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Sinking into darkness of the body
 
19 August 2019

Teacher of <Resonant Rhizome>!

I've been watching bird flocks for decades, but I've never seen Birds Ohm with such an amazing illusion. Here are all the elements of the “resonance rhythm” without our choreographer. Subbody=Cobody around the world! Please watch and learn from this. I hope you to grow up into a Rhizome that can take initiative and promote unexpected transformations in the best timing and spacing.

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6 July 2019

Sangeeta Forever!

Dearest Sangeeta,
Half a year after your death, I was finally able to dance you!
Until today, most of your memories, who spent the almost whole life in Subbody school, were stuck at each place in the school, and I was attacked by a sudden sadness, it was not able to dance at all. I have to wait for the time matured.
Your sister Shiv shot and edited this Butoh.
Thank you for enduring the deep pain.


What is to dance the dead


What does it mean to dance the dead?
In retrospect, I have been dancing the dead for the last 20 years.
In my first work, "Infectious Fever" (1998), my revolutionary friend, Hiroaki Yamazaki came out and dance it with using my body. In the second work "Dark Black Fever", Yamazaki and Kenji Hashimoto, and Toshiaki Tsuji in "The Nightmare Fever". They are all dead in the anti-war and anti-government struggles since 1967, they fought with me together and only them died, I couldn't die and have survived.
Twenty years ago, I continued to perform those Butoh dances around the world for three years.
Then, the deads and the survivors of each place resonated and gathered along with the Butoh performances. It was mysterious and lively days.
The deads of the Tibetan riots of 1959 in India 'Dharamsala and its surviving monks, the deads of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 in Budapest, the deads of the Yugoslav war in Serbia, the deads of Auschwitz in Poland and Romania, the dead of 2nd World War at Strasbourg in France. Countless deads had come together and resonated with like as a dead's carnivals were happened around the Butoh dances. I transcended the boundaries of the dead and living and lived in resonance with their lives. Such things can only be experienced while dancing.
In recent years, I danced my friend Ramesh, who have supported me for 15 years and lost three years ago. And this year I finally danced his daughter Sangeeta who supported me as my assistant for these years and has passed away a half year ago by malaria.

What does it mean to dance the dead?

It is to become oneness.
The ambition impossible in the consensus reality of wanting to become oneness with the dead, it is only able to be realized in the Butoh of non-dual and multidimensional Life Resonance Qualia.
When dancing, not only the deaths but also countless deads appear due to the multi-layered resonance of qualia. The memories that I forgot have suddenly come back.
Oh, I notice an invisible resonance of how this was connected like that. I am amazed at the depth of the darkness of the body.
It is a dance to travel through a non-dual and multidimensional resonance world of Qualia that cannot be remembered as a rigid ego or self, closed daily human being.
It is able to understand only by real dancers. Because only the Butoh dancers exceed the limits of human consciousness divided into each channel, and can live with the non-dual and multidimensional resonance of the Life Resonance Qualia connected in the subconscious and collective unconsciousness.
To dance Butoh means to live in the non-dual and multi-dimensional and multi-layered Life Resonance Qualia realm. Butoh dancer has to become a specialist of Qualia as the Life Resonance. Because there are no other people who live in the non-dual Qualia world for 24-hours.

Stop daily thinking and daily talking at all.
Sway between Qualia dreaming and Qualia thinking for 24-hours.
Reach to the infinite silence in each moment, and we can listen to so subtle Qualia for 24-hour.
To become Butoh dancer means to build this inner maxim strictly and become Life itself.
Life is Rhizome which is able to connect freely and separate flexible.
Communicate in this resonance way of Life instead of talking with using daily human language.
To become Life and to become Rhizome is oneness.
Let's open a novel future which all Life is able to open infinite creativity.

Since I have been dancing the dead for 20 years, and I finally realized what is happening.
It is unexpected happiness to be able to share this awareness with you.




Read more "Sink into the darkness of the body".

 
 
6 July 2019

Sangeeta Forever!

Dearest Sangeeta,
Half a year after your death, I was finally able to dance you!
Until today, most of your memories, who spent the almost whole life in Subbody school, were stuck at each place in the school, and I was attacked by a sudden sadness, it was not able to dance at all. I have to wait for the time matured.
Your sister Shiv shot and edited this Butoh.
Thank you for enduring the deep pain.


