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Atsushi Takenouchi JINEN Butoh

                                                                      g KI ZA MU h          (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 experience,
or memory into one's body. Dance- the memory of the space,
air, the sound which Atsushi has met in various corners of the world and carved into his body.)

Memory of Golem.
  "When 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".
Memory 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 people.
   "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.
 "Through dancing 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 moment..."



Premiere : Feb 2005

Performed: Dance theatre dB (Osaka) / Feb 2005

Chisenhale Dance Space (London) / May 2005
                          Teatr KANA ( Szczecin, Poland ) / Nov 2005 

Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree (Paris Butoh festival 2006) / June 2006

Theater for the New City (New York Butoh festival2007) / Nov 2007
                          and others






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