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Sinking into darkness of the body

14th
International Butoh Festival Himalaya
2017


 
Carnival of Kan (Disability) / Gorka, Lee and Cobody
11 June, 2017 

This is the Rhizome of Life

We are bound by human illusion that human is most greatest being, strong is good, weak is bad, health is beautiful, disable is ugry, and so on. Those illusionss are bound by dualistic Tree system that has a hierarchy, top and bottom, center and fringe, king and slavers.
It is just illusion that we are trapped in the order of modern society and Nation-State.
When we take off those human illusion, and become Life, those illusions disappear.
We can listen to subtle Life Resonance of cell's Life without any boundaries.

This piece; "Carnival of Kan(Disability)" was performed at the final day of 14th International Butoh Festival Himalaya.

All dancers listened to inner disability and danced it with opening full resonativity on the earth as Life.
We listened to subtle cell's Life Resonance.
There are no hierarchical illusion in Life.
It is pure Rhizome of Life Resonance.
Rhizome has no top, no center, no hierarchy.
Rhziome can connect freely and separate flexibly. it is a sprout form of future.
It is pure state of Universe without human illusion. We beleive that the world must recover the full of Life Resonance.

Gorka arranged my voice and merged with sound, we have continued this experiment for three years, and now it grow up to a new Butoh style that has word voice and music like"Yokyoku" in Japanese traditional performance "Noh". We will continue to deepen this experiment.



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18 May, 2017

By losing what, do Qualia become information?


The difference between Qualia and Information

The relationship between Qualia and Information has been a mystery that can not be solved well for long time. But, it began to be solved out little by little. When Qualia are converted to information, what do they lose? When this question came up, a transparent brightness was seen at the first time. By losing what, do Qualia become information? It's Life Resonance! Qualia are generated as long as Life resonates with something. When Qualia are converted to information, they leave from the field of Life Resonance which Qualia are generated. They are converted to things that are information. Information of the image, of the sound and of the language, they can be translated into binary machine language consisting of 0 and 1. At that time, by losing the Life Resonance, Qualia are converted into Information. Only Life can resonate with Qualia. Machine never resonates with Qualia. Machine can treat only things as the information. From here, it is possible to go confront the deep mystery between Qualia and Information. I was able to find with difficulty such a point finally. Although I can not drink liquor anymore, Let the imaginary glass empty tonight. I could come to this place by researching "Sick Dancing Princess" of Tatsumi Hijikata which is full of Life Resonance. Not by any information, but by Qualia and Life Resonance, the Butoh of Life will be created.



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 A Girl / Tatsumi Hijikata 1973/


What is Hijikata doing while dancing "A Girl" solo?

Discovery of Subtle Rhizoming

This week we deepened the experiment of Kanchen, Slow Kanchen, and Subtle Rhizoming in Kanchen.

1) Kanchen: Pass various Qualia at various part of body; vibration, sway, wave, shoch, collapse and dying Qualia at random.

2) Slow Kanchen: Slow down the kanchen, and pass through a specific Qualia at a moment only at a part of body, and listen to Life what is happening?

3) Subtle Rhizoming :
Listen to the subtle tendencies that a specific Qualia infect from a part to neibougher part of body and develope to a sequence of the tendency.


When we reached to the third stage of this experiment, I big awareness has come out.
I investigated in Hijikata's dancing in the solo of "A Girl" for a long years.
Finnaly, I noticed that this is what Hijikata was doing during the dancing "A Girl". Each moment of a small sequence or movement, he listened to the Life Resonance that was happening between the physical movement and inner Qualia symbolized as the "Can factory".
After all, he could integrate all of the subtle Life Resonance as the Butoh Score of "Quiet House".
Please watch carefully the video above, and guess what is he listening to his body and Life. Gradually you can notice the resonance with the movement and the butoh score below.



"Quiet House"

1. “The Red God”

A girl who plans an evil deed in the rain

Keep Floor Face throughout the whole time

Obsess with Salmon Face compulsively

Stuffed spring

Nest of Forest (*1), Nest of Eyes (*2), a moth placed on a wooded board (*3)

A vaporized candy maker or the Christ drawn as a Samurai warrior

A fine spider’s thread that runs on the forehead

Beggar

Cat Waist

Behind World

Garbage disposal place

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

A fragile sound collapsed in a shed

Can Factory (*5)

Regenerate a reduction by X (*6)

Behind the mirror

        (*1) Nest of Forest: cf. Ch. 4 and Ch.5 “the far away forest”, Ch. 26 “forest”

              (*2) Nest of Eyes: cf. Ch. 5 and Ch. 7

              (*3) A moth: cf. Ch. 27

              (*4) A swaying shadow of flower: cf. Ch. 24

              (*5) Can Factory: cf. Ch. 6, Ch. 7 and Ch. 16

              (*6) A regenerate a reduction by X: cf. Ch. 7 and 26

 

 2. Important

“Shisha transform their shapes quietly yet infinitely. It is not rare that they borrow the shapes of things on the earth with unexpected nonchalance.”

