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By Juju Alishina, Corinna Torregiani

Drawing on avant garde and classical jap dance traditions, the Alishina technique bargains a systematized method of Butoh dance education for the 1st time in its background. With functional guideline and completely illustrated routines, this e-book teaches readers:

· uncomplicated physique education and expression exercises

· routines to domesticate Qi (energy) and to help improvisation

· approximately katas (forms) and the way to boost your own

· the significance of voice, sound and tune in Butoh

· to collaborate and be in concord with others

· innovations to govern time and space

· the right way to improve the mind's eye and refine the senses to complement performance.

This real method of eastern dance could be compelling examining for an individual drawn to modern dance, functionality arts, jap tradition or own improvement techniques.

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This is not a working position but a rest position. If you can press your chest down on the floor, sit down on a step of a stairway and put your torso on the step at the lower level leaving your legs and your hips on the upper stair. In other words, Feet, legs and hip joint there is always a higher level to attain. While almost every dance course asks students to stretch the tips of their feet outwardly and stretch out the body, in my method the body is totally at ease and the tips of the feet are completely relaxed.

Otherwise, depending on the kind of training, I match students according to their height or weight. 43 44 Butoh Dance Training As a matter of principle, during regular classes I match those at a higher level or seniors with the beginners. The latter, not being familiar with the technique, will never get the chance to do the exercises properly if they always work with other beginners. Having said that, when one needs to give an example or to develop advanced skills, I match students with others on the same level.

There is a wide range of exercises for the legs such as: bending one knee and bringing the thigh towards the chest; turning the knees; stretching the groin muscles by opening one’s legs outwardly; warming the joint by making large circles with each leg; raising the legs and pulling them diagonally. Makko ho stretches (meridian stretches) Gym classes in Japanese schools always include stretching exercises called makko ho. These are also used by athletes or martial-arts practitioners for their warm-ups.

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