Open Letter to MomoButoh Company with SE USA Tour News/Photos/Video

Posted by on April 12, 2011 in 11/11/11, butoh, call, collaboration, duke university, hitobashira, members, momobutoh dance company, open letter, photos, tour, victory day | 1 comment

(NOTE: This POST began as a personal email letter to our MomoButoh Company Members only but then I thought–why not share it on our BLOG to reveal more of our inner workings to everyone who cares to witness–or maybe join us.)


Dear MomoButoh Dream Clan,

We have a date eh?

There is SO much to share!

A dream date….a date and time to share our dances, dreams, feelings, ideas, actions, intentions…..

Please come if you can to SKYPE together for our once moony conference conversation call at 10 AM PST, 11AM MST, 12 noon EST on Saturday April 23….all together now & then!

The subject will again be our dreams and visions as they relate to our butoh dance paths.

This has been a trippy time to say the least, especially with mercury retrograde….Have you been noticing an unusually high number of quirky mis-communications and techno or directional glitches? Carolyn and I certainly have as we made our way along through the maze of the southeast USA highway/byway and university academia systems. Thank goodness that April 23 is supposedly the last day of that adventure.

I feel a new wave of members about to join us….perhaps. We met and made very strong connections with a great deal of enthusiastic dancers in Florida & N. Carolina.


I think that Patricia is the only one who (sadly 🙁 ) can not make it for the call this time round. I will be calling folks so if you will NOT be available or will need to join us late, please let me know asap. THANKS!


Otherwise, lets arrange for our various one to one session times by Skype or in person soon. Please let me know what day/time would suit you. Now that I am back from the tour, my time is a bit more open and flexible. I will (with Lee as well) be in “moon time” from April 16-19 so that is not avail.

This moon….

Im holding prayers especially for Meha/David and their Daughter’s family as she prepares to birth any day now….for Carolyn as she continues on to her not yet known living/working/life arrangement…..for John and I as we break ground and start building the FLOOR of the new MomoButoh Dance & Retreat Center…..for our non-human relations as they grapple with human created toxic stresses…..for all of us as we do our best to mitigate the effects of radiation and other poisons as well as set our sights on UNITY and BALANCE and LOVE among all beings on this planet and beyond.


TODAY (as i write) 4/12/11 is called a VICTORY DAY in the Vedic Calendar. Today is also Carolyn’s Birthday….It was an honor and pleasure to share this time with her culminating in her solar return radiance today. Please remember her in your wishes. AND since it is a VICTORY DAY it is an especially good day to START NEW PROJECTS OR SET GOALS/WISHES FOR THIS YEAR. Carolyn and I stated new intentions over a birthday lunch. All you need to do is write or say the thing you want to begin today and it will be blessed and given extra added juice for fruition! neat!!


I spoke the following (among a couple other things) and thank you for bearing witness:

I Maureen Momo C Pemesal Freehill declare that:

1. The MomoButoh Dance & Retreat Center building project will be beautiful & OPEN for practice by 11/11/11.

2. At which time MomoButoh & all us “11s” will CELEBRATE the great success of co-creating in love, unity and balance a Year of Co11aboration & dancing with ALL our relations….in the space AND at Mile 11 AND at 2K seat Theater in Seattle.


Now that this great wave of touring is subsiding, i have strong wish & intention to POST the past months dances, images, stories, lessons on our BLOG. I apologize that it has taken so long and thank those of you who have continued to post when you can ….YOU make it possible to keep the flow and mutual support of our company alive! Great bow of BIG gratitude! If feels right to be moving out of being main focal point of sharing work and revealing the fu11 CIRCLE of a11 our mutual creativity, support and leadership. I want this to be the way more teams and companies function everywhere. Each of us has a vital part of the WHOLE intelligence to contribute.


Also I will be sending out a general invitation to all who have expressed interest in residential butoh training/internships and/or the building project. We will be accepting 6 “interns” over a total of NNE work party weekends over a 6 month period from late MAY- mid OCTOBER. People who want to join will reply to these questions:

What dates do you want to join us?

Open Work/Dance Party Weekends are as follows:

May 28-29…. June 4-5 & 25-26….July 9-10….August 27-28…..Sept 3-4 & 24-25…..Oct 1-2 & 8-9

Why do you want to join us for this project?

What dance movement and/or building/construction experience do you have? (none needed)

Do you have any special needs or limitations for accommodation, food, physical activity that will help us to support your participation in this project?


I invite all of our members to answer these questions too…..soon please if you want to be included as one of “the 6.”

our 11/11/11 time will include an OPENING BLESSING and FIRST DANCE ceremony in the space. (It might be the day before/after depending on the actual 11/11/11 time schedule availability)



OK, I think that is enough said for now. Thank you for reading, keeping in touch and dancing freely. MOre soON….Love to you a11, mOMo….


PHOTOS & Video FROM MOMOBUTOH SOUTHEAST USA TOUR 2011

with HUGE gratitude to A11 who we encountered along the way…..Domo Arigato Gozaimasu…O Tsukare Sama Deshita!

by momo & carolyn:

Our Charriot: “Coro11a Masa” with Siesta Key Parking Fairy.
Delicious Movement…”Touch/One-Der/Water” on Siesta Key beach.

“DailyDance: A Life of Butoh” workshop at Asheville, NC BeBe Theater April Fool’s Butoh Festival 2011. Below MomoButoh’s “Spring Tryptic” at Festival Closing.
Momo performs
“Still Mo-ment Rising” at April Fool’s Butoh Festival closing night.

Momo performs “Hitobashira” at April Fool’s Butoh Festival closing. Video below.
Carolyn Boucher, Sheri Brown, Bob Lyness & Momo perform “Flower Child.”

“Touch/One-der/Water” MomoButoh Workshop in Greenville, NC at Jnana’s Home Movement Studio.
“Hitobashira” Choreography Workshop with MomoButoh in the “ARK” with Duke U. dance dept. students and Keval K. Khalsa.
Close encounter with dear GBH at Duke’s botanical gardens pond.

“Hitobashira” sound score by Pamela Z . Camera: Carolyn Boucher.

1 Comment

  1. love seeing glimpses of your journey, momo! 'hitobashira' is amazing – feeling the edge and the tumultuous times of fear and uncertainty… the burden we all carry on our backs as ancestors of future generations… thank you for inspiring…

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