What is to dance the dead


What does it mean to dance the dead?
In retrospect, I have been dancing the dead for the last 20 years.
In my first work, "Infectious Fever" (1998), my revolutionary friend, Hiroaki Yamazaki came out and dance it with using my body. In the second work "Dark Black Fever", Yamazaki and Kenji Hashimoto, and Toshiaki Tsuji in "The Nightmare Fever". They are all dead in the anti-war and anti-government struggles since 1967, they fought with me together and only them died, I couldn't die and have survived.
Twenty years ago, I continued to perform those Butoh dances around the world for three years.
Then, the deads and the survivors of each place resonated and gathered along with the Butoh performances. It was mysterious and lively days.
The deads of the Tibetan riots of 1959 in India 'Dharamsala and its surviving monks, the deads of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 in Budapest, the deads of the Yugoslav war in Serbia, the deads of Auschwitz in Poland and Romania, the dead of 2nd World War at Strasbourg in France. Countless deads had come together and resonated with like as a dead's carnivals were happened around the Butoh dances. I transcended the boundaries of the dead and living and lived in resonance with their lives. Such things can only be experienced while dancing.
In recent years, I danced my friend Ramesh, who have supported me for 15 years and lost three years ago. And this year I finally danced his daughter Sangeeta who supported me as my assistant for these years and has passed away a half year ago by malaria.

What does it mean to dance the dead?

It is to become oneness.
The ambition impossible in the consensus reality of wanting to become oneness with the dead, it is only able to be realized in the Butoh of non-dual and multidimensional Life Resonance Qualia.
When dancing, not only the deaths but also countless deads appear due to the multi-layered resonance of qualia. The memories that I forgot have suddenly come back.
Oh, I notice an invisible resonance of how this was connected like that. I am amazed at the depth of the darkness of the body.
It is a dance to travel through a non-dual and multidimensional resonance world of Qualia that cannot be remembered as a rigid ego or self, closed daily human being.
It is able to understand only by real dancers. Because only the Butoh dancers exceed the limits of human consciousness divided into each channel, and can live with the non-dual and multidimensional resonance of the Life Resonance Qualia connected in the subconscious and collective unconsciousness.
To dance Butoh means to live in the non-dual and multi-dimensional and multi-layered Life Resonance Qualia realm. Butoh dancer has to become a specialist of Qualia as the Life Resonance. Because there are no other people who live in the non-dual Qualia world for 24-hours.

Stop daily thinking and daily talking at all.
Sway between Qualia dreaming and Qualia thinking for 24-hours.
Reach to the infinite silence in each moment, and we can listen to so subtle Qualia for 24-hour.
To become Butoh dancer means to build this inner maxim strictly and become Life itself.
Life is Rhizome which is able to connect freely and separate flexible.
Communicate in this resonance way of Life instead of talking with using daily human language.
To become Life and to become Rhizome is oneness.
Let's open a novel future which all Life is able to open infinite creativity.

Since I have been dancing the dead for 20 years, and I finally realized what is happening.
It is unexpected happiness to be able to share this awareness with you.




Read more "Sink into the darkness of the body".

 
30 June 2019

Mystery of Life, Qualia and Resonance


What is Life?


Why only Life is able to resonate with Subtle Qualia?
It’s mystery that nobody knows.
We can only suppose Life as what was born as such a special novel being 4 billion years ago in the Universe.



The String theory

According to the String theory, all matter and energy are made of the change of resonance pattern of the String which is resonating in the 11 dimension: 4 Expanding time and space dimensions and 7 tiny curled up dimensions (Calabi Yau space) in the Plank length which is the smallest scale in the Universe.

1m(-33)=0000000000000000000000000000000001m


Calabi-Yau Hidden space

All kinds of matters and energies (Gravity, Electro-magnetic power, Strong power, Weak power) are made of the change of resonance pattern of 11 dimensional resonance of the String, but after Big-Bang that was happened 15 billion years ago, only 1 time and 3 space dimensions are expanded. The other subtle 7 space dimensions are still cured in the Plank length.



Life was born as Resonance being of Qualia

Life was born on the planet 4 billion years ago as a special being which can catch the change of resonance pattern of the string including subtle the change in the tiny 7 dimensional.
Life can felt the change as the Qualia.

Double Resonance of Qualia

Life has two kinds of Qualia. The 1st one is
Outer Qualia that is present physical Resonance. The 2nd is the Inner Qualia that is memories of the outer Qualia which is reserved in the cell.
Outer and Inner Qualia are always resonating double, then Life can recognize the present condition comparing with the past.
Life was born as such a special being can resonance with subtle difference of the resonance pattern of the string as the first time in the Universe. (Or maybe not the first time, but nobody Knows).




