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2015

“Nijinski a minuit” creation

真夜中のニジンスキークリエーション

or <Faux Pas> - go to beyond the steps, stay in/stay out of the steps. how ? crawling out, cracking out, shaking out, crazing out, stepping out..., to where ? possibility of impossibilities, potential of impotence, balance/unbalance in crisis and diverse crystal of forces.

2014

Faux Pas

Faux Pas

2013

Artaud double

アルトー二人

2013

Enthusiastic Dance on the Grave

墓場で踊られる熱狂的なダンス

2013

Krypt

Krypt

2013

Ritournelle

Ritournelle

2012

The Crazy Cloud Collection

The Crazy Cloud Collection

2012

un coup de don

un coup de don

2010

a ball

a ball

2010

Le Centaur et L’Animal

Le Centaur et L’Animal

2010

Mu(s) Krypt Blues—The last song I dance

Mu(s) Krypt Blues—The last song I dance

2005

quick silver

quick silver

quick silver !
A shapeless shape, knowing neither fear or joy,
that grows within a mold of ecstasy.
quick silver !
Like mercury that has exploded its strength away,
a wandering life that invades the unknown in multiple directions.
quick silver !
Like mercury that has killed its fire, used its strength to the last drop,
a shapeless shape that invades the unknown in multiple directions.

The metamorphosis of a moment…in vain.
Blinking weakly…feebly.


2005

DEAD1

DEAD1

2004

Experimental Body Vol.II “Child of Origin”

始原児

2003

Three Nights of Improvisation

即興三夜

2003

Handsome Blue Sky

美貌の青空

2001

Edge 01

Edge 01

2001

Edge 01

Edge 01

2000

Dissection d’un homme arme

Dissection d’un homme arme

2000

The People Outside, The Other Things

外の人、他のもの

2000

Edge

Edge

1998

Improvisation

即興

1998

Butoh: with its soul and all the nerves

舞踏 その魂とすべての神経をこめて

1995

working process

working process

1994

Errance

Errance

1993

Ai-Amour

Ai-Amour

1992

The Children’s Crusade

少年十字軍

But in Butoh there is no history, there is only the continuity of the “white moment.” I need to stop to express my history. This paradox is the essence of Butoh.


1988

Ephemere

Ephemere

1988

Hoh

ほう

1986

Ko: Wandering Body - In memory of Tatsumi Hijikata

鴻 漂白する肉体

1986

EN

EN

1986

Les larmes d’Eros

Les larmes d’Eros

1985

EN

EN

1985

HIME

HIME

They “do” dance as a profession. On one hand, we “become” dance as humans. At the same time we dance Dance, on the other hand, Dance dances us.

Butoh starts from what cannot but stand still, from what every dance has declared to be impossible. Butoh dancers listen to a suffocating lullaby in a cradle burning bright with flames.

1984

iki-2

iki-2

1983

iki-1

iki-1

1981

Hinagata VI “Mummy: Hierophany”

木乃伊 ヒエロファニィ

1981

Utt

うッ

1981

Hinagata VII “Ex plosion point of NEON or NEANT”

NEONあるいはNEANTの炸・裂・点

1980

Hinagata IV “Organ and Vitriol”

オルガンと硫酸

1980

La Mummy

木乃伊

1980

A Choreography of Chorea

舞踏病草紙

1980

Zarathustra

ツァラトゥストラ

1980

Anin no Hikari

十二の光《闇印の光─架橋に立つ蛇》

1979

Saint Duke Cabaret or Spasm Toward the Other Shore

聖カバレー公爵 あるいは彼岸へと打ち続く痙攣

Spasm digresses. It is a deviation. It does not exist anywhere.
It is impossible to catch and possess the zero degree of the sense of pain, the zero degree of the sense of touch and sight.
“It” as the hidden form is a laceration which comes from the outer part of the depth of the body.

1979

The Poor Person

貧棒な人

1978

Nuit sans nuit et quelques jours sans jours

夜なき夜、昼なき昼

1978

LE DERNIER EDEN―Porte de l’au-dela

最後の楽園─彼方の門

1977

Hinagata

常闇形

Standing on that precipice of interruption, the layers of darkness pile up, the blood drips down, life emerges, bubbling up: I want to see it, I want to possess it. Life is inclining, the breath is laboured, the ship is inclining, a one-winged flight, an omen of death by drowning, of careering down from the sky, form decaying, the hidden coming to light
Edge, corner, margin, frontier, border, boundary of the being,
the smell of the corpse makes life stand out, stand out desperately.
The origin of Butoh is the intensity of this stance, and the trembling that is
Both the cruelty and humour
as the impossible necessity to move,
Which is branded upon the face of the precipice.
Therein lies the matrix of life.


1977

Zougerei

象牙令

1976

Komusou - Wandering Monk

虚無僧

1976

Sora no Ao—Le Blue du Ciel

空の青

1976

Arashi

嵐

1975

Mesukazan

牝火山

1974

Sumera Daikougan

皇大睾丸

1974

La saison violente - First Issue

激しい季節 創刊号

1973

Kinkondoria Reshiantoyata

金魂鳥亜レシアン島八咫

1973

Myth of the Phallus

陽物神譚