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Greece
Angeliki



Angeliki & group established Dance Center in Syros

Congratuation!
Let's visit there and develope it to a worldwide Plateaux of subbody-cobody.





Telephone :     
22810–80690, 6944–771449        
         
Spain-Holland
 
Aida & Natasja



Gipsy Pirates

Aida and Natasja performed at Ibiza, Spain


Where: Club Diario de Ibiza
When: December, 2012


India
 
 photo credit shivani kohliin
Agu Tara



Agu performed "Realms of darkness....the man and the woman"
with Ankur Pandey in Delhi,
and...


Dear Lee,

Today was our performance at the wild wild fest. It was very interesting and deep too! 

last week there was a gang rape of a 23 year old girl in delhi. it was very brutal and shocking. maybe, you read about it. my life was very deeply attacked by this qualia. i tried to dance the girl today. it was very deep...but i feel  i could reach more deep...i could not feel her completely. there is still a lot of darkness hidden. i wore a saree! bangles and some gas balloons (on one wrist). i was also resonating with gio's forbidden girl in the plastic sheet!

I had been midwifing ankur for the last one week. he is growing very quickly!  His dream body is very alive. we finally danced together using zu ji cho technique...and flower secret ...mystery.  the performance, however, stretched a little, we were unable to coordinate the right tame'.  however,..it was very interesting that even after i left the stage..ankur continued to dance! his subbody did not want to stop...finally i had to re enter  and bring him out, so that other shows could proceed! 

I will start  midwiving again, soon.  the number of students may increase! there are so many learnings...in midwiving...... a continual process of opening opening ...opening..the heart..accepting everything.

thank you lee! 

maybe i get pictures of the performance..then i will send you some. 
 
my life, still searching for the girl..somewhere...i felt her voice in my head...she was sitting in my face.
my life is resonating and dissonating.

hope all is well!

lots of love to you!



Greece
Angeliki



Angeliki and group open an Art Center in Syros

Congraturation!

 

A Dance Center for people on the island, in the rest of the country and other countries is the vision that after nine years of intensive work with dedication to the art of dance, choreographer and dance teacher Angeliki Sigourou and the members of Akropoditi Dance Theatre have managed to implement.

The Dance Centre consists of two connected buildings, located in Syros, Iroon Polytechniou 84. It will operate from January 2013 as a Studio for dance lessons and as a Workshop Center for Art projects and events.

The primary goal of the Studio is the creation of an enabling environment that will establish a more intimate and closer contact of the inhabitants of the island with the concept of classical and contemporary dance, and, more profoundly, with Greek and international classical and contemporary dance systems.

The main objectives of the Workshop, Artistic Actions and Events Centre, is the cultural development and promotion of the island, hosting and organizing artistic and educational programs and providing artistic residency to creators from around the world. The space will be open to partnerships with local organizations, residents and artists of the island, as well as the rest of the country and other countries, inviting people of all ages to participate in its activities.

Apart from actions associated with dance, the Center will provide housing to every other form of art, expression and creation. Preconditions of all activities will be to support the cultivation of mind and body, free creation, individual and group initiative through any action that contributes to the fulfillment and the development of the perceptual and expressive potential of the individual or group.

 

 

 

From January 2013,

 At the Dance Centre, Expression and Creation in Contemporary Arts:

 

Weekly courses

 

-        Classical Ballet [children, teenagers, adults]

-        Contemporary Dance and Improvisation [children, teenagers, adults]

-        Movement, Strengthening and Stretching [adults]

-        Contact Improvisation Jam: Free movement research through physical contact and improvisation [adults – last Friday of each month]

-        Music of the World [children, teenagers, adults]

Teachers: Angeliki Sigourou, Ioanna Antonarou, Ariandi Psychogiopoulou, Orestis Leontaritis

 

Starting date 05/01/2013

Monthly Seminars

-        Flamenco [adults]

-        Feldenkrais/Pilates [adults]

-        Athletic and Theatrical Fencing [children, teenagers, adults]

Teachers: Yiota Peklari, Atalanti Mouzouri, Cassandra-Stravroula Levantinou

 

Monthly Workshops

-        Writing and Dance: From text to movement, from movement to text [adults]

Teacher: Angeliki Sigourou

 

Seminars and Workshops

Seminars-Workshops: Training-Educational seminars and workshops of theoretical and practical content [performing, visual and any other form of arts] will be scheduled during the whole year with artists from Greece and other countries.

 

Dance Workshops: will be planned during the whole year, according to the needs, desires and goals of the Centre’s members, students and participants, with guest teachers from Greece and other countries.

 

 

 

 

Cultural Activities and Events

-        Performances

-        Creation of book and film Library with material relative to dance

-        Screenings - Lectures

-        Provision of space for preparation / rehearsal of performances and events

-        Collaborations and exchanges with foreign artists [Artistic Residencies]

-        Design services [graphic, costume, props design]

 

 

OPENING

Sunday, January 13, 2013

at 20:00

Iroon Polytechniou 84, Hermoupolis

 

Telephone : 22810–80690, 6944–771449

E-mail : info@akropoditi.gr

 




India
 
Agu Tara



Agu performs on 22th in Delhi

Congratulation!
Akshi has performed in Delhi many times. but
this is the first performance as butoh dancer Agu Tara!

When: 22th Dec, am 12:00, 2012
Where: Zorba, MG Road, New Delhi
Collaboration with Agu and Ankur


Himalaya Resonance Diary


Life Resonance Manifest


Election results in Japan on yesterday told us that the National Advanced Information Manipulating Systems has completed to kill the voice of Life against Nuclear and War.

When an internal national problem has increased the inconsistency, to convert it to the Foreign affairs, is the conventional means of politics from the ancient.
Though It should be known by many people, without any resistance, it have a successful result.
Nation-state, bureaucracy, media, educational institutions, community information network have been integrated to convert the Fukushima nuclear power plant issue to foreign affairs such as small islands issue between Korea and Japan, China and Japan, and North Korean Missile.
The problem was succesfully replaced. And let the violent nationalism which is the most dangerous common illusion in the modern world wake up.
What most of Japanese intellectuals would have been already domesticated by national grants and other approachs, became clear.
The same process before the Second World War repeated.
The sense of crisis in the Fukushima nuclear issue inspired Japanese capitalism and its political clerk to complete the advanced information system than before the Second World War.

This election result told us that today's advanced information technology has reached the stage of ultra advanced information system which could integrate whole social communication system.

However, this is a chance to reverse it.
Next is the people' turn to learn.
Let's invent new ways to overcome the operation of modern advanced information system.
Invent new ways to escape from national information systems.
Invent novel wormholes.
Invent unknown resonance ways between Life and Life.
Listen to the voice of Life Resonance.
It is becoming more important now.
All people with heart! Quit the school! Escape from the workplace! Reject a grant from the Nation-state! Abandon the Nation-state!
Invent unique way of life that is independent from the dominance of any information system.
It's the time to be present.
People who want to pursue it through creation, come to the Himalaya!
Let's listen to subtle qualia of Life Resonance!



Read more "Himalaya Resonance Diary"

World Resonance!
Tibet-Japan
 
Ishe Janperu


It really hurt my heart, soul tremble.
I will post here again his suicide note.

Ms. Nao Tsuchida
(from facebook)


Gurus of peace in the world (1), His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be fulfilled so that the longevity of a million years a thousand years. You should pick you up in Tibet (the pope). I hope that our compatriots in the same flesh and blood gather and face, as in thunder sing the national anthem in front of the Potala Palace in Tibet. I am sure that the day will surely come.

Dear brethren (2), we need love Loyalty wished luck and prosperity in the future. Love is the life of the mind of the nation Tadashi. It is the courage to seek the truth. It is something that leads to fortune in the future. Dear brethren, you might want to equality peace of the people of the world, you ought to take good care of the word love, however. I should strive to duty. Wisdom to distinguish between truth and love, however.

Freedom (3) is a group of all the happiness and joy of Ujo. Without freedom, it is as of Lights, which is exposed to the wind. As of 6 million Tibetan compatriots. You'll be able to get the results of the three regions brethren (Utsu~an, cam, Amdo) if the band together. Do not lose courage.

 
Tibet
 
His Holiness Dalai Lama 14


Never give up!

Please never give up

Please never give up
And what would hit harder
Please never give up

Nurture the mind better
That deep human compassion

Not only the familiar friend
Make love all life
Maintain peace of mind
Please act for world peace
Please try to get the peace

Let's say that again
Please never give up
No matter what the situation is placed
Whatever happens around you
Please never give up

His Koliness Dalai Lama 14

(Resonance with facebook of Ms. Nao Tsuchida)

 
 
 
Relay of Life/ Miyuki Nakajima

"Look at the night sky
Insects, beast, people and fishes are aiming a transparent goal
leads to the next Universe.
Even though only in this life as well as we can not get
Grab the baton of Life and take over the wishes."

Dedicated to the Life of the Tibetan people dying in flames.
So.
Wish of Life will must be relayed to the future by resonance.
Please try to rest in peace.

World Resonance!
Japan
 
Hisako Horikawa



Hisako, Dance A Bear! in Japan

When: 23 Dec. 11:00am-
Where: Yakushian,a place of MizuTsuchi Festival,
Niigata, Japan

Japan
 
Hisako Horikawa



Hisako, Butoh Performance "ODORU' in Japan

When: 16 Dec. 8:00am-
Where: Ohkamaboko, main place of MizuTsuchi Festival,
Niigata, Japan

SpainーMexico
 
Migui



Limits; Mexican Tour 2013

Méxican Tour 2013.
LIMITS by Cia. Migui MandalaSol.
photo by: R-evolution Art.

Migui Mandalasol

TurkeyーJapan
 
Ozerk



Ozerk and Shigemi Iida, collaboration work
in Turkey

Ozerk informed us that they are haivng collabrative work with Shigemi Iida who is my old friend in Turkey.
Iida has a long experince with Kazuo Ohno as an asistant.
Iida may visit India, we will have fun.

USA
 
 Dancable World? or the World Unable to dance anywhere?
Spain
 
Pilar



Pilar send us an excellent picture of "Bihind World"

"The spirits and ancestors are arriving..."
Pilar
From Natalina E Alvaro's Photos on facebook

Pillar send us an remarkable picture of "Behind World".
It seems a drawing of a Brazilian painter.
An Indio is sitting, around him many spirits and ancestral spirits are visiting.
Indio seems to be sympathetic with them quietly.
Prior to the modern way of life, this was normal.
Also my grandmother, a Japanese shaman who I have lived together in childhood, lived in the same world as this.
This picture shows that animistic world very clearly.
In today's society, by surrounded in a huge flood of information, to resonate with such a behind world has become extremely difficult.
That's the reason why I escaped from Japan to retreat in Himalaya, to stop the everyday consciousness and the laguage thinking connects to the information.
I need to calm down my daily consciousness and listen to the fine qualia in the darkness of body for further creation.
If we could stop our consciousness, it is able to be aware of what Life is always resonating with these subtle qualia of behind worlds.
Also I am living in the same state as this Indio,
many dead friends visit me every day and night, though sometimes so dangerous unknown phenomena happen.
As well as spirits and ancestors, so many behind worlds as Life memories which is imprinted in our cells, deep layer's memory, sympathetic with the dead, dream, nightmare, fantasy, illusion is one of the behind worlds which Life is resonating in multiple ways.
If we can remember the trembling heart of childhood,
it will be able to notice that we were resonating in the mixed world between inner qualia and outer qualia in the childhood.
Unfortunately, we can form an ego only by leaving forgotten and dissociated the trembling imaginary world of childhood of those.
It is very difficult because that dissociation is inevitable for the establishment of the ego.
Tatsumi Hijikata was the special one who was able to return to his childhood trembling Life.
In his main work "Sick dancing princess", Hijikata drew such world which his Life was invaded by various behind worlds and always shivering in the unknown darkness before the differenciation of self and others.
This was the secret that only Hijikata could create so rich and extreme diverse butoh worlds.
The next year, we will explore the way to enters into the undifferentiated world of self and others that Hijikata could experienced, as the co-research of all students.
Though it must be so scare tunnel which we don't know what unexpected dangers might happen at all.
Even this year, we have encountered so many unknown resonance patterns of qualia, as transference, counter-transference, projection, dreaming up, dreamed up, flash back of trauma, and all of them attacked us with mixed together at the same time. I, as a midwife did so many careless mistakes attacked by unknown storms of them, and let many fetuses of subbody and cobody miscarriage .
How to listen to fine fine shivering Life qualia more than ever,
it is my challenge to invent the novel and safe way during the Winter.



Lee!!!!
so infinite..all the abysses are open... finding the courage and strength to jump and surrender to them...

i cant stop going deeper.... is not me...is life through me...

Pilar


Spain
 
Sara & Migui



Sara & Migui perform in Barcelona, Spain

"La esencia del movimiento"

When: 8 December, 2012
11:00-17:00 (UTC+01)
Where: En "Mas9Artestudi" El Masnou-Barcelona

Taller intensivo de manipulacion con objetos y danza
con Migui MandalaSol
Sabados 8 y 15 de Diciembre de 2012.
horarios: de 11:00 h. a 17:00 h.
Lugar: C/ Josep Llimona no10 El Masnou-Bcn.
preinscripcion +info: miguimandalasol@gmail.com
www.miguimandalasol.com.ar


FreCuEnCuas.

When: 14 December, 2012
Where: -El Arco de la Virgen-
14 de Diciembre de 2012
c/ de la verge No 10 Raval-Bcn.
M-L2 Universitat.

Performance:
"Mar de Sangre"
Migui MandalaSol
"Cuerpo instantaneo"
Sara Pons
Proyeccion de Videodanza: UrbanButoh



Spain
 
Jonathan



Jonathan starts another Subbody Butoh Festival Satellite in Spain !

Subboby butoh festival is not only at Himalaya, it must develope into worldwide Life Resonance festival,
into
Multiple Simultaneous Global Butoh Festival.
This was merely my secret dream.
I havenever talk others about it.
But, our dreams are resonating!
Jonathan began to realize that dream from Spain!!
Never so happy!
All, subbodies, cobodies!
Please inform us your activities in the Autumn or winter!
Let's dance in resonance!

The dream of "Interfestival" is coming true!!

Hi Lee !
I see you are having a lot of interesting workshops and
deep events in the festival...
There's another subbody butoh festival satellite in Spain. I
am performing & tonight in Granada and giving workshop
this weekend. The piece & has now one year and keep on
growing. Three weeks ago I was in Almeria, a desert by
the sea, to perform and midwife. In madrid I'm organizing
a lab once a month and starting from january I'll have
residence three days a week to research and create. We'll
continue with monthly lab and we'll add a monthly
performance, to show and share creations and work in
progress of butoists passing by Madrid. If you meet any
people interested to research or perform in Madrid, tell
them they're welcome. (kodo82@hotmail.com)
Lots of beautiful discoveries and new ways to deepen...
I've got a lot of things I want to share with you and a lot I
want to ask, but the more I wait the more I get, and the
more I get the more I wait. And so on...
I'm finishing the thesis and taking some distance from
written words.
My notebook of the darkness is full but I think maybe the
best way to share is to go once more in the Himalaya. I
hope that in a close future I can go and learn more deeply
the art of midwifing and the art of surrending to subbody.
I want to thank you once again (they say that the one
who thanks a lot is asking for more... surely...) for the
seeds of liberation you sow in the bodies that form the
world we share.
Take care,
j'm


Japan
Koichi Tamano



"How can we build such a twisted muscle as Tamano?" Yukio Mishima

Mr. Koichi Tamano who is the oldest student of Hijikata shared Kats's photo's on facebook. It is a honor for Kats that his performance is remarkable for great butoh master.
Mr. Tamano's body has a regend that a famous novelist Mishima Yukio was jealous his body and asked Hijikata,
"What on earth could he put so much muscle that twisted?"
At that time, Mishima ashamed his undignified body like a literary youth.
Mishima had been supposed to come to see Hijikata's butoh performances every time, after Hijikata performed the same title of Mishima's novel "Kinjiki(".
In his later years he was about to deepen a friendship with Hijikata, and he wrote the the crigraphy of banner of "燔犠大踏艦(HangiDaitoukan) ”.



Not only Mishima, the body was a beautifully twisted muscles eye-grabbing for everybody.
Tamano's body at the time was not even anything spectacular by only Mishima.
His body had been eloquently telling the depth of training.
I was also jealous it when I was young, and forge deep muscle twist to the limit, let the extra surface muscle by long years athlete life faded out to make the twisted hidden muscle lifting up.
though, I've lost it anymore.
Also for Katsu, you can learn to Mr. Tamano,
and sculpture an unique body.
It is one of your next challenge.



USA-Japan
 
 Happy Cancer / Joe & Lee 1997 Kyoto
Joe & Lee



Happy Cancer / Joe & Lee

While I think about the gift from Joe, I remembered a video of "Happy Cancer" a duet with Joe, 15 years ago in kyoto, Japan.
It was the last minute dancing on dangerous.
I become a cancer cell which spreads the happiness of creating in the world since then.
Also, my first solo that was created in the following year, was named "Infectious Fever ".
Similarly, it spreaded Butoh fever in the world.
I still continued to grow whether sickness or cancer cells every day in the Himalayas.
But this is the only way to take off the deepest sickness of the Human.
My journy has started from the "Happy Cancer" to recover from a disease that modern human beings trapped in the Ego and Self, and become the Transparent Life.


Japan-USA-India
Joe


A hair wandering beyond time-space

One of the oldest butoh friend Joe send us a hair sculpture.
We have lived together at my ex-house in Japan during 1995-97, and co-created an international artist network; "Dancing Commune" and various performances, events, experiments and so on. He was the first partner of our duet "Happy Cancer" (Kyoto, Japan, 1997).

He used to put a big hair on his head like as Hijikata in the butoh piece of "Ho-So-Tan". Hijikata resonated with his dead sister through the hair.
When Joe was in Kyoto, I held a screening meeting of Hijikata Tatsumi's "Ho-So-Tan" at Dancing Commune. Hijikata's wife, Akiko Motofuji herself brought the film and projector from Tokyo to Kyoto and screened.
He transformed it a melting art with wax on the fire.
Audience is enjoying the unexpected melting show during festival.
Thank you Joe!
I introduce it with his recent activities slideshow.


“Hijikata Totem Animistic Wave”

Joebutoh Doctour'd (USA)

You can reshape, attach, play chess, with Ceramic parts of Hijikata totem animistic wave.
Re-attach the connective tissues with wax and then watch gravity and temperature play. Enjoy it!

See Joe's facebook

USA
 
Joe


A hair wandering beyond time-space

One of the oldest butoh friend Joe send us a hair sculpture.
We have lived together at my ex-house in Japan during 1995-97, and co-created an international artist network; "Dancing Commune" and various performances, events, experiments and so on. He was the first partner of our duet "Happy Cancer" (Kyoto, Japan, 1997).

He used to put a big hair on his head like as Hijikata in the butoh piece of "Ho-So-Tan". Hijikata resonated with his dead sister through the hair.
When Joe was in Kyoto, I held a screening meeting of Hijikata Tatsumi's "Ho-So-Tan" at Dancing Commune. Hijikata's wife, Akiko Motofuji herself brought the film and projector from Tokyo to Kyoto and screened.
He transformed it a melting art with wax on the fire.
Audience is enjoying the unexpected melting show during festival.
Thank you Joe!
I introduce it with his recent activities slideshow.


“Hijikata Totem Animistic Wave”

Joebutoh Doctour'd (USA)

You can reshape, attach, play chess, with Ceramic parts of Hijikata totem animistic wave.
Re-attach the connective tissues with wax and then watch gravity and temperature play. Enjoy it!

See Joe's facebook

France
 
Julie

Deepning of Julie' Bottom body 2010 (left) to "Kan body" 2012 (right)


Resonating with Subbody Butoh Festival...Julie

Julie joins the Festival by her recent pictures collaborated a photographer in France.
Her dear bottom body which was born at Himalaya 2010, is still growing with increasing beauty.
It was the necessity for her which she has to continue to become and reseach the hidden secret, mystery and flower.
She has experienced the misery of the Japan earthquake, tsunami and radiation leak, 13 March, 2011, and she created "Fukushima Mon Amor" in deep resonance with the unhappiness.
This Summer, she got a qualification of Dancability which support disabled people's creation.
Her bottom body was deepened from bottom body to "Kan body" which is not able to move, or hardly to move.
With deepening the resonance of disabilty, her Kan body is going to bloom the "Flower of Kan".
How to open the "Flower of Kan" is one of the deepest challenge which we are researching in Himalaya. She did it in Europe, too.
Flower of butoh is not just the shape.
Flower can be the flower supported by deep secret and mystery.
Subbodies are resonating beyond the space.
Never so Happy!



photo© Gregory Batardon

About the Flower of Kan click here

Japan
Infectious Fever / Lee (Budapest, 1999)
Rhizome Lee


Old friend brings the past
       
My old friend, Tibor visits subbody school.
He is the chairman of Tibet Support Asociation of Hungary,
and he was one of the organizer of our world tour 1999-2002.
He uploaded my perofomance in Budapest on Youtube.
"Infectius Fever" and collaboration with Down syindrome people
after one month workshop.
I met Lee in 50 years old in it at the first time.
Sometimes, old friend visits Himalaya from the past.
It is the pleasant thing in life.


