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2015

“Nijinski a minuit” creation

“Nijinski a minuit” creation

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

Artaud double

2013

Enthusiastic Dance on the Grave

Enthusiastic Dance on the Grave

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”

Experimental Body Vol.II “Child of Origin”

2003

Three Nights of Improvisation

Three Nights of Improvisation

2003

Handsome Blue Sky

Handsome Blue Sky

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

The People Outside, The Other Things

2000

Edge

Edge

1998

Improvisation

Improvisation

1998

Butoh: with its soul and all the nerves

Butoh: with its soul and all the nerves

1995

working process

working process

1994

Errance

Errance

1993

Ai-Amour

Ai-Amour

1992

The Children’s Crusade

The Children’s Crusade

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

Hoh

1986

Ko: Wandering Body - In memory of Tatsumi Hijikata

Ko: Wandering Body - In memory of Tatsumi Hijikata

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”

Hinagata VI “Mummy: Hierophany”

1981

Utt

Utt

1981

Hinagata VII “Ex plosion point of NEON or NEANT”

Hinagata VII “Ex plosion point of NEON or NEANT”

1980

Hinagata IV “Organ and Vitriol”

Hinagata IV “Organ and Vitriol”

1980

La Mummy

La Mummy

1980

A Choreography of Chorea

A Choreography of Chorea

1980

Zarathustra

Zarathustra

1980

Anin no Hikari

Anin no Hikari

1979

Saint Duke Cabaret or Spasm Toward the Other Shore

Saint Duke Cabaret or Spasm Toward the Other Shore

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

The Poor Person

1978

Nuit sans nuit et quelques jours sans jours

Nuit sans nuit et quelques jours sans jours

1978

LE DERNIER EDEN―Porte de l’au-dela

LE DERNIER EDEN―Porte de l’au-dela

1977

Hinagata

Hinagata

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

Zougerei

1976

Komusou - Wandering Monk

Komusou - Wandering Monk

1976

Sora no Ao—Le Blue du Ciel

Sora no Ao—Le Blue du Ciel

1976

Arashi

Arashi

1975

Mesukazan

Mesukazan

1974

Sumera Daikougan

Sumera Daikougan

1974

La saison violente - First Issue

La saison violente - First Issue

1973

Kinkondoria Reshiantoyata

Kinkondoria Reshiantoyata

1973

Myth of the Phallus

Myth of the Phallus