The Dead Sea

A trumpet sounds. The march of animals and the woman who is close to death. These [images] both overlap at some point and create a chain of mountains around the Dead Sea. . . . Do the animals feel an incredible love for the eternally dying woman? . . . The lady gathers up her skirt to respond to the incredible love.¹

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Viennese Waltz Scene²

I imagine a scene in which a flock of ghosts pours out of an abandoned castle as if in competition with the flowers. When I danced this waltz in Europe, it was like strange ghosts of the dead stared at me, it was a feeling as if beauty and splendor suddenly blossomed in the midst of misery.

 


¹ Ohno Kazuo. 1989. Goten, sora o tobu. Ōno Kazuo butō no kotoba . Tokyo: Shichō-sha. Page 152
² Ibid. 169.
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