Japan
 
Igu


Things been imprisoned/ Igu
Butoh Performance in Japan
       
Igu performed new butoh piece in Japan, October 28, 2012

 Igu:

dhasa-ikuko[at]willcom.com
([at]を@に替えてください)

Japan
 Saga Kobayashi



Do not do expression,
such a vulgar thing

Tatsumi Hijikata's word
Ms. Saga Kobayashi starts to tell us


Ms. Saga Kobayashi who is an old student of Hijikata started to upload Hijikata's word and study on facebook.
I deeply resonate with it.
"Don't do expression, such a vulgar thing!"
Yes, we know how much Hijikata was irritated against overseas students who was bound by modern Europian Ego-Self and expressionism.
The qualia of the word "Volgue" tells us his deep disapointment.
We need to take off all conditions of Human.
Let's taste and learn the direct word of Hijikata.
Thank you very much, Saga san!
Please continue this work!


Butoh is said that it is often slow-moving or dancing, but I think does not work. I think We can be still or can move violently.
There will be either heavy butoh and light butoh.
We will not be affected by dogma, belief in nothing.
But I think it's better that something lost orientation, only standing with nowhere to go, something abandaned everyhting at the most of its core.
We can stand on the stage just lost the whereabouts.
Tatsmi HijikataI said, "Do not do expression, such a vulgar thing! You guys are here because made by God. You can just be on the stage."
When I heard it, I was deeply moved from the bottom of heart, though to understand His word exactly is very difficult thing.
The the tension how to move which bound me, was disappered at the moment.

Mr. Hijikata used to say that a baby that is left in the "Izume basket (=rice stuffing)", even if they want to move here, there is a body called can not move anyway.
There is the disabled body which is not possible to move against its wish.
"It is not easy thing to understand to move and not to move.
A top looks as if it stops when it is moving most strongly.
We call it 'The top becomes clear'."

Saga Kobayashi


 小林嵯峨



表現などと言う下品なことはするな
小林嵯峨さんが伝える土方巽の言葉

土方巽の直弟子のひとり、小林嵯峨さんが少しずつ
土方の言葉や学んだことを、facebookを通じて伝え始めた。

「表現などという下品なことをするな。」
ヒマラヤから、深く共振します。
こういうもっとも肝心なことが
海外のButohにかかわる人々に伝わっていません。
同じ事をいうにも、土方さんのことばは迫力が違います。
嵯峨さん、ありがとうございます。
これからも、どんどん続けていってください。

 
舞踏はよくゆっくり動くとか、あるいは動かないのが舞踏だと言われるけれども、私は動かなくてもよいし、また、激しく動いても良いと思う。重くてもいいし軽い舞踏だってあるだろう。
何も定説や、思い込みに左右されることはない。
でも、私は、その一番芯のところには、行き場を失って立ち尽くす、全てを放棄してしまっているものがあった方がよいとは思う。はぐれて、行方を失ってただとどまるしかないからだ。
土方さんの稽古場に居た時「表現などと言う下品なことはするな、お前たちは神様に造られてここにあるのだからただ、それだけでいいんだ」と言われた。土方さんの言葉を本当に理解することは凄く難しいこと事だけど、この言葉は心に響いた。それまで何処かで構えていたものがすっと落ちた気がした。それまではどう動くかということばかりに気をとられていた。
土方さんは「飯詰め」の中に放置される赤子のことをよく言っていたけれど、ここには動きたくても、どうしても動けない体と言うものがある。そういうことだってあるのだから、動くとか動かないとか言うことは簡単に考えられることではない。独楽は一番強く動いている時に一番止まって見える。これを独楽が澄むという。
私は土方さんの弟子ではあるが、そのことを自分の冠にすることはしたくない。だから、あまり土方さんのことを話すことはないけれど、土方さんの言葉や考えを知りたいという方が沢山居られるのであれば、すこしずつ書いて行きたいと思っています。(人前で話すことはにがてでインタビューなんか受けると、「貯金を全部飲まれちゃった!」とか、「詐欺師だ」とか、言ってしまうんですよね。)

小林嵯峨




Singapore
 
 Syv



Syv is dancing energetically in Singapore

Red Waters


last night before my performance

‎Syv Bruzeau

Switzerland
 
 Pit



Butoh Off Festival

Basel
Strasbourg Freiburg



Is someone coming to the butoh-off festival
in basel next weekend?...
I heard there are some
sleeping places in the practice room...


hope your all well and moving
in resonance
pit


When&Where: Basel 02 - 04 NOV 2012
Strasbourg 06 - 11 NOV 2012
Freiburg 09 - 12 NOV 2012

www.butoh-off.com

performer
Christophe Malvault
Dominique Starck
Gyohei Zaitsu
Masaki Iwana
Flavia Ghisalberti
Sachiko Ishikawa
Solène de Cock
Alessandro Pintus
Yumi Fujitami
Moeno Wakamatsu
Alex Ruhe
Marie Dubot
Lucie Betz
Maki Watanabe

special guests
Natsu Nakajima
Nourit Masson Sekine
Peter Sempel
Kurt Würmli


contact

Basel Flavia Ghisalberti
// ghisalbertiflavia@hotmail.com
// +41 79 53 81 218

Strasbourg Dominique Starck
// Dominique.starck@laposte.net
// +33 38 89 47 042

Freiburg Lucie Betz
// lucielemonnier@hotmail.com
// +49 761 13 73 504


France
 
 Julie collaboration with a photographer
photo© Gregory Batardon
Greece
 
Ahgeliki

BUTOH WORKSHOP
- SYROS ISLAND, GREECE



Form of soul INTENSIVE BUTOH WORKSHOP
at SYROS with MOTIMARU DANCE COMPANY

When: Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 of December 2012
Duration: 15 hours total

Where: School of Dance "SDM", Iroon Polytechneiou 84 Ermoupoli Syros

Cost: 80 euros

Motimaru Dance Company: moti - movements of the origin. maru - ship travelling in constant metamorphosis between truth and fantasy, life and death.
Motimaru is a Butoh Dance Company created in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, two dancers trained at the Kazuo Ohno Butoh Dance Studio.They both studied under the direction of Yoshito Ohno, who is himself following the footsteps of the two founders of Butoh: Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.Motimaru aims to grasp the essence of Butoh and also have researched about Balinese dance, Noh Theater, Modern dance, Sufi dance, to find intersections between the West and the East, the ancient and the modern in a continuous line across cultures rooted in nature.

motimarubutohdance.com

Applications/information until 23/11:


E-mail: sig_an@yahoo.gr
Tel : 6944-771449

Organized by: Akropoditi Dance Theatre
akropoditi.gr

Αγγελικη Σιγουρου <sig_an@yahoo.gr>


Spain
 
Migui


Migui will perform in Barcelona

"La Esencia del Movimiento"

Gente Colgada-Barcelona
Taller de manipulacion de objetos y danza


When:Sabados: 10-17-24 de Nov. y 1 de Dic.
Horario: 11:00 a 15:00 h. (total 16 horas)
Where:Lugar: "Gente Colgada"
c/ Espronceda 326, nave 2, <M> Navas (Barcelona)

Singapore
 
 
 Syv



Syv will perfomr tomorrow in Singapole

Puppet coming Alive



Tomorrow evening, I will be a "Puppet coming Alive" in a solo Butoh performance.
The event also features dance with Mavin Khoo Company, Renaissance music recital with Jacopo Gianninoto and living installations.
Come and join us to this special event!
Tickets are still available, see you there :)

The Asian Renaissance...Puppets Come Alive

When: 27 Oct. 2012 18:30 (UTC+08)
Where: The Arts House at The Old Parliament, Singapore

‎Syv Bruzeau

Japan
 
 
Igu & Kiyoko


Igu & Kiyoko Co-performance & Workshop

What and how are we connected to ?



When:Performance 28 Oct p.m 15:00 
Workshop 26~28th Oct
10:00~16:00
 28th; 10:00~12:00 
Where Chatholic Workers House Takasago, Hyogo, Japan
  
TAKASAGO BUTOH CO-OP.
Kiyoko;
Mobile 090-4496-2494
E-mail butoh-ky[at]khc.biglobe.ne.jp
Mobile mail butoh-ky[at]ezweb.ne.jp

 Igu:

dhasa-ikuko[at]willcom.com

Holland
 
 Honza Svasek

In my exploration of LIGHT POLLUTION for my dance tonight I have reached the underlying
emotion which is ACHLUOPHOBIA: fear of the dark.
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/achluophobia/interesting/ Reaching deep within my
cells I find my ACHLUOPHOBIA in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event...
 
 Honza
 


Honza will perform Evil Light Pollution
next week

So. Become Shisha!
Become an evil light!
Become an unknown atmosphere just drifting weirdly!

These I took from my computer screen with my phone. It is a selection from http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=light+pollution I study this because I have to be the evil light pollution in a performance next week. An interesting task, because the EVIL light pollution actually looks very beautiful. The technique of using an image gallery like this to inspire dance I learned from Rhizome Lee my Butoh teacher. It is an modern mutation of the Hijikata Method...

Honza Svasek
Greece
 
 

PRAYER - in 7 Parts (3 min) from Akropoditi on Vimeo.

 Angeliki &Akropoditi  Dancetheatre
 


Angeliki & Akropoditi Dancetheater will perform "Prayer" in Athens, November 3,4

Photobucket

When:Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November 2012
Where:Where:MICHAEL CACOYANNIS FOUNDATION, Athens, Greece


Through a connection of the biblical world -the seven days of creation, seven days and seven nights- and the forms of a modern ritual’s movements, the performance approaches the issue of prayer in seven scenes, both interconnected and independent, seven different settings which are combined and separated by dualistic schemes such as light and darkness, chaos and order, up and down, inside a world made up of earth and sky.

Concept: Angeliki Sigourou
Choreography: Angeliki Sigourou and Akropoditi Dance Company
Music: Sofoklis Koskinas, Panos Dramytinos, Meredith Monk, Underwater Chess, Händel
Costumes:Margarita Voutsinou
Lighting: Tassos Palaioroutas 
Video: Alexandros Mistriotis
Setting construction: Iliana Skoulaki

Performers: Anna Vaptisma, Philipos Evangelou, Pigi Lompotesi, Nabil el Barrage, Mary Mavri, Filia Milidaki, Anna Ouzounidou, Eleni Pagkalia, Nadia Palaiologou, Mandy Papandreou, Vivi Sklia, Georgia Stamatopoulou, Antigoni Choundri.



Akropoditi Dancetheatre at MICHAEL CACOYANNIS FOUNDATION:

http://www.mcf.gr/en/whats_on/?ev=proseihi_%96_shediasma_se_7_skines_akropoditi_horotheatro
 
USA
 
 "Fallen From Grace" Odile (2010)
 
"Dark Feminine" 

Motif of the dark side of feminine


Three years ago, Odile showed us these pictures above.
In modern times, feminine is often seemed a symbol of tenderness or maternal love in general.
It is merely surface, or to force female only one side of the whole.
In ancient times women as the Great Mother archetype was the symbol of the whole which birth all, love all, eat all, detroy all.
Women was a symbol of the whole creativity on earth.
It's still worth exploring.
For Odile who felt what a such grace is merely to force and limit women from society, it was inevitable motiv for her.
The Great Mother Archetype as the non-dual symbol of the whole was differentiated into two Goddess of sisters in ancient Mesopotamian mythology.
Elder sister who becomes sun god, had to explore into the deep underground, and experienced numerous hard tests,
and through overcoming the hardships, she could grow up as the Sun God.
Maybe, she felt that she has to overcome all the hard tests to grow up to the whole Life with finding the best resonance ways of various things.
It is the same theme as for men, men have to integrate the female elements with male elements
to grow up to Life beyond sex and gender.
Anyway, she continued deepning the motif over three years, and grew up the piece "Fallen from Grace".
Nothing gives us more pleasure than to know that a friend continues to face and deepen the necessity for her.
It is the biggest happiness for me as a midwife.


 Odile



Odile deepened her piece over three years!

Odile informed us that she deepned her piece
"Fallen From Grace" over three years,
and will perform next month at a Festival in New Orleans.
Never so much happy for me!
She met the motif of the "dark feminine" in 2010.
And, she has continued to work on it,
because it is the necessity for her.
It is the most worth thing to do for us all in life.

Hi Lee,

I hope all is well with life, the school and visa :)
I have an upcoming performance at a festival here in New Orleans.
I began working on this piece while I was in India. Here is the link:

http://www.nofringe.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=
item&id=159:fallen-from-grace&Itemid=150


I am learning very much through being a midwife.
I hope to make it back to India sometime.

Hugs,

Odile


Fallen from Grace

At a time when the gods roamed the Earth, the Queen of
Heaven and Earth sets her sights on the wisdom of the
"Great Below".
Inanna descends from her throne to the lair of her sister,
Queen of the Underworld, Ereshkigal.
Through seven gates she must surrender all and face
certain death.
This ancient dance of the dark and the light is revealed
through ritual,
Butoh and live music.
When:Nov 15, 7 pm
Nov 16, 7 pm
Nov 17, 7 pm
Where: Divine Yoga Center (BYOV), New Orleans
Ticket price:Fringe tickets w/button,
or $8 at door with $3 button.


Japan
 
 Hosotan Hijikata Tatsumi 1972 Shoot by Keiya Ouchida
 Saga Kobayashi



Memories of skin and bones
Hearty comment from Mr. Kobayashi Saga


Ms. Saga Kobayashi had danced almost of butoh with Hijikata in the 1970s,
She gave us a polite and heartful comment on facebook. about "Hosotan"

It is the video that can not be seen without tears, even many times
I have seen.
While it has a design with a very Northeast taste of Japan, at the
same time, the movements were taken from the most advanced
painters in Europe and the United States; Henri Michaux, Bacon,
Bellmer, Bosh etc.
.(. There was also dance called mescaline),
He changed significantly from violent and destructive butoh
in the 1960s, and went to a major shift to the {making} butoh..
It was also resonated with the change of thetimes.
Mr.Akihiko Senda wrote that , he felt the mysterious aura of
Hijikata's weakened body which was wriggling like an insect
at the sunny spot in the winter, and he was surprised
at his too fine delicacies of the movement.
It was so diffecult for our dancers, too to catch the whole
what an unique warped gap
or subtle movement of wombbug spread to the space and
transforming to something.t
It might have been possible the only Hijikata.
Decades probably has passed from this video.
Though: various change have happened on our body which
continue dancing, the memory n the skin and bones which
we were crawling around in stage and rehearsal hall covered
in sweat and dust.with white painting,.was kept living at the core
of my body. Saga Kobayashi


Thank you for your comment Mr. Kobayashi Saga I have watched
your video of bellemer at t
he Hijikata Tatsumi archive in Tokyo. In the blood of danicng, I could feel something remain
at only the direct contact experience with Hijikata.
. There are a lot of thing we want to learn from you.
Please come to the Himalayas someday. I would like to welcome.
Lee

Also in December, I will perform the dance of Bellmer. in Tokyo.
I have nothhing to teach, only I have myself which just want to dance.
" Himalayan resonance!"What a nice sound! A dream spread to go there someday. Let's keep
contact with each other on FB now anyway.
Saga Kobayashi


India
Tsering Dorjee



Snow Lion of Tibet, Dorjee will perform on Sunday

Hi,friends i am having a live performance this coming Sunday....& much more

Where: Dharamsala, India
When: Sunday 7th Oct.


Japan
 
 
Please learn from her what she controlls so subtle qualia and muti-layered qualia at various dancing places of body.
You can see the delicate changing and streaming of blood of dance.

 
 Hisako Horikawa



Dancing at the Alley

Hisako Horikawa Photo Exhbition at Niigata

During in Niigata, I stayed Hisako Horikawa's student's house for three weeks.
it is very good place close to sea, and old town.

Hisako Horikawa continued to dance at old small street and various places in Niigata for long years.
When we walked in the various place in Niigata, and met a old street, always she tweeted, "Oh, good feeling....."

There are special place where Life resonates deeply.
The place brings up deep memories, emotions, forgotten dreams, and subconscious movements.
She had collected those deep qualia at the darkness of her body.

Hijikata symbolized it as "Can factory" in his last solo score, "Quiet House".

The difficulty of changing place

The body is a dancing place. A dancing place of the hand, a dancing place of the hip, a dancing place of behind the elbow, and so on.

The depth of this dancing place is formed by overcoming the deep memories (and qualias) that were caught in each dancing place and reverse twisting them.

For example, suppose there is a house of Mr. Yanagida, and I discover that it is a very precious thing that there is a peacock in Mr. Yanagida’s yard.

And the place called “Can Factory” is narrated by the powder that was dear to me.

They become the blood of the dance.    

 


Hisako was always aware of what resonance is happening in the body.
She has special transparent sensitibity for it.
She is aware of every subtle change of resonance between her blood and specific space, and collects them at her each dancing place of body carefully.
I could see her recent performance by DVD.
So many different qualia of movement came out from her darkness of body as if an infinite fountain.
Her body became a treasure house of blood of dance.
It is respectable maturation of butoh body.

Though I used to emphasis on exact choreography for long years,
finding a novel possibility of improvisation through her,
I was stimulated to dig a new tunnel for erasing off the boundary between choreography and improvisation.

It is absolutely worth to see the exhbition of "Hisako Horikawa dancing at the alley"
If you are far away from it, please view the slideshow of following;


Slideshow of Hisako Horikawa dancing


View a video clip of Hisako Horikawa(1988)




Singapore
 
 Solo un Vampiro puo amarlo per sempre
- Only a Vampire can love you forever ;)
 Syv



Humming, Silent Body and Japanese Stone Garden
Syv, Workshop in Singapole


Oneness Flow with Syv

‎'Humming & silent body' and 'The Japanese stone garden' are
the themes for the next 2 sessions

When:10月9日 19:30〜10月16日 21:30
Oneness Flow with Syv Bruseau

October 9, 2012 7:30 pm
End:
October 16, 2012 9:30 pm

Come to explore your body in a novel way!

Through sounds, vibrations and movements, and by letting
go of your ego and daily consciousness, your body can find a
new freedom in expression and in the way you perceive
yourself. Oneness Flow takes you to a place where there is no
judgment of right or wrong and where your body is not
bound by any form anymore.

This sessionis a great way to connect with yourself, with
others and with the surroundings as a oneness flow through
your own and unique dance. It is a powerful tool to increase
mobility and to bring physical or emotional healing.

When: Tuesdays, 9 & 16 October 2012
Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

9 October: Humming and Silent Body
-by reducing our voice
to humming, our movement range, speed, sensations, we can
actually access a deeper physical and mental level and let our
“Silent Body” express itself

16 October: The Japanese Stone Garden
– in a Japanese stone garden, each stone has a specific place, position,
meaning, resonance. How do we resonate with our body and
with others? How can we find a similar feeling of peace and
harmony within ourselves and with others?

Fees: S$50 for 2 sessions or $30 for each drop-in session

For details: http://galleryhelios.com/event/oneness-flow-
with-syv-bruseau/


Where:Gallery Helios
38 Petain Road、Singapole 208103



Guatemara - Canada
 
 
 Gessuri



Gessuri in going to perform carrying the destiny of Maya


Gessuri born in Guatemala is going to dance carrying the history of ethnic Maya on his back. Yes, bear the whole glory and misery of your nation and the world.
So, we encounter the necessity of dance that can not be avoided, during we dig deeper darkness of the body.
Even if it may look into a narrow tunnel how it is not involved only to oneself, dig it over.
Through the narrow dark tunnel, we must meet a square of a universal resonance as Life someday.
Though we may encounter the danger which the archetype eats up us in the bottomless Abyss.
It is worth to dig over a lifetime, from subbody via. cobody toward becoming Life.


"The Return of Quetzalcoatl"
Soulocentric Festival Performance



A return to his Mayan ancestry, Gessuri Gaitan will embody the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl, known as the creator sky-god, patron of priests, inventor of books and of the calendar. Combining contemporary and Butoh dance through the symbolism of death and resurrection, "The return of Quetzalcoatl" will take you on a journey through the mysticism of the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations.

Where: Vertigo Theatre 115 - 9 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta
THE RETURN OF QUETZALCOATL
When: 5 October, 2012 8:00 pm

Performing a 14 minute solo next Friday! accompanied by the talented musician Vi An Diep
ONE NIGHT ONLY!

by Gessuri Gaitan (Butoh Contemporary Dance).


Tickets $20 regular $15 Students
call 403.221.3708 or https://tickets.vertigotheatre.com/TheatreManager/1/
tmEvent/tmEvent405.html



USA
 Simon


Simon starts uploading his own conditioning videos

Simon starts uploading his own conditioning video clips on YouTube.com.
He bigins from so basic moviment that is usefull for biginers.
Please enjoy them.


