Ten years it has been since the creation of shadowbody. The name manifested in a dream deep in the night while in my studio apartment in a village in the Himalayan mountains of India close to where I was studying butoh full time.
Since then, shadowbody has seen its name attached to workshops, YouTube tutorials, and even a lengthy butoh manual.
The name means our subconscious (or unconscious) body, the often marginalized and unexplored body of endless creative potential. The goal is always integration.
My newest project is Theokinesis, a Christian-based butoh dance theatre pedagogical and performative method. The following video is the fruits of my research. From here on out, my focus in butoh will be in Theokinesis.