will make a 20 min. performance in a street cabaret with Gorka. He will play sounds with his last new invented instruments. And I'm continuing practicing with my last creation choreography. This morning we've been in a park, and the resonance is different depending on the place or space. Trying to live an space to listen and improvise as same as in the school. Now the main point is to calm down, not thinking not judgement and only soul. I can define some moments which I'm not ready. Normally the first time that I dance in the morning, I'm not connected at all, but the second time it's more easy. Even if I work with my body, I have also to work with my mind. In this case, my mind is infected by social life arguments, critics in art.


Ricardo, Sara and Katherine

Also I'm training with Ricardo Sara, Katherine and more people every Tuesday and Thursday at Barcelona. Two hours of body butoh physical technique training and two more hours of improvisation and creation in clown.


Asuka, Chara and katalina

I'm waiting for Asuka's response about the workshop that we'll do in Geneve normally at the end of February. I already made the flyer and the contents. After Geneve I would like to start my nomad life. I will visit Chiara in Italy and dance with she and make some workshops that she has to tell me where. Also we have to speak about the Himalayan butoh festival.
Just projecting on dancing and sharing, I hope this will be the guide for my travels in a nomad life. Also I contact with Catalina in Paris, she wants me to dance there for the "French people" and I also would like to become a student for one week in Atsushi's workshop in May near Paris.
So, for the moment this are my future plans, but let's see...
When I will have the concrete information about the workshop with Asuka, the pictures from the performance with Gorka and other kind of information, I will send you.
Anyway let's continue in resonance. Everywhere everymoment is possible!

Xavi


If you like to join in their practice or any other activities, contact with Xavi

Xavi: morenotex[at]gmail.com
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18 January, 2010

Pia will perform a short improvisation on 31 January

Pia

Pia will perform a short improvisation at an open space for butoh in Swizerland on 31th of January.
She said it is a small thing, but butoh is a momentary resonance.
No mtter how long or how many audiences, if only a life and another life resonates together, it's great resonance.
Also the other student, please let us know about any tiny activities, because in the resonance world, there is no size, no scale, no time.

Also she said she met a person who will join in subbody school 2011 at
a 10 day intensive workshop with Atsushi Takenouchi in Paris. The resonant encounters are happening at various place on the planet. It's our pleasure!

Im Rahmen des open butoh space zeige ich eine kleine Imrovisation - Du bist herzlich eingeladen!

Herzlich

Pia Fischer

piafischer[at]gmx.ch
contact[at]yoga-niketan.ch
www.yoga-niketan.ch

Bollstrasse 15
4577 Hessigkofen
Switzerland


Dear Lee,

This open space is a possibility for butoh people, to perform in an informal way. It takes place in the studio of my swiss butoh teacher. We can show what we are working on. I just came back from a 10 day intensiv workshop with Atsushi Takenouchi. It was absolutely great.
So on the 30th of january I will perform an improvisation - but every person only has 15 minutes, so it is a small thing!
I invited Pit, but he can not come. But we will meet soon and talk together.
In the workshop with Atsushi was a man called Lincoln who said, that he applied for subbody school in 2011. So I told him a little bit about the school. You will like him!

I hope, everything is ok with you. 

Big hug

Pia
12 Junuary, 2010

Anu will have a event 30th January in London.

A Full Moon Community Dance Ritual

'Dying in Ecstasy'

Saturday 30th January 2010

1pm-6.30pm

(please arrive at 12.45pm / no entry after 1.30pm)

Unitarian Church, 277a Upper Street,

London

N1

Entry Fee: £10 + bring some

workshop materials to share (see below)

The full moon is a very powerful time for gathering together and celebrating

creatively. So lets get as many dancers, drummers and musicians

into this great big space and journey through the ecstatic rhythms of dying

together! We will use various Shamanic/Therapeutic tools in order to

facillitate a collective movement towards Metaphorical Death.

The dance ritual

will include Altar building, Mask making, painting/drawing, guided visualisation, ecstatic dance & drumming! We believe that Live Music/Drumming performed within the Dance Movement Healing context is the way forward!

We will be moving with the elements & letting go of

those aspects of ourselves which are no longer serving us.

TIME TO LET GO OF THE PAST

This is a not for profit community event & so in order to cover the space cost

we are asking for £10 each + we're asking everyone to bring some

materials to work with. This event will be AMAZING if we all

come together and do our bit! So PLEASE pass this information

to your email list, post a message on your Facebook Page & join

our Facebook Group & invite all your friends! Also if anyone

wants to join us and help out, the best way to help is

get this information out as far and wide as possible!

