to dance without technique

Is it possible to be extremely honest
To dance without technique
To experiment without plan
To be the seed, fallen up the stoney place
or into the marsh lands
And despite the struggle
Or must we all pretend, because only in technique
only in the fluency of white lies
in the splendid vanity of unpossessed conscience
can success be recognized.


  • A collection of spoken fragments gleaned from various butoh masters in the early 2000s, the particular one influencing the above is likely from Akira Kasai, 2006.
  • Jack London, The Sea Wolf
  • Hope Hicks