Evolutionary Movement Patterns



First of a three part series.
Part 1 goes into the lateral (side to side) undulation of
the spine.
*Demonstration begins at 1:10.
Part 2 explores the dorsal / ventral (back / front)
spinal wave.
http://youtu.be/N6QnNz9C3G4
Part 3 concludes with the spines ability to twist and
rotate.
http://youtu.be/GhEMx7SCtEM

www.ancestralmovement.com


Canada
 
 Popol Vuh
 Gessuri



Gessuri will have an Event about Popol Vuh

When I see pics of Popol Vuh, Mayan Myth, I remember Gessuri's dance as a dubble images. He was always dance the resonance with his national Myths and the destiny.
The two small pics above show the deep connection.
Yes, the proto emotion and motions which is important for butoh creation, are connected with Archetypes of Myth. It is the treasure house of creation, and your own necessity for dance.
Deepen it infinitely!


"Journey to Xibalba

When: friday night at 8pm
Where: DSW, Calgary, Canada


"Journey to Xibalba" is in progress at DSW, come out
friday night at 8pm to see what we've experienced
during the week with Jared Herring and John Nguyen

Journey to Xibalba is inspired by the Mayan hero
twins in the "Popol Vu", which is the oldest Mayan
myth to have been preserved in its entirety. The
twins, Xbalanque and Hunahpu, were ballplayers like
their father and uncle, One Hunahpu and Seven
Hunahpu. Summoned to Xibalba by the lords of the
underworld, the father and uncle were defeated and
sacrificed. The tale begins with the conception of the
second generation of twins from the decapitated head
of their father and proceeds through many episodes
on how the twins rediscover they were destined to be
great ballplayers. After many trials, they finally defeat
the lords of the underworld in the ballgame and
avenge their father. The tale concludes with the twins
ascending to the sky to become the Sun and the
Moon, gifts to the Maya. Each day as these celestial
bodies rise and set, the brothers reenact their journey
to the underworld and their joyful return.

Butoh involves a descent into the earth, it is a
downward dance, a descent into the subconscious.
Also known as "the dance of darkness" it is a process
which allows one to heal through regression and
express what is not normally displayed in daily life.
Journey to Xibalba represents that journey to the
underworld within, where we face life's adversities
from this life or previous ones and hopefully return
triumphant as the celestial beings that we truly are.


;Japan-Russia
 
 Katsura Kan



Necessity of Katsura Kan

Kan found these butoh bodies with struggling against
father's qualia. Qualia of fahter's memories made his
body tight and blocked shape like this. He continued
this dance for fouty years without much changing,
because it is necessary for his Life, and his body
transformed like this as if a living sculpture.
Find your own subtle strange qualia with
remembering your mother, father, or the world. Most
of necessity dance for everybody is hidden in your
forgotten memories or hardly to remember memories.
He doesn't explain much, but his silent body itself is his
teaching.
I learned the most important thing from him.
With deep thanks and respects!

Photo by Bachmanova Juliana (Moscow)
Stills taken from Video by Simone Missirian


;USA
 
 Joebutoh



Joebutoh performed at Los Angeles

Joe is one of oldest butoh freind of mine.
We collaborated 1995 in Hawaii, 1996-97 in Kyoto.
We established Int'l Creators Network Dancing Commune'.
His butoh style is still developping.



Silence4Security - butoh duet in crisis
By Joebutoh Doctour'd

September 9th, 2011
Downtown Los Angeles, California
Butoh Performance for art opening commemorating 9/11 and related issues of War, Free Speech & Activism
1 hour-long performance inside warehouse/gallery & outside alley with installation by joebutoh sculptour.
Performance by Yuki Hayashi-Hammel, Yuma Hayashi-Hammel & joebutoh sculptour
Stills taken from Video by Simone Missirian


India
 
 Akshi



Akshi performed in Delhi

Sumire

Where: Zorba Buddha, Delhi
When: 31st August, 2012
— with Ankur Pandey.

email: akshi.khandelwal@gmail.com,



Singapore
 
 Syv



Syv performed in Singapore



When: Monday September 10 @ 6pm, I will be performing
with Jacopo Gianninoto (check out
www.jacopo.gianninoto.it, he is a great musician! I
am thrilled and honored to have him doing the music
for me) . i will see you there!
Where:UTC+08 at The Substation you are going, Singapore
n
Remembering Kuo Pao Kun
– An Open Call for Memories
The Substation Theatre
Monday 10 September, 12pm – Tuesday 11 September 2012, 12pm
Admission: Free
This is an InHouse event

Canada
 
 
 Gessuri



Gessuri starts Subbody Workshop in Calgary

Good newses are deliveryed everyday.
Gessuri born in Guatemara living in Canada opens the first Subbody Butoh Workshop in Calgary.
Gessuri's Butoh is carrying heavy human history traveled from Africa via.Eurasia, America and all over the world.
What subtle ripples of Life Resonance will be spreaded in the world through the work titled 'Breath of Life' ?


Mr. Lee

I am pleased and terrified to inform you that I will be teaching my first Butoh workshop in Calgary!
Do you have some advice for me?

Love

gg




Calgary Contemporary Dance Collective Presents:

Breath of life
Subbody Butoh Workshop with Gessuri Gaitan


When: Saturday September 22,10-12am
Where: Dancers' Studio West 2007 - 10 Ave SW (Alley entrance)
$15 for CCDC Members or $20 for non-members
To register email info.ccdc@gmail.com

This workshop will facilitate the discovery of unique movement vocabulary by introducing cell breathing, resonance touch, Qualia and body conditioning developed by Butoh Master Rhizome Lee. This practice allows us to come face to face with our whole self and explore our inner most desires, tendencies, darkness, light, playfulness and grotesque nature.
Butoh is accessible to everyone and anyone with a desire to calm down daily thinking and resonate with the subtle breath of life.

For more information visit www.subbody.net

Gessuri Gaitan
first discovered dance at the age of 17 during high school. At 19 he began training at the school of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary, Alberta where he quickly immersed himself in the dance community. Performing for Kyrsten Blair, Vicki Adams Willis, Kimberley Cooper, Jason Stroh, Laurie Montemurro,Taryn Javier, Kaiti Pasqualotto and the Theater Junction company for the "Movement Cabaret" lead by Anna Maria Krysiak.
Since then his passion and dedication have enabled him to train and perform in several parts of the world, Including Montreal and Portugal with Pigeons International Danse Theatre. In Toronto with Daryl Tracy and Heidi Strauss and in New York with Janice
Lancaster of Via Dance Collaborative, while training at Dance New Amsterdam.
In 2008 Gessuri experienced Butoh for the first time at the Himalaya Subbody Butoh School in Dharamsala, India, which completely redefined his unique approach to movement. With the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, Gessuri was able to return to India from
2011-2012 to dive deeper into the Butoh process.


Switzerland
 
 Ainara, Aymon, Audrey, Bruce,
Cyril, Estelle, Lisa, Sebastien, and more




Summer workshop cobodies in Switzerland developped rhizoming and nomading in Geneva!!

Never so happy! Participants of the summer workshop in Switzerland came together and performance together in Geneva Festival.
They are going to create a company in Switzerland.
The rhizome which can connect and separate flexiblly is moving as a dancing nomad around the world. I could not imagine that the dream of Nomad=Rhizome came true in such a short time!

Nobody can't stop the dancing spirit of subbody=cobody once has fired.

"La sangría discreta"
en el festival LA JONCTION EST
A VOUS. Ginebra, 1 de septiembre 2012


Almost all the Tiocan Butoh Family is meeting
together today to perform in Geneve. From here, we
strongly think of you. Thank you for everything.

Lee: We did an amzing perfromance the other day all
together in Geneve Festival.
Lisa also came from Germany.
We thought so much about you.

Here you are some of the photos. We are still waiting
that Bruce collects all of them....the title of the
performance was "La sangría discreta" and it was
inspiredby the performances that Sebastien and me did at Tiocan around the table in your summer workshop.
It was a meeting in between
high class people where everybody has a role and
then action turns into complete chaos.... It was so
good to meet almost everybody (unluckily Asuka and
Pete were not there but we had the supplementary
help of Zoe, another butoh dancer, and some other
people).
We are going to create a company in
Switzerland alltogether
......it is so good!
.

Though these pics are so small by mobile,
but we will get some more soon.
lots of love,
Tiocan family


Photos by slyder_one



Singapore
 
 
 Syv



Syv, Butoh Performance in Singapore

When: Monday September 10 @ 6pm, I will be performing
with Jacopo Gianninoto (check out
www.jacopo.gianninoto.it, he is a great musician! I
am thrilled and honored to have him doing the music
for me) . i will see you there!
Where:UTC+08 at The Substation you are going, Singapore
n
Remembering Kuo Pao Kun
– An Open Call for Memories
The Substation Theatre
Monday 10 September, 12pm – Tuesday 11 September 2012, 12pm
Admission: Free
This is an InHouse event

Italy
 
 
 Crick picture for large size
 Chiara



Chiara starts Workshop in Italy

Dear Lee!

So after long time I was dancing only with my daughter

I ‘ll restart to dance resonating with Himalaya!!!!

A huge hug!

Chiara

 

(by the way…if the house bulding process will be fine next summer we’d like to invite you to give workshop here in Italy, I’ll tell you better)

Congratulation, Chiara!
Now you can resonate not only your baby, but also with other's fetus and baby of subbody-cobody, too.
Enjoy midwiving!


BUTOH WORKSHOP-TEATRO-DANZA
Conduce Chiara De Bona

La danza butoh non e una tecnica che segue determinati canoni estetici, e piuttosto un modo per esplorare, per avvicinarci al cuore pulsante, e uno stato del corpo e della mente che ci permette di lasciarci danzare.

Where: CASA DEL BOSCO IN COLLINA
21, 22, 23 settembre 2012
When: Venerdi dalle 17.00 alle 20.00
Sabato e domenica
dalle 10.00 alle 17.00

info e iscrizioni
Gaia Dallera 3406827485 - tel.0385 951047
Contact:
chiara de bona buriedance[at]gmail.com
(Change[at] to @)



Japan
 
 David Zambrano, Hisako Horikawa



Happiness of meeting old friends beyond decade

I enjoyed flying low and passing through for the first time after ten years. To meet old friends, Davi, Mat, and Hisako is the happiest thing in Life.
1997 I invited David to Kyoto for his worksshop, he stayed my house.
1998 We met at International creators meeting at Caracas, Venezuella. Hisako joined in it, too. We danced and exchanged for three weeks.
1999, 2000, during world tour, I stayed his home at Amsterdum and we performed together, and I joined his class a lot.

Now when I visited Japan, I have to wait for one month to get Indian empoloyment visa. During this month i visited Igu's place in Iwate, and I found that David is going to give class in Nigata. Hisako is derector of "Mizu Tsuchi Art Festival in Niigata" she invited David for workshop.
So, by visa accident, I could meet old friends after decade absent.
Today is the third day of David class of "flying low" and "Passing through" I love it!
I have found so many forgotten deep connection between David phylosophy of dance and subbody method.
Later I will write about it.



Singapore
 Syv



Syv starts again Butoh class in Singapore

Moving Resonance

When: every Monday 2-3pm & 7pm-9pm

Butoh-Oneness Flow

When: every Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm

Where: The Substation Dance Studio
45, Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

www.substation.org



India
 
 Akshi



Akshi will perform in Delhi

Sumire

Where: Zorba Buddha, Delhi
When: 31st August, 2012
— with Ankur Pandey.

email: akshi.khandelwal@gmail.com,



Thailand
 Syv



Butoh workshop by Syv Bruzeau

When: Saturday, August 25, 2012
4:00pm until 6:00pm
Where: Le Nest Roof top Bar, Sukhumvit soi 11 (Le Fenix Hotel), Bangkok

Japan
 
堀川久子 David Zambrano


there is the workshop by David Zambrano at Water and land Niigata art festival.
29 Aug.~ 1nd sep.1400~1700 2nd sep 1000~1300
reservation mizu-tsuchi@city.niigata.lg.jp


Flying Low Technique after ten years

I am now in Japan to apply employment visa.
But the Indian Employment visa issue turn worse, I have to wait for one month till 11th September.
I cannot be at Himalaya on the biggining day of the second semester.
During the first week, I asked three midwives; Kats, Akshi, and Gio to guide the subbody-cobody class at school.
I will visit Igu's space in Ichinoseki, Iwate during August, and I found that my intimate friend, david Zambrano will give workshop at Niigata.
Hisako Horikawa organized it. David, Hisako and me had met at the International Creator's Meeting at Caracas, Venezuella, ten years ago and danced for two weeks.
I decide to join in it to refresh my body by his Flying Low Technique after ten years.

Flying Low Technique is invented by David Zambrano around twenty years ago. He taught it at various countries on the planet for giving a safer skill to enter the floor. It works a lot as a expanding tool of movement.
I could get the quick change method between standing, sitting, and laying position quickly and safely. It brought rich possibility to the traditional butoh method for jumping among different worlds wildly.
During world tour of ten year ago, I met him at Tokyo, Kyoto, Caracas, Viena, and his resident town Amsterdum.
I learned the technique and we danced so many times together at different place on the planet.
Now after ten years, i will meet him with big pleasure at Nigata.
Thank you Hisako to give me an unexpected precious chance.





France
 
 Grdan Taihen (Japan)
 
 Julie



A Letter from Julie

I hope to share this theme for everybody as a Life.
We will deepen the
Infinite Resonativity of Life in the second semester.
We need to take off all condition of Human to become Life.
Human is bound by humanistic and dualistic Stereotype.
All of them is Illusion; Ego, Self, Others, Identity, Beauty, Ugly, Strength, Weakness, Justice, Ivil, Able, Disable, Positive, Negative, Right, Wrong, In, Out, and so on.
Life is not bound by all of them. Life is just resonating with everything beyond all kinds of borders. It is living in multi-dimensional and non-dual realm which human doesn't know the ligic of it exactly. We need to learn another hidden logic of the resonance; Weakness is stronger then streanth. One is Multi. A part includes the whole. Disablity is ability...and so on. Hijikata called it "
Sunken Logic before the differentiation between self and others".
When we stop thinking, we can feel the non-dual qualia which are resonating beyond the illusious borders in daily life.



DanceAbility and Butoh

Dear Lee,

I hope you enjoy your time in Japan and will be back in India soon.
The DanceAbility Teacher certification course ended a few days ago with a two hours performance at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna. It was really a life-changing experience for me, like the discovery of butoh a few years ago.
My teacher, Alito Alessi, was amazing. His belief is that everybody who can breath can dance and I totally agree.
In a way, the reason why I felt so attracted toward butoh at first was because I believed it was a dance for every body and every mind, a dance which didn't accept any border. I thought everybody could dance butoh, no matter of sex, age or health status, because butoh wasn't about moving but about being moved.
What I hadn't found in ballet, the ability to express my self and what I had seen and sensed in life and during my stay in psychiatric hospital, I found it at Subbody. At Subbody, I found a home, a place were people could accept me the way I was. Where I could dance everything, and were the way I danced it didn't matter, as long as I was sensing, as long as my movments, or my stillness, were true.
Unfortunately, things which are true at Subbody aren't true everywhere in the butoh world. This year, the few days I spent at a butoh school in Denmark showed me that butoh can sometimes be about oppression rather than being about expression. To some butoh teachers, the essence of a butoh dancer is in the word "dancer" rather than about "butoh", and the mains qualities for a butoh dancers are to be "tough" and "able".
In a way, it taught me a lot. It taught me that even in the butoh world, some people did believe you should't think of dancing if you are sick. That not everybody can be a butoh dancer, and that unfortunatly, I didn't fulfill the criteria. That even for butoh, I was a lost cause. I learned the same lesson at this school that I had learned in hospital: that in order to be accepted, you have to shut up and wear a mask.
For the first time, I had doubts. What had happened to butoh, a dance with was supposed "to give songs to people who
don't have voices"? Had butoh become all about slow motions and white body painting? Was butoh really about spending weeks in the forest in order to get tough?
And if I wasn't fit for butoh, then, what was left for me?
During the workshop, one of my friends told us a story from her childhood: as a child, when she asked her docor which sport she could practise, his answer was "play chess!".
Thanks for her and for me, chess aren't the only option. DanceAbility reassured me that every body can dance, no matter what.
That not only every body can dance butoh, but also that every body can do every movement.
The DanceAbility teacher training challenged my vision of dance. I realized how much I had put myself in a box while I believed I was free. How much my love for butoh was also linked to the belief it was the only dance which could help me to express everything. And also, to some extend, the only dance which could accept me. If DanceAbility didn't make me love butoh any less, it also helped me to broaden my world. I love butoh much more knowing it is my choice. I love butoh, and I realize it doesn't mean I can't like and feed myself from other dances. I love butoh, and I love DanceAbility, and I love bodywork, and loving each of them makes me like the others even more.
For a month, every morning, day after day, I sensed my body. I sensed the world around me. I met my classmates through their dance. I met my classmates through their non judgemental, accepting and open eyes and minds. For a month, day after day, I met myself. I discovered that I could learn from every body and every mind, all my classmates became my teachers and all of them gave me something different and treasurable. I also discovered people could learn from me. That my history didn't make me any less valuable and that in order to accept everybody, I had to start by accepting myself. I learned that I could be a teacher.
I saw the most beautiful dances arising from bodies which wouldn't be deemed as fit for ballet classes. I witnessed the most authentic movement in people with mental disabilities. I witnessed pure beauty.
What is beauty by the way? Beauty can be many things. Movement and stillness. Stiff and stimmy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2QSvPIDXwA
Beauty doesn't always come from a well rehearsed choreography. Beauty can be in the moment, beauty can be in the community.
What I learned at the DanceAbility teacher training is what I want to keep researching for the rest of my life, in butoh, in every dance and in my life.
After a month of DanceAbility, I feel changed. I feel happy. I feel how much I still have to learn, but also how much I can already teach. That I shouldn't let my personality, my doubts, keep me from teaching.
I feel how much I received from Alito, from you, from my classmates, and from all the people I met on my road.
After a month, I am more in love with butoh than ever, because I am confident to be able to share my butoh world with everybody.
My best friend, Kate, is in a wheelchair, and she is an amazing dancer. My best friend, Kate, will be an amazing butoh dancer if the butoh world give her a chance.
My best friend, Kate, is so much than just her wheelchair. My best friend, Kate, isn't disabled: she is much more able to feel and dance than many people I met in the professional butoh world. I hope you will be able to meet her.
I miss you, and can't wait to dance with you again.

Hugs,

Julie



India
 
 Akshi



Akshi performed at Delhi

born..i paddled into a known world..slept..

born..i paddled into a known world..slept..while i
awoke with the colours you chose for me...post ids to
mark..that stuck on forever..i spoke with my finger
nail on my cracked lips...while my brain went damaged
and my eyes grew still...to the world you welcomed me
in..while i silently entered into
it...sleeping..juggling
away..smiling..eating..frowning..and doing it all over
in cycles again...

Photo by Karm Chawla



email: akshi.khandelwal@gmail.com,



Holland
 
 Honza and John



Honza and John performed at Rotterdam


Honza and John Giskes perform often at Rotterdum, Holland.



 
15 August, 2012

Resonance with Shisha (=Dead) of The War

15th August is the aniversary of the Second World War.
Let's listen to the darkness of body with tuning to the subtlest qualia, we can catch the resonance with them.
Shisha is not bound by any kind of borders of nation, sex, age, and so on.
As well Life does not have any border, only human is bound by the borders.
That why we have to take off the human and become Life.
We will resonate with Shisha of all over the world and create Butoh of Life Resonance.



Thailand & Singapore
12 August, 2012

Syv will have performances and workshops
in Thailand and Singapore

When: 25 August
Where: Bangkok, Thailand

Letter from Syv

dear lee,

i just went to the school to get my bag back, it is good to see Romesh and bablu, and feel the energy of the school!

i will be leaving in a few days so we will miss each other, what a shame :(
I am giving another Butoh workshop and performing again in Bangkok august 25, this time with live music from an italian musician who will play a kind of ancient little guitar, this is very exciting. i want to perform as often as possible, it is a good way for me to deepen and deepen my quolias.

Too bad we cannot meet this time, i would have liked very much to see you.
After Bangkok i will go back to singapore to start again giving classes. I am very happy to be there, i think it is the right time and place for me, the Singaporians are pretty open to try anything new and unusual. some of them are very interested in butoh as well, and i am thinking of organizing a performance with my students , i would like them to experience what it is to be on stage too !

my health is a lot better . i guess by giving healing and butoh classes i heal myself first. do you remember the conditioning and workshop i gave with sounds (using our voices)? i give classes of this technique too and i think it's been helping me a lot.

i feel so grateful and happy with what is happening now in my life. i really love guiding students in their journey, it is a fascinating experience. of course,i am still such a beginner and am slowly going through this journey together with the students, i know i have much much to learn. i always remember what you say about being a midwife, and not a teacher, and that is how i feel. it is a very empowering feeling, in a humble and positive sense, to "carry those human beings in my arms",to show them a way, to help them to open a door, understand something about themselves and let go let go. I feel so rewarded when i see, even ever so slightly, a different light in their eyes, an openness in their body.

i have very different students, from all age (the oldest was a grandpa in his 70's!) and background (singaporian indian and chinese and malay, foreigners, actors, people with no experience in movement and professional dancers) which makes it nicely challenging for me :) i must adapt to everyone and listen carefully to their needs. i learn a lot from my students, for sure!
i started to volunteer as well to give classes to migrant women who have been physically and mentally abused at home or at work. they are just like children, clumsy and giggling and thirsty for love. the awareness of their body is limited so far to bruises, abuses and negative experiences, and it is a huge and long process to make them feel good and proud about themselves, and feel respected. i am glad i can be part of this process, i want to share what i know and my past experiences to help others, if i keep my knowledge only for myself, what good and of use is that?
i will also be involved soon in an international conference in singapore about dance as a healing tool, i am so excited.

so much to do, so much to come, so many possibilities i hope, i am only at the beginning of the road.
i hope to come back to the school one day and learn more from you. for now it is the time to give back what i received.

thank you again and again, Lee, for your guidance, and i am so happy that the school is finally registered and seems pretty successful! Good luck to you too :)
take care of yourself,

syv

 
6 August, 2012

Resonance with Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Vietnum, Minamata, Chernobyl, Fukushima

August is the month of Shisha (=Dead).
Even if we forgot them, they give us a sign from somewhere of another dimension.

