Spontaneous Dreams Dancing Freely & Fleetingly

You know how when you just wake up and know you have been dreaming but can not quite recall what? This happens to me A LOT. I often miss being able to have & hold the richness of this dream material as enjoyment, insight, material for creative inspiration and contemplation. There are lots of folks that will teach you how to recall night dreams more easily, and what do DO with them when you do. But that is not what happened this past week....

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FreeSTYLE on 1/1/11 and beyond

Kazuo Ohno used the term “FreeStyle” very often when instructing us in butoh dance at his studio (photos here of Momo dancing “freestyle” in the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio by Nobuko Shiga). Now that we are investigating The Styles with MomoButoh Dance Company from 1/1/11 till 2/2/11; echos of his directions are repeating inside me. What is it to dance “freestyle?” On 1/1/11 at 11:11 am I initiated a dance...

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The Elements Project: WOOD & SPACE

“For a dancer, God is Space.” –Yoshito Ohno I consider SPACE to be the consciousness and awareness that we have of ALL The Elements in life and dance. If it were not for SPACE we would not have the context for our creations. Although MomoButoh Dance practice often occurs outdoors and in all sorts of elemental and day to day locations, the traditional dance studio SPACE with a wonderful WOOD floor remains a most...

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The Elements Project: Flocking in Wind

SCORES with WIND & SPACE Like a lifetime friend or family member, like our homes and our body itself; we often take The Elements and the vital role they play in our lives for granted. This past week with the full moon, lunar eclipse, winter solstice and a 4 day retreat with the Grandmothers to practice deepening our connection with AIR; I was reminded of the profound debt I owe to all of The Elements; but especially to AIR. I do not know...

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