 

3. “Ash girl”

Soul and Spirit

Bug

Whereabouts

Nobody visits any more

Nobody can sleep any more

Flower of density

An extreme fulfillment came to her and she became an incredibly beautiful being.

She learned the various customs of Shisha

A dream of horsemeat (*7)

A man who was dragged out of the behind room

A mad man-child sitting on a chair = a beast

Dance the beginning of Kanchen (*8) naked

Use the floor technique of Framan

The morning when a storm has come

Materializing

        (*7) A dream of horsemeat: cf. Ch. 4 and Ch. 7

        (*8) Kanchuin: cf. Ch. 5

 

4. (Vaporizing)

1.     Flower, Rain, Girl, Use all of them

        Mask or Bug

        Doll – Ash Girl – Washing Clothes – Nobody visits any more

2.     Running from Bird to Girl, Girl vaporized and sitting technique

3.     Witch [A] is vaporizing

4.     Witch, who is connected to the red salmon head, is vaporizing

5.     The Great Witch, who dreams of horsemeat, is vaporizing

6.     Various Whereabouts are vaporizing

        Water – Obon (*9) – A far away forest – Shisha

 (*9) Obon: Special days in August when ancestral spirits return home

 

5. Something that was grasped as a shadow of mind

        A girl who moves with subtle speed

        The Christ who has gone slack

        The Christ who was released with the slacked body

        Kanchuin

        Mad King’s hand (*10) – Bug, Bird (*11), Stick (*12)

        A sitting crane fly

        These are almost danced by the waltz

        Thus, the reduction by X and regeneration are flying off from the far away forest and the nest of eyes,

        And “Shisha” participate with all of these

        Someone, who appears in order to dance these things (or a Butoh dancer), has to be familiar with Bird’s fear and Bug’s fear.

        And the girl becomes the horse face and stops there.

        Also, another girl stands up and becomes a doll through a dragon fly.

        All sways stop there.

      (*10) Mad King: cf. Ch. 10 and Ch. 11, and Heliogabalus at Ch. 22

              (*11) Bug, Bird: cf. Bird's Fear and Bug's Fear at Ch. 5

              (*12) Stick: cf. Ch.18 and 27

 

6. "Can Factory"

 "Can Factory" that hides in front and behind the mirror

  

7. (Dream of Horse Meat)

I was sleeping naked, and dreamt of horsemeat

        Where did the whereabouts go?

        Mad King was put in the box (*13)

        The whereabouts of the box is connected to a fine dismantling

        Dance of hair

        Ship

        Reduction by X and regeneration

About the nest of eyes

        Bug

        Rakan (*14)

        Bear

        Tiger

        Dragon Fly

        Mustache that dances a waltz of bug, or Waltzing Mustache

        Cat

        Gunya-gunya (*15) cat

        Gunya-gunya whereabouts

        All of these compose the parts of a ship

       

        A bird with long nose hair and a bird which became a box

        The ship has taken these forms

        Or it could be seen as a dismantled ship

        I see far away leaves and nearby greens and I fly

        This is what I smelt at the “Can Factory”

 

              (*13) Box: Fold body into a smallest size. cf. Ch.19 and 27

              (*14) Rakan: Buddhism monk who is on the path of enlightenment. cf. Ch. 17

              (*15) Gunya-gunya: Slimy and amorphous

 

8. (The morning after the storm has passed)

The morning after the storm has passed, nobody visits me any more                      I stood up

A samurai commander becomes a nest with his body intact.

 

9. (Behind the mirror)

 Behind the mirror       a wall of light

        The dizziness, shivering and swaying shadow of flower are hidden in the freedom to carry the density at will.

 

10. (Mescaline)

The love affair of hands (*16) and the copy inside the skull are connected through discontinuity. A mescaline injection is given at a fingertip. Small flowers and small faces are born there.

Knitting with very fine thread, infinite mesh of stitches (*17), a fire-breathing bird and a funny bear follow Mad King while swaying (*18). In the middle of it, the head is chasing another whereabouts.

All matieres (qualia of material or sense of material) are supported by the behind world. The compound eyes (*19) and multi-layering are muddled and become unified.

