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8 December, 2010

Bottom archetype and bottom body


Subbody school 2010 is over.
At the moment, my subbody starts to integrate all experiences of this year through whole night.
He gave me so many new awarenesses.
Awareness comes up always to find a hidden connection between issues which I regarded two different things.
One of them is finding an unification of the tenbodies and the archetypes. They are resonating in the collective unconscious realm.

I didn't know what is the bottom body. I have just continued to become my bottom body. It brought me a special somatic feeling as a mystery. I suggested to find own bottom to students. Some of them didn't meet it. But a few students met it and created unique subbody. Their dance has changed completely and deepened by finding own bottom. What did happen?




About this, I will deepen it during the winter.





そのうちのひとつが、元型と十体の一体性だった。
今年は、春からそれぞれのサブボディの十体を探索すると共に、
自由共振で未踏のコーボディー坑道を掘り進んだ。
それが秋になって元型坑道へと繋がって行った。
生徒がみな機を一にして、それぞれの元型に遭遇しだした。
こんなことは共振塾では始めてのことだった。
私もまた、さまざまな元型と出遭った。
そして、今年の授業がすべて終わった瞬間、
からだの闇のそこから出てくる動きはすべて元型と関連していることに気づいた。
これまで、下意識のからだとか、自発的な動きとかとして捉えていたものも
すべて私たちの命の深層に刻み込まれた元型的なクオリア共振の発動なのだ。
いままでは、サブボディの出て来方によって、
現生体や異貌体、獣体など、いくつかの十体に分類してきたが、
それら十体のすべては元型と関わっていたのだ。
当初私自身のサブボディを総覧するために十体を見つけた。
それが他の人達にも共有できるものであったのは、深く集合的無意識の
元型と関わっていたからだった。
とりわけ、今年重点を置いて追求したボトムボディによって、
Ikukoはじめ多くの生徒の踊りがいきなり深まった。
それは何故だろうと思いめぐらしていたが、サブボディさんは
それは元型と関わったからだよと教えてくれた。
ボトムとは、さまざまに変容する元型がなにか小さな姿に凝縮し物質化したあり方なのだ。
それに気づいたのは、生徒に貸していたミンデルの処女作
『ドリームボディ』が還ってきてパラパラとめくっていたとき、
彼が見たメルクリウスについての論文を書いている夢の話が目に入った。
メルクリウスは、水銀の精で、変容の神である。
ミンデルによれば、夢においてメルクリウスは道化、聾唖者、老賢人、妖精、魔法使い、
あるいは雄鹿として現れる。
ミンデルは、メルクリウスを瓶に閉じ込めるグリム童話について論じた
ユングの「精(スピリット)メリクリウス」という論文を紹介していたが、
瓶という字を見てはっと気づいた。
そうか、グリムの瓶や、アラジンの壺、土方の箱、私のボトムである石は、
すべて一体のものだったんだと。
そして、石とは旧石器時代から神や精霊が宿る依代であったことも。
中沢新一が「精霊の王」という名著で紹介しているシャジク石もまた、
瓶や箱と同じ精霊の依代である。
縄文土偶には小さく凝縮された形と大きく拡張された形がある。
まるでアラジンの魔法のランプに閉じこもっている精霊と
大きく膨らんだ魔人ではないか。
ボトムボディはこれらの無数の精霊クオリアの凝縮形態だったのだ。
私たちが最小の苦しいボトムの姿に成り込んだときに共通して味わう不思議な体感は、
この精霊が閉じ込められた瓶や箱や石の元型の体感だったのだ。
そこに閉じ込められた精霊や死者が出てきたがっている元型的なクオリアの傾性が、
ボトムに共通する不思議な体感の正体だったことに気づいた。

その気づきから、さらにからだから勝手に出てくるかのように感じられる自発的な動きのクオリアにはみな、
人類共通の元型的な無意識が絡み付いていると捉えると、すべてを透明に見渡せることに気づいた。
元型を総覧すると、ひとがたをした自己元型、天国地獄などの世界元型、
シジギー(ペア)やアニマ・アニムスなどの対元型、などに分類できるが、
それを形態的に見れば、魂や精霊などの気化元型、それが閉じ込められた石や瓶や箱などのボトム元型、
そこから出てくる妖怪やお化けなどの異型元型、
そして、それらすべてを自在に行き来する変容元型に分類できる。
これらの分類は便宜上の仮のもので、非二元世界のものを分類することなどは本質的にできない。
分類したとたんそこから抜け出て別のものに姿を変えるからだ。
これらすべてを生命クオリアの共振として解くこと、それが今年の冬の私の仕事になるだろう。
解くとは、謎をより深層へ解き深めることだ。
狭い人智によって言語化され固定化された低次元の静止状態から、
その本来の多次元非二元状態へ活性化し解き放つことだ。
ともあれ、長年探求しようとしてできなかった非二元域への切り込み方がようやくひとつ見えてきた。
この冬はとても楽しくなりそうだ。
とても死ぬにはもってこいの日などと言っていられない状態になった。



『からだの闇」をもっと読む


28 November, 2010

Struggle with inevitable Archtype

Asuka send us photos of her latest performance from Switzerland
She has met her own Archtype "Furie" and danced it.
I surprised the Synchlonisity. When present students strrugled with each own Archetypes, "Dark Feminine", "Great Mother", "Animus"," Girl", "Samurai commander", "Niou( Gardian), and so on, ex-students met their own Archetypes, too. Also Pit has told us that he met "Christ" which is one of the biggest Archtype in Western world.

Furie is in Greek mythology the Erinyes (literally "the angry ones") or Eumenides (literally "the gracious ones" but also translated as "Kind-hearted Ones" or "Kindly Ones") or Furies or Dirae in Roman mythology were female chthonic deities of vengeance or supernatural personifications of the anger of the dead. (by Wikipedia)

Asuka laid down her naked body weared just small plastics, and moved as if near death lezard. Her performance becomes radically deeper year by year.
Now, we are dancing with Shisha (the Dead) in resonance at the same time beyond the borders of physical space and time.
We need to shift the struggle against the strenth of Archetypes to a creation. Why does a specific Archetype visits us? It is the Mystery, nobody knows. We cannot chose them, but the Archetype choses us. What did happen in the struggle, and how is it be able to pass through the hardships, and overcome to creation, it is the Secret. Only through those inevitable processes, we can meet the noble timing blooming a Flower.


19 November, 2010

I am a Dark Feminine!

Students sink into the abyss of life, and research each own qualia by various way, and guide into it each other in this month.
The travel is full of mysteries, we cannot expect whatever will happen.
Odile met "Dark Feminine" in the travel into her abyss.
She said " I noticed that I don't know anything now."
She has to deconstruct her peice which she constructed until then at all.
One of the symbol of it is "Ereshkigal", a Mesopotaminan goddess who lives in the underground. She has a sister Inanna who lives in the Heaven.
Inanna is a goddes of Love, War, and Fertility. Ereshkigal is a goddess who can control the power of the dead.
Inanna did the descent of the underground passing seven gates with lost clothing, and the ascension.
(For more info; Crick here)
Odile quated a word "Myth is the mirror of the Soul, and guided us into her abyss.
I also traveled together and encountered unexpected big edge.


(Until here, the text is shared with "School Journal".)


My own travel is the following;

The "Dark Feminine" resonates with the archetype of "the Great mother" , and atacked me.
I noticed that my mother was a "Dark Feminine", too.
I loved her, and hated her, I could not have a proper relationship until she died.
It was my deepest sadness in my life. It became a trauma.
I found the reason why I could not create a dance piece of my mother yet, in spite I continued to try it for sixteen years long. How was my trauma about my mother bound in a complicated ways. The feelings about mother was muddled by hatred and love, and unified a mystic chaos by connected those archetypes in the unconscious realm.
I could not be aware of the element of the Dark Feminine until then.
Because in Japanese culture there is no dark female goddes.There was only one Goddess of the Sun; Amateras Oomikami". The dark elements of femine are hidden out of the main Japanese culture. But my mother might be a Dark Feminine. I got an awareness that I have to investigate in the archetype of the Dark Feminin, too to overcome my trauma which I was thrown away by my mother when I was three years old.
No, it is not exact, my mother had just left me by my grandmother during I was three to seven years old. But after the long apart from her, it was so hard to feel her as my true mother. I had to pretend to be a good son in front of her in spite of a sense of alienation, though I respected her nature, and hated at the same time.Love and hatered become muddled and unifiyed as oneness.
The trauma efected me strongly and made me a failer of love through my life.
I have never succeed to love any women until now.
It must be so hard travel into the archetypes of Dark Feminine, but I have to perform it to be released from the trauma.

Next morning I had a dream which I as a parental big bird is breeding the baby birds to put various foods into their mouths. I put food and battries.
Batteries?!
How can they digest it?
Suddenly I noticed that also I as a midwife of student's subbodies and cobodies might put their mouths like batteries which are hard to digest. The batteries are a metaphor of the too much informations which I gave students everyday.
It is my worst habit.
After all, the dream told me that I am a Dark Feminine, too!
I laught at the non-dual awareness.
Ha, ha, ha...




Please read this article. it's very important for all of us.
31 October, 2010

Bottom of Kazuo Ohno

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

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

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



(This article is uploaded on Resonance Diary, too)

31 October. 2010

Trinity of Hijikata Tatsumi 1 'Detail- Part- Whole '

Trinity is the most imporatnt method to release from sualistic bind, and to enter malti-dimensional and non-dual realm.
Life doesn't have dualism at all. All of dualistic thinking; in/out. up/down, self/others, and so on is man-made temporary structure.
We need to take off all kinds of dualistic habit of thinking and judgment to enter the life realm.

I noticed about it long ago. In subbody method, there are many trinity method; Jo-Ha-Kyu (Bginning- Changing-Climax=Ending: This was found by Noh-dance master Zeami around 600 hundred years ago), KA-Hi-Mei ( Flower- Secret- Mystery), Sen-Shin-Hitsu (Novel- Numinous- Necessary), Zu-Ji-Cho (Picture-Ground-Sign), and so on. But, surpisingly when I repeated to read Hijikata's butho-hu carefully, I found that also Hijikata noticed about the importance of the trinity.
So many trinities are hidden in his butho-hu.
At first I noticed the following trinity at the first paragraph.

