Image created by Nikhil Kashyap
"ツトム君の夢-ADream of Calabi-Yau Fetus" is an evening-length solo work that encapsulates hisButoh work of the last 7 years. Inspired by memories, visions and nightmares, Kats Dmoves through a world beyond ego and self as if in a dream.
Review by Rhizome Lee, founder of Himalaya Subbody Butoh Institute
What is 'Calabi-Yau" of the title of this piece?It means a Multi-dimensioanl space which is discribed by the matimatics invented by Dr. Calabi and Yau. You can see the pictures below.By the String Theory of contemporary physics, The Strings are resonating in the eleven dimension which the size is 'Plank Length' ( the minus 33th power of 1 meter) which is minimum length in the Universe.After the Big Ban, only three space dimension and one time dimsnsion are expanded to the present size of Universe, and the rest seven dimensions are still in the Plank Lenth dimensions.According to String theory, all matters and energies are generated by the change of resonance pattern of the String.The String theory is not recogmized as a standard theory. It is on working process of fifity years research.It will need more than hundred years when it will become common knowledge of us.But we don't need to wait the day.The standard theeory of physics is bound by the concept of individual article; as atom, quaek, electoron and so on.At the same time, our daily inteligence is bound by the concept of individual, Ego, Self, citzen and nation-state. All of them are illusion.When we stop thinking and listen to Life, Life is resonating with everything in the multi-dimension beyond all borders; time/space, death/life, me/you, mind/body, individual/group, inner cosmos/outer cosmos, and so on.We, butoh dancers take off all of the illusions of Human by whole body=mind=brain. We can feel the multi-dimensional resonance of Life not only three material dimensions, but also Life is resonating with various invisible dimensions; memory, dream, fantasy, vision, illusion, desire and so on.To research through body these invisible resonance of Life is butoh of Life.Tatsumi Hijikata integrated all of his reseach into a butoh score for his last solo 'Quiet House'.Behind worldBehind the mirrorShishaInfinite realmAbyssReduction by X and regenerationAll of his terminology are to investigate in the hidden reality of Life which is resonating nad transforming in the non-dual and multi-dimensional realm.In the 20th century, some phylosophers, Jille douluze, Felix Guatarri have found a new concept; 'Rhizome' for future human .Rhizome is a new way of living which has extreme flexibility of transformation beyond the dualistic binds between individual and group, it can commects and separate freely beyond all borders of nation-state, nationality, religion, culture, sexuality, knowledge, money, power and so on.Hijikata's 'Art of Shisha' is also an unique research for future hman beyond the binds of dualism; self/others, life/death, in/out, material/ mental, past/ future, and so on.Life is resonating beyond the border of Life/ Death.Various archetyps, proto dreams, prototypes of emotion; fear, shivering, dizzyness, desires, instincts are resonating and transforming in our darkness of body.Kats took off Ego and Self which we, all human are bound, and tried to transform infinitely beyond sex, gender, age, perdonality, nationality, indentity, and so on.He change form and being with carrying density, and jumping wildly as much as possible.At the first trial of this piece was forone hour, and the second performance in the festival, it expand to one hour and half.It is on the way of growing. The new born subbody will grow up through many times performances at various conditions. He has to take care of his new born subbody to grow up until it will recover the wisedon of four billions years Life history. Then it must become his secret teacher and lifelong sword friend.The 'Calabi-Yau' may grow up to a symbol to share the image of future human for expand infinite creativity of Life, beyod the "Rhizome" and 'Shisha'.Because the String has infinite posibility of resonance pattern in the invisible subtle multi-dimensions.Nobody has watch at such as extreme free being.Life is always searching a novel possibility of creation of resonance with everything.Dancer is a being to be moved by subte feeling for future, and embody the new possibility of living which nobody notices yet.