        (*16) Mescaline hands: cf. Ch 14, the hands Ch. 26

              (*17) Infinite mesh of stitches: cf. the picture of the abyss at Ch. 22 and 26

              (*18) A sample of Chimera Body

              (*19) The compound eyes: cf. Ch. 11, 22 and 23

 

11 (Chimera)

Bellmer (*20) – to Funny Bear – to Horse Face

From Gaze of Deer – to Stick – to Beggar –Tiger

Bird with nose hair – Flower – to Mad King – Compound Eyes – Whereabouts

Bug – to Dog – Orangutan – to Ears of Fukusuke (*21)

Ears being pricked – Dizziness – to Front and Back of Mirror

Things that are dying in the compound eyes

Doll – Mask – Papaya – Firefly – Development of a wooden board (*22)

There are small flowers and so on

Horse Face – Girl Face – Dog – Spoon

Unification of Bug and Tree – to Behind World – A being who tries sudden development, following the path of a plant

        (*20) Hans Bellmer: German artist who made dolls with spherical joints. cf. Ch. 19

              (*21) Fukusuke: A special character who has big ears which connect to prosperity and happiness

              (*22) Development of a wooden board: Changing the number of dimensions; one dimensional space as a stick; two dimensional space as a board, plate, paper; three dimensional space as a box; four dimensional time/space as a movement; multi-dimensional time/space as qualia stream

         

12. Collapsing

 A shout and a girl – shivering before collapsing 

13. Shivering

The forms are independent (*23)

             (*23) cf. “Shivering” Ch. 24

 

14. Mescaline Hands

The issue that the hands possess will gradually become clear (*24)

              (*24) cf. Ch. 26

 

15. Slow diffusion

Keep in mind not to vaporize all at once.

        A development should be attempted in the vaporized condition.

        This issue will also become clear before long. (*25)

              (*25) cf. Ch. 26 and 27

 

16. The difficulty of changing place

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

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

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

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

They become the blood of the dance.    

 

 17. (Rakan)

Bugs attach to Rakan with senile hand – Small Flower – String – Sea Shell – Scale

 

 18. (The Eyes)

Gaze deeply inside the head and eyes – Gaze deeply at the condition of the gazing deeply – If you observe from outside, it may seem to stop moving – to Gaze – to Fine Fine Stick

 

19. (Small Box of Joints)

Small box of joints – Hans Bellmer – Samurai Commander – Princess – Tiger       

  

20. (The Flower of the Whole)

The flower of the whole and the participation into the skin (*26) are homogenous.

The nightmare, in which everything is performed with drooping hands, is particular to the naked body.

       (*26) The participation into the skin: cf. Ch. 22 and 27                       

  

 

21. (Ripples)

Attacked from behind and inside, I picked a flower on the road.

Shivering, the ripples spread to the floor and to the sky.

 

22. (Heliogabalus)

In the picture of the abyss, the focus must be on the participation into the skin rather than the compound eyes. There is only one moment of Heliogabalus (*27).

Things that endure – It was the other face of dazzling moderation

              (*27) Heliogabalus: A Roman emperor; a symbol of “Mad King.” He is known for his extreme eccentricity, decadence and zealotry

 

23. Compound Eyes

1. Flower Gaze and a face wrapped by flower petals

2. Small flower inside eyeball

3. Breeding dust with eyelashes

4. A girl in the bush as a stuffed body

5. A girl and mad king in the bush and in the spider’s web

6. A girl and mad king in the bush inside eyes

[I am] waiting for an attack of the storm with the body that connects to these parts, like a puppy that felt the coming storm, or like a spoon or a firefly.

Thus, a Butoh Dancer must have the gaze that connects to those. This gaze is the eyeballs of the pink parakeet.

 24. (Shivering)

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

1. The extreme dirtiness of the enduring stuffed body

2. A waltz of cow and tree is shivering

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

4. Shivering

5. Picking flower on the road – Walking Blind – Dog

6. Spoon – Old Woman

7. Shivering

8. Small flowers and small faces are hanging on the grid of a graph paper

9. Shivering

10. On the floor and in the sky, too

 

25. (Nightmare)

The nightmare is this naked body

1. Bugs, face of Michaux, face of a girl and face of horse, a woman with perm, face of fool, face of a person drawn by Bosch, hands that beg to be saved

2. A dog, a flower, a shadow, and a rhythmically jumping bug

  

26. Right in the middle of the strange development

1. Replace the love, which spirals into the hands, into the skull completely

2. A nerve became a stick, and a stick became a beggar. The beggar was waving a flag. It was a large bird.

3. When the neck stretched as a horse neck, the elastic of the finger stretched too. During the process, the point of view changed to eyes of point. It was exposed to the reduction and regeneration by X. At that time, the nails got jammed into the back, the whereabouts grew up astray, and through the new regeneration, a small mime was born.