・A fine spider’s thread which runs on the forehead

・A beggar

・The lower back of the cat


'A fine spider's thread' is a movement of a tiny detail of the body.
'The lower back of the cat' is a movement of a small part of the body.
'A beggar' is a transformation of the whole body.
' Ditail- Part- whole' , we call this 'trinity of body'.

The infinite fine shivering and swaying which we can see about Hijikata's butoh body is made of controlling by this trinity of body (Detail- Part- Whole) delicately.
This is the hidden secret of weakened body butoh technique.

After this finding, through body reading of the score, I could find so many trinities in the score.

to be continued

Read the total original score 'The butoh score for "Quiet House"


2010年10月28日

土方巽の三

共振塾も後期になると、長期生が週何回か授業をガイドするようになる。
その日はわたしは生徒に戻って踊り手としてからだの闇を掘ることができる。
好きではじめた産婆稼業だが、踊り手となったからだは産婆に比べて
なにも思い煩うことがないので、天国のようにはばたく。
これが自分が一番創りだしたかった環境なのだと思い知った。
産婆や教師は自我や自分を捨てきらねばならない。
そうしないと生徒のからだの闇でうごめいているクオリアの変容流動に
耳をすますことができないからだ。
産婆を十年続けてきたが、まだまだわたしのからだの闇には
踊りたがっているサブボディがうようよ待ち構えているようだ。
今年は不意のキャンセルが続出して長期生が少ないので、毎日とはいかないが、
来年は前払い制を導入して、一年コースの生徒がほぼ十人になる。
すると後期はわたしも毎日のように踊り手に戻れることになる。
十年ぶりに踊りを創れる環境が実現することになる。
どんな踊りが出てくるか、今から楽しみだ。

今年は10月一杯をかけてIkukoとオディールの協力で
『静かな家』の舞踏譜の解読とベーシック英語への翻訳を完成した。
解読のあとは、ただただ毎日繰り返し読む通読と、
からだにしみこませて言葉からからだに変換する体読の段階だ。
それ進めると毎日のように新しい練習方法が生徒によって生み出されている。
これは土方の舞踏譜から、万人に役に立つ練習譜への転換といえよう。
それをからだで読み深めていくと、土方が苦心して堀り進んだ。
「自他分化以前の沈理の世界」へ降りていく坑道をからだで追体験することができる。
今日はわたしがガイドする番で、舞踏譜のなかの三に着目した。
三とは、あらゆるものを上下、内外、心身、自他などのニではなく、
三つの要素でとらえる態度を指す。
三つの要素の概念レベルが違っていても一向にかまわない。
むしろ異なるレベルの要素を出会わせたほうが多彩多様化につながりやすい。
三が、二元論の囚われから脱出する糸口であることは以前から気づいていたが、
よく読むと、土方もそのことに気づいていたようで、至る所に三がでてくる。
キリスト教の三位一体論についていは中沢新一が早くから取り組み、
「三位一体モデル」という本を糸井重里のほぼ日ブックスから出している。
これも優れた三の探求である。

最初に気づいたのは、
ディテールと、部分と、全体の三だ。
からだの三

額をはしる細いくもの糸

乞喰

猫の腰


第一節に出てくるこの三行は、からだのごく小さなディテールの踊りと、部分の動きとと、からだ全体の変容という
三つをいつも意識して踊ることという土方の極意を示している。
これを組み合わせ、キメラ化することによって、
あの無限細分化されたかのような土方独特の動きが実現される。
これをからだの三と呼ぶことにした。

しばらくそれに注目して、土方の舞踏譜をからだで読みながら踊っていると、
どんどん新しい三が発見された。

体位の三

裸でカンチェンの出だしを踊る

フラマンの寝技をつかう
少女気化して座り技


和栗由紀夫さん系統のワークショップに参加したことのある清子が
瀕死の重病人が立とうとして立てないフラマンの寝技を実演してくれた。
この数行前に出てくる、座敷から引き出されてきた男とは、
東北の奥座敷で寝たきりになっている老人を指す。
それが宴の際にヨイヨイのからだのまま引きずりだされてきて宴に加わるのだ。
寝技と座り技と、不明だがおそらくカンチェンとは立ち技であろう。
土方の踊りはこの三つの体位の間を移行することによって成り立っている。

そして、それらの体位の間を移行する変容が、

変容法の三
気化
物質化
解体
の三技法だ。
解体は「Xによる還元」によって
船という4次元から3次元の箱、二次元の板や紙
さらに1次元の棒にまで解体され、またその逆に組み立て直される
次元数の自在変換技法を示とつながっている。

さらに、踊りの速度を変化させる
テンポ・速度の三
ワルツ
緩慢な少女
停止

ワルツは通常速度であるとして、
それが超スローの微速動になり、停止に至る。
ワルツはただのワルツから虫のワルツや牛のワルツに変奏され、
虫と木のワルツなどのキメラ化した変拍子へ無限変換されていく。
二元論に囚われた志向では動と静などという在り来たりのところでとどまってしまうが、
三を導入することで、三から四、五へ、
さらに多次元かつ非二元の無窮道へ降りていく坑道が開かれる。

手の三

狂王の手―虫、鳥、棒


虫や鳥とはこの第5節に出てくる

鳥のおびえ、虫のおびえ
を指し、棒とはそのおびえさえ凍結してしまった停止を指す。
棒はさらに別の節で無限に微細化された視線へとつながっていく。


花にも大中小の三種が区別されている。

花の三

小さな花(や小さな顔―メスカリン手、顔の周りの花)

花(揺れる花影、花摘)

全体の花


言うまでもないが、花とは常に実際の花と、
世阿弥のいう踊りの花との二重性が黙示されている。

全体の花は20節から27節の最終部分で開示される。


ふるえの三

めまいや震えや花影のゆれ
この三つの微細な動きはさらに無数の独立した震えに細分化される(舞踏譜24節参照)。


次元数の三

板・紙


これは、「Xによる還元と再生」に関る。
Xに次元数を代入すると、一次元の棒、二次元の板や紙、
そして三次元の箱へと変幻する。
さらにそこに時間次元が加わると四次元の動きとなる。

や人や動物の動き
はすべて四次元である。
これらが気化して多次元世界へ
さまよい出ることになる。
それが
魂と精霊
死者
ゆくえ

などで象徴される。
三とは二元論の束縛を脱いで、多次元かつ非二元世界へ入るための必須の坑口なのだ。
だから、三から四、五への変幻は自在である。
じじつ後半の急の急部分の25節から27節になればもはや三ではなく、
多数多様な変容が次々と起こりだす。
三はあくまでそこへの道程なのだ。

それらの非二元世界へ導くクオリアが

クオリアの三
鮭の頭
馬肉の夢
ゆくえ

などとして重要部分に顔を出す。
そして、ここまで読み深めてくると、もっととんでもない三が散りばめられていることに気づく。

多様体の三

○森の巣だ 目の巣だ、板の上に置かれた蛾

○気化した飴職人または武者絵のキリスト

などはもはや同じ次元に並ばないものらの次元を超えた三である。
土方が本当に踊りたかったのは、これら多数多様体の無限変容である。
それこそが命の真実だからである。

手の恋愛
頭蓋へのコピー
神経の棒

目の巣
複眼
皮膚への参加

嵐がくる事を予感した子犬や、スプーンやホタル


つぶさに堀りすすめればもっともっと多彩な三や複合され重層化された三が発見されよう。
頭ではなくからだでこの舞踏譜を読むと、
スルメイカのようにどんどん味わいが深まっていく。
そして、自分の夢や妄想もこれと同じ構造を持っていることに気付かされる。
そうか、これが命の本当のありようなのだ、と。
どの生命も多次元かつ非二元世界で微細に共振しているものだから。
土方巽はこの三の発見とその変幻によって、二元論や三次元に囚われた
粗雑なダンスを脱いで、微細な「生命の舞踏」へと降りていく道を掘り抜いたのだ。


「静かな家 舞踏譜全文」を読む

26 October, 2010

Dance and its blood

 

After finishing the decipherment and translation of the butoh score,
long term students started inventing new practice methods around the score.

Today Odile chose No.16 paragraph, and guided us to dig our darkness of bodies deeper.

 

 

16 The difficulty to change place

 

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

The depth of the dancing place is formed by overcoming hardship and connecting memories involved in each part of body.

For example, I find that it is very precious thing that there is a peacock in the garden of Mr. Yanagida's house.

And, the place of the can factory is told by my dear powder.

They become my blood in the dancing.

Here, Hijikata said that we need real qualia which our life resonated deeply for dancing, like peacock which he surprised when he encountered it at his friend's house, or can factory where he used to work at in his young age, there were so deep important inner qualia for his life.
These real qualia for our life changes a movement to a necessary dance.
Only physical movement is merely a movement. When a movement and real qualia merge into oneness, it become a dance.
Hijikata said here to us the following;
"There are so many empty dances without real blood of life in the modern soceity.
Research your own necessity of dancing, find out your own real qualia of life resonance. Only these bring the real butoh dance."

 

Odile used a music as qualia which are involving into each part of body, and with using only one part of body; hand, wrist, elbow, hip, foot, eyes, ear, chin, body cavity, and so on, let us try to dance in the three stage as the following;

 

  1. Move with riding on the music. ( In Hijikata's word; connecting with the music)
  2. Move without riding on the music. ( In Hijkata's word; overcoming the involved music)
  3. Create each one's own dance with the qualia of blood.

 

When we did this practice, we found that this is so rich way of creation.

Because, when a physical movement and unique qualia merge into oneness, it become a real dance.    

 

So rich and novel movement came out from each student's darkness of body, one after another.

 

Also I got a novel awareness through body reading about the peacock of this paragraph.

Hijikata told us, "Remember the qualia when your life got deep resonance with shining or surprising. The real shining resonance of life must become the real blood to turn your movement to a flower.

 

If only physical movement, it is merely a movement, but when it merge with real qualia of life resonance, it turns it to the flower of dance.

 

That's why so many novel subbodies came out today.

These practice is the real good one for opening the creativity of life.