6 August, 1945 Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
9 August, 1945 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb
10 August, 1961 Vietnum Dioxin Day

The last one, I noticed by an article of Vietnumin person on facebook recently.
I reseached on the internet, and noticed still so many deformed children are born.
Also, I found more than them, so deeper deformed people are born in Chernobyl. The depth of misery is not to be compared with the Minamata and Vietnum. The variations are incredible deverse and severe.
Meal did not pass through my throat for several days of looking at it.
After one week, through desperate conditioning finnaly I could upload without some abortus or stillborn infant images.
It was my limit.
Carcinogenic, teratogenicity and hormone-disrupting of radioactivity is extreme. It is not a ratio of heavy metals and dioxin.
Chernobyl today is the tomorrow of Fukushima.
No, the tomorrow of the world.
Because the radioactivity, heavy metal, and dioxin are already spread out all over the world during the century by the jet stream and ocean tide.
The dangerous of radioactivity is that only very little of it can effect it.
because the target is only one call.
Our adult human body has 100 trillion cells, and our individual body is pretty strong.
But all of us have to pass a single cell age as a fertlized egg, sperm and ovm. Especially, a sperm is so small, weak, and sensitive. They can be effected easily by the carcinogenic, teratogenicity and hormone-disrupting of radioactivity, and many kinds of cause materials.

It has increased malformation rate of sperm of modern people, because of global environmental pollution by comprehensive effect of war, pollution, atomic bomb test, and nuclear accident.
Life,especially, single cell age which is the most fragil cannot resonate well with them at all.
Future Life has to be born in this dangerous environment.
It would be affected carcinogenic, teratogenic, of hormone disruptors.

Life does not want war and pollution, and any nuclear power plant also.
Only the nation-state need it. And our Ego is bound by it.
Only the Life Resonance can change the world.
We need to take of the hurt of Ego which is easily to be hurt and escape from the miserable reality. We need to be reborn as Life which can resonate with multi dimensional reality.
The RESONATIVITY (=Resonace Ability) as Life, we need to grow.
But, how?
Subbody School Himalayas after this season will be going towards the challenges of this unresolved theme.
It will be so severe for the students also for midwives compared with the conventional.
But this theme can not be avoided.




Read more Himalaya Resonance Diary

 

 
4 August, 2012

Monsoon is Deep Breathing of the earth.
The Breath is going to stop.



Conveyor ON →Monsoon ON

The monsoon was occured by the following echo-cycle;
The ice melted down in the summer time, and the cold water was conveyed toward tropical zone in the Atlantic Ocean.
It vapored as the wet air and carried by the jet stream toward the Eurasia Continent. When it met the Himalayan mountain, it strated big rain.
MOnsoon was not only air circulation, but it was a deep Breathing of the earth including the deep Ocean stream.
The rich water brought up the agriculture in Asia.
But, now the earth is going to stop the deep breathing by the global warming.


The ice in Greenland continues to melt during whole year.

The ice area of Greenland is decreasing by JAXA

Conveyor OFF →Monsoon OFF

Because of the global warming, the ice of Greenland continues melting during the whole year, the big melting of ice in the summer has disapered.
The conveyor trun OFF, and the system of the monsoon is going to collapsed.


Read more Himalaya Resonance Diary

 





Monsoon is broken---An appeal from Himalaya


I found a sad news on the internet;

" India, Serious Fear of Drought


Indian farmer walking on the dried up field, end of July, 2012


Indian monsoon is June to September, but this year the rain is decreased 30-50% then normal year.
Pawel Agriculture minister said, "It is worse than 2009 which was the worst in 40 years"
(Asahi digtal)


In 2009, the Ganga river was dried up and Indian agriculture was big damaged. Worse than it?
What will happen this year?!

Indeed, the wheather was so strange from the spring.
Usually, it was no rain at all during the spring, but it was so many rainy days in this spring.
The bad premonition we had.


If the monsoon will be broken completely,
the agriculture and the green forest in India, South East Asia, China, Japan must collapse, too.
The population explosion in Asia was supported by the monsoon.
Now it becomes beyond 40 billions population, and they must be attcked by extreme hunger which has never occured in the human history.
It must be unimaginable hell.
Life felt the fear and shivering from many years before.
The collapse of monsoon was just a theoretical prediction at ten years ago, but now it becomes true.
Deterioration of the situation is progressing at a rate of more than expected
Today it is rainy in Dharamsala.
Dharamsala was the second most rainy area in India before.
Because here is the first place where the jet stream meets the Himalayan mountain.
But, the rain continues to decrease during these years.

May it rain.
May it rain.
But this amount of rain is not enough.
The strong rain has to continue for three months to fill the rice field of Asia.
May it rain.
More rain!
All Life must pray it.
May the earth remember the deep breathing!
Only the Life Resonance on the planet can stop the global warming,
though it may be too late.




World Resonance!
India
 
 Crick to Large size
 Akshi



Akshi will perform and Workshop in Delhi

Short Performance
and Butoh Workshop


When: 11th August 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Zorba the Buddha, 7 tropical drive, M.G road Ghittorni, New Delhi.


For registration,
please email: akshi.khandelwal@gmail.com,
info@thevillage.org.in
or call 9311902235


Greece
 
 Angeliki &Akropoditi  Dancetheatre
 


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Through a connection of the biblical world -the seven days of creation, seven days and seven nights- and the forms of a modern ritual’s movements, the performance approaches the issue of prayer in seven scenes, both interconnected and independent, seven different settings which are combined and separated by dualistic schemes such as light and darkness, chaos and order, up and down, inside a world made up of earth and sky.

Concept: Angeliki Sigourou
Choreography: Angeliki Sigourou and Akropoditi Dance Company
Music: Sofoklis Koskinas, Panos Dramytinos, Meredith Monk, Underwater Chess, Händel
Costumes:Margarita Voutsinou
Lighting: Tassos Palaioroutas 
Video: Alexandros Mistriotis
Setting construction: Iliana Skoulaki

Performers: Anna Vaptisma, Philipos Evangelou, Pigi Lompotesi, Nabil el Barrage, Mary Mavri, Filia Milidaki, Anna Ouzounidou, Eleni Pagkalia, Nadia Palaiologou, Mandy Papandreou, Vivi Sklia, Georgia Stamatopoulou, Antigoni Choundri.


 


India
 
 Akshi



The Girl Dreamt OF White Spider

Akshi overcame her broken spine, and started dancing and midwiving in Delhi energeticly.
The pictures were taken by a cinematographer of his friend.
Old Japanese film cameraman used to emphasis the transparency of white and the depth of black. His pictures are also faithful to the basic. it's excelent work!

Where: north delhi, in an old shut down factory,
When :28th July 2012,
Photo:: A Cinematographer Karm Chawla


Life Resonance Workshop

 this week we meet on wednesday, 6: 30 p.m at lodhi gardens.
for more information please email: akshi.khandelwal@gmail.com

Wednesday August 1 6:30 at Lodhi garden, Delhi
Monday August 6 am10:00- at New Delhi, Delhi

those interested please email :
akshi.khandelwal@gmail.com

Akshi Khandelwal

Japan
 
 



All Lives on the planet can't resonate well with Nukes!

Listen to the subtle shivering of Life.
You can hear that all cell's Life hate Nules.
It is very very subtle, but you must be able to catch it.
Life cannot resonate well with Nules.
Not onlly human cells, but also you can listen to how all the Life on the planet hate it.
Trees, grasses, birds, bugs, fishes, amebas, bacterias hate it.
We need to find best way to resonate with enegey.
It must take long time, but the Life Resonance will change the world bettter.
Listen to your Life.
Let's open full resonativity of Life!


Japan
 Kiyoko & Igu



Kiyoko & Igu will collaborate at Yamagata, and Hyogo, Japan

Kiyoko,s activities in the Autumn
Anti-Nuks
Continue activity at Hyogo and Tokyo
Nebuta Festival 
5-6 August, at Aomori
Higashine Festival 
11 August with Igu, at Yamagata
Sansuijin Yamauto 

1 September, at Kutsuki, Siga
Melon All Stars Performance 
7-9 September, at Kyoto
Resonance Workshop and Performance with Igu
26-28 October, at Hyogo, Osaka

 

Kiyoko Yamamoto
高砂BUTOH協同組合
TAKASAGO BUTOH CO-OP.
Tel&FAX 0794-43-1740
Mobile 090-4496-2494
E-mail
 butoh-ky@khc.biglobe.ne.jp
Mobile mail butoh-ky@ezweb.ne.jp

 




Switzerland
 
 4th Week of Workshop

Last performance at Somuna Festival

On the Friday of 4th week of Switzerland workshop, participants performed at Somuna Festival, Switzerland. It was north of Switzerland, in the beautiful mountain. When all of the electric music stopped at 1:00am, butoh dancers russhed into the audience with fire and started performance in the rain. It might be the first time to meet butoh for almost of audience, the experence may sink into the darkness of body as a nightmare. And after several years some of them will wake up and may start dancing.
Please enjoy it!



Switzerland
 
 4th Week of Workshop

Integration of subbodies and cobodies
in Tiocan

On the Wednesday of 4th week of Switzerland workshop, participants integrated all of subbodies and cobodies for one month at various place of Tiocan where the basecamp of the workshop.
Please enjoy it!



Switzerland
 
 3rd Week of Swiss Workshop

Nomad Rhizome in Geneve

A strange wind of Nomad Rhizome danced and passed through old town in Geneve.
On the Friday of third week of Switzerland workshop, participants danced at the Geneve old town, around the church and ruin of prizon. The church was build in 13 century, where Calvin started new teaching of protestant christianity.
Participants from Geneve felt happy to dance in own town.
Yes, an old town changed by filled of dancing little by little.
In the future, Nomad Rhizome dancers will appear at various places on the planet.
Through dancing at diverse conditions, subbody and cobody are growing up and learn various resonance patterns. Next week we will integrate all of them at Tiocan and Somuna festival.
Please enjoy it!



Greece
 
 Angeliki



Prayer/ Angeliki and Akropodi Dancetheater

"Syros - Politismos" 

Summer 2012

 

Akropoditi  Dancetheatre invites you at the performance:

 

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Through a connection of the biblical world -the seven days of creation, seven days and seven nights- and the forms of a modern ritual's movements, the performance approaches the issue of prayer in seven scenes, both interconnected and independent, seven different settings which are combined and separated by dualistic schemes such as light and darkness, chaos and order, up and down, inside a world made up of earth and sky.

Concept: Angeliki  Sigourou
 Choreography:
 Angeliki  Sigourou and Akropoditi Dance Company
Music:
 Sofoklis  Koskinas, Panos Dramytinos, Underwater Chess
Costumes:Margarita  Voutsinou
Lighting:
 Tassos  Palaioroutas 
Video:
 Alexandros  Mistriotis
Setting construction:
 Iliana  Skoulaki

Performers: Anna Vaptisma, Philipos Evangelou, Pigi Lompotesi, Giorgos Bakalos, Nabil el Barrage, Mary Mavri, Filia Milidaki, Anna Ouzounidou, Eleni Pagkalia, Nadia Palaiologou, Mandy Papandreou, Vivi Sklia, Georgia Stamatopoulou, Antigoni Choundri.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of August 2012
 
 Apollon Theatre 
  (Ermoupolis, Syros, telephone: 22810 85192)
 
 Time: 22:00


  Ticket price: 10 euros 

trailer

 

akropoditi.gr

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France
 Julie

Letter from Julie

Julie send me a letter, a word of "Ability" made me to write an article " Butoh started from the resonace with Disability". Without the resonance with the Disabled qualia, or near death qualia, butoh must fall into Ego expression or Self expression of modernism.

Dear Lee,
I hope you are doing goog. I keep reading
your website everyday, and I can't wait to
see you again! There are so many things I
want to talk about with you!
After the teacher in Denmark told me I
didn''t have the "ability" to dance butoh, I
realized that it's exactly the kind of things
I want to fight against through butoh: the
belief that it's a question of heatlh and
ability. To me, butoh belongs to everybody,
not only healthy and sane people. That's
exactly what you have always taught us, and
that's why I feel so lucky I had the chance
to discover butoh with you before going to
Denmark.
Now, I am in Vienna, where I will attend a
DanceAbility teacher certification course
from Monday. It's not a butoh workshop, but I
feel it's important for my dance, to learn
how to dance with and to learn from dancers
with mixed abilities. It's something I want
to incorporate in my dance next semester,
with your help.
I will keep you updated about the workshop.
I miss you everyday!
Thanks a lot for being yourself, you're
showing us all the way.
Warm hugs,
Julie


Switzerland - France
 
 2nd Week of Workshop

Riverside Nomad in Switzerland

On the Friday of second week of Switzerland workshop, participants danced at the riverside in the Jura mountains.
We learned a size walk, rhizoming technique with behind world and so on.
Rhizoming is a transforming technique with resonating with various behind world.
The forest is an ideal place to feel multi-resonance with invisible world.
Also the river taught us the principle of Jo-Ha-Kyu.
Please enjoy it!



India
 Akshi




Life Resonance Butoh Workshop

When: between 6pm to 8pm (negotiable)
every week (july-aug'12)
Where: lodhi gardens,Delhi

Life is always resonating with everything;
gravity, light, air, temperature, smell,
sound, taste…. and not only with physical
things, but also mental elements of memories,
dreams, emotions, imaginations, illusions and
so on. ...

those interested please email :
akshi.khandelwal@gmail.com

Akshi Khandelwal

Switzerland
 
 World Nomad Troup 2012 


Nomad-Rhizome Troup pllaning from next year will start now.
Pit who joined various festival organizes a performance
at Somuna Fesitval in Switzerland
on Friday 20th July.
All participants become Nomad- Rhizome and dance there.
Nomad-Rhizome can separate and connect flexiblly, and move freely
with changing memberes beyond borders.
Some of us will continue travel among another festivals.
Some of us will join Rainbow gathering in Slobenia.
Become Rhizome,
Become a Secret!
Let's join in this novel way of Life.

Sumuna festival
Where: Marbachegg (Swizerland)
When: Thirsday 12 -22 July


the 10 days
Oskarmaus festival

Where: Oskaamaus (Ch)
When: Friday 31 August -9 September


i will collaborate with a musician and

EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF RHYTHM AND DANCE
IN ANCIENT TRIBE TRADITIONS


http://www.oskarmaus.ch/

Marius Soluna is my artist name...
see you soon lee and have a good travel!

Pit


Holland
 
 Kristien

Kriestien performs today!


Has a masked - butoh performance today! In Veenedaal between wood, machines, spider web... Excited to perform butoh in the netherlands for the 2nd time after having arrived a week ago or so... And to find a way to mix with mask work, which I did at and after theatre school..



USA
 
 Odile


ANCESTRAL WHISPERS:

Weekly BUTOH classes every Monday!


Do you hear the call to explore your deepest dance, to walk between the worlds, to go beyond human binds?

Together, we will dive into Subbody Butoh Practice (http://www.subbody.net/ ) and study the work of Ankoku Butoh founder, Tatsumi Hijikata.

*NEW*

JULY Butoh Series: Unearthing the Shadow.

Can movement be a tool for healing and evolution? What is the role of the performer in this exploration?

Through the use of Subbody Butoh, we will dive into the recesses of the Self in search of the Shadow and dance to bring that aspect into wholeness. Shadow is that aspect of ourselves, conscious or unconscious, that may be denied or needs to be brought to awareness in order to heal. We will:

- prepare our body/mind.
- identify the personal and collective shadow that is seeking harmony
- dance through the memories folded in the body and primal energies of survival, sexuality and power
- explore how to bring balance to the Self and the Whole through this practice
- share what we found through our bodies at the end of each class


When?

Monday from 6-8pm (No classes August 6)
$15 drop-in, $40 for 4 sessions
Divine Yoga Center, 1228 O.C. Haley Blvd


Contact Odile:

512.921-0464, odilenicole[at]gmail[dot]com


What is Butoh?

Butoh began in 1959 Japan through the work of Tatsumi Hijikata and then Kazuo Ohno. It is rooted in performance art, yet it evades definition. It is a sway between Life and Death. It is creation, rising out of the darkness with each breath. It is a raw expression of Spirit in flesh, transcending traditional ideas of beauty.


About the Facilitator:

Odile’s BUTOH exploration began with Wicked Cricket Dance Theatre in 2001. This marked the beginning of her integration of Butoh dance, Physical Theatre practice and Eastern contemplative studies. After clearly meeting the voices of her Ancestors through the dance, she was drawn to the Subbody Butoh School in the Himalayas. There she learned, performed, and taught most of 2010, culminating in the first Himalayan Butoh Festival. In February 2011, she began to hold space for 'Ancestral Whispers' in New Orleans. She looks forward to being a midwife to the emergence of our Life's necessary dance.



Thailand
 
 Syv

Butoh Pwrformance and workshop in Bangkok


BUTOH workshop and performance in BANGKOK. july 14. Come!



Switzerland - France
 
 Summer Workshop in Switzerland

Nomad Theater
at Jula Mountains (Switzerland-France)



One month Swiss workshop has started.
On the first weekend we climed up the Jura mountains ( France near Geneve)
and integrated subbodies and cobodies of first week.
It was so intense week. I condensed the essense of the first semester of Subbody school in Himalaya in a week.
How to cam down our daily body,
how to shift from thinking mode to listening mode,
how to follow subtle tendencies in the darkness of body,
how to find subbody (individual movement) and cobody (group movement),
how to resonate with others subbodies and cobodies,
and so on....
Next week gradually we will sink down into the deeper realm of the darkness of body.
Please enjoy it!



Japan
 
 
 Life Resonance changes the World


A lot of pictures of Anti Nuclear demonstration on 29th June in Tokyo were uploaded on facebook, yesterday.
Yes, like this the Life Resonance will change the world.
When we listen to our Life, Life cannot resonate with radiation well,
Life does not need Nulear power plant.
Just to listen to Life, and to wisper the voice of Life,
it is the most basic element for changing the world.
It stoped the slave system, colonial system, atomic power developenet by USA and USSR, and so on.
Only a few people control the nation-state which need the war and nuclear plants.
If we regist against it by violent way, nation-state can depress it easily by violence, but nobody can stop Life Resonance.
Let's believe the power of Life Resonance.
The future of the planet is for every kind of Life.

 

 Uploaded Fukushima Mon Amor by Julie on
Sound of Sirens SOS
An old student Martin, German journarist, informed us about
SOS project as the folowing;
We uploaded Julie;s " Fukushima mon amor"
Julie was a student of Waseda University, Tokyo.
Her dorm was broken by the esrthquake.
When she went back to France by her gramd father's ill,
her parent stop her to back to Japan.
Then she created this piece in June, 2012.
It was so serious performance.
At the last scene, all students entered the stage, and
shout by own langage, "Nothing happened at Fukushima!"
She was worried about people were going to forget the disaster after some months.
Hearing the ironical shouting, I was deeplu moved.
It contains naked part, it is not sure they show it or not.
We will continue to upload a few more videos of slideshow.
If you have some video about Fukushima, the deadline is 11th July.


Dear Lee,

this is Martin from Germany, saying hello again after a bit of silent time...

I came across this art project on fukushima today and thought that an input from the subbody school would be fantastic. here is the link

http://www.sound-of-sirens.net/App/WebObjects/SOS.woa/cms/ja/video

i think subbody butoh resonance could give great depth to the film they are plannig to create out of the entries on the site.

much love, and still resonating...

martin


共振日記をもっと読む


World Resonance!
 
 World Nomad Rhizome 2013 

Let's become Nomad-Rhizome!


We have developed a Nomad Theater which subbody-cobody danced with travelling various places around Himalaya.
In the Winter, already many students hung around south east Asia, and found many routes and connections.
Pit is going to perform and give workshops around various festivals in this Summer.
The time has come to develope it to the world scale!
Imagine that an Nomad-Rhizome-Butou troup will hang around Europe during the Summer 2013.

Let's reseach other festivals and collect together to find the most exciting nomadic routes arond the world!

Let's become Nomad-Rhizome!
It's an experiment for a novel way of Life.



