…;the essential thing is that your movements, even when you’re standing still, embody your soul at all times.
Kazuo Ohno (via gustavothomasbutohvlog) -Butoh
mmm Butoh, must spend some time taking classes at some point in the future. have felt dancebits that feel like they belong with butoh work coming out lately
… if you read Oyeyemi deeply, the darkness is not just there to contrast with the light. Oyeyemi picks myths and fairy tales because she sees the blood and guts behind the glitter and ball gowns. In essence she’s a writer of rather enchanting horror stories, but like the candy-colored blood of the dead ballerinas in Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film “Suspiria,” her violence is all the more gruesome for its misleading pulchritude.
I was alternately stimulated and depressed. It seemed to me that I was half unlearning what I had never learned and yet knew so well—how to live.