We researched the real surprising or shining moment in our life, and could dig out so many forgotten hidden qualia and they connected to new subbody butoh dances.

 



Read more "Sinking into the darkness"


Ten bodies

Introducing various subbody and cobody as the ten bodies
which students digged out from the darkness of body
at Subbody School Himalaya 2005-2010


Weakened body Hijikata Tatsumi "A Girl part 2" 1973


Weakened body 1

---The depth of the shivering

 

When we see the video clips of Hijikata's weakened body butoh, "A girl" and "Hosotan", we can catch only random sways which is shivering into various directions. It was the same for me for long years, too.

But, I was attracted by it deeply, though I did not know the reason why.

It was a deep mystery for me for long time.

The mystery guided me to study his butoh with his butoh score.

Through the researching of his butoh score by body, slowly we can find so rich and delicate contents of it.

 

Today, a long term student Ikuko picked up the related parts to shivering from the score as the following.

 

A fine spider’s thread which runs on the forehead

 

When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower

 

A fragile sound collapsed in a storage barn

 

Bird's fear and bug's fear

 

The dizziness, shivering and swaying of flowers

 

A mescaline injection is given at a fingertip

 

A shout and a girl--shivering before collapsing

 

Bugs attach to the hand of senile Raka

 

 I pick a flower on the road by attacked from behind and inside.

Shivewring, the ripples are spreading on the floor and in the sky.

 

24 (Shivering)

 

When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower.

1. The extreme dirtiness of the stuff enduring

2. A waltz of cow and tree is shivering

3. When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of a flower from behind.

4. Shivering

5. Picking flowers on the road--walking blind--dog

6. Spoon--an old lady

7. Shivering

8. Flowers and small faces are hung on the lattice of the squared paper

9. Shivering

10 On the floor and in the sky, too

 

We repeated reading of these texts by bodies , then slowly our bodies could felt the differences of the shivering. And it became clear what he said at No. 13 paragraph.

 

 "The shivering---The forms are independent".

 

It meant that there are various kinds of shivering, and he could distinguish the difference of each shivering.
There appers so ricihness of subtle life resonance in front of us.

I can hear his voice, " Stop your thinking and listen in your life, also you can find that your life is shivering as the same as this.  Isn't it?"
When we can open more delicate sensitivity, it is able to catch these infinite deverse swaying of life. It is more tasty, than the so called beautiful great movement of gross body.

 

Through these practice, it will become able for everybody to get the weakened body technique.

 

I recommend it strongly. You can get the infinite richness and depth of the weakened body butoh.

 

 View Hijikata's video "A Girl part 2"

21 October. 2010

Boxed body of Hijikata and the bottom body

In Hijikata's butoh body, there is a boxed body.
But, it was mystery for me for long time.
Finnaly, the question was solved.

Now we are studying of Hijikata's last butoh score for "The Quiet house".

At first we tryed to disifer it. The text is so difficult and strange Japanese. Even for me it took for over ten years to read and understand. Now we are translate it into basic English. Because most of readers are non English speakers. It is so hard to translate the most myster.ious Japanese text into one thousand vocabrary of the basic English.
But now we have finished it, and proceed to the second stage to read it by body.
This body reading is the most imporatant process. Everyday we read and resonate by body.
Through this process, we could meet many new awarenesses.
One of them is the connection between Hijikata's boxed body and bottom body.
We can find many variations of boxed body in the text.

A mad king was put in the box

A bird which becomes a box


Small box of joints--Hans Bellmer--Samurai commander--Princess--tiger

The queen will be put in a box of joints


When I tasted these boxed body by my body, suddenly I noticed "Oh! This is totally the same as the bottom body!"
During I read by only head, I couldn't notice at all, but through the body reading, body felt the same qualia of the both.
That's why the body reading is so important.




20 October. 2010

Break the bottom of bottom body

The darkness of body is infinite vast.

There is niether bottom nor top.

The bottom of "Bottom body" is just temoporary.

The bottom of my bottom body was broken last week.

 

When Ikuko guide her class, she wrote the following on the white board.

 

"Find the most

 

   small body

   uncomfortable body

   warped body

   hate body

   dirty body

 

Try various shape!

Finally choose one!"

 

I used to guide to search "the smallest, the most warped, and uncomfortable shape" for bottom body.

But, "the most hate" and "the most dirty" is freash for me.

 

I noticed that it was my blind point to look inside.

 

I searched the most hate and the most dirty body. I met small ego of my subbodies.

I hate it, and I tried to dance it. Then new bottom bodies came out one after another.

 

It was so hard for me. Because the ego was connected to all experiences of the falure of love.

But I danced it, because I noticed to dance it is necessary for me.

I could meet the new bottom body after twelve years absence.



Bottom bodies

12 October. 2010

Bottom body

Bottom body is still a mystery for me. I cannot explain what it is exactly.

The darkness of body is infinite, actually, there is neither bottom nor top.
The bottom body is just a means to dance from the depth.

Try to find the smallest and weakest body which is driven from the world.
For the time being, we call it "Bottom body".
Maybe it is the most warped body, or the most pressed body.

Anyway tryt to find it.
This is a working hypothesis to search how to dance from the depth.
It is worth to search, at least you can avoid the sharrow surface dance by dance from the bottom.
Though it is hard to move with the bottom physically, because it is the minimum size of body. You may meet various edge qualia which is not confortable.
But also they are worth to taste.




Chimera bodies

9 October. 2010

Chimera body

Ikuko found an intersting method of practice for becoming Chimera body.
She chosed two or three different qualia. And our bodies share the two or three defferent qualia at the same time or chaninging one after onother> for example a part becomes tree, and the other part becomes cow, and exchange, and transform to next chimera, as the following;

Tree/ cow
Head of salmon/ body of girl
Chair/ animal
Mad king/ girl
Mirror/ cat
Dragonfly/ doll
Samurai commander/ queen
Face of horse/ beggar
Spoon/ old woman
Small flower/ bug
Stick/ mask
Firefly/ bear
Hands of mescaline/ rakan/ stuffed body (*1)
Board/ paper/ dead

(*!) View the last butoh score of Hijikata in "The Butoh"

These different qualia are mixed, exchanged, and make interaction in the body and transform by the various resonance patterns. We can taste so rich unexpected body qualia streaming through the paractice.

At first we doit by alone.
At the next stage, we do it by coupled bodies which move together in the close relationship as one chimera body.
One body becomes tree and the other becomes cow, and exchanges, mixes, interacts each other. Also this opens a new paradigm of duet.

Chimera is an imaginary creature in the Greece myth, which are mixed by lion, goat and snake, and blows fire from the mouse.
Almost archtype beings are made by mixing various different elements as the slideshow above.
The creation happens by the resonance with different qualia for life. Then the condition of chimera is just general fenomena for life.

Remmber "an encounter of a sewing machine and an unbrela on the operation table" by Dadaism. Butoh is unifying the dadaism, surrealism and all kinds of experiments of creation, and deepen them as the life.
I recommend this parctice to the readers. It will open your imagination of the body to the maximum level.




Possessed bodies (1998-2010)

2 October. 2010

Possessed body

Who was dancing?
Who was danicng with using my physical body?
It was not me, but someone else who lives in the darkness of my body.
I didn't understand it for long year.
After ten years, now I can say that my dead friends were dancing with possessing my body.
Fourty years ago, when we were young, we fought to stop the Vietnum war. The war happened between US Gavernment which pursured to controll Vietnum as their colony, and Vietnum people who wished to be indipendent. US army used the biggest violence, bombs, chemcals. They were based on US army camp in Japan, and japan gavernment supported the war as a puppet of US gavernment. We resisted against Japanese and US gavernment by demonstration at first, but Gavernment oppressed it by violence of police, then we had to fight with violence. In these fighting, eighty students were dies.
Three of my intimate friends was included. I was a leader of the activities. I organized many friend as resistants, but I could not die, because at first I was arrested by police, and instead of me my friends was died. I had deep guilty for them after the period.
For many years, my dead friends visted me in the nightmare often.
Oneday, I said to them, "Please use my body freely and dance it freely!".
It became my solos, "Infectious Fever", "Dead Fever" and so on.
I performed thoset pieces in various conuntries as another peroson during these world tours.
This was a secret in my depth, because if I speak about this, I could not explainwhat happened well, and nobody must not understand.
Now I can say that these fenomena of possession are just life resonance.
Our life is resonating with everything beyond death and life.
Possessed body is not so much special thing for life. Though we need deep training and experience to controll it transparently.
Only in the long term course we can learn together about this.



Resonance bodies (2005-2010)

2 October. 2010

Resonance body

The deepest beauty appears in the resonance of life.
Sometimes, we have experienced that unexpected so beautuful resonance happens among our life.
We don't know what happens, but we notice that our life is deeply moved by it.
I cannot explain what is the resonance body well.
The subbody is the subconscious body, and cobody is resonating subbody, this is the normal explanation about subbody and cobody.
I have reserched subbody and cobody for long years, but acctually the relationship between subbody and cobody is a deep mystery and unsolved secret for me.
I cannot explain the relationship with normal logical word. Because it is beyond logic at all.
Why subbody transforms from subbody to cobody suddenly?
At that moment, the border between the individual and the group disappears.
What is that?
And at the moment our life was moved deeply.
Why?
Recently I got an awaerness that the beauty must connect to the life resonance at the unknown dimension.
It is unknown mystery that's why I research it.
Always I am waiting for the beautifull moment when the unexpected resonance happens.
Hope to join in this research together with us.
This is sure that it is worth to research for life long.



Weakened bodies (2005-2010)

1 October. 2010

Weakened body

Weakened body is the most basic body of butoh.
Modern human body is too strong to resonate together. Its ego and self is too strong and disturb to be life. We need to take off all condition of the human and become weakened body. Then we can resonate with all kind of life; one celled creature, plants, bug, fish, ameba, collapsed, disabled, near death bodies.
Life is resonating together beyond all kinds of border which modern human is bound.
Life is resonating with all kind of qualia; memories, dreams, imaginations, illusions, emotions, beyond time and space.
We need to learn how to stop thinking, breath of life, and vaporized thecnique to become the weakened body.



