A performance undertaken in a project paying homage to Hijikata called “Hijikata Memorial,” also serving as the first performance of Ko&Edge, which consisted of Murobushi and three young dancers. “Handsome blue sky” was adapted from a collection of Hijikata’s literary remains. The brass plates were perceived as a quotations from ”Revolt of the Body”; however, they were not simply part of the stage set, but also placed on the stage as opponents = dance partners for dancers.
With heated breath, they fall down
Falling down, beating their bones
Nothing will happen…
Only the melody for annihilation is played
Is it possible to create a dance of cruelty and comicalness?
Obsessively transforming the body of the self
Sweating while naked
For the sake of uselessness
A victory does not win, so neither does it lose
No—a loss itself does win
Pain and weakness are what becomes power
For Ko Murobushi’s “Handsome blue sky”