We are also asking that anyone joining us brings some stuff

to share. We need extra materials for the mask making such as

glitter, coloured papers, decorative stuff, glues. For the Altar building

we need some material for decorating the blocks, candles, incense, SAGE,

sacred objects, natural things, salt, fairy lights, anything else

you can think of. We also need art materials, paints & brushes! Bring as much

as you can! Also if anyone has any fairy lights then please bring them along and we

can brighten up the space!

Any Drummers & Musicians who want to come along

Please Contact Our Sound Facillitator Carla on

viegas_carla@yahoo.co.uk

& leave your names

Anyone else who wants to join us for the event please

Contact Anu on anumovingsoul@live.com

www.anumovingsoul.blogspot.com

The ritual will be facillitated by Anu Azrael & Cathy Broome

The drummers & Musicians are being organized and facillitated by Carla Viegas

 

Hello Everyone, Friends Old & New!  I am heading out to India ONEWAY ticket to study butoh dance and who knows what else for a few years, I am leaving on 31st January, I will be running an Ecstatic Dance event with some friends in North London on 30th, would be lovely to see you all there!! Its a day thing 1-6.30pm! £10 each! Cheap & Deep! ;)

Love Anu

 

PLEASE PASS THIS INFO ON TO YOUR FRIENDS!

Calling all Dancers, Drummers & Musicians!

Time to Mobilise!

JOIN US

 


12 Junuary, 2010

Synchronicity!

Anu send me another mail about synchronicity.

"
 Hi Lee, I resonate with what you wrote on website about meetings.  Synchronicity becomes stronger (or maybe our awareness becomes clearer) when we are moving like nomads.  I walked across europe to Santiago De Compostella a few years ago on Pilgrimage & some of the synchronistic happenings and meetings that I experienced were almost UNBELIEVABLE.  I feel very acknowledged by the Universe by this 'amazing meeting opportunity', it shows me that I am resonating at fertile frequencies & that I am moving in a good direction for growth.  To be honest when I found out that the dates I was in Istanbul were perfect to do Ozerk workshop I was not suprised!  I could not have planned it better than this!!! I laughed very loud indeed! The universe is a wonderful place! :)
I appreciate these things deeply :)

I look forward to our journey together into the darkness of body :)

Love Anu

www.anumovingsoul.com (under construction)"

Synchronicity is a numinous happening which C.G.Jung reseached during his whole later life.
What is the synchronicity?
I also investigated in it for long years.
Now I solve the secret as a resonace of qualia slowly.
Qualia are everything which our life feels. Qualia are resonating with every qualia so frequantly in a short moment with urtra frequant rhythm with string's resonance speed. Qualia are made of resonace pattern by the Strings. Strings are resonating with ultra high speed in the hidden tiny eleven dimensions. Synchronicity is just nomal thing in this world, because all strings in the Universe are resonating together. Though we cannot notice it, because it is fenomena in the hidden dimensions. Only a rare moment, we may notice it, then we recognize it as the synchronicity.

--This is only a hypothesis still in progress of the resonance theory, as the String theory is just hypothesis in physics, too. Nobody need to believe it. Just we can enjoy extreme diversitive adventures of imagination about the secret of life. Butoh is an infinite reseach in the hidden logic of non-dual and multi dimensional realm of life with using whole body. It is full of wonder, amazing and unbelievable numinosum.
Let's enjoy the ultra diversitive researches in it together in Himalaya!



11 Junuary, 2010

Let's increase amazing meetings!

A new student of 2010 send me a mail.

"
Lee! 
Just checked your website..
The amazing thing is I am coming to India VIA Istanbul and will be in Istanbul 9-15 february so I will be able to attend workshop of Ozerk! 
:) A good introduction to Subbody!!!?
 
Love Anu
 
www.anumovingsoul.com (under construction)"

It is the first accidental meeting after we start "Resonance Net"
.

When we are on the move like the nomads on the planet, these amazing meeting will increase more and more.
Micah from USA who was a participant of open workshop of last autumn by students, attrnded CHiara and Xavi's workshop at the Ganga river, India.
Martin from Germany who was a participant of another workshop of last autumn by students, joined in Kasuka's workshop in Thailand.
Xavi from Catalonia is going to have a co-workshop with Asuka in Switzerland.
A applicant from Switzerland for subbody school 2012 will be able to participate in the workshops which are planing by Asuka or Pit at the local place.
A participant of Chiara's workshop in India applyed for the intensive summer workshop at Himalaya.
( This year we are planning to have intnesive workshops in the summer and autumn. Wait for a while for details. It will be informed on this site soon.)

