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Atsushi Takenouchi JINEN Butoh
“ KI ZA MU ”
(total 65 minutes )
Butoh : Atsushi Takenouchi
Live music :
Hiroko Komiya ( stone, water, bamboo, metal ball, bells,
percussion and voice )
(Kizamu means to carve a very important
or memory into one's body. Dance- the memory of the
air, the sound which Atsushi has met in various corners of the
world and carved into his body.)
I was an infant, I was not able to stand. Unstable and uncertain. It
was the 4th step my memory made, that carved into my body".
of death and life.
"When I was a child, I got lost
inbetween death and life due to a strong asthma spasm. It was the 15th
step my memory made, that carved into my body".
Memory of dance
with mentally and physically disabled
"By dancing with them, I felt that a handicap
was handicap no more. It was the 53rd step my memory made, that
carved into my body".
Memory of intuition.
Butoh in various places, lands, countries, I felt that all kinds of
life forms were dancing. It was the 185th step my memory
made, that carved into my body".
"This body, with all these
memory carved in, is now stepping forward.
What is the step number that I am carving now, this
Premiere : Feb
Performed: Dance theatre dB (Osaka) / Feb
Chisenhale Dance Space (London) / May
Teatr KANA ( Szczecin, Poland ) / Nov
Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree (Paris Butoh festival 2006) /
Theater for the New
City (New York Butoh festival2007) / Nov
PHOTO by Jens Femerling