4. The inside overflowed to the outside, and what overflowed returns to the harbor of mask. The mask sets sail toward the forest.

5. A wind of forehead, the forehead was bound. I ran through the leaf of hands and the path of plants and I finally became a stake man.

6. In the picture of abyss, in all phenomena’s 1 am, the peacock of Mr. Yanagida is completed.

 

27. The participation into the skin 

1. A small flower inside a small skull, extremely fine gaze, the nerve witnessed sticks outside the head, the gaze that is sorting the sticks by the forehead.

2. A walking blind with a small face is like a monkey. Lightning struck the head of monkey. A small flower blooms inside the head; a spinning thread song is heard.

3. The stretched out old woman will become a sheet of paper. The woman will ride on the paper like a moth.

4. A samurai commander becomes a queen; the queen will be put in a box of joints. The reincarnation from the box is the dancer, Hoopee.


11 May, 2017

Accept others' issue as one's own issue


This year, we are trying <Mutual Midwife>, and it has already been tackled in Tao Sanga, my Shiatsu master, Mr. Endo Ryokyu was trying to create.
He tried it many times and failed and trying again. Through the experiments, what is the most important thing came to be clear.
It is to co-create <community that care for others>.

"Endo: What I wanted to create was a place for the training community to care for others." Such a place would not be born without the mind and action that at least each member of that group care each other.

-- I agree.

Endo: In caring for others,

1) Accept other's issues as one's own issues, not ignore it as not my issue.

2) Asking the others with positive concern.

3) Imagine the feelings of the other person and listen to the story while sympathizing.

Three are the basis. "

That's exactly right.
However, in order to realize this, we must overcome many edge Qualia.
This year's Subbody Resonance Butoh faces the problem of overcoming this.

Mutual Midwife

Either you can open all the above points, listen to yourself and others equally. Then, do not regard the problem of the partner as a stranger, accept it as your own issues, invent and share a conditioning that solves it.

Transparent Distant Eye

While accepting and those issues gradually, through <semi-passive / semi-active>, <half inside, half outside>, <50% following, 50% inventing>, <50% subconscious, 50% transparencious>, it increases transparency.
These are constant confirmation items due to be <Transparency> toward <The Subbody = Cobody Co-creation>.



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11 May, 2017

Transparent Distant Eyes

See yourself by Transparent Distant eyes, and check the follows;

1.No Duplication

Do not do Duplication of movement unconsciously.
See yourself at each moment from Distant eyes and if you find it, break it, and invent.

2. Break your habits

Do not allow your habitual arm position, leg position as usual, and invent novel poition that you have never done at each moment.

3. Remember forgotten Qualia

Listen to your Hidden skins, Hidden joints, Hidden fluid and resonate with your Qualia cloud arond your body.
Those Qualia moves your each detail, part and whole body.

4. Subtle control technique

Pass through different Qualia at dandom, at different part of your body, in diferent direction, with different rhythm.
Remember the
<Slow Kanchen>, <Silent speed>, <Listen to subtle Life Resonance>, <Carry density> and <Jumping wild>.

5. Mutual Midwife

Either opening all the above points, listen to yourself and others equally. Then, do not regard the issue of the others as a stranger, accept it as your own issue, invent and share the best conditioning that solves it.
What we are trying to co-create is a community of the future that we can care for each other.

6. Become Transparent


While accepting all of them, slowly your body will become Transparent that is <half passive, half active>, <half outside, half inside>, <half follow, half invent>, <half subconscious, half transparencious>.
These are the basic check point by your <Transparent Distant eyes> at every moment.



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 CHAINED Butoh Dance (excerpt) / Sandro Masai /
4 May, 2017

Dance your all Invisible CHAINED


This is precious gift to all of us.
He danced with the real chains transparently.
It's so pure and straight.
This chain is a symbol of all CHAINED in the world.
It lets us be aware of that we are bound by various Invisible Chaind Qualia.

We are bound by so many kind of invisible Chained.
We need to dance all of them to relaese from them.
Now we are bound by huge Information through the Internet.
Internet infromation is controlled by people who want to dominate and cotrol this world.
We are bound by not only outside, but inside, too.
We are bound by own ego, self, identity and those are bound by own histroy.
Also ego, self, identity is bound by the Nation-State, religion, law, taboo and all of common illusions.
We are bound by inner unknown tendencies, lust, impulse, desire, wish, nightmare, habit, addiction and so on.
Those are connected with many Archetype and Prototype that live in the deeper realm of darkness of body.
We need to be transparent from all of them.
We need to initialize all of them to become Transparent Life. That's why we need to dance those Qualia to release from them.