Anyway the chances of flexible meetings has started.
The life resonance field is going to spread in the world slowly.
They are moving like the nomads beyond the borders, and connecting, separeting flexibly like as the rhizome.
When rhizome increase energy, they transform to a plateaux.
There is no begining, no end, just amplify the chance of amazing meetings on the planet.
It becomes a stream which invades both side of bank, and will increase the speed at the center part
.
It's the Mille Plateaux, worlwide resonance feilds.
What a pleasant thing, isn't it?



8 Junuary, 2010

Ozerk's workshop and Class in Istanbul

Ozerk

Many ex-students responded us to the appear of "Resonance Network"
Asuka and Pit in Switzerland volunteer to make and manege for new website of "Resonance net".
Ozerk informed us his new workshop in Istanbul and weekly class.
It's so pleasant that students are growing up as a midwife of resonance.
Also, please send us informations of your activities.
Untill the new site will open, we upload informations of resonance network on this site.
Let's fill up the world with life resonance.

Breath Body Workshop with Ozerk Sonat Pamir

In this three day workshop our main focus will be breath awareness-movement- voice relationship. We begin with following the natural flow of breathing. Without manipulating the breath we just become aware of our body's current condition. Breath strongly connects us to the moment; we follow the emotions and sensations (qualia) brought out by this connection and slowly we let them express themselves through movement and voice.
In this workshop our aim is not constantly producing movements and sounds;
by shifting our body-mind from acting mode to listening mode, we research the movements and the voices that our body and mind needs. As the workshop proceeds we direct this research in to joints and muscles which we seldomly become aware in our daily lives.
Through out our work we will try to locate the 'dark points' in our bodies and minds where our awareness can not reach at all. Which points in my body and mind are totally out of my control? How can I use my body and voice to awaken these points?
In the final day we will work on transferring our research to performance through free improvisations.

This workshop is open to everyone who are interested in working on breath-movement- voice relationship.

Place: CATI Studio

Date: 12 February Friday- 19:00-22:00

13 February Saturday- 10:00-16:00

14 February Sunday- 10:00-16:00

Fee: Cati Members- 40TL

Other attendants- 80TL

* There is no daily attendance to the workshop. The attendants have to join all three days.

* Each day we will start on time. We will pull off the bell before we start, so we cannot accept latecomers.

*This is not a yoga or breath exercise workshop.

For further questions you can write to ozerkpamir[at]yahoo. com
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Weekly class at Istanbul

The regular classes with Ozerk Sonat Pamir are continuing.
at CATI Studio
every saturday between 10:00-13:00.


5 Junuary, 2010

Kaska continues workshops in Chaing Mai, Thailand

Kaska's workshop in the river
Kaska and Martin

Last year, students have experienced how to open workshops at various place in the nature.
Now students experiment in it by themselves.
Kaska send me a flyer of workshop in Chaing Mai, Thailand for tommorow.
She said she found a good place by a water fall.
Unfotunately I could not open the flyer becuase now I have only narrowband connection.
But anyway it's pleasant to know students are suviving as a rhizome with giving workshops and performances.
she continues workshops with Martin who was a participant of November workshop by Students.

Dear Lee,
I send you a flyer about tomorrow experiment in Chang Mai. Me and Martin gona to do together.
I am looking forword how I will be resonate in this deferent envoronment and respond with audience for this moments.
with love,
k



3 Junuary, 2010

How to deepen your research? -A letter for old students


Do you continue listening in the darkness of body?
I hope you to become subbody mode at least every morning thorugh swaying meditation or some other conditioning. I beleive it grow up you to deepen awareness about life.
And hopely you should share your awareness with others.
Please try to have your own workshop or class with whatever tiny group is OK.

This letter is to help your daily reseach for deepening.
Subbody method is continue to deepening year by year from tha past which you have learned. You need to deepen it by your own investigations.

What is deepening?

I will give you some important derections.

1. Research the subtler qualia





1 Junuary, 2010

Let's re-create the world with the "Resocracy"

When I gathered pictures of old students and dancing freinds who I met these years, for making a photo album above, suddenly I noticed an important thing.

We are resonating.
Neither I resonate you, nor you resonate me.
Resonance has no subject, no object.
Just we are resonating from both side spontaneously.
This is the principle of resonace.
And I want to tell you the real voice from the deepest of my life, before I die.
It is "Let's re-create the world by the "Resocracy"
To re-create the human relationship of the world by the principle of resonace is the "Resocracy".

