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NYの大事な場所、ケイブ/My home in NY, CAVE

ニューヨーク一年目、なんか踊りを習いたい、それが自分に必要な事だ、という意識があった。尊敬する演出家のMさんがやってたらしい、舞踏というものをやりたいな、どうせなら。と思っていたところ、舞踏ワークショップのチラシに遭遇。ケイブっていう名前のところでやっている。ということで、ワークショップを受けてみる事に。そこから私のケイブでの貴重なアバンギャルドな生活がはじまりました。

In my first year of life in NY, I discovered CAVE in Brooklyn, Williamsburg. When I was working as an actor as a member of a mime troup, (I am the worst mime, really) I was scoled by my dearest director because I was such a bad "mover." I didn't know how to use my body (and I was in a mime troup...) After moving to NY, I remembered there is a dance (?) my director used to practice, called Butoh. And on Oct, 2008, I found a flyer of Butoh Workshop! Workshops held at a space called CAVE! 

 

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 ケイブの前で/ me in front of CAVE

 

ケイブに出逢って、舞踏に出逢って、私のニューヨーク生活のほとんどはそこにあった気がする。舞踏が何かについて語る気はないんだけど、私にとってとても大切なものっていうのは本当。この私が毎朝8時に起きて10時からのワークショップに行っていた。そんな長い期間じゃないけど、皆勤賞だった。朝起きる生活してたわけじゃないから、毎日眠かったけど、行ってた。(普段私は絶対そんな早く起きません。)それで、私はここに可能性を感じまくって、求めてるものが沢山あるんだ、って気づいて、わくわくした。舞踏にも、ケイブにも、可能性をすっごい感じて、自分が一番必要なものに出逢えた確信があって、とても、嬉しかった。

だから次の年に、ケイブに住む事にしたんです。

Honestly, I don't always enjoy watching Butoh, I mean, of course, I guess, because there are different performers and different styles of Butoh. But I think I can say I almost always, always, enjoyed taking workshops. I don't want to explain or cannot explain what Butoh is here in my words but it was something that definetly became a part of my important self. I lived in Queens that time, and CAVE was in Brooklyn. To take workshops from 10 am, I had to wake up at 8 am everyday. each workshops took only about 2 weeks length. but still, I am not a morning person. I would wake up at 8am for only something that is a high, high, priority for me. I was so sure that I had found the right place, and the right thing. I was really happy and excited for my life. After completing one workshop season, I decided to leave Queens and move into CAVE.

 

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ゾーイ/one of the studio cats Zooey, my ex-boyfriend