Resonance pattern of the String is infinite

Listen to the Subtle Qualia

When we became the subconscious mode through the
Medimotion, We can catch Subtle Qualia stream in the darkness of the body.
Listen to them carefully for 24-hour, All of them are the source of creation.



Infinite Creativity of Life

When Qualia meet the other Qualia, a new Qualia is born by the resonance emergence.
For example, place imagine pink Qualia and elephant Qualia.
Even if I ask you not to mix the both, but it is impossible. The
Pink Elephant has already start moving in your mind.
The Resonant Emergences of Qualia are natural phenomena.
The Infinite creativity of Life is based on the natural phenomena.

Subbody=Cobody

When we become subconscious mode the boundary between mind and body disappears and we become subbody. And also the boundary between self and others, between individual and group disappears. We become
Subbody=Cobody.
The Subbody=Cobody is able to open the infinite creativity of Life each other.
And we become the
Co-midwife that supports each other.
Please enjoy the Subbody=Cobody and open the Infinite Creativity of Life.
Now Subbody=Cobody Butoh method is expanding to all genre of Art, as the
Life Resonance Art method.
Let’s expand it to all over the world beyond the borders!



 
13 June 2019

The Harvest of 18th Himalaya Butoh Festival


An amazing explosion of creativity of Life arose in the 18th Himalaya Butoh festival, so many novel cobodies came out and every dancer deepened on their own subbody solo. Surprisingly almost every day they joined in others’ cobody piece and co-created it like a kid who doesn't know fatigue.
It seemed a miracle for me. What happened in it on earth?
It was a tiny change but a huge jump in the 20 years history of Subbody and Cobody process.
It is the first time in the Subbody Butoh history to realize the <Subbody=Cobody> co-creation.
Until this year we are bounded by the dualistic illusion which individual and group are different. Before we divided the research to Subbody solo and Cobody group creation. But this year we found two new methods. One is <Medimotion> and another is <Qualia share>.

<Medimotion> = <24-hour listening>

<Medimotion> is moving meditation. For long years we did it. But this year, we named it as <Medimotion> and focused on <24-hour listening> which our body is moved by someone when we found the most comfortable size and the speed we can enter into subbody mode easily. We stop daily thinking and judgment, and our brain becomes infinite silence.
Only when reaching to this infinite silence we can listen to very subtle non-dual Qualia stream. We can continue this condition for 24 hours. Even when we sleep the subconscious is activated and keep listening.
We tried to share this infinite silence and 24 hours listening during the semester.
Based on this <Medimotion=24-hour listening>, we could invent new co-creation method <Qualia share>.
We experimented so many kinds of <Qualia share> during this semester; <Dreaming share>, <Behind world share>, <Rhizoming share>, <Kan Qualia share> and so on. Now we can integrate all of them as <Qualia share>.

What is the <Qualia share>?

