Peacock Walk

Note: Not the original name of the walk, just a way to identify it

Originally butoh-fu for women.

There are antenna on your head
You have a big tail behind you and are wearing high-heeled shoes
Your fingers are soft feathers
As you change your direction to the opposite
diagonal, the gaze changes
across diagonals, and there is a cloud of rain
above you
Go away from the cloud
go down into the dust and backwards being
pulled by your right side

Dream Variation:

Your head rests on
your right hand
leaning toward the right shoulder


Fraleigh, Sondra H. Dancing into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, and Japan. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999. Print. Page 147 & 148.
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