Yesterday, I guided people to find ten Qualia which some part of body-mind are bound, and neccesary to solve.
My first solo "Infectious Fever" was to try to dance ten issue that I was bound. After hundred times performance of the piece, gradually those binds disappeared, though I have to meet new deeper problems to release from.
The travel in the darkness of body is infinite process to face various issue to shift them to creation and release, and research deeper realm to become
Transparent Life.

Anyway, this video moved me deeply to remember the most important thing to dance.
Thank you very much!
Hope to dance with you someday!
Also thanks to Adam Koan to introduce this on facebook.



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 Quiet House 6 <Kyu> Jumping Wild 土方巽「静かな家』の深淵6<急>自在跳梁

<Kyu> of Quiet House: Jumping Wild

25. (Nightmare)

The nightmare is this naked body

1. Bugs, face of Michaux, face of a girl and face of horse, a woman with perm, face of fool, face of a person drawn by Bosch, hands that beg to be saved

2. A dog, a flower, a shadow, and a rhythmically jumping bug

  

26. Right in the middle of the strange development

1. Replace the love, which spirals into the hands, into the skull completely

2. A nerve became a stick, and a stick became a beggar. The beggar was waving a flag. It was a large bird.

3. When the neck stretched as a horse neck, the elastic of the finger stretched too. During the process, the point of view changed to eyes of point. It was exposed to the reduction and regeneration by X. At that time, the nails got jammed into the back, the whereabouts grew up astray, and through the new regeneration, a small mime was born.

4. The inside overflowed to the outside, and what overflowed returns to the harbor of mask. The mask sets sail toward the forest.

5. A wind of forehead, the forehead was bound. I ran through the leaf of hands and the path of plants and I finally became a stake man.

6. In the picture of abyss, in all phenomena’s 1 am, the peacock of Mr. Yanagida is completed.

 

27. The participation into the skin 

1. A small flower inside a small skull, extremely fine gaze, the nerve witnessed sticks outside the head, the gaze that is sorting the sticks by the forehead.

2. A walking blind with a small face is like a monkey. Lightning struck the head of monkey. A small flower blooms inside the head; a spinning thread song is heard.

3. The stretched out old woman will become a sheet of paper. The woman will ride on the paper like a moth.

4. A samurai commander becomes a queen; the queen will be put in a box of joints. The reincarnation from the box is the dancer, Hoopee.




 
Difficulty of changing place 
3 May, 2017

Difficulty of changing place

12. Collapsing

 A shout and a girl – shivering before collapsing 

13. Shivering

The forms are independent (*23)

             (*23) cf. “Shivering” Ch. 24

 

14. Mescaline Hands

The issue that the hands possess will gradually become clear (*24)

              (*24) cf. Ch. 26

 

15. Slow diffusion

Keep in mind not to vaporize all at once.

        A development should be attempted in the vaporized condition.

        This issue will also become clear before long. (*25)

              (*25) cf. Ch. 26 and 27

 

16. The difficulty of changing place

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

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

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

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

They become the blood of the dance.    

 

 17. (Rakan)

Bugs attach to Rakan with senile hand – Small Flower – String – Sea Shell – Scale

 

 18. (The Eyes)

Gaze deeply inside the head and eyes – Gaze deeply at the condition of the gazing deeply – If you observe from outside, it may seem to stop moving – to Gaze – to Fine Fine Stick

 

19. (Small Box of Joints)

Small box of joints – Hans Bellmer – Samurai Commander – Princess – Tiger       

  

20. (The Flower of the Whole)

The flower of the whole and the participation into the skin (*26) are homogenous.

The nightmare, in which everything is performed with drooping hands, is particular to the naked body.

       (*26) The participation into the skin: cf. Ch. 22 and 27                       

21. (Ripples)

Attacked from behind and inside, I picked a flower on the road.

Shivering, the ripples spread to the floor and to the sky.

 

22. (Heliogabalus)

In the picture of the abyss, the focus must be on the participation into the skin rather than the compound eyes. There is only one moment of Heliogabalus (*27).

Things that endure – It was the other face of dazzling moderation

              (*27) Heliogabalus: A Roman emperor; a symbol of “Mad King.” He is known for his extreme eccentricity, decadence and zealotry

 

23. Compound Eyes

1. Flower Gaze and a face wrapped by flower petals

2. Small flower inside eyeball

3. Breeding dust with eyelashes

4. A girl in the bush as a stuffed body

5. A girl and mad king in the bush and in the spider’s web

6. A girl and mad king in the bush inside eyes

[I am] waiting for an attack of the storm with the body that connects to these parts, like a puppy that felt the coming storm, or like a spoon or a firefly.

