Words from Lesson / 稽古の言葉

Words from Lesson

Words from Lesson

[1] 大野一雄


[1] Kazuo Ohno

One day I asked to Kazuo Ohno “Why you don’t feel tiredness for such a continuous dancing?” At that, he could answer to me “Numberless souls exist behind the audience and always they ask to me we want to see your dance. My energy of my dance comes from them. So, I don’t feel tiredness entirely because its energy is infinity”.

[2] 土方巽


[2] Tatsumi Hijikata

One day Tatsumi Hijikata asked to me “Why Butoh Choreographer also needs own words?” I answered to him that we need it for “Standing Up”. Because having own words is a standing by ourselves and a having own world as one spirit.

[3] 荒川修作


[3] Shusaku Arakawa

One day Shusaku Arakawa forced me to an unreasonable discussion, “we should disappear our body to get the immortality. how do you think?”. I answered to him “No, I don’t think so. we can find another way to get the immortality when we master to float our body little and create new postures with a new dance technique. we need the body forever.”

[4] アナザープラネット


[4] Another Planet

In Space Dance, I am enjoying by myself because I see myself from far-off another planet.

[5] 成熟するダンス


[5] Mature Dance

Butoh can realize “Mature Dance together with the Age”. This ability points up a big difference between Butoh and other dances. In other dance worlds, usually dancers should retire at some time, they can’t overcome the age. We can find a reason in this point why Butoh is popular in today’s world.

[6] 美


[6] Beauty

We don’t need to keep a beaufitul person. It is OK if we will be beautiful just one moment.
Because each time the beauty will be created and each time it have a destny to fade out.

[7] 体重

ただ体重があればいい。体重があれば、少しだけ身体を浮かし、身体を客体として扱うことからスペースダンスが始まる[注52] [参29]。

[7] Weight

We need just a weight. If we have a weight we can start Space Dance by floating our body little [C-52] [R-29].

[8] 物語


[8] Story

“The body is not a tool for expressing a story, the body is a story”. We can start our jump to a “New World” depend on this recognition.

[9] 透体脱落


[9] Nirvana, Transparent Body

When we organize the body as the object as much as possible, we can get the freedom. Toru Terada, a philosopher for KUKAI, named this condition as “Nirvana, Transparent Body”. In this nirvana the body starts to talk a “Long Past History” and “Vision of Body” [C-53].

[10] 満足


[10] Satisfaction

I move because I am filled. I don’t need to act hastily because I am filled. I go out from the condition with the full to find a something new, and I return back to the full. When I continue this movement as a breathing the full starts to expand it like a “Snowball”.

[11] 心と形


[11] Mind and Form

“Mind” seeks “Form” and “Form” forwards “Mind“. Usually it is difficult to stop to stick to “Form”, because I would like to love it as my lover. But when I don’t stick to one “Form” I can meet with unforeseen “Form” more. And, my true dear lover waits me with an unexpected figure in advance of worlds with various “Form”.

[12] 余剰次元


[12] Surplus Dimension

When I stands up in a Space a “Fluctuation” will come up. The audience sees me as a dancer who lives in a Space and see me as a dancer who dances as a Space. There, a Space moves with a “Fluctuation” together with my movements. 5th Dimension World appears into this “Fluctuation” in a Space, so I am dancing while I am bringing 5th Dimension World into our world. At last the audience starts to think about me, I exist both into our world and into 5th Dimension World same time as a double-existence.

[13] 音楽


[13] Music

When I repeat one my favorite movement, i don’t know why, but I can hear a nostalgic and mysterious music. I feel it is a cry of long past amimal which is memorized in my brain. I wonder I hear it as “change of unknown tiny flow of electricity = Music” during a time one old memory and one new memory contact each other.

[14] 孤独


[14] Alone

Human beings are always alone, both when we come into the world, when we create our important expressions, and when we die. So, one miracle named “Love” has been born to bring into contact “One” and “One.”

[15] 会いたい人


[15] Dear One

When our feelings clear we can meet with our dear one whom we want to meet. In my dream, I am following my lost beautiful lover, she died at an early age.

[16] 狭い門


[16] Gate

Following her appearance, I could pass through one narrow gate that usually I couldn’t do it. And I could appear at a strange world, before i never see it. Oh, Surplus Dimension exists here, very near with our world!

[17] 目覚め


[17] Awake Up

There she was sleeping in calm. Also the lost animals, the dead people, and the aliens were sleeping in calm too. My lost lover, come up now, please awake up and come to life again as my wife.

[18] 愛


[18] Love

What is Love? Love is a condition when I am living with a new unified existences, no difference between I and others. A world filled with Love is truly happy, it looks same but quite different. A world lost Love suddenly changes to the emptiness.

[19] 顔


[19] Face

I became new. When I looked at my face in the mirror there was another face that I had never seen. I felt nostalgic with this face.

[20] 種子、年齢、デザイン


[20] Seed, Age, and Design

I dance to sow a “New Seed” on the ground where Tatsumi Hijikata fell down. I dance to make a “New Record” beyond Kazuo Ohno’s record dancing until 103 years old. I dance to respond to Shusaku Arakawa who whispered to me a mysterious word with a “New Solution.”

[21] 姿勢の創造


[21] Creation of Postures

By replacing dance as “Creation of Posture” the world of new design starts from dance. We can get a route to approach to 7,5 billion people around the world.

[22] マイトレーヤ


[22] Maitreya

I know one small Buddha named “Maitreya” [C-54] with an ancient smile at Uzumasa-Koryuji in Kyoto, Japan. Is there such a quiet and beautiful smile in this world? “Maitreya” sat down next to me and she said calmly “Time, It’s you”.

[23] サイン


I have several times when I feel “Person whom I never met before” appeared repeatedly in my dreams. I had a time when I suddenly woke up from my dream I was doing a strange posture. I feel these experiences are a sing for me to call upon to go on a journey to the unknown place [C-55] [R-30].

[24] 贈り物


[24] Gift

I am so happy and busy every day because I have my favorite works increased year by year. In my body and in my brain young cells are born, and in my night dream I am flying as a 17 teens dinosaur with a wing. I feel everything are “Gift” from Space Dance.