Hello from Paris.
After 3months of staying in Japan, we returned back to Paris, France. This spring time in Japan was
most deepest and concentrated time for us. It gave us incalculable teaching, for life, for life way.
Since this time painful disaster in Japan, still incredible hard situation is there in reality,
in everyday life, even now, even this moment...
And, we are keeping on our life, and we are keeping on walking. So we feel that we should never
forget this first step of our walking in our deep heart, in our whole body.
In the end of May, we performed in Shizuoka prefecture in Japan for 2days.
The first day at Rakudosha in Fukuroi city, Atsushi danced in the rain, danced with fire, danced in the muddy ground in the beginning. Then he entered inside space with tearing the film curtain, corresponding to the music of the gong, metal percussion sound and voice. The space was like an inner body, inner mother womb.
Next day at Tamagawa riverside in Shizuoka city, the typhoon was coming in heavy rain.
Atsushi started the silent walk in that hard rain on the suspension bridge in the mountain village.
The audience were on the other side of the bridge with umbrella, gazing his walk, his dance.
I and Mr.Kazuya Nagaya ( gong, dulcimer ) started music in the main hall of Chokoji-temple and
then Atsushi and all people entered to the hall and we continued performance. It was intimate time
in the temple with dance and music, and heavy rain sound which was everlasting...
It was really impressive two days.
These photos are from the 2nd day, 29th May 2011, performance at Chokoji temple.
( photo by Ayako Ishikawa )
And here now in Paris, we are performing this piece inviting this musician Mr.Nagaya from Japan. It's today and tomorrow.
June 21st & 22nd solo Butoh " The sea of the memory "
We are very happy that we could bring this " the sea of the memory" to Paris.
Our memory, our time, our past, now, and future, are all connected in the sea, with water....
( for detailed info for performance : www.jinen-butoh.com/schedule_e.html )
then, we are looking forward to seeing you again and sharing dance and music ...
Thank you very much for reading.