Listen to the "Jo-ha-kyu"
“Jo-ha-kyu” is one of the most important creation method of subbody method
to meet your essential butoh dance. “Jo-ha-kyu” was found by Japanese Noh
dance master; Zeami seven hundred years ago.
Jo is beginning.
Catch a subtle signal from the darkness of body and hide the sign. This
is the point. Only you know the sign from another dimension, and keep it
in silence. Wait the best timing with only subtle sway movement until it
matures to come out from the non-dual realm of qualia to this three dimensional
physical world. Everything has its own timing to be ready to appear. When
you meet the very timing, the subtle signal comes out as a first movement.
This is the “Ha” moment.
Ha is changing.
It breaks Jo world, and appears another dimension of each subbody. Each
subbody has their own world. Open it in each Ha-timing. Ha should be proper
times. Normally, there are three ha timing; Jo of ha, ha of ha, and kyu
of ha. Each “Ha” should be different. Listen to the subbody, “Which timing
do you want to come out by?” A Ha is very slow, another is with own rhythm, some is sudden change. Invent
unique Ha which you have never seen, never done. These combination of change
will compose your own beauty.
Kyu is climax and ending.
Climax means some qualia are amplified until the limit. It includes anti-climax
which is the quietness is amplified to the limit. Kyu is the essence of
your subbody dance. Kyu has some clear Merkmarls. The first one is the necessity. When you feel that this dance is necessary
for me to reborn, it should be your kyu dance. The second Merkmal is world-self
channel. When your subbody dance can open world self channel, it may become
your kyu movement. It will tell you what world your subbody wants to create.
The third merkmal is possibility of repetition. When you find a movement
proposed for your Kyu, ask to your life, “Do you want to dance this movement
ten thousand times?”, if your life reply, Yes! I will”, it must be your
kyu dance. Dance it ten thousand times, it will be your lifelong friend.