For our butoh performance coming up this Tuesday, I will be embodying these three Japanese yokai, or monsters.
The first is Kosode-no-te, or kimono hands. Kosode-no-te is an animated kimono robe that is regraded as having been formally worn by a prostitute. If the prostitute had died before being able to buy her freedom or while money was still owed to her, folklore says that her hands would emerge from the kimono to attack the new owner of her garment.
The second is Ameonna, or rain woman. This spirit is regarded as being adapted from Chinese traditions. In Japan, Ameonna is often viewed less like her Chinese rain goddess counterpart and more as a sinister being, that stalks around in the rain, licking her hand. In modern culture, someone is considered to be an “ameonna” if trouble follows them everywhere.
The third is Akateko, or red-handed child. Akateko is an infant’s hand that is red in color and dangles from the limbs of a tree. Its origins are mysterious and so it isn’t quite clear whether or not Akateko is a literal manifestation of a infant’s disembodied hand or just the vision of one.
Hopefully that information intrigued you—even if it is a bit frightening—and made you want to come see our performance. There will be lots of other yokai represented as well. 8 pm this Tuesday at the Pavilion!
Hey Warren Wilson students! Coming up next Tuesday, April 23rd is our campus’s annual Take Back the Night march and speak out. We’ll get started in the Ballfield Courtyard around 7:15 pm, so come on out and rally with us as we march around campus. The speak out is open to survivors and allies alike, so come along to show your support or share a message.
Also, be on the look out for information about other events leading up to that night, including a hike, a cake walk, t-shirt making, and so more! More information will be on the Inside Page and on posters around campus and in Glad.
Felt well rested and relaxed this morning and probably as a result was super-productive at work and while running errands.
Felt great about my math quiz, with many thanks to this fine lady who worked on it with me.
Had a successful first program of my Residence Assistant career, baking tasty treats and getting some really helpful input from our residents on how to improve Dorland.
And possibly best of all, it’s looking like chances are good that if I don’t get a contract from Spirit, I can march with Pioneer! Spirit is still the ultimate goal, but I’m so excited that I’ll most likely have the opportunity to march my age out year.
Just feeling really blessed to have such wonderful people in my life and such fantastic opportunities!
This is my dance teacher and one of my biggest role models. No disrespect to any of the magnificent dance instructors I’ve had, but Julie has taught me more in my 3 years at college than I’ve learned the rest of my dancing career. She truly dances without boundaries or inhibitions and that unrestrained energy is catching.
Thanks for everything you’ve taught me, Julie, and that which I’ve yet to learn.
Warren Wilson Dance Ensemble auditions were tonight. It was definitely the most fun I’ve ever had at an audition. Everyone was enjoying themselves and supporting one another, which is just another reason why I love this school and the people that go here. Fingers crossed that I make it!
So, this is kind of random and not the kind of thing I normally post on my blog, but I decided to do a week of cute dresses (inspired by this dress that I picked up at the Free Store last week, along with a cardigan that will come along later). I’m already starting to get sucked into the procrastination and disillusionment of the semester, so I’m trying some fashion therapy to keep me from slipping into the rut. Hope y’all enjoy!
Dress - Pink by Victoria Secret (Free Store find!)