Hidden bodies (2005-2010)

30 September. 2010

Hidden body

Hidden bodies whom we don't know are living in the darkness of body.
They were born in the vsarious time in our life, but were not allowed to live in this world.
They are called as eha shadow, not-me, inferior personality, sub-character, and so on.
They are living hidden in the depth of the darkness of body with shrinking into the minimum size for long years.
Some of them are forgotten at all by dissociated.
We call up them to dance together.
When the main character controll us, they are not able to come out.
We need to stop the daily consciousness, and become subconscious mode, to let them come out.
At the slideshow above, we collect hidden bodies which students digged out from their darkness of body. They are so unique and interesting people.
We need to create a world which all hidden bodies are allowed to live together.
How the world will become diverse and funny.
Our subbody school is the place to taste the future world ahead.



Proto bodies (2005-2010)

29 September. 2010

Proto body

"Proto body" is the most primitive tendency of life in the darkness of body.
Listen in the darkness of body, and research the most slow, hard to move tendency of life.
In the modern human society these tendencies are regarded as lazy, inferior, and looked down, but for life they are the most proto tendencies as a creature.
Our life has been long time with unable or hard to move body. It is important necessary qualia for life.
Take off the human conditions, and become the proto creature.
There are unique beauty in the lezard movement, sea slug movementm and handicapped people's movement.
If you cannot feel them as a beauty, it means your beauty sense is bound by narrow contemporary human concept.
Many students created so unique proto bodies in different forms.
We have to create the future world which any slow movement, any handcapped body must not be looked down and be respected as uniqueness.
The slideshow above is various proto bodies by students from 2005 to 2010.
We need to open the infinite diverse world which any lives can live together.


25 September. 2010

Dance from the bottom

The darkness of body is infinite, actually, there is neither bottom nor top.
The bottom body is just a means to dance from the depth.

Try to find the amallest and weakest shape of body.
For the time being, we call it "Bottom body".
Maybe it is the most warped body, or the most pressed body.

Anyway tryt to find it.
This is a working hypothesis to search the deep dance.
It is worth to search, at least you can avoid the sharrow surface dance by dance from the bottom.
Though it is hard to move with the bottom physically, because it is the minimum size of body. You may meet various edge qualia which is not confortable.
But also they are worth to taste.

 

18 September. 2010

The beginning

I begin a day to feel the subtle resonance of life in the morning.
It is the best way to start a day with full of creativity of life.
In front of me, a bird is perching on the top of a oak tree.

He is the best teacher for the transparent resonance body.

Without thinking any thing, he is resonating with everything in the world.
Our human body is made of ten trillion cells. We are not alone, ten trillion cell's resonance body.
Each cell has a life, and each life is resonating with everything; present physical
qualia and inner qualia as memories, dreams, imaginations, illusions, emotions, desires, and so on beyond time and space.

Life is the integration of these infinite multi dimansional resonance.
To feel resonance of life means to feel all of these infinite connections of resonance. These resonance are beyond the border between death and life, beyond time and space.
I prefer to feel them the most.
I like them, I taste them, and I enjoy them.
That's all.
I spend time as subconscious mode, with swaying between sleepimg and awaking. Then so many unexpected ideas are coming up one after another.
Because it is the most creative condition of life without any daily binds of dualistic thinking and judgement.
After I moved Himalaya, the subbody method and resonance theory are generated in succession. It is not production by thinking work, but it depended on the creativity of life in the subconscious condition. .

I will start the resoannce work from here.
Also I recommend you to begin a day to feel resonance of life.
You can open the infinite creativity of life.

 

23 August. 2010

How can you deepen your own butoh world

In the last butoh score for "Quiet house", there are hidden so many creative hints for deepening our own creation. There are written some general method for butoh of life, and the others are possible to apply for deepening each own creation.   

 

 

1. “The red god”

 

A girl who plans a evil deed in the rain

Keep a face of floor throughout the whole time

Stick to a face of salmon as a monomaniac

・A stuffed spring

・A nest of forest, a nest of eyes, a moth which is put on a wood plate

・A vaporized caramel artisan or the Christ which is drawn as a picture of samurai in combat

・A fine spider’s thread which runs on the forehead

・A beggar

・The lower back of the cat

・A behind world

・A garbage disposal place

・When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower

・A fragile sound collapsed in a storage barn

・A can factory

・A regeneration of a reduction by X 

・Behind the mirror

 

 

1. “The red god”

 

What mystery in the darkness of body will move you?  Find your own numinous qualia which move your body .

 

A girl who plans a evil deed in the rain

 

Research your own main motif for dancing, and keep it as your secret. 

Ask you life various questions as the following;

"What do you want to do most?"

"What is the big problem for you in your life?"

"Who does move me?"

"Why do I dance?"

"Who am I?"

"What is life and death?"

For creation, somehow we need a reason to dance. If you find it, keep it as your own secret. Never tell it others.

 

Keep a face of floor throughout the whole time

 

This is a general method. Keep your face flat like as floor throughout whole time.

 

Stick to a face of salmon as a monomaniac

 

But, sometimes your hidden body will come out. Let them come out at the best timing. Contact with various sub-personalities, shadows, not-me, inferiority characters and so on in the travel of your darkness of body. And find the best timing to come out for each of them.

 

・A stuffed spring

 

Find your own butoh world qualia which are swaying between death and life. The world in the darkness of body is always changing and streaming like as dream world. We need many kinds of world qualia and find the best timing of opening different dimensions.

 

・A nest of forest, a nest of eyes, a moth which is put on a wood plate

 

This is the general method to become the nest body which wears many different behind worlds. Keep a nest of forest on your hidden skins, and being moved by various other world. Your eyes become nest of eyes which eyes become many kind of rotten eyes. And watch this living world from another world.

 

・A vaporized caramel artisan or the Christ which is drawn as a picture of samurai in combat

 

Remember the most  impressive person, and follow the transformation of that person like as the dream world. 

 

・A fine spider’s thread which runs on the forehead

・A beggar

・The lower back of the cat

 

Segment your body into minimum size, and feel that various subtle qualia move the part of body in different ways.  Activate your own proto bodies( imaginary creatures) , and let them to come out from various parts of body.

 

・A behind world

 

 Always feel behind world which is invisible from this world, and open full resonance with them.

 

・A garbage disposal place

 

Remember a garbage disposal place, and resonate with various qualia of the garbages. Garbages are also always swaying between life and death.

 

・When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower

 

Imagine that when you move, it makes subtle change into other world.  Resonate with another subtle swaying world.

 

・A fragile sound collapsed in a storage barn

 

Open your inner audio channel which is resonating with various inner sounds, voices, musics. And being moved by a resonance with them.

 

 ・A can factory

 

Remember  a most impressive place, and dance in that place. That place will bring up various different channels memories; smell, taste, touching, visual, and audio.  They will be your dance partner.

 

・A regeneration of a reduction by X 

 

This is the most important method to open your creativity to the maximum. Try to reduce some element from a thing or a world. For example reduce a element; age, gender, nationality and so on from you. You will change the age, sex, and become another being, and come back to your daily body. You will meet so many other possibilities for transformation from this process.

 

・Behind the mirror

 

Always open flexible resonance with invisible world. And enter into another world with becoming another being.

 

22 August, 2010

What is the trnsparent body?

Long years I have investigated in the transparent body. At the beginning, I could feel it, but I could not explain it by word at all. It was just the most ideal condition of body and mind.

Now I can say a few characteristics of the transparent body.

  

No boundary

 

When we are in the daily body condition, there are hard boundaries between consciousness, subconscious and body. In the conscious mode, there are hard boundaries between main channel and other channels. Consciousness can feel only one channel qualia at the same time. Also there are hard boundaries in the consciousness between intending thing and other qualia. 

The other side of the boundary is opaque for daily body/mind, When we are in the  conscious mode, we cannot feel any qualia beyond the boundaries, because it is in the dark opaqueness. 

On the contrary, there are no boundaries in the life resonance and subconscious.

Life is always resonating with everything beyond borders. All qualia are resonating beyond time and space in the subconscious and subbody. This world is non-dual and multi-dimensional world, it has complete different logic from daily world.

Our consciousness is bond by dualism logic, then we cannot contact to the non-dual and multi-dimensional world with keeping conscious mind.

Transparent condition is to remove these boundaries to become subconscious body mode, which we call "subbody" released from daily condition.

Especially, important point is to be "subbody" which  opens body and movement channel.

 

No intention and no tension

 

Transparent body is deeper level of subbody, which can feel outer qualia and inner qualia equally. We open to inside 50 percent and to outside 50 percent. Outer qualia are present physical qualia, and inner qualia are including memories, dreams, imaginations, illusions, emotions, feelings, bodily sensations and so on.

 

Timeless and spaceless

 

Exactly saying, we cannot divide both of inner qualia and outer qualia, because they are in the non-dual world. There are no border between outside and inside, now and past or future.

When we become transparent body, we can feel all qualia beyond time and space, beyond all channels from body and movement channel to relationship and world-self channel.

 

Momentary and spontaneously

 

When we are thinking, it takes time. But transparent body does not delay. It can response immediately with the real time life resonance. Momentary and spontaneous is the characteristic of transparent body.  

 

Non-dual and multi-dimension

 

Life is always resonating with every qualia beyond time and space in the non-dual and multi-dimensional world. It has completely different logic from daily consensus reality.

Daily logic is bond by assumptions of dualism; up/down, in/out, self/others, good/bad, right/wrong, and so on. But in the life, there are any judgments like them.

    

Life is just resonating without subject and object. Qualia themselves are also resonance.

Transparent body is just follow the life resonance without any tension and intention in the no boundary world.

 

Extreme creativity

 

In the transparent condition, we can contact all hidden memories, dreams, fantasies, imaginations beyond time and space. All of them are just streaming and changing flexibly. This is the secret why transparent body can open infinite creativity of subconscious and life.

 

Opening all channels

 

Transparent body is a condition which opens all channels. Especially, it opens body and movement channel. Exactly saying, there are no channel in the life resonance.

This is the biggest different point between traditional meditation and subbody method. Because traditional meditation is not open movement channel. Without movement channel, we cannot contact the non-dual qualia resonance, because they are streaming with all channel qualia.

