[-empyre-] "(E)MOTION FREQUENCY deceleration" - time and morphologies

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Wed Oct 26 01:43:13 EST 2011

Sondra, thanks for taking us into some graver questions/contexts that may connect Jack's work on embryology,  Elisita's meditations on ontogenetic development, and Jaime's propositions for "amorphous bodies (in his post today).

>>Sondra writes:

Now I wonder, just why do we discard our old people?
Age is metamorphosis, a word that has come to mean a lot to me, and which now guides my view of the dances I do inspired by butoh. I don't consider myself a butoh dancer or teacher, but I know I wouldn't be dancing or teaching as I do without my experiences and researches into this incredible art. I think of butoh as romantic, which may surprise many, but my view of romance is wide, certainly encompassing the darkness of butoh and Ohno's incredible hats. Also his ability to transform.>>.

Your very interesting video, partly set in the snow and the Utah deserts, mentions you're working on the book on "global alchemy" and butoh's outward (inward) reach - so you consider it having a widening effect of cultural transformation and also morphosis? in the political sense in which Jaime requests? or in an aesthetic/meditational sense, or that sensibility which Anna Halprin called 'movement towards life'?

Thanks David for gracefully shifting contexts of your initial post on different theories of creation, which I took seriously...

and I wondered whether Akram Khan might reply to David, commenting on his research at CERN on the beginnings of the universe, the time before time, and the "re-creation" of the acceleration of particles at the embryonic moment of the universe and the galaxies?

with regards

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