It seemed similar to the democracy.
But, the democracy is the deepest fake in the modern world.
The idea of democracy is beautifull, but the reality of demcracy is oposite.
Only people whi has a strng power of money, strong power of knowledge can controll the system of demcracy.
It is so simple trick, but nobody complain against the trick of the democracy.
We have to listen in the real voice of our life, "Do you want to follow such a tricky fake of democracy?" Please ask your life this question.
Please listen in the real respose of your life.
It's takes time. I needed for sixty years to catch the real voice of my life.
But, now I can say the following;
Everybody is conceived by such a fake ideology.
Throw away such a trick.
I could not listen to the true voice of my life untill today.
Now I can catch it,

"Let's change the world with resonance. "

We need just resonace among all lives.
We need just listening to the other's life deeply.
This is the true voice of my life which I could catch finally, after sixty years life.
( Allow me to spread my dreamy words, only on the first day of the year.)



1 January, 2010

A worldwide network of life resonance


Dear old students and dancing friends


A Happy New Year!

Are you still listening in your life which is resonating with everything?

A worldwide network of Life Resonance is swaying to come up by connecting all student's activities; workshops, classes, performances, collaborations, experiments, jams, and so on, this year.

The first Himalaya Butoh Festival is also preparing in this Autumn, 2010 by students.

Many students are transforming into life resonance rhizome and spreading their own place or moving around the world. beyond the borders with giving workshops and performances, as the following.
It's so pleasasnt developement, isn't it?


 
Chiara (Italy- India, Thailand), Xavi (Spain- India- Switzerland), Micah (USA- India)


Asuka & Xavi ( Switzerland- Spain)


Kaska ( Poland- Thailand )


Kats( USA)


Ozerk (Turkey)


Sara, Ricardo (Spain)


Kiki (Austria)

Let's connect our activities together!

Subbody School Himalaya 2010, and 2011 has been already full members.
I hope that your workshops and classes accept the participants who want to learn subbody method, but are not able to join in Subbody School Himalaya.
Please send your workshop informations with details.
We can resonante deeper than before.

We call it simply,
"Resonance Network"

It has no fixed rule, no fixed members.
Everything is resonating. That's all.
You can name your workshop as your own favorite name.
No need to be bound by subbody method which you learned from Lee.
When you meet a good method or technique, you can mix, digest and invent into your own integration.

Originally, subbbody method is not depend on only Hijikata Butoh method,
I learned various things; Butoh, Tao, Yoga, Zen, Buddhism, Noh,
Freud, Jung, Mindell, Gendlin, Rossi,
Michel Foucault, Deleuze=Gaattari,
Traditional dance, Modern dance, Contemporary dance, Contact improvisastion,
Animism, Shamanism and mainly from all lives of so-called lower creatures like as ameba, bacteria, slime, jellyfish, starfish, octopus, fish, snake, lizard, bird, animal, tree, grass, and so on.
I mixed them, digested them, and integrated all of them into a subbody-cobody method.
It is still growing, learning, and changing everyday.
Also you have to continue to reseach, deepen, and invent to keep your method alive. Otherwise it dies.
Let's fill the world with subtle and tasty life resonance.

Please inform us the details (timing, place, fee, and so on) of your activities; workshop, class( daily, weekly, monthly), performance, improvisation, collaboration, jam, and any other your own novel experiments.
We have to invent more ixperimental activities for facilitating life resonance. Let's enjoy it, and share it.

P.S.
Right now, me and Bublu will upload your workshop informations on the Subbody Butoh School site temporarily. But in a year, we need a volunteer to take care of a new website for the resonance network. Because, here Himalaya is poor condition of internet connection. For many months, the internet connection is disconnected by accident.
If you can be the volunteer, inform me soon.



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1 Junuary, 2010


Chiara still opening Workshops around Ganga

Chiara send me a mail and workshop photos, Chiara, Xavi, and Micah gave one week workshops, and she is still planing to continue wlorkshops around Ganga river, India. I am glad that students become strong rhizome which can do various activities with connecting and separating flexibly beyond the borders.






Dear Lee,
So precious your school.
Now that I'm alone I can realize how much I worked on my deep darkness, and even if it's not always so easy.
I want to keep dancing and sharing this great world!!!
Thank you and we'll see soon for the first edition of the Himalaya butoh festival....I hope!

At the moment I'm still in India, in Rishikesh where after the workshop with Xavi and Micah,
I did one week of daily classes on the Gangas beach. but it wasn't so a good idea, people coming and going, it was too difficult to manage to go deep but still a good experience for them.
Now I'm planning to do other two workshop here and waiting for some good response from Europe may be go to Thailand and try to perform there.
I'll write to the butoh festival group and let's see.
But looking the pictures on the website I feel such a nostalghia for the last month, the most tasted for me and I have to say thank you again.
Many people coming to my class asked me about the short term workshop in July, so I thought that we can organize a very interesting month for those that cannot join for long time!
we keep in touch!
Bye!
Chiara


If you like to join in Chiara;s workshop, contact : facebook.com chiara de bona

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