Peacock

Shiny feet (Chika Chika). Glass high-heels step on frost.

Sensitive crest (PiPiPi).

Flapping wings on the waist (BasaBasa). Drag a long skirt to diffferent directions (Za Zaa).

Crisp joints of birds (KachaKacha)

Countless feathers are infested with dust and bugs.

Thousands of wings under armpits.

Gaze.

  • The edge of forest in the distance (go up and to the left).
    Dark clouds in the distance (to the right, a little lower).
    Horizon in the distance (To the right, a little lower).
    Horizon in the distance, a cloud of dust rises (Waa). Going toward 1. Face going forward, stay low. (Suu).
    Sink into the darkness (Going toward 2. And step back)

Note by Yoko Ashikawa
divert legs, waist, crest, neck and gaze.
Form is made by different directions and distances of the gaze.
Pull the gaze with a string (chii). You can go anywhere.

 


Hijikata, Tatsumi. Translator unknown. Retrieved by Rhizome Lee at unknown date. Date retrieved from Rhizome Lee: 10/22/2018 at the Subbody Butoh School in Dharamsala, India.
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