Thus, a Butoh Dancer must have the gaze that connects to those. This gaze is the eyeballs of the pink parakeet.

24. (Shivering)

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

1. The extreme dirtiness of the enduring stuffed body

2. A waltz of cow and tree is shivering

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

4. Shivering

5. Picking flower on the road – Walking Blind – Dog

6. Spoon – Old Woman

7. Shivering

8. Small flowers and small faces are hanging on the grid of a graph paper

9. Shivering

10. On the floor and in the sky, too






 
 Fragile Stone_Jonathan
2 May, 2017

Slow Kanchen

Yesterday, Iguided the kanchen movement that let various kinds of vibration pass through the various part of body.
At first everybody seemed to enjoy that novel experience, but after 30 munites, everybody became tired and fell in sleep. Maybe, the rhythem was too fast.
I noticed that fast Kanchen movement has some poison that lead us into deep subconscious mode and to sleep.
Because it is similar as the comfortable vibration in the train that lead us to sleep.
Then today, I experiment of
Slow Kanchen that with very slow speed, let various very subtle Qualia pass through various small parts of body at random as the Jonathan's body in the above video.
It is calm and we can taste what happens after each Qualia passing throuh body transparently.
I felt that it is the best practice that we can become
half subconscious and half transparencious mode compared to the other movement. We can continue to listen to the body transparently in each moment for long time.
We will continue to investigate in this new tonnel of the body further.



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29 April, 2017

Shu-Ha-Ri

Sen-Rikyu who was the founder of Sado (Tea ceremony)
had an unique traning principle;
Shu-ha-Ri.

Shu is to accept the form until your body has changed by the traning.
Ha is to break the form after the long training. Invent unique novel form.
Ri is to leave from the form until your natural behavior become a form.

When you accept a form of movement, there is a moment when your body have changed by accepting a form.
The video above is to chatch the moment when Jonathan's body has changed in the Chatle Rock garden. The change is just subtle begining, but it occured surely.
During May, we will study some special butoh forms;


Kanchen (Subtle random shivering)
Framan
(Sick Dancing Princess who lay on the bed 25 years)
Torn God
( The soul torn into fragments)
Vaporizing body
(Infinite longing soul)
Bottome body
( Some one put you into a small box of joints)
Kan flower
( Find the best timing that Disability become the Flower)

You need to accept the form without doubt till your body will be changed by long physical training.
Take off all of the modern habit of your ego and self.
It is too much educated and trained as the modern individualism or meism.
Those must disturb the Shu-Ha-Ri process to learn butoh that has completely different principle from modern western culture.



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 Dancing the Disappearance / Rhizome Lee
29 April, 2017

Dancing the Disappearance

I was bound by the Disappearance.
First disappearance was when I was 3 years old, my mother disappeared.
My father let a geisha girl pregnant, and had to pay a big panishment money, parent sold the house and ran away to another city.
I was left alone at grandmother's house.
I might cry hard, but slowly I felt grandmother as my mother, and loved her.
But, when I was 7 years old, the grandmother disppeared. She concieved me "Let's go to play with your brothers at your parent's house in Osaka." And she disappred while I payed with my brothers. I was left alone at my parent's house. But I could not feel the real mother as my mother any more.
The dupulication of the disapperance of "mothers" made me as "me" who knew that the most important person must disappear someday.

Since then, the disappearance became the issue not good at resonating most to me.
In any case, how can I resonate well, which one may disappear. A strong stereotype that all women disappear someday was imprinted on me.
My self-history as a failure of love began with that.

Meanwhile I also began to disappear.
People learn how to treat themselves based on how they were treated from the world.
And I will acquire the technique to treat the world back.
I learned how to dieradicate several times.

The first technique is
"Floor face".
When I was young, one of my friend said.
"Lee, sometimes your face loses any expression as if you are not here. Do you know by yourself?"
Not only when talking with friends but also when walking down the street,
sometimes my heart seems to have been playing out in a different world, leaving a face that was inexpressible "suffocate" in this world.
This experience of young age, later led to the discovery of subbody mode.

The second technique of disappearance was
to disappear by existence.
From various relationships, I often disappeared separating from the relationship.
I disappeared from the relationship with friends who were continued since I was young, disappeared from my office,
I disappeared from the group of triathlon who continued for ten years, disappeared from the family who continued for twenty years, I disappeared from the relationship with dancing friends I met in Kyoto.
One day suddenly disappeared from relationship without saying anything, I disappeared from Japan,
and danced in other countries of the world and moved to Himalayas.