France
 Kristien
 


'Meditation Retreat for Dancers and Musicians in France'

When: 6-16 august
Where: at the dojo yourt ‘La source’ (see www.lempreintedutao.org for pictures)

What make us move and sound?
Memory, images, the ever awake senses...
What is our source for creation?

Can we hear music in silence?
Could silence be our dance partner?

Program
Silent mornings, periods of meditation, teachings and group discussions on the theme ‘meditation and creativity’, dance classes drawing from different movement research techniques, guided vocal improvisation sessions and a lot of free time for your own practice, or to jam with others. Being with both musicians and dancers, some magic might happen on the playground!

Teachers
Denis Robberechts (www.dharmanature.org) will teach meditation
Kristien Sonnevijlle (http://sansville.wordpress.com/) will teach dance and vocal improvisation
Teachings will be in English, with French and Dutch translation available if necessary...

Place
Everything will take place at the dojo yourt ‘La source’ (see www.lempreintedutao.org for pictures)

Price
330 € to cover the cost, teachings and organization on donation.

Further Information and Registration
www.dharmanature.org info@dharmanature.org Denis (0033) (0)467 95 46 18

Note
We will not have electricity, so you can only come with acoustic instruments.

A warm welcome to join us in this exploration!

Switzerland
 
 Pit (Marius Soluna)
 



Pit is going to perform and give workshops around various festivals in this Summer.
It is the most interesting way as a resonance dancer!
It brings me an inspiration of a dream that some of us
do it together in next Summer.

Imagine that an Nomad-Rhizome-Butou troup will hang around Europe during the Summer 2013.
In the Winter, already many students hung around south east Asia, and found many routes and connections.
OK! The time has come!
Now, we can find out how to spend during Summer and Winter in the most exciting way of Life !
This Summer 2012 will be at the forefront by Pit,
and gathering Infos together.
Please reseach other festivals and inform us.
Let's integrate together to create the most
exciting nomadic routes arond the festivals!



dear lee,

this summer its an explosion of creativity and new open resonance festivals and movements in switzerland.

there is no set structur, its just open to everyone who wants to participate and create something together.

so i will perform and give little workshops on many of them.

next saturday it starts


The Moongoddess and the Sungod
a Butoh Dance closing Ritual


Where: Valentina Ferraro and Marius Soluna
When: saturday 16 of june, 11 pm

http://www.festivalderliebe.org/home/

Sumuna festival

Where: Marbachegg (Swizerland)
When: Thirsday 12 -22 July


i will dance a fire Ritual and guide a little workshop called bodywork into dancefloor.
an open resonance experiment with a conditioned group invading the dancefloor - it would be great if you could share some technics of broken mirror, behind ghost, copy, follow and initiate etc at the switzerland workshop so i can integrate it.


http://www.somuna.com/

Feuer festival
Where: Signav (Bern)
When: Monday 2 -8 July


i will also perform&give workshop


http://www.feuerfestival.org/

the 10 days
Oskarmaus festival

Where: Oskaamaus (Ch)
When: Friday 31 August -9 September

i will collaborate with a musician and


EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF RHYTHM AND DANCE
IN ANCIENT TRIBE TRADITIONS


http://www.oskarmaus.ch/

Marius Soluna is my artist name...
see you soon lee and have a good travel!


Pit


Israel
 
 Nava
 


Nava is one of the oldest student.
She has birthed a baby two years ago.
She experienced extreme strong subbody and cobody at the delivery moment.
Now she is deepening the experience to transform
the delivery of Life to a unique dance with women.
It is so intersting experiment.
She showed us there are so many ways
to research the flower, secret and mystery of Life.


We are dancing the birth, not just ours, of everything,
of all time, of every creature that Mama Earth,
we tell the birth vcohkoth on all modes hoit hazoiim, strong emotions has led us to experience the most
exciting vargaim שהאמהות.
The audience sits outside and connects the subtle vibration of nature around,
The setting is Earth, grass, trees, sky,
The Sun is the light,
Fire is energetic Center,


Nava


visit nava's facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navaguzu

France-Singapore
 
 Improvisation in Singapore Syv
 Syv
 


Syv send us the pictures of performance in Singapore.
This is also a part of the Festival.
In future, our Festival will develope to an Inter-Butoh Festival by connecting various places on the planet.
Already some old students are spread and build various
activities.
Subody-cobody dancers will be able to travel among them, and connect freely, increse flexiblly, collaborate at various forms and separate at any time.
They can transform Nomad-Rhizome-Plateaux
flexiblly.
There is no boeders for resonant Life.
We can go beyond any borders of Nation-state or culture gap.
Syv is travelling from France-India-USA-Japan, and various places in Asia. Jonathan moved from Canada-India-Spain, and established Subbody Butoh Laboratory in Madrid. Natasja form Holland moved Holland-India-Asia to USA. From the participants of her workshop in New York, three persons applied Subody School 2012 and 2013. She is now Moving to Spain.
Igu is preparing for her new work space in Japan.
For Life, the moment of meeting is only one chance to resonate each other. At any moment it turn to a Festival of Life Resonance.
Thus, the Festival of Life will spread out,
the pleasure of Life Resonance will fill the world.



 Natasja


Letter from Natasja, New York


Amazing to see the pictures of this year Festival! And I miss being with you a lot! But I feel it is also good for me to be now in New York. I meet many edges when I am preparing for the workshops and it is rewarding to feel that through facilitating, giving space for others subbodies to emerge, my subbodies are also growing up slowly. It is a very deepening experience to facilitate subbody butoh here. People are very inspired by the method. One already applied for spending next year with you in the Himalaya. Also 2 other Butoh dancers may come this September to you. But the most inspiring for me the last 5 weeks of subbody butoh workshops is that I have met Keiko Hashimoto. She is a dancer, actor from Japan and she was for a long time translator in Kazuo Ohno’s studio. She is now learning me Yurashi, which she learnt from Toshiharu Takeuchi. She has worked with him for 15 years. She is here now in New York for learning Whole Body Focusing. That’s why she was also already very interested in your work because you use Focusing in a sense. From her I also deepened my understanding of Gene Gendlin’s work and I went to a dreaming/ focusing workshop with her. Very inspiring! Gendlin is stimulating to make bridges between different fields who are working with a kind of focusing. Focusing can be used in so many fields. Keiko wants to bridge Butoh and Yurashi with is. Through the internet she already knew you were using Focusing in your method. Would be great if you can meet Keiko, I hope she will come to you in the Himalaya. Otherwise maybe you can meet her when you are in Japan? When she is sharing her work with me and afterwards when we talk I recognize so much of you. I already shared the Subbody manual with her. I don’t see it anymore on internet, but it is still free to share isn’t it? I wished I was with you during the Festival and dancing Rhizome 3 with Gio….but the next step we have to take is returning to Europe, to Ibiza. Hope I am able to visit you again next year. It is so precious to have the space and your guidance for growing up my subbodies.

Lots of love,
Natasja



About Focusing view this site;
http://www.focusing.org/


I learned a lot of things from Gendlin.
We can download his articles freely from

Gendlin Online Library

All of them is worth to read to deepen your subody-cobody process.
Thank you Natasja!

 Qualia

Tony send us a resonant letter.
Please have a look his blog.
It seems quite interesting!

I didn't expect that like this unique researcher exists.

Hi -- I believe our interests are similar. Please look at my conscious ritualing blog at http://consciousritualing.com I am exploring your website to see what Subbody Butoh is all about. I am interested in your position.
tony
be qualiadelic

From his blog


Qualia, of course, is at the heart of how we
perceive the world we live in. We have evolved, in
qualiadelic relationships, with the environment.
Thus, for instance, we have no problem understanding
the idea of gravity, while relativity is almost
completely baffling.

New qualia will change the world.



 Syv
 


Improvisation Performance

Syv send us the pictures of performance.

When: 25 May at 7.30pm 

Where: The Substation Theater, Singapore

Come and share this Special Butoh Experimental Demonstration of Light, Darkness and the Between's by Syv .


For more info www.substation.org/whats-on/performing-arts/



France-Singapore
Syv

Three months Workshop in Singapore
 

Butoh – Workshop
By Syv


Saturdays 12, 19, 26 May 2012, 7pm-9pm
Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 2012, 7pm-9pm
Saturday 7 July 2012, 7pm-9pm
The Substation Dance Studio
Admission: $25 per session, drop in. For more information contact Cyril admin@substation.org

Moving Resonance (Continuum) – Workshop
By Syv


Thursdays 10, 24, 31 May 2012, 7pm-9pm

Thursdays 14, 21, 28 June 2012, 7pm-9pm
Thursday 5 July 2012, 7pm-9pm
The Substation Dance Studio
Admission: $25 per session, drop in.

For more information contact Cyril admin@substation.o

Greece
 
 From last summer performance at Syros
 Angeliki &Akropoditi  Dancetheatre
 

 

11th Dance Festival of the Association of the Greek Choreographers 
with the support of the Ministry of Culture 
19.05-18.06

 

Akropoditi  Dancetheatre invites you at the performance:

 

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Through a connection of the biblical world -the seven days of creation, seven days and seven nights- and the forms of a modern ritual’s movements, the performance approaches the issue of prayer in seven scenes, both interconnected and independent, seven different settings which are combined and separated by dualistic schemes such as light and darkness, chaos and order, up and down, inside a world made up of earth and sky.

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Concept: Angeliki  Sigourou
 Choreography: Angeliki  Sigourou and Akropoditi Dance Company
Music: Sofoklis  Koskinas, Panos Dramytinos, Meredith Monk, Underwater Chess, Händel
Costumes:Margarita  Voutsinou
Lighting: Tassos  Palaioroutas 
Video: Alexandros  Mistriotis
Setting construction: Iliana  Skoulaki

Performers: Anna Vaptisma, Philipos Evangelou, Pigi Lompotesi, Giorgos Bakalos, Nabil el Barrage, Mary Mavri, Filia Milidaki, Anna Ouzounidou, Eleni Pagkalia, Nadia Palaiologou, Mandy Papandreou, Vivi Sklia, Georgia Stamatopoulou, Antigoni Choundri.

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of May 2012
Argo Theater 
(Eleysinion 15, Metaxourgio, telephone: 210-5201684)
Time: 22:30
Ticket price: 10  € 

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akropoditi.gr

choreographers.gr



Canada→Spain
 Jonathan
 

 
Hello Lee !
Hope you doing good.
I can see on your webpage that a lot of deep and interesting processes are happening this year.
I keep on deepening the research within subconscious / world... Some weeks ago I've participated in a ayahuasca ceremony, a magical plant from the amazonas. I've met so many subbodies, far away memories, broken corpses and some fantastic joy.

I am sending you the info for a Butoh Laboratory I'm trying to set up in Madrid, to deepen the resonance, to interweave mind, body and lifework.
I am borrowing your subbody concept, so in line with my biophilosophical research, until I find my own... I hope it's okay with you...

Jonathan will perform on Saturday 26 May

And I will perform & again on saturday 26th of may, at 21h.
For any information about the lab or the performance, people can write me at kodo82@hotmail.com

Thank you,
j'm



LABORATORIO de SUBBODY BUTOH

con Jonathan Martineau

 

No se trata de seguir bailando, sino de darse cuenta de que es imposible parar.

Amplificar las posibilidades del cuerpo, ensanchar las libertades de la mente, disparar la creatividad y la imaginación.

Perderse en el propio cuerpo y rescatar bellezas únicas.

Cuatro mil millones de años de memorias activas en cada gesto sublevan nuestra vida. Bailar es rendir homenaje a lo que somos.

 

Sábado y domingo 9-10 de junio de 2012

11h-14h y 16h-19h (total: 12 horas)

€: 50-75

 

Espacio en Blanco

C/Mira el sol, 5-7

Madrid

Metro: Lavapíes, Embajadores

 

Jonathan Martineau

Psiconauta. Antes de nacer en Chicoutimi, Canadá, en 1982, ya había empezado a viajar por la mente, el cuerpo, el espacio. Sus investigaciones recientes buscan crear una práctica corporal que integre los conceptos más liberatorios de la filosofía contemporánea. En 2011, para concluir su tesis doctoral sobre las consecuencias políticas de una concepción naciente del ser, pasó nueve meses en el Subbody Butoh Institute del Himalaya.

 

Acerca del Subbody Butoh

El método subbody fue elaborado por el maestro butoh Rhizome Lee en las montañas del Himalaya y sigue desarrollándose en la actualidad. Rhizome Lee dejó su Japón nativo para encontrar el lugar idóneo donde investigar la oscuridad del cuerpo. Creó el Subbody Butoh Institute en Dharamshala, India, al principio de los años 2000, donde cada año recibe una decena de coinvestigadores. Desde entonces bucea en el cuerpo y la consciencia a través de la performance. El método subbody consiste en técnicas para una aproximación segura al subconsciente de cada uno y a la locura colectiva.

www.subbody.net






Jonathan Martineau 

<kodo82[at]hotmail.com>
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Canada→Spain
 

Place and Map
 Jonathan
 

 
Jonathan will perform on Satutrday at Madrid

Janathan from Canada send us the experience of midwiving at Granada, Spain.
I am so happy to know his subbody is growing up to midwife with laerning many things.
Also, Natasja, Syv, Igu, and Kiyoko are going to open workshops in USA, Malaysia, and Japan next month. Subbodies are spreading as a nomadic rhizome. The world is going to change by remembering the Life Resonance slowly and slowly.
 

Teatro Petit Comité


& es una pieza concebida para dos que se performa en solo.
Una pieza sobre amores y desencuentros que indaga en el origen del deseo.
En la lengua que penetra el espacio, en las manos que no son sino una extensión de los labios.
Una boca se abre, unos ojos se emocionan, unas manos agarran, una mandíbula abierta. El mundo es ante todo algo que pasa
por la boca.
Algo muy cercano a la muerte está hambriento dentro de nuestras vísceras.

Pieza estrenada en el tercer festival de butoh del Himalaya en noviembre 2011.

"El local" se convierte en "El teatro Petit Comité" . El aforo es limitado a 25 personas. La idea es generar un espacio
escénico íntimo, donde después de la representación el público pueda quedarse de tertulia bebiendo un digestivo e
intercambiando opiniones con los artistas sobre lo que vieron.

Si al finalizar la velada usted se siente satisfecho por el trabajo realizado puede aportar una donación de 5 euros o
más...

Atención: No se venderán entradas y es imprescindible hacer reservas.
El número de reservas: 686 198 308
kodo82[at]hotmail.com


Calle Pinilla del Valle 1 Local esquina (puerta roja) 28002 - Madrid
T: xxxxxxxxx
Como llegar Av de América:
Metro: 4, 6, 7 y 9
EMT: 1,12, 29, 52, 72, 114, 115, 122, 200, 204, C1
Interurbanos: 221, 222, 223, 224, 224A, 226, 227, 229, 261. 281

Hello Lee !

How are you doing ?
I am still dreaming Madrid... Missing mountains and silence and yet, very happy to be here.
I watch every now and then the subbody site and I am surprised to see so many known faces... and I wonder about the new ones.
The other day I read on your site the letter that Syv sent you - it was very touching. I could recognize so many things I discovered when I was midwifing in Granada.
It was a wonderful experience, amazing, revealing experience. I was communicating subbody work better than I understand it ! Guiding with a clarity that was unknown to my mind. I was amazed by how far people can go in only two or three days. And the feedbacks I received left me speechless... subbody is realy needed.
I've seen how healthy is the weakened body !!!
I thought to myself... if only I had known when I was there... And I smiled inside.
It was also a strong & weak experience to dance the solo &, in a little studio with almost 40 people sitting very close to each other. Subbodies are growing up in me, asking me more space, more air, more light, more exposure...
So I have decided to give my life the space it needs...
I have danced again my solo in Madrid last saturday. It feels really good to keep dreamdrancing... I will dance again on this saturday.
I am looking forward to create a laboratory, to keep researching with other people in the darkness we share through the ocean of life...


Thank you and enjoy !!!
jonathan




Jonathan Martineau 

<kodo82[at]hotmail.com>
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Holland→USA
 Natasja
 

 
 
When:
Monday 30 April, 7, 14, 21, 28 May   6.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Thursday:  3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May 6.00 – 9.00 p.m.
 
Where: Grattanstreet 117, Brooklyn.
Train to Morgan Ave, 5 minutes walk, New York
 
 Free to give a donation
 
There is a maximum of 6 participants due to the space. The birth of a subbody takes time. Therefore there is a preference for people who can participate the whole series. But if you  can only join one day or a couple of days, please let me also know and I will try to fit you in.
 

Subbody Butoh method is developed by Rhizome Lee. It is the culmination of more than 40 years subconscious research after his first encounter with Hijikata during one of Hijikata’s performances at the university of Tokyo. It consists deep and profound route maps for entering the subconscious in a safe way. And as a true method it is still in development at the subbody institute in the Himalaya. Every year Rhizome Lee is accepting co-researcher who devote themselves to this research for one year and develop themselves as Midwifes, who  can guide the birth process of subbodies. When the subconscious merges with the body, we can open our full range of creativity. For more information see www.subbody.com

With love,
Natasja


Application:

Natasja de Lange 

<mailtonatasja[at]yahoo.com>
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Holland
Honza


Honza is dancing in the "Red God"

Honza who is late to join in school by an terrible accident is dancing
in the various colorful light.
Yes, dace in the all qualia!
"I will dance in the any world storms which visit on my life"
To get it is to get what is the "Red God".

He informed us an interesting plankton dance video.
Yah, also planktons are dancing in the red god's stream.
Let's open resonativity with them, with Life.


Hi Lee,

I just found this and wanna share it with you:
http://www.ted.com/talks/the_secret_life_of_plankton.html

Vriendelijke Groet / Kind Regards / Cul8t3r

Honza Svasek http://Honz.nl

HOU CONTACT | KEEP CONTACT | http://contactbutoh.org


 
 
Thailand
 
 Bo


Bo, butoh performance at Bangkok

A butoh performance at TCDC library, Emporium, Thailand.
Performance by Syv Bruzeau and Bo Kittipon.


France-Japan
 
 Jullie

Jullie danced at Night Park in Tokyo


Hi Lee,

 

I saw the photos on the school website and the resonance is amazing.

I didn't think Fukushima could bring anything good...

I miss Subbody school a lot, and your conditionnings but I keep working

on my own. I know I will be back at some point. :)

Anyway, as promised, here are the photos from December in Tokyo.

It was really nice to dance in a park at night, when nobody is around,

except for homeless people sleeping there.

I'm looking forward to read more about the work of this year at school!

Recently, I have been working with outsider arts. I have been fascinated

by outsider art since childhood and recently discovered it's good material

for butoh. Many things to resonate with. Here you can see some of the

paintings and sculpture exhibited at the museum near my place in

Switzerland: 
http://www.artbrut.ch/indexfb97.html?Show=Oeuvres&ArtisteID=32

It looks better when you can see it for real but it's amazing anyway.

I am working with "le plancher de Jeannot" this month. Jean, who was

locked in a psychiatric hospital, carved the floor of his room to write.

You can see some photos here: http://www.rue89.com/2007/07/09/a-lhopital-sainte-anne-la-folie-
brute-du-plancher-de-jeannot

I found an approximate translation of the text online:

 

Read more

 

"Religion has invented machines to control the minds of people and animals/

 

and with an invention to see our view/

 

from the retina of the image of the eye/

 

abuses our health/

 

ideas of family/

 

material properties/

 

during sleep we are all ordinary people

 

 

 

The church/

 

after having entrusted killing the Jews to Hitler/

 

has wanted to invent a characteristic and devilish process/

 

to take over the world and impose peace on wars

 

 

 

The Church has done the crimes/

 

and abusing us by electronic devices/

 

has made us belief stories/

 

and by this tric/

 

abusing our innocent ideas of religion/

 

was able to have us/

 

by the tric of listening posts/

 

acknowledge and invent everything they wanted/

 

and for 10 years/

 

and abusing us by their invention/

 

has commanded (our) brain and ensured our view/

 

from a retinal image of the eye/

 

to make us what we are/

 

without our knowledge.

 

 

 

Religion/

 

has made all the crimes and damage and meanness/

 

has made us invent an unknown program/

 

and /

 

by a machine that controls brain and sees our view from a retinal image
of the eye.../

 

has made us acknowledge/

 

we are all innocent of any crime to harm others.

 

 

 

we/ Jean/ Paule/ are innocent/

 

we have neither killed nor destroyed nor inflicted harm to others/

 

religion/

 

has invented a process with electronic machines/

 

to control the brain/sleep/diseases/thoughts/animals/work/all the functions/

 

makes us acknowledge crimes we did not commit/

 

 

 

evidence/

 

the popes are called John XXIII instead of XXIV by me and Paul VI by Paule/

 

the church/

 

wanted to invent a process and cover the brushwood of the neighbors/

 

with machine to control the brain of the world and to see the view (of the)
image of the
 eye

 

has entrusted killing the Jews to Hitler/

 

have invented crimes for our trial "

 

It's my new butoh score, I want to dance his world.

Resonating.