Midwife

In this year, I will start to teach how to become the transparent body slowly.
No! Exactly saying, it is not teaching. Your life is transparent already. I can be just a midwife of your transparent body. I will facilitate you how to notice the transparency of your life.


19 August, 2010

Dancers can create a world by resonance

In the second week of August intensive cource, we learn Hijikata's Bugs walk.


Dancers can create a world together flexibly with resonance.
It is excredible wonderful thing, no other genle art can do like this.
Subbody butoh dancers are pioneer for how to create an Utopia by life resonance. Our experiment of co-creation a world will be resorce for future system of new human society.
My work is to bring up students to super creators same as Hijikata.



13 August, 2010

What is the beauty?

"What is the beauty for dance?"
Suddennly, the big question visited me.
After the July intensive course has finished, and tasted each student's subbody butoh in the bathroom.
When the school had begun several years ago, there was only one month course. Comparing with before, I felt somthing diffferent.
What has changed?
I searched in my impression, then I noticed in one word, they became beautiful.
My life was moved by student's subbody and cobody movement.
What moved me?
It was subtle life resonance in the subbody-cobody theater.
Maybe, the subbody method was reduced waste things and polished, then the multi dimensional subtle life resonance came out transparently.
The difference from before is just a little bit, but very delicate resonance was coming out and sank deep into my mind and body.
I could feel transparently the subtle shivering of life which words cannot describe.
I realized that I have pursured the deepening of beauty for these years.

What on earth is the beauty for dance?

I felt that the beauty comes from deep life resonance.
Life created so diverse resonance patterns from the beginning moment when the origin of life was born four billion years ago. At the first time, life could resonatehardly with only a few substances. For example life had to wait to find proper resonance way with oxigion gas for over one billion year. But year by year, life invented many resonance patterns with almost things on the palanet, and invent diverse ways of life. Some of them invented way of life in the ocean, other species invented on the land, in the sky and underground. .
Life has infinite creativity, resonativity and originality. Subbody butoh method is to open these infinite possibilities of life.

Expansion of the beauty

The ancient dance was to devote to the great Spirit or God.
Before of them, I guess the most primitive dance was just the gushing out of life.
But, ancient people understood that the infinite creative qualia must be a gift from the great Spirit or something.
Still now the traditional Indian dances are just devoted to the God.
When human made the Nation-State, the Court dance was to devote to the King, the beauty was to express the social role, Queen, Princess, Knight and the common people.
The modern dance broke the ancient limit and invent the beauty of individual ego expression. The radical desruction of original modern dances by Isadora Dankan and Lavan showed that it was a revolution of the beauty against the traditional beauty.
The contemporary dance expanded the beauty from ego to whole self expression. Pina Bausch invented the dance theater to express all kind of issues of human society.
But the contemporary concept of beauty was bound by the human concept. Modern human society excluded all kind of miserable conditions of life from the society and hided them. It dissociated the dead, sick, mad, mental and physical handicapped people and cut out from the human concept. The beauty of contemporary world is bound by narrow healthy human concept. And only excelent choregrapher can create the whole theater, the dancers are just choreographed.

Butoh of Life is to go beyond all those borders, and to expand the concept of beauty for all kind of life. Each kind of life has own beauty, even ameba,slime, jellyfish, snail, bug, lizard, animal have their own beauty. Also each condition of life between death and life has own beauty, even mental and physical handicapped, near death, mad, weakened being. When we reseach our darkness of body, we meet many shadows, not-me, dissociated character, weak, ugry tendencies.
We can resonate with all of miserable conditions of life. Life is moved by the more miserable condition, by the deeper resonance.

When Tatsumi Hijikata explored the weakened body butoh, he had clear will to expand the beauty, then he could invented the novel beauty in what was considered out of the beauty in the modern human world.
The weakened body butoh can resonate with all kind of miserable conditions of life.
He resonated with the Minamata disease people whoes body was collapsed by mercury pollution, and leprosy; Hansen's disease and so on.
Especially, he could dig out the deep truth of life which life can invent new way of life with overcomng the demerit of the handicapped body.
It is the deepest beauty of life. When I was early twenties, I was moved deeply from the bottom of exsistense by Hijikata's butoh performance. I could not understandat all what happened at that time. It became deep mystery for me and sank down into the darkness of my body. The deep mystery of butoh guided me to dicide to become a butoh dancer when I was fourty five years old. I continued to investigate in Hjikata butoh by my body. After fourty years from the first encounter with Hijikata's butoh, finnaly I got that was an intense resonance between life and life.
And I got the method why only Hijikata could invent the extreme radical beauty.
Everybody can open the infinite creativity of life when we could stop our conscious mind, and listnig in life, and deep necessary subbody movements come out from the darkness of body. It becomes possible to create each own beauty of life as same as Hijikata. At length, slowly it comes out from student's body.

Life is resonating with various other worlds behind this world. We need to take off the illusion of human, and the consensus reality which the majority of people are bound. We have to release from all kind of judgment; right/wrong, good/bad, beautiful/ugry, and so on. And we can recover the resonativity with every thing as a life without any judgements and existent concept of beauty.
The infinite creativity, originality, and resonativity of life are hedden in our darkness of body. We can just open it.


If we head straight on this way, it will become possible to co-create a world together without any special choreographer. It is the Resocracy.
The resocracy is not only for dance theater, but also it will grow up to a novel method for co-creating a new society which is able to manage everything well by only life resonance.
Even it will take for thousands years, hte resocracy will be the new standard instead of the agressive ego and self which is the standard in the modern world.
Instead of the present world which is controlled by Nation-State, politics of power, money and informations, we can change the world to which even the weakest life can live peacefully. If a life would fall into the unhappy condition, still it can create a new way of life and excahnge each other freely. A transparent brightness of onfinite creativity of life will fill all over the world.

My individual life will end in several years or so. Until then, I wish to facilitatepeople who become a midwife( facilitater) of life resonance as much as possible. Come to Himalaya. The gate for a novel and the most noble way of life is open always for you.


 

13 August, 2010

Expand the beauty

Life created so diverse resonance pattern from the origin of life was born at four billion years ago. At the first time life could resonate with very few things. For example life had to wait to find good resonance way with oxigion gas for over one billion year. But year by year, life invented many resonance pattern with almost thing on the palanet, and invent unique qay of life. Some one invent way of life in the ocean, other species invented on the land, underground, in the sky.
Life has infinite creativity, resonativity and originality. Subbody butoh method is to open these infinite possibilities as life.

The ancient dance was to devote to god, still traditional dance is so.
When human made nation-state, the Court dance was to admire the king, the beauty was bound by social role, queen, princess, knight and the common people.
The modern dance broke the ancient limit and invent the beauty of individual ego expression.
The contemporary dance expand the beauty from ego to self. Pina baush invented the dance theater to express all kind of problem of human society.
But the contemporary concept of beauty was bound by humanity. Modern human society exclude all kind of miserable condition of life from the society and hided them. It dissociated the death, sick, mad, mental and physical handicapped people and cut out from the human concept.

Butoh of life is to go beyond all borders of them, and expand the concept of beauty for all kind of life. Each kind of life has own beauty, even ameba,slime, jellyfish, snail, bug, lizard, animal have their own beauty. Each condition of life between death and living has own beauty, even mental and physical handicapped, near death, mad. When we reseach our darkness of body, we meet many shadows, not-me, dissociated character, weak, ugry tendencies.
We can resonate with all of miserable condition of life. Life is moved by the more miserable condition, the deeper resonance.

When Hijikata explore the weakened body, he had clear will to expand the beauty, then he could created novel beauty in what was considered out of the beauty in the modern human world.

Because life is resonating with various other worlds behind this world. We need to take off the illusion of human and the consensus reality. We have to rease from all kind of judgment; right/wrong, good/bad, beautiful/ugry, and so on. And we can recover the resonativity with every thing as a life without any judhments and existent concept of beauty.
The infinite creativity, originality, and resonativity of life are hedden in our darkness of body. Just open it.


4 August, 2010

Hunting your butoh

When we practice various movement of body and mind, there is a moment which suddenly mind and body movement become oneness.
It is the special moment which practice crystalizes to your butoh.
We said it "Sin-Gi-Tai (Unification of mind-body-and technique) in Japanese traditional of art.
After several weeks continue practice of mind and body, this crystalization often happens. It is the moment practice transforms real dance. We should catch and fix the moment carefully with pricise qualia and the timng.
If we use the word of "mind", we are bound by human concept, then we use the word of "qualia". It contains everything which life feels; qualia of bodily feeling, movement, gravity, light, sound, and inner memories, dreams, imagination, illusion, vision, and so on. Many kinds of tendencies of subbodies; animal body
, hidden body, liquid body, stone body, vaporized body, weakened body, and so on. All of them are streaming in the darkness of body.
Try to catch the moment which inner qualia stream and physical mement become oneness. Become a carefull hunter to catch the subtle moment.
When we move with following bodily qualia stream, we cannot hunt it. Dancer needs to become hunter at the same time. Hunter is always moving with the target as oneness body. During dancing, the hunter watch yourself from outside "Riken eyes" , and hunt the oneness moment.

And at the next stage, Listen in the best timing between a subbody movement and next movement. There is only one best timing in every movement. Hunt it!
Hunt the best speed, best stillness, best connection, and fix them.
From the beginning to the end, listen in the best "Jo-Ha-Kyu", and hunt it, fix it.

Hunt your butoh!
Hunt the timing!
Hunt the Jo-ha-kyu!

This is the method to create your own choreography with listning your life stream.


24 July, 2010

Resocracy: a method for co-creating a world

Now we get a method to co-create a world through only life resonance, without any force, control, argument, and direction, though it is only the biginning.
We call it "Resocracy".

In the summer intensive workshop, we concentrate on the life resonance.
Everyday we start from breath of life, and feel our lives are resonating with multi-dimansional qualia, gravity, levity, temperature, moisture, air pressure, sound, light, and so on.
Not only these physical qualia, life resonates with inner qualia; memories, dreams, imaginations, illusions, and so on at the same time.
We need to stop rough daily mind and body, becouse these inner qualia are so subtler than physical qualia.
When we become subbody mode, we can feel the subtle resonance.
We continued it for these two weeks, with listening in the darkeness of body, catching subtle signal, and following it, amplifing it to each subbody movement.
And free resonance between each other's creation.

