Back Body

Begin slowly moving across the floor backwards in any of the various walks. Set all the awareness to the back of the body which includes the extremities moving behind you.

(Jo) Both physically, emotionally, and subconsciously, we begin to feel awareness of that which is hidden. Without mirrors, we cannot physically see the back of our body. The subconscious is the same, unless we develop mirrors, figuratively speaking. Let butoh be our mirror.

(Ha) Perform the physical, emotional, and subconscious Back Body.

(Kyu/Kyu to New Jo) Said feeling goes into climax. Dance that which has changed in you due to acknowledging/dancing the Back Body.

Here is the back body taken into a ritual walk.

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