 

Hugs,

Julie 

 



 
ドイツZDF フクシマのうそ by sievert311
 
USA
 
 Joe

Joe, "in Remembarance Fukushima"
new Butoh Sculpture


Joe who is one of the most old buoth friend, made a new butoh sculpture "in Remembarance Fukushima"
His sculpture carrys density of butoh year by year.


Colombia-Thailand
 
 Pilar

Pilar's UnderWater Work

Pilar seems becomig a Spirit of Water, year by year.
Every year, she appears at a under water world, and transfer to another under water.
In my memories, Auroville, India, Mexican bay in the Atlantiv Ocean, Ibiza and Syros island in the Miditerranean Sea, and this winter she worked at Sea in South Asia.
Also at Himalaya, She danced at the Himalayan river, Tatapani hot Spring, school pool, Japanese bath, hot spring, and so on.
She is coming to the school passing throuhg some hidden under water pass ways
with bringing new Abyss.


Thailand
 
 Bo

Bo performed at Ratchaburi, Thailand


ขอขอบคุณพี่บอย และพี่ยิ่น มากๆค่ะ. 28 Jan,2012
Photo by K.Patt

World
 
March 11th
 Fukushima Anniversary

At Berlin and on the earth,
Life resonated with Fukushima
.

Pia send us the pictures from Brlin,
New students danced at Subbody School Himalaya.
And many people send resonance
from Thailand, France, China, Russia, Brasil, Japan,
and so on.
Also, tomorrow, we will start from "what is the Life Resonance"
on the first day of Subbody school.
Our daily consciousness doesn't notice it,
but Life always resonates with all the misery and unhappiness on the earth.
To be aware of it is the first step of Butoh of Life.

3.11
 Fukushima Anniversary


ベルリンで、世界で、フクシマに共振して踊る

スイス出身ドイツで活動しているピアから、昨日の写真が届いた。
ヒマラヤでも新入生が共振して踊った。
タイ、フランス、中国、ロシア、アメリカ、ブラジルなど
多くの国の生徒や友人からも共振の知らせがあった。
今日の共振塾の初日にも、
命の共振とは何かからはじめるつもりだ。
情報にまみれた日常意識は気づいていないが、
命はいつも世界中の悲惨や不幸とかすかに共振している。
それに気づくことが生命の舞踏の第一歩なのだ。



March 11th
World Spontaneous
Life Resonance


One year ago, the largiest earthquake and 20meters hight Tunami attacked
east Japan,
and the Fukusshima nuclear power plant exploded and started melt down.
Let's remember the Shivering of Life at that day.
A butoh group in Berlin with Pia informed us
that they will dance at the fauntain square in Berlin, Germany.
Yes, we reswonate together.
No need to create a good dance at all.
Just calm down your mind and body.
Stand as a quiet Life.
Feel all the misery on the planet.
Listen to your Life and follow the spontaneous shivering of Life.
It is the essense of Butoh of Life.
 
When Life encounters a thing or event which cannnot resonate properly,
Life can only take back with proper distance, and just wait untill it will find out  a prpper resonance way.
I don't know if Life would find a good resonance way with nuclear plants and
atomic bombs.
Maybe, Lifewil invent better ways instead of them someday.
We can just listen to the Life and follow the subtle tendency untill we find out
the final solution.

So, even only this day is OK.
Why don't you listen to the subtle voice of Life on March 11th.


 


Switzerland
 
Belen and Pit 

A Duet with Belen and Pit

im zyklus MENSCH
belén navarro
peter damian

to create a duo in short time was very difficult,
but we made the best out of it...
now i am working on a solo.
Pit

France-Singapore-Thailand
Syv 

Syv became Nomading Midwife

dear lee,
i just spent one month in singapore, giving classes in butoh and sounds. Lee, I LOVE IT! I love guiding people in their inner journey, i love carrying them through their movements and discovery, i love watching them reconnecting with themselves.

this is what i have to do in my life. this is my necessity. I AM SO HAPPY. i am so grateful i found my path, i know deep down this is it, i have no doubt, i have no fear. doors are opening for me, i met very interesting, friendly and helpful people in singapore. more is coming, i know.

oh lee, it is a fabulous feeling. i know i am still very much a baby in butoh and guiding, but i learn everyday and i know i will get better and better. it is a very humbling experience to guide, to listen to the others and feel what they need, if they are finding something for themselves in the dance,or if they are bored, ah ah! i never know what will happen and i have to be alert, open all the time.

i am very happy. i thank you lee for having guided me before, and i hope i can come back to the school and become a mid-wife. it is such a perfect word :-)
i feel i found a treasure and i must share it to the world because i know how beautiful it is, how healing it is, how much joy it brings, how much it can improve a life. i cannot keep it for myself, everyone has the right to feel good or better, we shouldn't deprive ourselves of this right, for sure!

i am just a tool so that people can heal themselves, and i know that i am healed too by helping them. i am so lucky. i am so grateful. people say that if you surrender to what is, if you stop fighting, if you focus on your intention and goals, then it happens. it is so true. that is what happening to me, everything is so easy and smooth, the right things are happening, and i know more wonderful experiences are ahead, more interesting people are waiting to be met.

yes, if you are on the right path, then it is all good. the world out there is still the same with issues and problems, but the way you look at it makes the whole difference.

lee, i am dancing while walking, while waiting, i am dancing in my room, i am dancing in the rain. what is my own butoh? maybe one day i will find out.

i am going to chiang mai next week to explore the city. i think it will be a better place for me to stay, i don't want to be in bangkok anymore. then i go back to singapore in may for 2 and half months to give more classes and workshops. i have also been asked to perform one evening, so cool! after singapore i don't know yet the wher and how. i don't worry.

dear lee, i hope you are good and that you happily guide all your students for this new year.
you take care.
with love and gratitude,
syv


USA

Kats D


New Time and New Location 

 Summer 2012
8 weeks Subbody Butoh Workshop


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).
· Explore movements through Hidden Body (Hidden Skin,
Hidden Muscle, Hidden Joints, etc)
· Through the Life 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: Tuesday 6:00-9:00pm July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August
7, 14, 21

Where: Studio 206 - Ivy Building for the Arts, 2637 27th
Avenue South, Minneapolis

Tuition: $200 ($180 when you register by June 15th)

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.


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.

For more informationt KatsD.Subbody[at]gmail.com.

 

 
World
 

Toward 11th March
World Spontaneous
Subbody Dance



Akshi, Belen, Gio,

Jonathan, Kats D, Natasja,

Pilar, Pit, Syv 

Bo and Thanapol, Odile

Asuka, Angeliki, Ozerk

Jennifer, Pia, Kiyoko


World Resonance is increasing day by day.
During this period, 18 old and present students have performances, workshops, experiments or events
at 15 cities on the planet.
And the final day is the first aniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Let's resonate with the Shisha (Dead), Victims, and Life
on that day!

Akshi at Delhi, India
Belen and Pit at Basel, Switzerland
Jonathan at Granada, Spain
Kats D at Mineapolis, USA
Gio and Natasja performance on Friday 2nd March at Dharamsala, Himalaya India
--These Performances are over.

Bo and Thanapor performance on 8 to 11 March at Bangkok, Thailand
Siv workshop in Singapore
Pilar water work in Thailand
Odile weekly class on 5th and Yoga event on 8th at New Orleans, USA
Asuka
Experimental Exhbition, Geneve, Switzerland
Angeliki
weekly class at Syros island, Greece
Ozerk weekly class at Istanbul, Turkey
Jennifer performance on 1st and 8th, March at Swindon, UK
Pia will dance on 11th March with resonance of Fukushima nuclear desaster
Kiyoko will dance in the no-nuclear movement in Japan

Nobody palns it. It is just Synchronisity.
And the final day is the one year aniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster!

Our Life is resonating beyond time and space.
Student's subbodies and cobodies are growing up in these seven yeas as an performer or a midwife.
Let's keep resonance together at various places!

Above activites are merely we could catch infos,
much more activities must be on going.
If you will do or did any activities, please inform us soon!


Switzerland-Germany
Pia 



Pia and friends will dance on 11th March,
the Fukushima Day


Next Sunday, March 11th is one year aniversary
of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan.
Pia from Switzerland-Germany informed us
that she and her friends will dance
on 11th Marach resonanting with one year aniversary
for Fukushima, Japan Nuclear Disaster.
Yes, Let's dance together on Sunday.
Just remember the shivering of Life at one year ago.
How can Life resonate with meltdowned Fukushima nulear
Just listen to the proto response of Life at your place
with resonating the Shisha( Dead), Victims
and Life on the planet.
That day, March 11 will be a worldwide Life Resonance day.
Only Life Resonance will guide us toward the best solution.


When; 11th March, 2;;00 PM
Where; Anywhere at your place
Pia group will dance in front of the Bethanien,
Mariannenplatz – at the fountain

The March 11th 2012 will be the first anniversary of
the nuclear disaster in Japan.

We would like to meet in order to remember and share our
compassion with all living beings.
Let´s come together for a 10 minutes
Butoh Improvisation in front of the Bethanien,
Mariannenplatz – at the fountain, on sunday march
11th at 2 pm.
Everyone is welcome.
with Love
Elke, Pia, Angela, Annalisa from Butohkicks

Japan
 One Year From Fukushima3.11 Kikoyo

 





Becoming a resonating Life/ Kiyoko


After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster on 11th March, 2011
Kiyoko continued dancing with Resonance for one year.
She was dancing with asking her Life "What butoh can do?"
She followed just Life Resonance, and danced various places;
at Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyushu, Fukushima, Takasago, Bolder, USA and so on. She joined "No-Nuclear Wemens Activity" and danced every month.
It was hard one year of Life Shivering.
"What can we do?"
She realized that Butoh dancer should dance with keepung  to face to the misery, and becoming Shisha (Dead), Mother who has lost child, People who start standing, and so on.
Just becoming resonating Life, it is the work of Butoh dancers.


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高砂BUTOH協同組合
TAKASAGO BUTOH CO-OP.
〒676-0805                      
高砂市米田町米田925-2
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電話&FAX 0794-43-1740
携帯 090-4496-2494
E-mail butoh-ky[at]khc.biglobe.ne.jp
携帯mail butoh-ky[at]ezweb.ne.jp
 
Spain
 

Sara, Ricardo 



videt festival 2012 Sara pons i Ricardo Mora Dansa i música festival videt coordina joan raven

:
Sara and Ricardo are 2009
school year's students.
I can taste their deepneing process in these years
through their resonance with subtle qualia..
Congratulation! Sara and Ricardo!


Sara pons i Ricardo Mora Dansa i música festival videt coordina joan raven galeria d'art Palma Dotze inauguració de VIDET 2012 .


Summer Workshops
in Switzerland and Greece
 

Switzerland
 

Asuka, Lee, Pit

 

SUBBODY BUTOH WORKSHOP
with Rhizome Lee
organized by Asuka and Pit

When: Monday, 19 June - Friday, 2 July 2012 (except weekends), total: 80 hours/4 hours per day

Where: Geneva, Switzerland
( Workshop will take place in external locations)


REGISTRATIONS TO: 
tobutorri@yahoo.com (Asuka; French)
 godsend@gmx.ch  (Pit Meyer; Germany)
(Those emails can be also used for information
about accommodation )


Greece
 

Angeliki, Lee, Georgia

 

SUBBODY BUTOH WORKSHOP
with Rhizome Lee
organized by dancetheatre group Akropoditi (www.akropoditi.gr)

When: Monday, 30 July - Friday, 24 August 2012 (except weekends), total: 80 hours/4 hours per day

Where: Dance School SDM, Iroon Polytecneiou 84, Ermoupolis, Syros island
(some sessions will take place in external locations)



FEE: 350euros for new participants, 300 euros for last year participants
ADVANCE PAYMENT: 150 euros. The rest of the amount is to be paid upon the first day of the workshop.


After the completion of the workshop there will be given a performance in Ermoupolis at location chosen by Akropoditi in coordination with the Municipality of Ermoupolis, Syros.

 

REGISTRATIONS TO: sig_an@yahoo.gr (Angeliki), gstamatorama@gmail.com  (Georgia)
(Those emails can be also used for information about accommodation and boat tickets)




India
 



Dust Gio :

This is the second solo for her.
It was over 80 minutes at the maxmum, and she reduced it into one hour piece.
She got open a lot of dancing places, and various Hidden characters.
Gio joined during whole winter season in my conditioning.
We tried to open hidden joint between sacrum and pelvis to move different direction troughout the whole season.
Then I found that Gio's pelvis has changed a lot.
It need to be Animal body, Proto body, Fluid body, Vaporized body and Weakened body.
Untill this winter, I had flustration that students hidden joint at pelvis was not open enough. Their body was bound by the habit of human daily body which stand straight.
But, not students but midwife has to take all responsibility for everything.
Then I tried this experiment during the winter conditioning.
I found that my conditioning in the last semester was too short to be weakened body. We need to do it much longer time and deeper level.
I got confidense through Gio's body change.
In the new school year, we will do a lot of hidden joints conditioning.
It was one of the key point for weakened body.
We have to change from thephysical body to be a butoh dancers.
Not only hidden joint, but also Gio's Hidden cavity opened a lot.
Next theme will be to open Hidden skin for Gio.
It is the last point to be transparent body/mind with opening transparent Riken eye which watch oneself from outside..
Gio, continue to dig your darkness of body toward your own Abyss, and find the necessity to be weakened body.



 

Natasja



Namaste  Natasja :

Natasja created three one hour solo pieces in a year.
It is extraordinary pace. And each piece has rich diversity and density.
I am happy to witness all the process the infinite creativity of Lfe is coming out.
Next theme for her is to grow up them. Each subbody is now just new born baby.
Natasja, you need to grow up them through repeating performance many times. Then they will become your life long friends and irreplaceable teachers for your lifetime.
Please find a chance and try to dance them at various places.
The process to grow up your subbodies will support you when you are going to be a midwife for others.
Have a good trip in New York!

P.S. I forgot to tell you one thing. Please research good world music shop in New York. When you meet wider variety of the music out of Europe calture; for example Sharman chanting, Amazones song, Micronesian .music, Whales voice and so on. It will help you to travel deeper realm toward the Abyss.

.
Duo by Natasja and Gio : Rhizome 2 Sister

Natasja, Gio 



Rhizome 2 Sister Natasja and Gio :

This is the second duo piece after the last festival by them.
They stayed at Dharamsala during the winter and joined every morning conditioning with Lee.
They continued self and group reserch for three months, and created each one hour solo and this duo.
To become Rhizome is to take off Human which is bound by tree shape hierarchic system which consciousness controlls body and movement.
And becoming subbody and cobody which is transforming in the multi-dimensional and non-dual realm.
Rhizome is able to separate at any part of body/mind and connect freely.
It means to accept all strange and misterious phenomina which is happening arround us as the Life Resonance including phenomina of Projection, Introjection, Dreaming up, possession and so on. Normally these phenomina are denyed by normal phychoanalyst and phychologist as a syndrome of neurosis. But we can affirm them as Life Resonance in our darkness of body. Then all of them change to the infinite source of creation of Life.
It is not easy work. On the process we meet so many unknown terrible fenomina and are attacked by them.
We call them Edge Qualia.
Also they met so many edge qualia on the creation process. It was so hard. They were sometimes cryied, sometimes dipressed and could not move.
But finnaly they overcame and shifted those experiences to radical creation.
They are reborning as strong creators.
I lerned a lot of things through the process.
They are going to create one duo piece in each year.
It is a big pleasure what would happen in future. .

World
 

Akshi, Belen, Gio,
Jonathan, Kats D, Natasja,
Pilar, Pit, Syv 

Bo and Thanapol, Odile
Asuka, Angeliki, Ozerk








24 Feb - 11 March
World Spontaneous Subbody Dance


Resonance is increasing day by day.
During this period, fifteen old and present students perform or hold workshops or events
at various places on the planet.

Akshi at Delhi, India
Belen and Pit at Basel, Switzerland
Jonathan at Granada, Spain
Kats D at Mineapolis, USA
--They are over.
Gio and Natasja perform on Friday 2nd March at Himalaya.
Bo and Thanapor perform on 8 to 11 March at Bangkok
Siv, Pilar, are giving workshop now in Singapore, Thailand.
Odile, Angeliki, and Ozerk hold weekly classes at New Orleans, USA, Syros island, Greece, Istanbul, Turkey.
Odile also Yoga event on 8th, March
Asuka is opening Experimental Exhbition, Geneve, Switzerland.

Nobody palns it. It is just Synchronisity.
Our Life is resonating beyond time and space.
Subbody and cobody are always dancing in our darkness of body.
Let's resonate together at your place!

If you will do some activity, please inform us soon!


27 February, 2012

Spring has come without step eagles?!

It becomes warmer. Sunshine becomes stronger.
Now temperature is 15 degree in the day time.
Strangely, we could not see step eagles in the sky.
Normally, during January to March, over ten thousand of eagles gather together in the Dharamsala sky, and start imigrate to Mongolian steps via Nepal. But this year, we could see them in the sky so seldom.
The pictures above are taken last year.
The monsoon rhythm are warped by the warming the planet.
It might efect to the instinct of the step eagles which ten thousand years continued constantly.
The strange change must efect our darkness of body.
I try to listen in it.
At the beginning I could not catch any specific signals.
But, gradually I notice that Life is shivering by this strange change.
A couple of years ago, also Ganga river was extremely less water, and Indian agriculture was recieved big damage.
If Monsson might be broken, India and south Asia's agriculture will be destroyed and billions of people might die.
It is too late if it had happened.
Life can do only subtle resonance with fear about future.

Indians faces of the village are already cloudy when they watch the sky without eagles.


World Resonance!
USA
 

Kats D

I am getting a bunch of colorful comments on my old video.
I am tickled by their reactions...


http://youtu.be/R14ohXvDaMM

KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody/
 
USA

Odile


Heal the Heart and 
Open Up to Highest Potentia
l


When: Full Moon of Thursday, March 8th
Where: Divine Yoga Center1228 Oretha C. Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
$11-$17 Suggested Donation

We will use the ancient Yogic technology of Kundalini Yoga, along with Candle light, Live Music, Gong Bath and the Full Moon to shift from our inner heart, out.  Whether you are in relationship or not, this night will begin to clear old patterns, heal past wounds and prepare to create the new...

Odile

"Love is a process in which ego is lost and infinity is experienced." -Yogi B


< odilenicole@gmail.com >
Change [at] to @
Link to the Event


Odile

Subbody Butoh Class in New Orleans

I am still a Subbody Midwife for a Butoh class every Monday night. The emergence of Subbodies is so magical! Thank you for your work.

Odile

When: Every Monday night
Where:Divine Yoga Center1228 Oretha C. Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA

Contact: < odilenicole@gmail.com >
Change [at] to @

Thailand
 
Bo and Thanapol



Bo studied here last year 2011,
Thanapol was a student of the first year of the Subbody School 2005.
I am so happy.

The Floating Project


When: March 8,9,10,11
Where: B-Floor Room, Pridi Banomyong Institute, Bnagkok, Thailand

The Floating Project, a contemporary dance performance that explores spaces between the present reality and an intangible existence, the state of free-flow, and the release of all concepts and questions. 

Nana Dakin, Sumontha Suanpholrat, Thanapol Virulhakul, and Bo Kittipon free-fall into this journey and encounter moments of on-the-spot self-discovery.

Come experience The Floating Project and the attempt to temporarily let go of the effort to analyze and understand the world we live in. 
Performances on March 8, 9, 10, 11 at the B-Floor Room, Pridi Banomyong Institute!!
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Sweden
Tana



Photos by Teater Giljotin and Jose Figueroa
Contact Tana
India
Akshi


When: 6th march, 2012
Where: at Barakhamba monument, on the way to hans khas village.

Timings:4:30 p.m to 7: 00 p.m  
charges: Rs. 275

register with me : akshi.khandelwal@gmail.com


Holland 
Honza Honza Butoh Shoot @ John Giskes
India
 
  Rhizome 2 Sister Ver.02
World
 

Akshi, Belen, Gio,
Jonathan, Kats D, Natasja,
Pilar, Pit, Syv 






24 Feb - 2 March
World Spontaneous Subbody Dance



I surprised at viewing Google Calendar.
At this weekend on Friday 24 to on Sunday 26 Feb,
five old and present students will perform
at various places on the planet.

Akshi at Delhi, India
Belen and Pit at Basel, Switzerland
Jonathan at Granada, Spain
Kats D at Mineapolis, USA

Also Gio and Natasja will perform on Friday 2nd March at Himalaya.
Siv and Pilar are giving workshop and water shiatsu work now in Singapore and Thailand.

Nobody palns it. It is synchronisity.
Our Life is resonating beyond time and space.
Subbody and cobody are always dancing in our darkness of body.
Let's resonate together at your place!

If you will do some activity, please inform us soon!


Spain
 
Jonathan 


Jonathan Keep Midwiving & Performing at Madrid & Granada

Workshop
When: 22 - 24 Feb, 25 -26 Feb, 2012
Where: Granada, Spain

Perfomance "&"

When: 24 Feb, 2012
Where:Granada, Spain

Hi Lee !

How are you ?!