This third week, we entered the next stage to co-create each world of subbody together thorugh life resonance. We have almost found the method, as the following;

1. Getting the conditioning method

The conditioning is the essence of subbody method. We continue it everyday in different ways. Then students can get the way of them.
Conditioning has some stages; the first stage is to release from dayly conditions. Breathing, swaying, vibrating conditioning are the this stage.

2. Becoming

The second stage is to open resonativity to various qualia; gravity, levity, warmth, coldness, fluidity, solidity, vaporing and so on. They are to become everything; gas, stone, liquid, creature, hidden characters, archetypes, and so on.

3. Finding own qualia

Each student meets various qualia in the dakness of body. When one follows it, one can become something. Through these self reserch, each sudent get own unique qaualia.

4. Sharing each own qualia by conditioning

Next stage is sharing each unique qualia by each conditioning.
This week students found each own qualia as the following;
-Volucanic stone ember
-Flower without baby
-Iniversal spiral
-Salted snail
-Unstable land
-Slime mucus
-Aging
-Exploring release
-Crystalization
-Heavy snow lion

Each student invented own conditioning way to share these qualia, and guided other students. When students get these qualia as a group, we can create a specific world by cobody movement.

5. Finding best combnation between subbdoy and cobody through resonance

This week we practiced these experiments. We asked each life, "What world do you want to dance in?". "which relationship with the world do you want to dance?"
Our life has each unique experiece with or against world., as a pressure, bind, strict, struggle, trauma, and so on. If we find own dance with or against a world, it must be necessary dance for life. Students tried diverse combinations among subbody and cobody with various timing and spacing.

These experiments must become so rich treasures for resocracy which we create a world together through only life resonance.
Slowly we are creating them. This is so exciting experience as a life.
So, we can release from the existing way of choreography which only a choreographer creates a world and directs dancers by one's own image.
I continued to investigate in it for long years, now finally we are finiding it firmly.


20 July, 2010

Toward the resocracy


I noticed that a big shift is happening in the deeper realm of the darkness of my body.


2010年7月18日

リゾクラシーへの深層変動


無性にタバコが吸いたくなって、半年ぶりに吸った。
からだの中でなにかわけの分からないものがうねっていた。
そのうねりに耳を澄ましていると、
自分の深部で大きな傾性の変動が起こっていることが感知された。
どう生きていくかというレベルの生の志向性が変わってきている。
それがハイデガーのいう情態性の変化として現れてきている。
不意にタバコが吸いたくなるときはいつもこれに関係している。
存在の深層の志向性や傾性の変化が、情動を突き動かし、
それが奇妙な体感や嗜好性の変化として現れてくるのだ。
今年になって、様々な面で変動が相次いでいた。
①生命の本質が多次元共振にあることに気づいて、
共振塾の授業を、生命の微細な多次元共振を感じ取ることから始めるようになった。
②具体的には、毎日の調体をこれまでのように
個人個人がゆらぎ瞑想によってサブボディモードになるだけではなく、
それを群れのからだで行うコーボディ調体をメインにした。
③コーボディ調体から、群れで動くコーボディ練習にダイレクトに入るようになった。
去年までのアメリカ流のグループインプロビゼーションの方法をすべてやめて、
集合的無意識に触れながら、命の微細な共振を感じて動くフリーリゾナンスを中心にした。
生徒自身が無数の共振パターンを自由に創造できる場を増やしていった。
④すると長年自分の本当にやりたかったことがじょじょに透明に見えてきた。
俺はこの生命共振を世界に伝えるために生きているのだ、ということに気づいた。
生命共振だけで社会をやっていくリゾクラシーのあり方を見つけるために、
いまここでみんなと実験しているのだ,ということが分かってきた。
⑤振付家の独断で踊りを創造するのではなく、
踊り手自身で最適の共振パターンを自在に創造していくことで、
より面白い多様性に満ちた踊りが生まれてくる。
それは前々から追求しようとしていたことだが、実践的な方法が見つかっていなかったのだ。
だが、とうとうそれが見つかった。
なんのことはない。
私自身が障害になっていたのだ。
自分の思う共振パターンを生徒に押し付けていた。
それを一切やめたことが、今年の大変化につながった。
⑥この変化は、舞踏創造方法の変化というにとどまらない。
人間社会のありかたに拡張していくことができるものだ。
人間社会だけがあらゆる生物の中で国家や暴力や強制や支配を使って社会を運営している。
だが、他の生命はすべて生命共振だけでうまくやっている。
人間だけがこれまでの歴史の前史で身につけた野蛮な方法に囚われている。
それは支配や強制に代わるもっと良い共振の仕方が見つかっていなかったからなのだ。
だが、とうとうそれは見つかりつつある。
まだわずかな意識を止めることを学んだ舞踏家の間で、
生命共振によってひとつの世界を創っていくという
小さく限定された抽象的な空間でそれが可能になりつつあるというだけだが、
原理だけはクリアになってきた。
あとは長い社会との関わりの中で、さまざまな現実的な条件に応じて
現実化していかねばならない。
何百年、いや何千年もかかることかもしれない。
人類は国家という野蛮な装置をこしらえあげるのに、
何千年もついやしてきた。
それを廃棄するにも,長い時間がかかるだろう。
だが、生命共振による永続革命はついにもっとも小規模な
実験的かつ抽象的な場でに過ぎないが、いま、始まりつつあるのだ。

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22 July, 2010

Depth of free resonance

In this month, everyday students invent new resonance patterns through free resonance.
We can beleive that the creativity and resonativity of life is infinite.



16 July, 2010

Beauty is from the life resonance


For long year I investigate in the resonance, and beauty.
But I could not say like that above directly.
It is terrible thing to say what is the beauty, I thought so.
Beauty was always hidden in the numinous darkness for me.
Why do we feel the beauty at the special moment, and are moved deeply?
When I encounter the moment of unexpected beauty came out when students who met first time resonated each other delicately, I noticed that the beauty is from the life resonance!
When we notice a subtle invisible resonace between life and life,
something in our lives are moved deeply by unknown beautiful feeling.
It is numionous special experience which we feel only when we meet a beauty.
I could not defivne the beauty what it is yet until today.
I could not solve the question of what is the essense of beauty from the life resonance.
But now, It is possible to say that the beauty is generated at a special moment when we encounter a novel life resonance.
I don't hurry. Now I just find a entrance of the tunnel of what is the beauty.
We will continue to explore this.


9 July, 2010

A miracle of life resonance


Subbody and cobody started subtle ife resonance at the subbody-cobody theater of the last week of the first semester.
There are no subject and no object in the resonance.
It just happens transparently as a oneness of resonance among subbody
and cobody. When dancers can stop ego and self on the stage, it happens.
This is the miracle what I wanted to see for long years.
To become oneness is the most important thing for theater. If each dancer could show excelent technique, but the stage could not become oneness, the theater is just cold.
Before, yes, sometimes the theater crystalized into oneness, as Hijikata's butoh theater. But it was depended on an excelent choreograper's irection and control ability. Without a special choreographer by only life resonance among dancers has happened. It is the first time for me to see. Even though it is just the very beginning of them, like as an embryo.
I live to meet it for long years.



2010年7月9日

ひとつになるという共振の奇跡

最終週のサブボディ・コーボディ劇場で、
はじめて踊り手たちの研ぎ澄まされた
生命共振がではじめた。
ごく瞬間的な奇跡的な共振が起こることによって、舞台がひとつになる瞬間だ。
共振には主体も客体もない。
踊り手が自我や自己を消すことによってのみ純粋な生命共振が現れる。
そうだ。これを見たかったのだ。
長いあいだ闇をかき分け転びつつまろびつつ歩いてきたのはすべて
これを見たかったからなのだ。
個々の踊り手がいくら優れた技量を見せても
舞台がひとつになっていない踊りを見るのはただ寒い。
全員がひとつになってひとつの世界を創造するということがもっともかんじんなことだ。
土方の舞踏をはじめ、これまでの舞台でもひとつに結晶することはあった。
だが、それはただひとりの優れた振り付け家の絶妙な采配に従って
踊り手が練習を重ねて実現されるものだった。
そうではなく、踊り手が自我や自己を消して生命になることによって起こる
透明な生命共振を見ることができるようになった。
生まれてはじめてだ。
こんな奇跡的なものを目にしたのは。
もちろん、まだほんのかすかなその始まり、
生まれたばかりの胎児のような段階に過ぎないとしても。
このために生きてきたのだと気づかされた。



7 July, 2010

A demon in the world=self channel

This week is the last week of the first semester of 2010. All students try to integrate all subbodies and cobodies and create the last peice of subbody butoh.
In this stage so special things which all qualia start storming and merging happen.All qualia transform from single channel qualia to multi channel qualia as relationalship channel or world=self channel.
Especially, when we choreograph the others body, we can experience the deepest question between the world and the self, the mysterious secret among the ego, self and the life.
A demon lives in the world-self channel, he tricks and magics us in strange way which we have not experienced at all.

Our ego, self and life are merging and changing frequently there. We cannot define what is ego, self and life. When our life recieve a warped qualia as a presure from the world, life transforms into ego or self in order to guard itself.We cannot understand what is the self. How is different among ego, self and life. We meet the deepest unsolved question here. Especially, each subbody has small ego when each one was made in the early period of us. Small ego is not trained in the society, then it has tendency easy to change to ego inflation or depression. Egos are swaying between smallest size and biggest size. Also the world is changing among so different size and constellation. The common illusions of the world as the nationalism, some religious qualia, family binds, and so many archtypes arise from the collective unconsciousness to magic us and bind us.
Anyway so diversitive size of ego and world qualia are interchanging in the world=self channel. They confuse us completely. But, these confusions beyond every border are absolutely necessary experience to become life.
Before, I tought this is the biggest channel in the darkness of body. But it is not true. Beyond the world=self channel experiences, we can reach the real life ralm. It is the multi-dimensional and non-dual realm of life. There are no border between self and others, between inside and out side, between mind and body, between female and male, between young and old, between life and death. It is the real place of the life butoh.

