By Juju Alishina, Corinna Torregiani

ISBN-10: 1848192762

ISBN-13: 9781848192768

Drawing on avant garde and classical eastern dance traditions, the Alishina technique bargains a systematized method of Butoh dance education for the 1st time in its heritage. With useful guide and completely illustrated routines, this e-book teaches readers:

· simple physique education and expression exercises

· workouts to domesticate Qi (energy) and to assist improvisation

· approximately katas (forms) and the way to improve your own

· the significance of voice, sound and tune in Butoh

· to collaborate and be in concord with others

· strategies to govern time and space

· the best way to increase the mind's eye and refine the senses to complement performance.

This real method of jap dance may be compelling interpreting for an individual attracted to modern dance, functionality arts, jap tradition or own improvement techniques.

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This position is called Ebi zori (the lobster curve). It became known through the choreography of Nihon-Buyoh, Sagi Musume (the Heron Maiden). This movement was shown in the theater scene of the movie Memoirs of a Geisha by Rob Marshall in 2005. Bending backwards is used to express an apex, exaltation and to create an intense 39 40 Butoh Dance Training dramatic effect, and thus this choreography always evokes acclaim. Learning this position is really worth the effort. In the picture above right, since the back is curved like an arch, the weight is spread out onto each vertebra.

After the Japanese speculative bubble burst with the ensuing economic recession in the 90s, people’s desires were questioned and certain goals disappeared. The Noguchi Taiso is still taught in Japan by Noguchi’s disciples. The privilege of being given instruction directly by Noguchi was a precious experience; in developing my own method I have taken inspiration from his advice. The movements included in my method are both good for one’s health and are beautiful to perform. In other words, I try to achieve the goals of both the Noguchi Taiso and of Butoh.

In the exercise illustrated at the bottom of the previous page, it may be that one cannot touch the floor or the wall with the chest because of tightness in the shoulders. In this case, do the exercise releasing the arms. ϿϿ At an appropriate distance, stand upright with your back to the wall. Lower your arms and put the back of your head against the wall. Bend your head down while bending your knees without changing the position of your feet. The arch in your back should gradually increase. Stop when you start feeling pain and maintain this position for a while.

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