Omoide (Memory)

Year 1982
Category Butoh dance
Work Omoide (Memoria)
Presentation Theatre Plan B. Tokyo Japan

During my long stays in Japan following the teachings of the great master Kazuo Ohno, I could approach what then was considered to be the santa santorum of the butoh dance, the Plan B of Tokyo managed by the most excellent artists of this genre and at the head of them Min Tanaka and his group Mai Juku.

By the time, I became a friend with Min. And he asked me if I could give to the componenentes of his group a few classes of drama into acrobatics.

They for helped me to do a few impressiones of “giotaku” on my naked body dyed in black. These cloths accompanied OMOIDE(memory) the dance performance that I presented in the Plan B of Tokyo.

In this work I was dancing with the half-naked and smeared body, the memories that a human being has in the last minutes before surrendering to the omnipotent abandonment, to the arms of the death.

This dance was performed in front of a mounf of earth into which I was sinking slowly.

Some performances are a premonition which will appear a few years later. I am thinking about ALMA DE SERPIENTE in 1987.