Without experiences of this, we cannot say that we have experienced the darkness of body. This is one of the reason that the minimum term of the subbody school is at least one year.

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Water and life
2 July, 2010

Poisoned water and water of life

Life and water are not able to be separated.
From the first moment of the birth of life, life was born in the water four billion years ago. Water was the most intimate friend of resonance for life. Still now life need water in the special important work, as the fertilization, growing of the fetus, working of the brain, and so on.
Life and water are always resonating subtlly but firmly.
Without water life cannot survive, then life is always resonating with the condition of water.
If water becomes bad condition at somewhere on the planet, life bocomes strange condition by the resonance. Life does not feel the physical pain as the human mind, but becomes a littel bit bad condition.
Our daily body is too rough to feel it, but when we stop our consciousness we can feel the deep resonance between water and life so clearly.
When life notices something wrong about water or air on the planet, the condition of life becomes worse with resonance.
Life is resonating with everything, when we meet a sick person, handicapped person, dying person, life becomes bad condition with resonance.
Resonance happens naturally without will. It is the resonativity of life.
Specially, the resonance between water on the planet and body fluid of life keep momentary resonance always.
When we watched the pictures and video of poisoned water which Odile showed us yeasterday, the fluid of all student's body became strange condition clearly.
The resonance happens quietly and naturally. We can just wonder at the miraculous resonativity of life.
Butoh of life is to dance with listening such a resonance of life in multiple dimensions.



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20 June, 2010

A transparent life resonance field

I didn't know the reason why I was so long-cherished to the stray nomad theater for fifteen years like as a patient suffering fron a fever. But I found it finally after realized it at the first time last week.
It was so terrible world unexpectedly. Only subtle life resonances were happened transparently at the nomad theater. We have to move just by a subtle life resonance at each moment from the beginning to the end.
If we could not stop the consciousness, it was seen transparently as a opaque delay so clearly. Because the conscious movement is late from the real time life resonance.
So, to realize a transparent life resonance field was the hidden aim which drived me for fifteen years. A transparent field, if the ego, self, or conscious eye comes out, it must be revealed as an opaque movement unshapely. Everybody have to be only a transparent body which moves by only rotten eyes and hidden skin. I wanted to realize a terrible field like that.
At the field everything becomes transparent. A world where we are allowed only to be a transparent body.
I didn't imagine which a field like that could exist. I was so surprized at honestly, because it was quite unexpectedly. I am just srprising at now.
What happened? It will become clear gradually before long.



そこではすべてが透明になる。
そこでは透明体になるしか存在が許されない。
そんなものがあり得るとは想像もしなかった。
私が一番ぶったまげた。
思いもかけず、
生命の透明共振場が突然目の前に出現したのだから。
今はただ驚くしかできない。
いったい何事が起こったのか、
それはやがてじょじょに明らかになっていくだろう。



14 June, 2010

Fetus breathing

We have two kinds of breathing. One is the outer breathing through lung, another is the inner breathing by each cell.
Feel these duble process of breathing always.

And remember what breathing did you do when you were a fetus.
There were full of womb's water in your mouth, nose, and lung, we could not do lung breathing. Oxigen was send from your mother's haert into your body. Fetus did only inner breathing at each cell.
Try to do fetus breathing.
You will notice that it is the same as "The breath of life".
It continued from fetus age. Oh! not only fetus, when we are one celled creature, we have continued the cell breathing.

The breath of life, the breath of fetus, and cell breathing are the same.
Become cell, and resonate with everything. Life is resonating with every thing in the multi-dimension. With air, gravity, light, sound, memories, dreams, and so on. The cell breathing is one of them.

We continue to investigate in life. It is the deepest mystery for us.
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13 June, 2010

Co-dreambody work

Become a human couch cobody; each body finds a comfortable position with resting on the others body. Maybe resting on a carpet is proper.
Remember your fetus dreams when you didn't know that you are human. You might sway in the ocean, you might be one celled creature as ameba or plancton. Feel subtle stimulus from your company through skin and tissue. We are resonating with various qualia at the same time.ere
One by one starts dreaming and moving with following the dream. The others also resonate with it. One of the dream might be as the following or something similar as it.


Stray nomad in the desert

"There is a desert. A troup is moving in the desert, like as a bee's group, players of football or a group of Tareg people. I am on the edge of the group, or i am arround them---but I belong in it, i am connected by a edge of my body, by a arm or a leg. I understand that the edge of the group is the only one place to survive for me, if I am involved in the chaos, I have to die, but as same as it it is sure that I will die if I leave from them. it is not easy to keep my position and keep standing. Because, they are always moving and i cannot forsee what will happen next, they doesn't have any certain rhythm. Sometimes they whirl, move to the north and suddenly change to east. Each individual has not keep the same position to the others.Then I have to keep moving together. ---those things force me so much tension, but it gives me supreme bliss almost dazzling."

Anyway one by one starts dreaming and the others move with free resonance.
You are moving together as a group body from a carpet to onother carpet, and calm down when you find next comfortable couch position.

The wonder of relationship between subbody and cobody is similar with the dream above. Subbody becomes cobody, and cobody is subbody. We can separete and connect flexiblly. Subbody and cobody is a rhizome. We can taste the mystery by the body through the subbody-cobody experiments.

Above dream is a extra dream by a schizophrenia girl which is wrritten in the "Mille plateaux" by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, 1980.
The translation was published at 1994 in Japan. I have read it earnestly, and suddenly I experienced what Santiago Sempere guide us in the dream in his workshop. I was so surprized and became intimate friend with him.

I noticed that Hijikata in the butoh and Deleuze=Guattari in the compemporary thought pursured the same theme in Japan and in Europe at the same time. It was a extra dream "What is the next way of life after released from the human binds in the modern world.
Hijikata found a way to become a vaporized body, Deleuze=Guattari found it as a rhizome. Rhizome can be separate and connect at any part. I have surprised a lot when I noticed iaporized body can transform to anything. They are the same, completely same. When I found the sameness, I was surpised at it so deeply.
We can continue to dream and experiment together as subbody and cobody. How is it possible to co-create the world through life resonance? If we got some results, we can return it to the life through creating subbody-cobody butoh dance. This is the most novel and intersting way of life. Don't you think so?


5 June, 2010

Whereabouts and wherefroms

This year I found that the vaporized body is one of the deepest technique for Hijikata butoh. Until this year I could not notice the importance, though I knew Hijikata wrote about it so many.
(in progress)

29 May, 2010

A secret key which was hidden in the last sentense of bugs walk

I have practiced bugs walk for over ten years every year.
But I found that until last night I have not understand it enough.
Especiall, I have egnored the last sentense of the text, because I felt it is not beautifull as a poem by added unnecessary explanation.
But in the last mid night, the last sentense suddenly start shining.
On wendnesday we learned bugs walk with leading by Ikuko, and next day we planed to visit a ancient Indian remains, 'kangra fort".
In the morning, I told students, "Remember the last sentense of the text of Bugs walk."
The whole text of bugs walk is the following;

Bugs walk

1. A bug is crawling on the back of your right hand,
2. A second bug is crawling down from your left side of your neck to your back,
3. A third bug is crawling up along your inner thigh,
4. A fourth bug is crawling down from your left shoulder to your chest,
5. A fifth bug …   Ah, where is it?
6. You're so itchy, here and there. You can’t stand still. 
You're pushed away from here by itchiness.
7. Itchiness under your chin, itchiness at the base of your ears, itchiness around your elbows, itchiness around your kneecaps, itchiness around your waist,   Ah! There're five-hundred of them!
8. Around your eyes, around your mouth, in your ears, between your fingers, in every mucous membrane.    Five thousand bugs
9. A bug on every hair,
10. A bug in every pore,
11. From there thirty thousand bugs are crawling down into your guts and eating them voraciously,
12. Having eaten them up the bugs are coming out of your body through the pores,
   Now they are eating the space around your body,
13. Now the bugs are full of the outer space and eaten by another kind of bugs,
14. The condition is being eaten up by another-another kind of bugs.
15. ( Half a billion bugs on a tree. The inside is all gone. )
16. It is your end. ( The will is the bug or the sense of material.).  

"The last sentense is,
"It's your end. (Will is bug or sense of material).
Yesterday you tryed the first stage of bugs walk. You were moved by bugs not moving by your will. Today is the second stage of it. Today you will meet so various qualia at the Kangra fort, instead of bug, you are moved by the sense of matter at kangra fort. OK?"
The last sentense of the text of Bugs walk is the secret key to enter the second stage of bugs walk. There was hidden an universal method to transform the subtle resonance body. It is the last stage of Hijikata's weakened body technique. We named it "Nests body" which keeps so many nests of subbodies on the various part of body.







22 May, 2010

Quantum Foam and Hijikata's Nests body

 
Fig.1 Standard concept of space 


Fig.2 New concept of ultra micro space of Quantum theory

We beleived that the space is flat and equal (Fig.1).
But quantum mechanics changed this conclusion radically.
Brian Greene who is a physician of the string theory wrote,
" It takes on the frothing, turbulent, twisted from illustrated in the uppermost part of the figure 2. John Wheeler coined the term Quantum Foam to discribe the frenzy revealed by such an ultramicroscopic examination of space ( and time)---it discribes an unfamiliar arena of the universe in which the conventional notions of left and right, back and front, up and down (and even before and after) lose their meaning." ( The Elegant Universe, 1999)
See more details of String theory in "The Resonance"



Our life is also living in this quantum foam.
The last butoh performance of Tatsumi Hijikata was an experiment to enter the quantum foam realm of life by using the human body directly.
He was a experimental diver into the darkness of body, not only a butoh dancer.
But he did not tell it any other his students, it was his deep secret to open his extreme creativity of life.
I beleive that he could just do it, he did not have time to tell others how to do it. Because it was the adventure with full of unknown risk even for him.
Now we can dive into the darkness of body with following the subbody method safely.

