Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The most miserable qualia with the most novel Jo-ha-Kyu

2006/03/28
●Opening the resonance channel
Today, I felt that student’s resonance channels of qualia are opened gradually.
Everyday we try to listen to subtle resonance between me and others, between inside and outside, this attempt sink into their body.
They can feel the resonance between a part of body and another part of body through skin, and also between each body.
When our consciousness is alive, we can not feel the resonance, but when we could stop daily brain, it comes up very easily.
They can move with listening the subtle resonance among them.
They transform from subbody to cobody.
Cobody is a resonating subbody.
When this resonance channel open, we can share very unique qualia which each person’s subbody has.

●The most miserable qualia with the most novel Jo-ha-Kyu
Also we continue to search the deepest subbody with the farthest qualia from human, the most miserable, lowest qualia.
Because it has the most strongest resonance ability.
But we have to find the most novel Jo-Ha-Kyu with this subbody butoh.
Jo-Ha-Kyu is the key of subbody butoh, if we can not show the subbody butoh without novel Jo-ha-Kyu, it does not work. Nobody will resonate.
Then the Jo-ha- kyu is one of the most important technique.

● Transparent Ri-ken (Watch the resonating Jo-ha-Kyu from outside)
We have to learn the thechnique of Ri-ken.
Ri-ken means watch yourself from outside in performance.
But this does not mean to watch by video camera eye.
Video camera eye does not resonate with qualia.
We have to learn to watch the resonance between butoh dancer and audience.
It is always swaying. We need to control it very carefully to find the best timing of Jo-Ha-Kyu.
This is the resonance Ri-ken technique of subbody butoh.
Everything is resonating. It is the most important thing to open this resonance Ri-ken channel in butoh.

Monday, March 27, 2006

How to create the deepest butoh dance

The 3rd week / 2006/03/27
●Search the deepest subbody
This week is the 3rd week after opening school.
We try to deeper research into the darkness of body.
In the morning we trid to experience our fetus qualia dream.
We listen to the body sound each other, and we became a big human womb.
And we listen to the darkness of body to find a strange qualia of the deepest subbody.
What is the deepest subbody?
It has the farthest qualia from human. It looks like the most miserable shape. The weakest, the lowest, almost dying qualia is the deepest one.
Because this qualia has the strongest ability of resonance.
It can resonate with the unhappiness of farthest place in this planet.
If we can dance this deepest subbody butoh, our subbody transform into the strongest resonating body with the world.

When we listen to the body, we can find many kind of qualia.
Almost of them are just giving a subtle short signal, and leaving immediately.
They show an instant bodily feeling, short flirt of image, vision, sign, and disappear soon.
We try to find the deepset one in these qualia, like a lowest creature’s movement, like a dream of fetus, shadow character’s feeling, weakest and dirtiest dying movement.
As strange one as possible, we try to search.

When we catch qualia of deepest subbody, we can amplify it to the subbody butoh with listening the Jo-Ha-Kyu timing.

This is the essence of subbody butoh method.

butoh school journal march 27

The 3rd week / 2006/03/27
●Search the deepest subbody
This week is the 3rd week after opening school.
We try to deeper research into the darkness of body.
In the morning we trid to experience our fetus qualia dream.
We listen to the body sound each other, and we became a big human womb.
And we listen to the darkness of body to find a strange qualia of the deepest subbody.
What is the deepest subbody?
It has the farthest qualia from human. It looks like the most miserable shape. The weakest, the lowest, almost dying qualia is the deepest one.
Because this qualia has the strongest ability of resonance.
It can resonate with the unhappiness of farthest place in this planet.
If we can dance this deepest subbody butoh, our subbody transform into the strongest resonating body with the world.

When we listen to the body, we can find many kind of qualia.
Almost of them are just giving a subtle short signal, and leaving immediately.
They show an instant bodily feeling, short flirt of image, vision, sign, and disappear soon.
We try to find the deepset one in these qualia, like a lowest creature’s movement, like a dream of fetus, shadow character’s feeling, weakest and dirtiest dying movement.
As strange one as possible, we try to search.

When we catch qualia of deepest subbody, we can amplify it to the subbody butoh with listening the Jo-Ha-Kyu timing.

This is the essence of subbody butoh method.

butoh school journal march 13

March 13, 2006
●Subbody Butoh school has started
Today Subbody Butoh School Himalaya has started.
I will record my butoh teaching and what happen in the school.
I will upload the journal here on every weekend.
(When you meet unknown word, please read subbody butoh method.)
The students are Sara and Hiro from Japan, Pierre-Luc from Canada,
Monica from Brazil, Keren from Israel, and Saskia from Denmark.
I will teach how to create one’s own subbody butoh by subbody buoth method which I illuminated how Hijikata found his own butoh.
I do not choreograph my butoh movement at all. I believe that everybody can create one’s own butoh by this method.
●Listen to qualia
At the first teaching, I started to listen to qualia of the darkness of body.
Because it is the most important thing to create subbody butoh.
What is qualia? Most of students have not heard about this word, and confused.
Qualia is a kind of body feeling about something. But in normal conscious state, we do not notice about qualia.
When we level down our consciousness enough, we can catch the qualia.
We started from meditation. Here is no busy information. We can concentrate to the resonance with very quiet qualia of the Himalayan mountains.

●The effect of Jo-Ha-Kyu
I advised to concern about Jo-Ha-Kyu.
Every movement has own Jo-Ha-Kyu.
Jo is beginning. When a specific qualia stream comes out from subbody, it has the best timing to appear.
Just catch this timing.
Ha is changing. Also every movement has the best timing to change.
From one qualia to other qualia, one dimension to another dimension, it needs to shift in a best timing.
Kyu is climax and ending. To find the best timing to end, we need to develop our dance to the climax.
What is the climax of my butoh? We listen carefully to our subbody.
When our subbody answer us, “Yes, this is the most movement which I want to dance today”. It is sure to today’s Kyu. If not we need to search another movement.
After I adviced about this point, each student’s movement change completely better.
I could reconfirm that Jo-ha-Kyu has so great effect to improve the movement of butoh.

March 17, 2006
●Become subtle body
Today we try to transform to subtle body.
From the speed and size of daily body’s, we reduce our movement into one-hundredth speed and size.
And concentrate to listen to the subtle shift of body qualia stream.
Each student confused to catch such a subtle signal at first. But slowly they succeeded to catch them.
In a tiny butoh movement, there are so many subtle qualia shifts.
For most of student, it seemed the first time which they have heard about this subtle thing.
They confused a lot today. But we have to get used to searching such invisible and unbelievable thing for becoming a explorer of the darkness of body. We need time to be a butoh dancer.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Guide to the deepest butoh dance method

Hi! butoh tribe friends

Subbody Butoh School has started.

I start weekly journal about what I teach at my butoh school on my

website.

Why butoh dance is deep?

How can you connect to the depth of you.

What is Jo-ha-Kyu?

What is Riken?

I teach the deepest subbody butoh method here.

Now You can learn it in the Subbody Butoh School Himalaya India

There is beginner's one month course to Facilitator's three years

course.

If you are interesting in,
please visit the site;

Subbody Butoh Himalaya; www.subbody.net/ 

Rhizome Lee