The third technique of disappearance is
<De-self>.
I started to work in a midwife at a resonance cram school.
It is a work to help the birth of subbody =cobody from the darkness of the body of the students coming from the world.
However, when a subbody is born and grows to a certain extent, the day will come when I become a disturbing person myself as a midwife role.
Among the experiences of the past ten years, usually that moment came around the Butoh festival at the end of the year.
At that moment I usually do the <De-self>, stop the midwife role and disappear.
Strong conflict of Life and death is repeated among the students who faced the Abyss.
All relationships are resonance, so while I am resonating with the success or failure of the creation of a number of subbodies, I became a non-existence like <Bardo> in Tibetan Buddhism that comes and goes between life and death.

From eaely Spring of this year, the creativity of the students exploded at unusual pace, and in the middle of April, a memorable <Bardo> began.
Until now, I did not know what this was and I was also calling it "the devil of the world channel".
As creativity deepens, everyone approaches a non-dual Abyss, nightmares and forgotten traumas become a storm of emotions, and strange changes in physical and mental conditions.
Midwife accepts all the abnormalities of the co-researchers.
The turbulent flow of people's Qualia is spilling over as a spur of my own unexpected trauma.

A strange thing has already happened since last week.
This year is much faster than usual,
From last week I quit the role of manager of the annual performance of the weekend. Fortunately, we have been training of
mutual midwife. It is an experiment that the co-researchers mutually support each other's birth of subbody=cordudy.
Everyone is filled with own storms of creativity that spouts out of the darkness of their body.
Besides that, we must be involved in it for other people at the same time this year.
It is hard, but exceeding this difficulty is a passage to the future relationship, wearing the
<Future eye> a new transparent distant eyes to see oneself from the future.
I hope we can spend a month and a half without a falling person.

The video above is when I danced in resonance with the mutual subbody drawings, in the end it has become a dance to fight with many years' nemesis
<disappearance>.
I have been tied up to the place where there is no way to solve the problems besides dancing any longer.
It may be the year to get off the midwife and to live again as a dancer.


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19 April, 2017

Midwife method
24 hours Transparency


Infinite inner revolution of your teacher ego.
It is midwife.

When we guide others into own specific world, everybody will make some plan or program, it is necessary, but not bound by it. It is important point.
Always open transparency and listen to your and others Life and find best resonance pattern.
This is Tree-rhizome method to become midwife.
Midwife have to always overcome own tree thinking, judgment, and own program by listening to Life.
It is the different point from "the teacher" of this world.



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19 April, 2017

Advanced condtioning No.7 <Invading 7 Rhizoming>

Invaded Rhizoming from 7 worlds

You are invaded by underground Qualia



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18 April, 2017

Advanced condtioning No.8 <Rotten 8 channels Qualia>

Passing Rotten Qualia through

How to dig a tunnel of the body to discover an orijinal weakened body.
Pass the rotten Qualia of 8 channels through various parts of the body, internal organs, deep layer muscle and spines.

Pass rotten body sensation Qualia
Pass rotten movement Qualia
Pass Rotten eye Qualia
Pass Rotten voice
Pass rotten emotion
Pass rotten "Ma (spacing and timing)"
Pass rotten world Qualia
Pass rotten identity Qualia
Pass rotten thinking Qualia


While randomly passing through these Qualia,
There is a moment when pysical movement and internal qualia such as memories and dreams become one.
Hunt that moment. That will be your own weakened body Butoh.

It is after finding it, to find out the necessity of the weakened body.
Why is it the weakened body?
In your own quest, resonating with the necessity of Hijikata Tatsumi, it can become one.




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16 April, 2017

Advanced condtioning No.6 <Pass 6 realms (Rokudo) Subtle Qualia>

Toward the Infinite Resonance body

Subtle vibrating body
Subtle swaying body
Subtle twisted body
Subtle shocked body
Subtle collapsed body
Subtle disappearing body

Pass these Qualia though various parts of your body randomly, nonchalancely and transparently.

To dance the "Butoh of Life", we need to be Life.
We need to learn from Life to become Life.
The inifinite resonativity is a charactoristic of Life.
Open infinite acceptance to any Qualia on the earth as Life.




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Strange Cafe  
16 April, 2017

Invent your own Weakened body


Spinal random 3D


Polish up the spine randomly swaying in three dimensions that each Hidden Joint and Hidden Muscles of the spine resonate with the Cloud of Qualia around your body.
This conditioning is the basis for growing to the multidimensional resonant body which is the ultimate butoh body.
Hijikata's inventions of the Weakened body, Nest body, Vaporized body, Reduced body and Clouding body, are totaly, we can grapse as <Multidimensional Resonant Body>.
Since March, we have repeatedly adjusted the 3D conditioning of spinal cord several times, finally, based on that, an original Weakened body was born from a co-researcher.
Watch carefully Lila's body playing the role of waitress at the "Strange Cafe" in the poolside, was trying to invent a body whose all joints are shifted in a random direction.
It is still rough, but if she continue to polish this, it must grow into her
Original Weakened body.
To support each other that each one invent own original butoh body is the aim of the co-midwiving.