He calmed down the body and mind until the limit as the ash body, and he carryed it as quiet as possible with opening multi-dimensional subtle resonance of life.
It seemed just a random sway in various part of body by daily eyes, but his life was resonated with multi dimensional different world dynamicly, like as the quantum foam.
We can learn his butoh method as following his butoh-hu(=score) from "A size walk", "Bugs walk",and "A quiet house". There are full of the multi dimensional resonance of life.
You can see how the content of his butoh score was in "The Butoh cahpter 8-14".
How can we call this body?
He called it as the weakened body. Yes, that's right. But it was more than the weakened body which he could discribed. It had deeper complex secret.
We tryed to call it as "Nests body" with using Hijikata's favourite term of "nest". Nest means a congromarate of multi dimensional resonance, like as "nest of eyes", "nest of forest".
Or we can call it as "Multi dimensional resonance body", though it is too direct discription.
Nests body was invented by him, when he investigated in how to enter the realm of life which is resonating with so many different qualia at the same time.
All of the ten trillions of cells in our bodies are breathing and dreaming in each different dimension.
When we dive into this realm, we need to try the multi dimensional subtle breathing. The other human breathing does not work in this realm.
Hijikata's body was bubbled by quantum foam which is resonating with so many other world by so strange subtle qualia.

Now we are going to enter this butoh body. This is the real butoh of Hijikata, though nobody knows.


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14 May, 2010

Multi resonance body

When we could take off our ego and self, it becomes able to listen in the subtle life resonance. Life is resonating with multi dimensional qualia at the same time. This is the biggest different point between the consciousness and life.

The consciousness can do only one thing at the same time, thinking, feeling, imaging, talking and so on.

But, life is resonating with gravity, light, sound, air, wind, weather, and inner memories or dreams about them, at the same time. The life of cell has so deep memories which was reserved during the four billion years. But the consciousness doesn't notice it.  

Then we need to stop our consciousness and listen in the life.


29 April, 2010

The micro Jo-Ha-Kyu


At the night of the day when we practiced Jo-Ha-Kyu of Bug's walk, Zeami appeared in my dream and he ssemed to say something to me.
I noticed that I forgot to tell an important thing about Jo-Ha-Kyu, I woke up in the midnight and read again the book of Zeami works.
He wrote about micro Jo-ha-Kyu as the following;

"There is Jo-Ha-Kyu in a movement of a foot step or a voice. If we feel interesting in it, it is the completion of Jo-Ha-Kyu. I told you before "1. Melody, 2.Timing, 3.Voice" about the timing of voice. It means that the melody by instrument is "Jo", when you find the best timing to start singing, it is "Ha", the voice is already "Kyu". If your life feel intersting in the three, it is the completion of Jo-Ha-Kyu."






26 April, 2010

The midwife and the life resonance


The principle of subbody method is resonance of life.
How can we recover and facilitate the life resonance which has been forgotten for the daily body in the modern human society, is the most important thing.
There are no teachers in the life resonance, because there are no subject and no object in the resonance. We could be only a midwife who listen in the breath of fetus of subbody and cobody, and help the birth of them.
They are hidden in the depth of our darkness of body. We need to stop thinking and listen in the subtle signal of tendencies of them. There are no border between one's body and the others body, the subbody and cobody are oneness at the deep realm. When they come out, ocasionally they become subbody or cobody.

The important five contents of midwife method are the following;

1. Become egoless and selfless condition, and open life resonance transparently.
2. Tree-rhizome mrthod
3. Ripple method
4. Facilitate the subbody-cobody process
5. Edge work

In this month, long term studetns will start to learn midwife process as the following;

1. Starting to guide the conditioning process
2. Finding the best connection between conditioning and reseaching a specfic hidden qualia; hidden skins, hidden fluid, hidden cavities, hidden muscles, hidden joints, hidden nerves, and hidden eyes.
3. Reseaching the total connection among the conditioning, reseaching and creating our ten bodies; Quiet body, Weakened body, Proto body, Passive body, Hidden body, Vaporized body, Fossil body, bottom body, Kugutsu body, Nest body, Possessed body, Anima-Animus body, Transparent body and various cobodies.







Life is resonating with everything. The life resonance continued from the beginning at four billion years ago.
About this, please view "The life" and "The resonance"


Hidden nerves

21 April, 2010

Open the hidden nerves

One of the most important hidden sense is the imaginary tale.
Now we don't have tale, but we have the nerve for tale still. The nerve is forgotton for the daily body. But we can open the hidden nerve of tale.
It is connected with other hidden worlds; undergraund, heaven, behind, past, dead world, archtypes world, proto dream, forgotten memories.

The "Shijun of hip" which is one of the important choreograph for women group of Hijikata Butoh is also connected with hidde nerve of tale. The old ladies in the ancient community are moved by the resonance with other world where the ancesters are living. To talk with them is "Hip shijun" It is hard to understand, if you keep modern thinking way. We need to learn to throw away our thinking habit by words.

To move by following the invisible tale is one of the way to release from daily human body.

BBecome a proto body

19 April, 2010

Open the proto sense as the life

When we were an embryo or fetus, we did not know that we are human.
We didn't have thought, we didn't have seen, because we didn't have eyes and brain.
We had only body fluid and skin of cell. Through skin, we felt everything, we did resonate with the world. This is the proto sense. We need to open this for sinking into deeper realm of the darkenss of body.
We can enter this world through cobody (=group) process. Cobody is connected with corrective unconscious body. It is deeper than individual subconscious body(=subbody).

Today, we started from resonance touch, shiatsu, and group contact with rotten eyes.
We become embryo and fetus in the womb together. In these condition, the body feeling was the main channel without visual, audio, smell, taste channels. All senses were oneness as a integrated proto sense. With opening this protosense, we did group reseach with contacting together with rotten eyes. We become human mountain, human ocean, and human coutch. We did creation and sharing together as a cobody=subbody.

This cobody process is closer to non-dual and multi-dimansional realm of life than subbody process. I noticed that this is the very entrance of "the Butoh of life" which Hijikata has researched in his last stage. We may reach the entrance of the tunnel of butoh of life. It took ten years investigation for me in Himalaya.

Searching the bottom and numinousum

24 February, 2010

Letter from Cambodia 3--Young dancers in Phnom Penh

I gave two days workshop for young dancers in Phnom Penh.
They are normaly laerning or teaching Traditional Cambodian dance;the role of Hiro, Hiroin,
Hanuman(Monkey god's dance in Hindhism) and so on.
As it was only two days, I focused on only three points.

1. Butoh is to transform dead body which mediates between living world and dead world.
2. Stop daily mind and listen in subtle body feeling in the darkness of body.
3. Find each own bottom and search numinous body feeling which you have never felt.

Searching the bottom and numinousum

1 and 2 is normal process of subbody method, and 3 the bottom was a special experiment
at Cambodia.
Bottom is a unique body posture for each subbody which is warped or shrunken into the limit. At the bottom we can meet novel, numinous qualia easily compairing the daily postures.
It is not only physical shurinken shape, but a shape or movement in which the qualia
become thickest.
As it is so difficult to explain by word, I showed some samples of bottom of Hijikata and me, and let them to search their own bottom which have never done, and never seen, through warping, twisting, shrinking, stretching each part of body untill the limit.
If one meets numinous feeling in it, follow it, and create your own dance from there.
I also used the cracked face, decayed body, warped roots in Angkor which is familiar for them.

Their self reseach was so sincere and full of challenging spirit. Almost of them were from
poor families and they couldn't speak English. But through the bodily communication, they
got essential points perfectly like as blotting paper.

The last dances which they found moved me deeply.

My conviction that the bottom has an unknown possibility for necessary creation was confirmed.
The bottom is not only shrinked posture, any posture can be the bottom which one can
meet one's own necessary movement.
The reason why one feels deep strange connection with the bottom posture is not
understood by oneself. It is numinous, but there must be hidden the deepest secret for
one's life in it. The movement which comes out from the bottom spontaneously has a thick possibility to be a necessary dance for each.
For example the transformation from the shape of a girl to animal was the key of flower, secret and mystery for Hijikata.
Research the bottom posture and numinos movement. It is the tresure house of essential creation.

The bottom, numinousum, and edge are connected deeply. This year we will investigate in these qualia deeper.

22 February, 2010

Letter from Cambodia 2--Cracked faces, eating roots


I visited Angkor Vat, Angkor Tom, and some tamples arround. I met many cracked face of stone statues, but they still continue the smiles of compassion beyond the time. May our dancing keep a moment which was crystallized beyond time like this.
I found that the Buhddism as a thought was a origin of the thought of life resonance.
And surprisingly so many roots of trees spreaded into stone structures of temple. It seems moving trees eating human structures. They are teachers of opening other dimension.

The resonant smile and the Dead who called me in Cambodia

3 February, 2010

A letter from Cambodia--Who moved me here?


Now I am at Phnom Penn, Cambodia to visit my old friend.
To travel far beyond three borders, and to meet an old friend is one of the biggest pleasure in life.It is the first purpose to visit Cambodia. And I had a promice to give workshop to
young Cambodian people with inviting by a Cambodian friend, Rith who visited Subbody School Last year.
But, not only these reasons, I felt that an unknown reason moved me to this country.
At first I visited a market as usual when I visit a new contry, it was amazingly rich! So many kinds of sea food and vesitables and so on. The tradition of cocking is wonderful too with using various soi sources and fish sources. I felt it's one of richest one on the planet within I know.
People's face is so calm. it is resonating with Khmer Bhudda images. I could released deeply to meet them.
On the contrary, but, I have to visit a terrible place where is the memorial of the Killing field by Khmer Rouge leaded by Pol Pot. Three million poeple were killed near Phnom Penn.
The Dead in my darkness of body resonate with the Dead in the killing field, and moved me here. The Deads are resonating beyond time-space. I felt that the Dead in The World War, Aushubitz, Vietnum, Afgan, Iraq and so on are resonating in the darkness of body.
In human history, why these terrible things happens? I investigated in it for long years.
Now slowly I can understand the essential reason. The thought of communism lacked the principle of life resonance. In my young age I was an activist anti-Imperalism, and anti-Stalinism. But also we didn't have the thought of life resonance. We killed each other a lot.
The resonance by the Dead called me here, and they still asking us how can we stop the war, violence by the nation-state. They seemes suggest me, to think about the world change by the "Resocracy" deeper.


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