It's been a long time now since I've left subbody's kingdom. I have been wanting to write for a while but things happen and happen and keep on happening all the time. I'm in Madrid, since two months now. Dancing a lot. Trying to get back to intellectual work to finish the thesis as soon as possible but my body resists... I open a book and I fall asleep in the very moment ! It's look like my life prefers to dream...
I keep on working deeply within the dreamworld and I bring the dreams in the "real" world. There's magic all over !
My subbodies are still alive and healthy, there getting some fresh air constantly, constantly performing... I am involved in some projects where I can explore the darkness of the body. And getting exposed everyweek...
Tomorrow I will reach Granada, the city I love, where I was born as a dancer... I was going to be midwifing on the week-end but so many people registered for the workshop that at the end I will midwife on a first workshop from wednesday to friday, 4 hours per day, and a second workshop on saturday and sunday. On friday night I will perform the solo piece "&"... I am excited and nervous about all this...
Visiting your webpage I kind of relaxed and breath, reading that a lot of people will be midwifing at the same time, Kats performing on the same night that I do... So just let go and let resonance do its work ! Strong and deep resonance... really exciting...

I will never be thanking you enough for the months past at the institute... (how's going the police thing ?)
Yep... I guess the best way to thank you is to resonate forward, backward, multidimensionally...
I wish we meet again, hopefully in Jogiwara...

Take care...
I join the announcement for the workshops in Granada, there is always place for one more person...
see you,
j'm


Holland
 

Butoh Shoot Experience v0.1 from Honza Svasek on Vimeo.

Honza 


Honza

Freya is terug!!!!!!!
Public Event · By Honza Svasek



When: Monday 20 Feb
3:00pm until 6:00pm
Where: D5, kamer 5, UMC Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, Netherlands

Van Utrecht CS neem je bus 12 tot eindpunt...

ik wil graag met zoveel mogelijk fans en vrienden van Freya vieren dat zij uit de hel is ontsnapt.

Neem een bloem en een hoop liefde mee

en al je vrienden...

Tis carnaval, dus waarom niet ludiek en verkleed...

Hoort zegt het voort...


Honza Svasek
The unedited edition:
View New Video, Click here
India
Duo by Natasja and Gio : Rhizome 1
Natasja, Gio 


Natasja, Gio performs 2nd March

Natasja solo: Namaste
Gio solo: Dust
Natasja and Gio duo: Rhizome 2

When: 2 Marach, 2:00pm
Where: Subbody Cobody Theater
Free of charge

World Resonance!
 
Igu and Kiyoko performed a lot in Japan, last month, at Fukushima, Sapporo, Asahikawa, Tokyo, Osaka, Takasago.
And this month, Kats D continues at USA, Akshi, Gio, Natasja at India,
Honza at Holland, and Syv at Singapore......
Subbodies which came out from the darkness of body start dancing
beyond the borders on the planet.
Nobody cannot stop the Ripple of Life Resonance, now!

Please, enjoy their spreading on the World Map and Calendar, below!
(Be careful!
Your subbody may wake up and strat dancing by resonance!)


Holland

Butoh Shoot Experience v0.1 from Honza Svasek on Vimeo.

 Butoh Shoot Experience v0.1
Honza 


Honza improved at Rotterdam

improv at John Giskes studio in Rotterdam Zuid, Sunday 12 feb 2012.
you see: Christina Naked, John Giskes, Honza Svasek and Luc (the butoh photographer) ten Klooster.
Enjoy, Copy, Remix, Share...

See more Honza's video : http://vimeo.com/butoh

India
 Workshop for Tibetan Children
Gio, Natasja, Carose 


Butoh Workshop with Tibettan Children

We gave a workshop to Tibetan kids, about 12 kids and 6 adult volunteers took part in at 9 Feb.

Honestly I had a bit of fear at first about how to control them, the childishness.
Exactly speaking, not controlling, but listening. How to listen to their world? Can I listen to their body without judgment, orders, indeed? How can I give qualia in their eye level?

AT the day was supposed to have workshop at first, we went to their place, they have time together usually at Tibetan children library by rogpa, because the day’s weather too bad to come with kid to subbody butoh. Just we wanted to touch and play each other before postponed workshop day.

Their place was so small and the inside was so dark. 12~15 kids couldn’t move enough following what their body wants. We made simple animal mask together, some kids enjoyed kind of makeup using water color. Face painting is good item for kid can guide to other condition simply. And when they wore animal mask, they showed us very interesting point, I got some questions.

Kids move very intuitionally, instinctually, so when they wear wild animal's mask, immediately they transform to the animal. It's so strong, wild, more uncontrolled.
I think, they are in the closer distance with subbody than adult. Sometimes their subbody comes out more rapidly, suddenly.

We learned how to control our subbody with transparent eye keeping the balance, can see inside and outside at the same time. For them, how can help them to keep some balance, at least keep their safety each other from the sudden subbody. Sometimes one wild kid subbody attack to other kid.

Several days later, at sunny day we had workshop at subbody butoh. Main intention was Body Play and Mask Dance. At first we try to simple body play, and with repeating workshop, will do experiment to let them draw map in the body, noticing the body segmenting.

We tried various body plays. We entered into sea with long blue cloth, sea creature character’s drawing. They swam, crawled, swayed, rolled in various speed.
And we gave a qualia feel like taking ship on the sea, using big black cloth. They really enjoyed that being moved, being overlap each other, waving together.

They don’t have place to move big, as much as they like. They don’t have sea can feel the wide energy, near from here. They showed big laughing, energetic movement without stopping. They looked following their subbody honestly and their heart.

And added to this, we used strings. Some two kids tied up their one leg with putting arms around each other’s shoulder, and moved together, like oneness. Yes! It’s Chimera body. They showed various chimera creatures in the playing naturally.
And some kids became Cat-Mouse with the string, one kid put the string as tail, and other kid put on the head as cat, and took dynamic catching race. There were big funs!

Finally we made mask that the kids wanted to be for themselves. Always they enjoyed that make something for their body, like mask, costume. They looked that want to change to other person, other being sometimes. Maybe they have big desire for transforming, as usual childhood. But they are shrinking more and more in the limit place, education, relationship.. When they wore mask, they danced in various movement as various creatures with unique music, with us.

The first workshop was very infancy state. We could try only small experiment. Maybe just we played for 3 hours without delicate plan. But we all laughed, moved as much as we wanted. And we got some hints for next kids’ workshop. We can try more various movement for exploring their body, can draw body map that let them notice the part of body and move in different direction, slowly, and maybe can lead to take out body sounds and using various natural instruments, we can make beautiful harmony with hidden sounds, with novel movements. See you!!

Participants from Subbody Butoh : Natasja, Caroze, Gio

USA
 

Kats D


ツトム君の夢ーA Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus:
Two Nights Only!
Free performance!

Kats D returns to the Twin Cities stage with his newest solo work, created after his intensive study in India. “ツトム君の夢―A Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus is an evening-length solo work that encapsulates his Butoh work of the last 7 years.

Inspired by memories, visions and nightmares, Kats D moves through a world beyond ego and self as if in a dream. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enter the mesmerizing world of Butoh!

When: Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25 at 8 pm

Where: Fallout Urban Art Center, 2609 Stevens Ave. S, Minneapolis (Seating is limited)

This performance is FREE to the public. Donations welcome!

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

Video preview: http://youtu.be/Pz-WB1EHM4U

Download PhotoBook Download "A Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus
/ Kats D" PhotoBook


Download "Possessed / Kats D" PhotoBook


KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody/
 
Singapore
 
Syv


 BUTOH & MOVEMENT HEALING by Syv Bruzeau

Butoh Workshop

When: 16 February, 25 February & 1 March , 7pm-9pm
Where: The Substation Dance Studio, Singapore

Butoh is a mesmerizing, powerful and poetic dance. It is a unique movement in which one lets the body be moved by memories, feelings, and stories, through imagery and by letting go of one’s daily mind and consciousness.
Butoh is a journey through the rhythm of our bodies and the universe, bringing freedom in expression and in the way we perceive ourselves. Butoh can be both a healing and creative process.
Learn to unearth and release tensions buried deep in your body and mind. Liberate yourself from emotional and physical stress and communicate with yourself, others, and your surroundings in a new and novel way.
This workshop requires no dance experience

Continuum Workshop
When: Thu 9 & 23 February
Sat 18 February & 3 March
Continuum is a sound and movement technique that enhances mobility, healing and growth whether physical or emotional. This method reminds us that our bodies are primarily water which can be shaped with sound and breath.
During this class, we bring consciousness and awareness to our bodies and our environment. With different sound frequencies, we learn to stimulate internal sensations and responses which eventually lead to movement.

Admission: $25 per session, drop in.
For booking contact Cyril admin[at]substation.org
For more information email Syv at tcheripachka[at]yahoo.com
and check www.substation.org
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India
 
Akshi


Akshi will perform on 26 Feb, at Delhi


When 26 Feb. 2012 3:00 p.m.
Where
Zorba the Buddha, Delhi
Akshi opens two full days workshop

Subbody Butoh Workshop in Delhi

When 18 and 19 February, 2012 10:30 am to 5 pm
Where:
Venue: Zorba the buddha, 7, tropical drive, M.G road,
          Ghittorni, New Delhi.

http://www.zomato.com/events/ncr/subbody-butoh-workshop-100009580

Contact Akshi: akshi.khandelwal[at]gmail.com
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India
Akshi


A Free Butoh Session in Delhi, Today

Where: lodhi gardens, Delhi
When: 9 Feb. 2012 at 4:00p.m.

We meet in the front lawn. 
Open to all. 

No charges.

Contact Akshi: akshi.khandelwal[at]gmail.com
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Gio


Children Workshop, Play with Body

Gio will open 2nd workshop for Tibetan children.

Play with Body

When : 9, February, 2012 p.m. 1:30-
Where: Subbody Butoh School Himalaya
Participant : about 15 tibetan children and  several adult volunteers (from LOGPA children library)
                  and can join local indian childern
 
Contact Gio (

SHIN) 

womandocu[at]gmail.com
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Akshi


· 

Akshi got interviewed about Butoh


Dear Lee,

I got interviewed about butoh ...by the times of india two weeks back after my workshop with gati. She also attended a short session of sub body conditioning and free resonance. the article is based on her experience, research and the interview.

I shared it on Facebook.

Akshi

Contact Akshi: akshi.khandelwal[at]gmail.com
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Argentine-Spain
 
 Where is the Abyss? It's here!
Life is resonating invisible qualia and infinite Life Memories.

Gorka


Gorka reccomends an excellent video from the String to the Universe

uy uy uy , look at this please, mira esto por favor viaje cosmico, iumperdible guaug


Gorka from Argentina, now lives in Spain recommends us a video which we can see the total scale from the minimum size of String to the maximum size of the Universe.
The smallest size in the Universe which is called Plankh lenghth is the size of the String.
It is 0.000000000000000000000000000000000001m.
Please crick the link bellow, and handle the tab at the bottom.
The left edge is the world of String. When you move it toward the right, there are huge wide erea which nothing appears until the quark realm. Above of this the resonance pattern of the String generate the matter.
Bellow of this size, the resonance pattern of the String generate not matter, but qualia.
Qualia is invisible and only Life can resonante.
This is the Qualia realm which the resonance pattern of the String generate subtle world which is not material.
Slowly move it toward the right. You can see each defferent world by the defference of size of the matter..
We must notice that how narrow world we can recognize and are bound by the narrow reality of our dayly world.
Almost world is unknown realm which we cannot recognize yet.
But Life can resonante these subtle qualia for these four billion years.
The Abyss of Life connects to these unknown worlds.
When we become Life by stopping to be Human, we can feel the Abyss of Life.
Where is the Abyss?
Here!
Life is always resonating with the Abyss which has various resonance pattern of the String.
Let's open fully our imagination to the maximum.
Thakn you very much Gorka!

Crick here to see the video

 
Contact

gorky ferrero 

<sopadealmendras@yahoo.es>


Sweden- Cambodia
 Hariharalaya Retreat Center, Cambodiaa
Isabelle, Joel


Isabelle is giving workshop in Cambodia


Isabelle inform us that she visits Joel's retreat center, in Cambodia,
giving workshop and meditation.


Where
Hariharalaya Retreat Center, Cambodia (Map)
Contact

Isabelle Ullman 

<isabelleullman@gmail.com>

Contact Hariharalaya Healing and Reatreat Centre ;
http://www.facebook.com/hariharalayaretreat

Joel: http://www.facebook.com/joel.altman

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India
 
Akshi


Akshi will perform on 26 Feb, at Delhi


When 26 Feb. 2012 3:00 p.m.
Where
Zorba the Buddha, Delhi
Akshi opens two full days workshop

Subbody Butoh Workshop in Delhi

When 18 and 19 February, 2012 10:30 am to 5 pm
Where:
Venue: Zorba the buddha, 7, tropical drive, M.G road,
          Ghittorni, New Delhi.

http://www.zomato.com/events/ncr/subbody-butoh-workshop-100009580


Contact Akshi: akshi.khandelwal[at]gmail.com
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Korea-India
 

Gio


Gio opens workshop for Tibetan kids

Gio from Korea is staying Dharamsala as a volunteer for Tibetan people during winter
will open workshop for Tibetan children.

Play with Body

When : 4, February, 2012 p.m. 2:00-
Where: Subbody Butoh School Himalaya
Participant : about 15 tibetan children and  several adult volunteers (from LOGPA children library)
                  and can join local indian childern
 
Intention :
part1. see the universe in the children's bodies, in each part.
for children, they can have chance to let their bodies go and move frreely in the open space.
also can feel again various feeling through touching and exploring each other.
for adults, they can recognize the part of their bodies through playing with children's body.
can learn various feeling throgh children's moving, laughing, crying, breathing..
If continue, can meet frogotten, hidden body through children.
 
part2. make mask of various creature and dance with the mask
We'll make mask like animal, human or some imaginary creature.
and putting on the mask, transforming to the creature and dancing with various sounds.


Contact Gio (

SHIN) 

womandocu[at]gmail.com
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USA
 

Kats D


Kats D will perform "A Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus"
at Atranta and Minneapolis in February


Resonance: Winter 2012 – Newest on Kats D

1.  Kats D performs “ツトム君の夢―A Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus”: Two Nights Only!

Kats D returns to the Twin Cities stage with his newest solo work, created after his intensive study in India. “ツトム君の夢―A Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus is an evening-length solo work that encapsulates his Butoh work of the last 7 years.

Inspired by memories, visions and nightmares, Kats D moves through a world beyond ego and self as if in a dream. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enter the mesmerizing world of Butoh!

When: Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25 at 8 pm

Where: Fallout Urban Art Center, 2609 Stevens Ave. S, Minneapolis (Seating is limited)

This performance is FREE to the public. Donations welcome!

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

Video preview: http://youtu.be/Pz-WB1EHM4U

 

2. Kats D talks about Subbody Butoh City Pages interview

Kats was interviewed by City Pages blogger Sheila Regan. He talked about Butoh and his Subbody Butoh Workshops.

Here is the link to the article:

http://blogs.citypages.com/dressingroom/2012/01/kats_d_fukasawa_butoh.php

Enjoy!

 

3.  Summer 2012 Subbody Butoh Workshop

Subbody Butoh  Dance of Life

8 weeks workshop with Kats D

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).
  • Explore movements through Hidden Body (Hidden Skin, Hidden Muscle, Hidden Joints, etc)
  • Through the Life 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          June 28   July 5, 12, 19, 26   August 9, 16, 23   

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

Tuition:  $200 ($180 when you register by June 15th)

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. In 2011 Kats D is certified as Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor) by Subbody Butoh School Himalaya.  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 KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com.

 

4.  Now accepting Shiatsu appointments for February

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

 

 
5015 14th Avenue South, 
Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-703-7501
KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody/
 
Holland
 
‎Honza Svasek will perform Electroencephalographically connected to an installation by the Composer Jestern Alberto Novello.

In this way Honza's brainwaves will influence the music he is performing to.

http://www.facebook.com/events/220980937986893/

When: 2 Feb. 2012 19:30
Where: 2595 CA Den Haag
 
Honza Svasek
http://Honz.nl
http://last.fm/user/HonzaSvasek
 http://contactbutoh.org
Enjoy, Copy, Mutate and Share...

Honza Svasek <honzasvasek[at]gmail.com>:
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ThaiーJapan




Igu
 

Article of the Bangkok Life for "Mumyouki" by Igu

An article of newspaper for Igu's performance at bangkok Butoh Festival.
The writer seemes surprising at her infinite transformation.
Igu made the piece after one month of the experience of the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami at Iwate.
Her house was broken, and many people died or missed.
She experienced bottomless fear.
She started her creation from there.
At the beginning, she could only shiver with small bottom body.
She continued to listen to the shivering of Life for one year,
slowly from the subtle shivering of life, various resonance came out and grew to so many transformations in the various behind world.
She traveled all of the strange world and finally integrated all of her subbodies.
Life can do only resonance.
But it has amazing infinite richness.
She continues to dance it at the various place in Japan.
She has danced at Fukushima where the nuclear power plant was destroyed by the earthquake.
She said that many people who died by the tsunami visited her.
Subbody is grown through the dancing experiences at various places with getting many resonance patterns with everything.
Igu got many connection with people, and will continue performance and workshop at various places in Japan slowly.

 
igu;

<dhasa-ikuko[at]softbank.ne.jp>
(Change[at] to@)
 
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Yellow=Subbody workshop, co-practice
Red=Butoh Performance, event
Blue=Completed students of long term

World Resonance!
Japan
 

Butoh Coraboration "Fukushima ni Yosete"
Kiyoko, Sharoni, Jun / Music Yamamoto Kosei
At Osaka, Japan / on 20 January, 2012
 

 
 
山本 清子
高砂BUTOH協同組合
TAKASAGO BUTOH CO-OP.
〒676-0805                      
高砂市米田町米田925-2
高砂アーバンコンフォート1524号
電話&FAX 0794-43-1740
携帯 090-4496-2494
E-mail butoh-ky[at]khc.biglobe.ne.jp
携帯mail butoh-ky[at]ezweb.ne.jp
 
USA
Meet Kats D. Fukasawa, a performance artist, dancer, and Butoh practitioner and teacher. Born in the Japanese town of Rokugo in the Yamanashi prefecture, Fukasawa came to the U.S. in 1989. He moved to Minnesota a couple of years later to attend the University of Minnesota, where he studied aerospace engineering. He has performed with Ragamala, as well as at the Soap Factory's Artery Festival, the Southern Theater, Patrick's Cabaret, and more. 

Next week, Fukasawa will begin his Subbutoh workshop, which he's done since 2008. The class, based on the subbody Butoh method developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner, teaches how to create movements through exploration of the subconscious realm. Fukasawa recently took a moment to chat about Butoh, and how he uses the art form in his own practice. 
Where did Butoh originate? 

Butoh originated in Japan in the late 1950s by guy named Tatsumi Hijikata. At the time in Japan there was a lot of avant-garde arts movement happening. In Japan, modern dance was very different. It came more from a German expressionist dance, combined with Surrealism and Dadaism. This guy was creating movement more like theater, involving all these different artists, painters and writers. Within this vortex, Butoh got pushed out. There was also a guy named Kazuo Ohno. Both styles are very different. From there it spread out to the world. 

What's the reason for the practice of using white body make-up in Butoh? 

Most Butoh traditionally has been performed almost naked. When you see people's bodies naked, you see just a naked body moving. But when it's painted white, it transcends the person and becomes something else. Visually, you go to a different world. Nowadays, newer younger Butoh artists don't paint their bodies at all. It's more of a choice. 

How did you get interested in Butoh? 

Well, I was born and raised in Japan in a very rural area, so I had never seen Butoh performed until I came to the United States. I was doing different types of dance before, and I slowly started to get interested. I'd take a few workshops when Butoh artists passed through, but most of my training was in India where I've been studying since 2007.
Photo by V. Paul Virtucio
What are the essential aspects of Butoh? 

In Butoh, each artist has their own aesthetic in the way they create and the way they teach. The type of Butoh I've been studying is called subbody Butoh, which means subconscious body. In this particular type of Butoh, we practice what we call 'conditioning.' It's sort of like a meditation movement practice. You go into a semi-trance state. Through that we try to research movement within our body. We don't need any dance training. People who take my workshops -- some are dancers, some are actors, some are puppeteers. Anyone can do it. 

There is no judgment. It's about how true can you be to yourself in whatever movement you have within you. You don't need to have any dance training to do a workshop -- in fact it's better if you don't. People who have been trained in dance have a habit of moving. Those with no training move more naturally. When their movements come out it's much more interesting to watch. 

What was it that intrigued you?

Before I studied Butoh, I was doing Southern Indian classical dance. I was dancing with Ragamala, and also teaching with them. It's a very structured type of dance, kind of like ballet. I was looking for something different. As I was teaching and doing choreography, I asked myself, 'Why am I trying to put peoples' bodies in this particular shape instead of working with the bodies they already have?' That was my starting point. 

It seemed like some of the Butoh movements were something that comes from inside of you -- not just a technique or a shape or movement that someone created for you. 

Do you use images in this work?