Share the each best conditioning

Hopefully all the co-reseachers will dig a darkness of the body and invent each own unique butoh body, and conditioning for it. We share each one's own conditioning for original movement and body. This is the process to create each own Original Weakened body.
We can use the technique of "Reduction by X" for it.
Try some Qualia from your daily body, and invent your own Reduced body=Weakened body, and share it together.

Let's proceed to
the second stage of <Resonance Yoga> that each one will invent own conditioning to share the original butoh body each other.
It is OK even only a detail dance, part movement, the whole body transformation. They are resonating with own behind world, if we could share the unique resonance pattern of Life, we can co-create infinite "Stuffed Spring" for coming "Butoh of Life".



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15 April, 2017

Toward the <Co-midwife>

Half listen to inside, half listen to outside.
When you and your friends dance, listen to which subbody-cobody are born, and which subbody-cobody are not born yet.
Which dancing place is forgotten? which density does not come out?
Invent best conditioning for activating them and share your best conditioning every morning.
It is <Resonance Yoga>.
Never wake up critic or judge in you.
Support each other with opening empathic imagination fully.

See yourself from the future eyes.
What world does your Life want to live?

How is it possible to feel the others as your Life?

This is the Quest I want to share with you most.



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14 April, 2017

Personal Myth and World Myth

We visit Kangrafort with long and short course together.

Through the <Dreaming share>, <Proto Dream share>, <Co-midwife>, <Subconscious=Transparencious> and through other new methods, we become <Subbody=cobody>.
And maybe we co-create a chaotic unification of personal myth and world myth.
Ancient people made only national myth and local myth, but in the contemporary world, nobody do it, because of the huge information over flood.
Against it, overcoming it, we stop thinking and release from informational binds, we can co-create novel personal myth and world myth.
It is the begining of the personal change and world change.




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 Secret Creation method of Tatsumi Hijikata
 
12 April, 2017

How to use the <Reduction by X and regeneration> in your real creation process

Yesterday, we shared <Proto Dream> that is the most impressive dream in each life as the follows;

Hungarian belt conveir
Illusion of solidity
Dali's house
Facing your memory
Separation and revenge
Sharp
Monkey attack
Kate
Lady bug
Silence in the movement


Someone shared the <Transparent Dreaming (Licid dream)> instead of Proto dream.

And also we studied Hijikata's <Transparent Dreaming> and <Proto Dream> in "Quiet House" chapter 3-10. He developed from the source of his proto dream to creation using the <Reduction by X and regeneration> thechnique.

We got most rich Qualia from the Proto Dream that each life created. They are the gift from Life and the sourse of creation.
Now it's the time to create with integrating those sources and <Transparent Dreaming> and the
<Reduction by X and regeneration> technique.
We can reduce any element from those sources, and regenerate it. Hijikata showed the sample.

7. (Dream of Horse Meat)

I was sleeping naked, and dreamt of horsemeat

        Where did the whereabouts go?

        Mad King was put in the box

        The whereabouts of the box is connected to a fine dismantling

        Dance of hair

        Ship

        Reduction by X and regeneration

About the nest of eyes

        Bug

        Rakan

        Bear

        Tiger

        Dragon Fly

        Mustache that dances a waltz of bug, or Waltzing Mustache

        Cat

        Gunya-gunya cat

        Gunya-gunya whereabouts

        All of these compose the parts of a ship

       

        A bird with long nose hair and a bird which became a box

        The ship has taken these forms

        Or it could be seen as a dismantled ship

        I see far away leaves and nearby greens and I fly

        This is what I smelt at the “Can Factory”

 

All Qualia are transformed with modifing the size, density, speed, the number of dimension and so on, as the follwing;

Dream of Horse meat - Whereabout - Boxed King - fine dismantling - Dance of hair - Ship

To realize these transformation (of size, density, speed, and so on) is the <Reduction by X and regeneration> technique with using the real Qualia of Proto dream.

Practice it with using physical body movements, try all variations, remember the <Qualia cloud> which you collect from March for several weeks, and mix them with the Qualia of your Proto Dream.

While moving, catch the moment that a physical movement and your own Qualia become ONE transparently! It is your dance!

We can enter the real creation process now, with full preparations of <Transparency> and <Cloud of Qualia>.



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