Through the <Medimotion> all of us become Subbody=Cobody mode. In the subconscious mode, the border between mind and body disappears and we can be the Subbody mode. At the same time, the border between self and others or individual and group disappears. We call it <Subbody=Cobody> mode. In this <Subbody=Cobody> mode we can share other’s Qualia as our own Qualia.
When one person initiates a Qualia with the body movement and simple word, the others can follow it by body movement easily, sometimes copy or follow with the same resonance pattern or different resonance patterns. We can co-create one person’s dreaming world together.
This is the very final method which we can leave from the existing Tree ( Hierarchical) system which a director or choreographer create and direct everything, the dancers just follow it. We researched how we can overcome it by new Rhizoming way for long years.
Finally, we can find the way by this <Qualia share> with <Subbody=Cobody> mode. In <Subbody=Cobody> mode the border between self and others disappears when we co-create a piece we can be transparent which is bounded by neither self nor others. A half we can co-create the cobody piece together and at the same time, another half we can research each own secret and mystery. Throughout the whole time, we can be a creative mode, not following the choreography which the choreographer directs you.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harvest of Subbody=Cobody Co-creation
A Half of 12 Days Himalaya Butoh Festival has finished.
Every day, I was surprised at the unexpected explosion of creativity of all dancers.
Each dancer invented a unique stage and all dancers co-created the diverse world changes infinitely. Especially, so many novel cobody resonance patterns came out almost every day. I am a special researcher of cobody resonance patterns for over 20 years, but they surprised at me by so many unseen cobody resonance patterns and world changes scenes.
It was the biggest surprise.
What is happening on earth?
Why the sudden explosion of creativity occurred?
Two revolutions of subbody method
I realized that two revolutions of subbody method occurred in this year.
One is <24-hour Medimotion and Listening>
Another is <Dreaming share> or <Qualia share>.
I guess that these revolutions grew up during the festival and brought the amazing Harvest of creativity.
<24-hour Medimotion and Listening>
We stop language thinking and judgment by 24-hour Medimotion. Medimotion is a moving meditation.
We let our body as being moved by someone and become most comfortable subconscious body mode. We continue to listen to the very subtle Qualia of the darkness of the body.
Especially, forgotten memories, forbidden illusions or dreams and very short term memories reserved in cells.
They didn’t focus on only each own creation, but they joined in other cobody pieces almost every day and co-created them together.
It was amazing energy as if an infinite fountain or volcano of creativity of Life was born.
<Qualia Share among subbody=cobody>
In the subbody mode, when we catch some tendencies of movement of a part of the body, we follow it, and it becomes our subbody movement.
When we become subbody mode, the boundaries between self and others disappear, and we transform into subbody=cobody.
In this condition, when one person initiates one’s own Qualia by movement or and simple words, others are able to share it easily with the same resonance pattern or different patterns.
This semester, we practice a lot of this <Qualia share>.
There are so many variations;
<Dreaming share>,
<Behind world share>,
<Nightmare share>,
<Rhizoming share>,
<Deterritorializing share>,
<World change share>,
<Kan Qualia share> (Sharing the Qualia which each Life could not resonate well) and so on.
It seems that all of those experiences beyond self and others bloomed at once, and brought these energetic co-creations every day as the novel flowers.
The Festival continues half more duration.
It’s big fun, what will happen in the latter half.



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 Subbody Resonance Butoh Trailer ver.2
 
18 May, 2019

Take off the Self and Dance the Behind World

 

Alex was exploring how to dance the <Behind World>.

This week, she created a new <Behind World Share> or <Kugutsu(傀儡) Share>.

We were divided into groups of several, one by one (from A1), asked the other members to dance the own <Behind world Qualia> of each.

This day I first danced as A1. I asked to be <a fake womb>,  <a seducing witch>, <a didconnected childhood girl friend>, and  <a red god>  to be behind world of me.

A2's Navila shared her behind-world where <various objects are transformed into creatures>

A3 Sonia shared <bugs, abyss, laughing mother>,

A4 Raul shared <storms, black holes, sweets, memories of sad wars>,

A5 Ripley shared the world behind <influences from mother, dust ball, all living things die>.

 

When I actually danced this, I was surprised to encounter so rich unexpected experiences.

First, when I was dancing with my Behind world's Qualia that I had asked for others, I was reminded of how I was being bound by myself and I felt that I had to fight against these behind worlds until death.

However, when I danced another person's behind world Qualia, I felt a sense of liberation that I could not say by word.

Every day Co-researchers have danced countless world Qualia in order to co-create each other's world, but I have never done till this day.

And I noticed. (Oh, dancing the behind world Qualia that do not connect to self is necessary training to take off self.)

It is definitely not enough to dance yourself.

We need to keep dancing what we are not ourselves.

 To dance every Qualia of an infinite diverse world is necessary.

This is the unavoidable way to take off the self binds that are deeply trapped and to become Life.

This <dancing the world>, <dancing the Behind world> lessons will eventually be incorporated into the root of the De-self method. 

Opening Hidden Muscles

To dance the behind world 

When we dance the behind world, we inhibit the surface muscle that we use in the daily life, instead of them we open hidden (deep layered) muscles. Because Life Resonance with the Behind world is not daily body’s resonance but Life Resonance. Normally the Deep layered muscles are controlled by subconscious. When we use them, we can open forgotten (=marginalized) Qualia, it connects to the Proto Life response.

This method which we use both of present physical movement and inner memory Qualia at the same time is depend on the Qualia method which we found the double resonance of outer Qualia and inner Qualia. This is a practical development from the Qualia theory.

(cf. “Qualia as the Life Resonance” by Rhizome Lee, Amazon publishing click here)   

This kind of thing that happens is the biggest joy of co-research and co-midwife of the subbody=cobody community. We are growing to the unknown future.

 




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