There are some images. I don't usually use a particular image too much. People can explore their own within their psyche. If the image is too particular, that limits the imagination. 
Students studying in the Subbody Butoh workshop
Something we use a lot of dark imagery. It's not something we have to do. In Butoh we resonate more with weakness. Modern ballet and western forms of dance resonate more with the strength of a person's body and the beauty of big movement. The idea of beauty is very different in Butoh in that the beauty is of something weak or dying or dead.

How have you used Butoh in your own practice as an artist? 

While we are searching our own body we're encountering our memories,  images, and emotions. So many things come up from your body. I usually use that kind of image or movement or sound or imagery, and put all these things together to create my own piece. As an example, one time I did a project at the Soap Factory's Artery Festival.  Because I'd been to the space -- that space to me -- it's like there are ghosts. Also, timing wise, the festival happened in August, which in Japan is the time of year when there is the return of the spirit. So, that came to me as an inspiration mixed with the space. I gathered people who have been taking my workshop, bringing out the idea of the spirits coming back to the living world, and then going out. From that inspiration we created the whole piece. 

IF YOU GO:

Kats D. Fukasawa's Subbody Butoh Workshop
6-9 p.m. Thursdays from January 5 through March 1
Fallout Urban Art Center Studio
2601 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis
Tuition is $200
See here for more details

 
5015 14th Avenue South, 
Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-703-7501
KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody/
 
India
Akshi

Midwiving five days in Delhi

Akshi send us the five days experience of midwiving in Delhi.
It was full of necessary awarenesses to be a midwife.
Also I have done a lot of same mistakes as her to be bound by own intention , to forget listening and not able to save the miscarriages.
Our subbodies resonates with them deeply, because subbody is a fetus which was not allowed to be born in the daily world.
The fetus of subbody is the most delicate and fragail being swaying between death and life. Then we can resonate with everyhting between heaven and hell; biggest happiness of creation and deepest unhapiness including death, miscarriage or stillborn.
These resonant qualia are not able to understand by head.
Through only real midwiving experience, we must notice that our Life is resonating with everything.
Akshi, you did very precious trials.

Dear Lee,

today i finished with my workshop. it was a wonderful experience.  A much deeper midwife experience than ever. the first day, however, I  made a big mistake. i introduced the weakened body to all the participants on the very first day...and it turned out to be too strong and deep for some..i almost killed sub bodies, i think. i felt really bad. However, at the same time it turned out to be very beautiful for others. Few people did not join after the first day. As a midwife i need to be more careful about all the fetuses of the sub bodies. i realized that my inner necessity for weakened body is so strong that it probably, completely took over my midwiving..also, i realized that deep down i was still living in dharamsala...and subconciously very active...however, in delhi, the consciousness  is so alive all the time..i need to accept this world completely to listen to the fetuses of sub bodies here.

I deeply pray for their sub bodies to be born someday.

Second day onward...it was beautiful..and more beautiful..not only for the participants..but also for me. one of the biggest realizations i had as a midwife was that once you start midwiving...your sub body becomes the sub bodies' you are midwiving. i could feel each of my participants life so strongly...and realized that my sub body had or has become a conglomerate of their sub bodies. my life became their life.  At that time, i wondered how you feel... and how your sub body has a part of all of our lives. Thank you lee!

The fourth day was the most amazing day...participants opened the 8 different channels of life..to enter into a non-dual realm..it was lovely to see sub bodies...growing. the deepest pleasure i received on the 5th day...i saw my mothers sub body!...i should say..i saw the fetus of her sub body ...slowly slowly. it was a very happy moment.

the last day was truly magical...very few of us..but we shared and resonated with each others qualia and also had a free resonance theatre.

tomorrow some of the participants and i might do free resonance in a public space..for the world -wide butoh flash mob. lets see. 

 

 

Deep down, I still do continue to feel a little sad about the participants who left after the first day. ..the birth of the fetus of subbody is also very fragile.

 

 

i do plan to give more workshops.

i will do another workshop on 18th feb. A full day workshop. I will send you the details soon.

Hopefully, all is good at your end. Lots to share...when i meet you. 

Sending you love and hug. 

And please confirm the draft of the trust deed...we may now go ahead with it.

Thank you!

Big hug!

Akshi.

 


One Day Workshop in Delhi

When 18 February, 2012
Where: Delhi-detail will be informed


Contact Akshi: akshi.khandelwal[at]gmail.com
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USA

Kats D


Atlanta Workshop and Performance

I will be in Atlanta from 2/10 to 2/14 giving Subbody Butoh workshops and performances. The weekend workshop, starting Friday evening is at CORE studio. If you know anybody in Atlanta, please let them know.

Kats D Fukasawa

When: 10 Feb - 14 Feb, 2012
Where: Core Studio, Atlanta, GA, USA,(MAP)
 
5015 14th Avenue South, 
Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-703-7501
KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody/
 
Japan
 
 Kiyoko, Sharoni


Kiyoko, Butoh Performance and Workshop in Osaka 

Kiyoko and Sharoni met Igu and danced at Fuksushima where the Nuclear power plant was destroyed by East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
They will perform and have workshop in Osaka, 20 January.


Performance
When 7:00 pm, 20 January
Where Tennen Geijutsu Institute, Osaka, Japan
Fee 1500 Yen
Workshop
When 2:00-5:00, 20 January
Where: same place
Fee 1000 Yen

高砂BUTOH協同組合
TAKASAGO BUTOH CO-OP.
〒676-0805 
高砂市米田町米田925-2
高砂アーバンコンフォート1524号
電話&FAX 0794-43-1740
携帯 090-4496-2494
E-mail butoh-ky[at]khc.biglobe.ne.jp
携帯mail butoh-ky[at]ezweb.ne.jp

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フクシマによせて

 

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 1月20日(金曜日)  午後7時~  大阪中崎町「天然芸術研究所」

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ダンサー  きよこ・ シャロニー・ブリジット ゲストJUN     音楽 山本公成・星子 

                料金 予約 1500円(当日1800円)

ワークショップ 午後2時~5時 「私の無意識と出逢う」  きよこ シャロニー

ワーク料1000円

1月7日から10日にかけて、二人で福島・東京経産省前テントひろばなどで踊ってきました。舞踏に何ができるのか・・踊りたい・・その気持ちを大切に。踊りのあとでは、その体験報告・とつきとおかのフクシマの女のテント行動とのであいをフリートークする時間もあります。お越しください。

 予約お問い合わせ 090-4496-2494(きよこ)

          06-6371-5840(カフェ天人)                          

 

1月29日(日曜日)舞踏公演 「フクシマによせて」3時から あとアフタートークあり

        高砂BUTOH協同組合 シャロニー   料金1000円

            場所 高砂カトリック働く人の家

アフタートークは一品持ち寄りで食事をしながら、福島での経験や東京でのとつきとおかの女のテント行動のことなど語り合いたいと思っています。こちらでも用意します。

ワークショップ 10時から1時「私の無意識と出逢う」プロセスワークを使ってダンスをつくります。

参加費 1000円

        連絡先 090-4496-2494(きよこ)

高砂BUTOH協同組合

Japan
Igu

Igu's Dancing never stops

 

Igu informed us that she will perform at Asahikawa, today.
Igu's subbody seemes not sensing fatigue. It was born in Himalaya India, performed at Himalayan Festival, performed at Thailand Butoh festival in the Flood at Bangkok, and at Fukushima with Kiyoko, where the nuclear power plant was destroyed by the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
She performed at Sapporo for the Requiem of her musical instrument teacher before yeasterday, and today she will perform at Asahikawa in the deep snow.( See Map)
Subbody was hidden in the depth of darkenss of body for long years.
Once is was born, it has infinite strong energy.
Yes, follow the subbody, it can dance anywhere, any time, with any bodies.
It can resonate with any unhappiness, misery, and Dead.
Through these experiences subbody remembers four billions Life memories and get back the wisedom of Life.
I am so happy to hear Igu's subbody is constantly growing up.

   

Igu:

dhasa-ikuko[at]softbank.ne.jp

Igu
 

いぐの踊りが止まらない。
福島、札幌で踊り、旭川で踊る


いぐから、踊り続けているという便り。
ヒマラヤ・インドで生まれたサブボディは、洪水のバンコクで踊り、
津波と現発事故の福島で踊り、大雪の札幌、さらに旭川で踊るという。
疲れを知らない子供のような勢いだ。
サブボディが誕生した後は、サブボディの意向に従えばよい。
長年からだの闇に潜んでいたサブボディは、
計り知れないエネルギーを持っている。
いつでも踊れる。どこでも踊れる。誰とでも踊れる。
行く先々の不幸や死者とひとりでに共振する。
そうしてじょじょに40億年の生命記憶と叡智を思い出しながら
透明共振体に育っていくのだ。

お元気ですか?
こちらは、札幌の三味線の先生が、亡くなり、札幌です。
知り合いの店で、踊りました。
10人も集まってくれて、うれしかったです。
次は、ワークショップだねと言ってもらいました。
ありがたいことです。
今日は、旭川で踊ります。
機会を作って踊ります。
北海道は凄い雪です。
IGU



igu;

<dhasa-ikuko[at]softbank.ne.jp>
([at]を@に変えてください)
India
 
 A Doll / Akshi
 
Akshi

Today Start!

Subbody Butoh Workshop
& Performance in Delhi

Akshi who completed one year subbody course, starts subbody butoh workshop today, and will perform in February in Delhi.
The ripples of Life Resonance are spreading worldwide.
The ripples are going to grow up to a tide.
Every week, at some where in the world, some subbodies dance or guide workshop.
It's still so small, but surely the world is changing.

Where: D-36, Basement, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi-13map
When: 16 Jan to 20 Jan.
5 days, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Fee: 1500RS
Apply: mail to gatidance[at]gmail.com


Contact Akshi: akshi.khandelwal[at]gmail.com
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Japan
Kiyoko, Igu

Kiyoko & Igu performed at Tokyo and Fukushima

 

Kiyoko informed us that Kiyoko from Hyogo and Igu from Iwate
will meet and dance together at Tokyo and Fukushima.
Kiyoko joined in women's antinuclear power movement for long years.
She told us the level of radioactivity is now dangerous level
depend on the derection of wind at Fukushima.
Hope to be carefull enough about safe.


TAKASAGO BUTOH CO-OP.
〒676-0805 

Tel&FAX 0794-43-1740
Mobile 090-4496-2494
Kiyoko E-mail butoh-ky[at]khc.biglobe.ne.jp
Mobilemail butoh-ky[at]ezweb.ne.jp



Igu will dance at Hokkaido, too
Also Ikuko mailed me that yesterday they performed at Fukushima safely.
She said to dance at Fukushima was so special experience
which is not able to express by word..
She will move to Hokkaido and will perform at the memorial concert of her departed teacher of music instrument' Tsugaru-Jamisen' for the rest of soul.

   

Igu:

dhasa-ikuko[at]softbank.ne.jp

Igu
 

いぐの踊りが止まらない。
福島、札幌で踊り、旭川で踊る


いぐから、踊り続けているという便り。
ヒマラヤ・インドで生まれたサブボディは、洪水のバンコクで踊り、
津波と現発事故の福島で踊り、大雪の札幌、さらに旭川で踊るという。
疲れを知らない子供のような勢いだ。
サブボディが誕生した後は、サブボディの意向に従えばよい。
長年からだの闇に潜んでいたサブボディは、
計り知れないエネルギーを持っている。
いつでも踊れる。どこでも踊れる。誰とでも踊れる。
行く先々の不幸や死者とひとりでに共振する。
そうしてじょじょに40億年の生命記憶と叡智を思い出しながら
透明共振体に育っていくのだ。

お元気ですか?
こちらは、札幌の三味線の先生が、亡くなり、札幌です。
知り合いの店で、踊りました。
10人も集まってくれて、うれしかったです。
次は、ワークショップだねと言ってもらいました。
ありがたいことです。
今日は、旭川で踊ります。
機会を作って踊ります。
北海道は凄い雪です。
IGU



igu;

<dhasa-ikuko[at]softbank.ne.jp>
([at]を@に変えてください)
India
12 January, 2012
 

Letter from Akshi about Haruki Murakami 

Dear Lee,

last night i finished reading this book' sputnik sweetheart' by haruki murakami. It was a wonderful read. I really resonated with the main heroine of the book, Sumire. I could really identify with her. It opened a hidden subbody in me and i could not sleep the whole night.  i felt that Sumire was somewhere around in my room, watching me ...or waiting for me to sleep so that she could take me to her world. It was fearful and intriguing, all at once. I experienced a strong depth of emotion, very subtle ....that i have never experienced before...or something that i had forgotten. the most wonderful part was that it did not feel strange, it felt very real. More real than anything. i couldn't sleep at all.  I imagined sumire coming in my dreams and inside my body, possessing it...pulling me to her world, telling me that i belong to her world. 

I also phoned a friend to talk about it, so that i could go to sleep, but it did not work. I wanted to experience it, the fear, the darkness, the mystery. i felt i was being led into something wonderful. I was dreaming about parallel universes...this side, the other side ..and maybe many more sides. Imagining purple strings...yellow balls, dots...wonderful creatures and some horrid, some funny..but a strange sensation of belonging was there. but when i would open my eyes and switch on the lights my world was so different. and so empty. it made me feel a little sad, and probably thats why the fear. A complete sense of alienation when i come to consciousness and a strong sense of belonging and freedom and oneness when i am in my subconscious. 

There was a time when i felt that illusion and reality ---both are oneness... However, after last night's experience i feel that i want to feel that they are one...but it will take a lot of 'endurance', perhaps..to feel it completely. to become transparent in all worlds... to be able to experience each worlds beauty to the utmost. to become shisha. my deepest desire. 

Maybe, thats why hijikata's weakened body is so beautiful.

maybe i bind myself with the dualism of illusion /reality. 

Let illusion be reality.

Let reality be illusion.

 

I feel happy writing to you. Right now i feel pregnant with a lot of sub bodies. I am looking forward to midwiving in my workshop. i laugh a lot these days. And am taking good care of myself...so that i can midwife.

Sometimes, it gets hard to listen to the subtleness in you and around you..in the city, however, if you try..you see there is so much of beauty everywhere..life resonating all around, you just have to listen!

There are many more things i am discovering and researching these days. I really want to research more on my resonance with the sumire...( except that i have  never experienced any lesbian tendencies).  i resonate very strongly with her.....it  is wonderful how everything and anything can open a hidden qualia...a locked qualia.

something has unlocked yet again. 

 i might perform in feb. let see. will let you know. 

Lots of love,

Will write you more.

Big hug!

Akshi

 

 

Dear Akshi

 

Congratulation to meet your fateful friend Sumire!

Sumire is a name of the violet; the purple color which is your favourite. It's a synchronisity.

And one more synchronisity is you and me.

In these week, Dharamsala was buried by big snow, with no electlicity, no internet. I could read out "1Q84" which is the newest book of Haruki Murakami. It was so interesting, too. There are a lot of behind worlds, pararel universe, abyss of mystery, and people resonate beyond the borders with entering each others.

Haruki and me is the same age, we shared similar experience of the death of friends in adlescence, and in the middle age we both were triathlete. I have read almost of his novels. Unfortunately except of "Sputnik sweatheart", but I could imagine your deep resonance with her.

After the long novel " The end of the world and hardboiled wonderland", Haruki concentrated on the investigation in the behind world earnestly. Every morning he sunk into his darkenss of body to find interesting  fenomena and write it for the readers. He does same thing with us. Only medium is different, he uses word, and we use body.

We can learn a lot of things about the behind world and Life from him.

I recommend some of his works;

"Seaside Kafka",
" The end of world and hardboiled wonderland",
"1Q84",
" Norwegian woods"

I beleive these are his best works.

 

Enjoy your workshop in Delhi!

 

Lee

 

 

 

    

 

 

Spain
 
Sara, Ricardo, Roberto


Sara, Ricardo, and Roberto have butoh performances and video dances

Hola!!!
 
os envio información sobre el bolo que vamos hacer en el freedonia Cia.ElOtro , Roberto Romero y  videos del projecto urban-Butoh 
quien quiera venir será grato compartir el espacio. 
 
abrazos!!
 
Sara.


Nit de dansa butoh a Freedonia

 

2 actuacions + videos projecte Urban_butoh

 

Roberto Romero

 

"Fuego camina conmigo"

El ciclo de las vidas continua...

sumando energía a cada paso.

ayudando así superar nuestros miedos

y mejorando el presente...

cada nuevo ahora...

 

Duración: 14 minutos aprox.

 

Cia. ElOtro

 

Sara Pons: movimiento

Ricardo Mora: ruido

 

"Esta"

¿Que te persigue en la vida que a veces te hace cosquillas y otras te arrebata el suspiro?

 

duración: 14 min aprox.

 

Aprofitem aquest event per celebrar que hem aconseguit l'objectiu a Verkami del documental "El alma del baile".

Agraim a tots els que heu cregut en el projecte.

 

Dissabte 14 de Gener 21:00h

Asociació Freedonia

C/Lleialtat, 6 BCN

entrada: 6€


Contact Sara: gatetnegre[at]gmail.com
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Switzerland
 "Rhizome" by Asuka
 Switzerland Workshop 2011 Summer
Asuka


Asuka is preparing for onemonth intensive workshop by Lee in Geneva
When: 25 June - 20 July, 2012
Where: Geneve, Switzerland
Detail will be informed

Best wishes
for
conscious co-creations
allowing a soft transition towards creative, self-sufficient, non-hierarchical, self-sustainable lifestyles,
through
deepening of self-knowledge,
serenity within, trusting each step,
with the courage to face our lives,
balancing
between inside and outside,
communicating openly : let's speak truly, express our needs,
listening and loving oneself and others,
in consciousness and respect for all forms of beings,...


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3 January, 2012

World Resonance Work Guide

Subbody Butoh Himalaya is a place to study Life Resonance.
What I want to tell is, shortly saying, only one thing that Life is resonating in non-dual and multi dimansional realm.
But, it is so hard to tell by word.
Almost of you might not feel the reality of the Life Resonance at all, much less about non-dual or multi dimensional resonance.
Even for me, when I lived in Japan, I could not feel niether Life nor Resonance, because I was bound by Ego and Self so strongly.
I beleived that I can understand everything by my consciousness or language brain.
I didn't notice niether subconsciousness nor Life. For the consciousness, nothing exists except what the consciousness recognizes.
It has passed twelve years after I moved Himalaya, now I am aware of how few things my consciousness could notice.

What I could find for these twelve years in Himalaya is the following;

Life is resonance.
Life is resonating with everything what is not only present physical matters and energies around Life, but also with non-physical qualia.
Qualia are everyhting which Life feels; qualia of gravity, light, sound, smell and so on.
There are two kinds of qualia. One is present qualia which Life resonate with environment of Life. I call it outer qualia.
Other is inner qualia which are memories, dreams, imaginations, fantasies, illusions, emotions and so on.
Life is resonating with outer qualia and inner qualia at the same time.
This double resonance is one of the most important characteristic of Life Resonance.
Qualia are not physical matter or energy which belongs in the four dimensional physical time/space. It belongs in other dimensions out of this three or four welknown time/space.
We call it " Behind world" Life and qualia belongs in the both of physical world and invisible behind world.
But, when we are influenced by the informations, we cannot notice qualia at all. Because qualia are so subtle then we cannot notice them by the masking effect. Qualia are subtler than the informations, million times or trillion times subtler than informations.




Happy Four Billionth New Year!

Today is the four billionth new year for Life.
Actually, last year was the same, too (-+);
I wish to congraturate all the Life equally on the planet
for the four billion years Life.

I miss ocean a lot, living on the Himalayan Plateaux.
Our Life is always living in the proto ocean.
There are 100 triilion cells in our body,
and each cell keeps fluid as same as the proto ocean like ameba or bacteria.
Especially, important works for life as the birth or brain needs to do
in the amniotic fluid or brain fluid as same as the proto Life.
Through the water, 100 trillion cells are resonating in their own secret way.

Why don't you listen to the quiet work of Life in the proto ocean in our body
on the first day of new year?


Rizome Lee

World Resonance!
USA

Subbody Butoh – Dance of Life

8 weeks workshop with Kats D

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).

·         Explore movements through Hidden Body (Hidden Skin, Hidden Muscle, Hidden Joints, etc)

·         Through the Life 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 5, 12, 19   February 2, 9, 16, 23   March 1

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

Tuition:  $200

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. In 2011 he was certified as Subbody Midwife (instructor) by Subbody Butoh School Himalaya. 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 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/
 
India
 
Akshi

Akshi will open workshop in Delih

Akshi who completed one year subbody course opens subbody butoh workshop at Delih in January, 2012.
Above is the article on a perfomance magagine.
All one year studnets had enough experiences of workshop.
Especially, I could enjoy Akshi's workshop a lot.
Indian readers, and tourist in India, please join in it.
It will bring a novel and deep awareness for your life.
The ripples of Life Resonace are spreading in the world.
It's a big pleasure for us.


Where: At Gati Dance Forum, Delih
When: From the 16th Jan to the 20 th Jan.
5 days, 2 hrs each day
Fee: 1500RS
Apply: mail to gatidance[at]gmail.com

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Contact Akshi: akshi.khandelwal[at]gmail.com
(Change [at] to @)