Training Notes

The ultimate state of dancing is to become so transparent that everything that arises internally and every thing that happens externally is met without any resistance or any holding on.  Everything is allowed to be just the way it is. without any effort or judgement.

Rehearsal for Higher Ground

everything just flows through your being with nothing in the way. we surrender to our own divine wildness.


If only you would touch my heart,

if only you would put your mouth on my heart,

your delicate mouth, your teeth,

if you would put your tongue like a red arrow

there where my dusty heart beats,

it you would blow on my heart, near the sea, weeping,

it would sound with a dark noise, with the sound

       of sleepy train wheels,

like wavering waters,

like a leave in autum,

like blood,

with a noise of moist flames burning the sky,

sounding like dreams or branches or rains,

or foghorns in a dreary port,

if you would blow on my heart, near the sea,

like a white ghost,

at the edge of the foam,

in the midst of the wind,

like an un chained ghost, at the edge of the sea weeping…

Pablo Neruda

For Vanessa


From a single grain they have multiplied.

When you look inthe eyes of one

you have seen them all.

At the edges of highways

they pick at limp things.

They are anything byt refined.

Or they fly out over the corn

like pellets of black fire,

like overlords.

Crow is crow, you say?

Drive down any road,

take a train or an airplane

across the world, leave

your old life behind,

die and be born again-

wherever you arrive

they’ll be there first,

glossy and rowdy

and indistinguishable.

The deep muscle of the world.

Mary Oliver

April 14th Performance Offering


DAIPANbutoh Collective Presents

April 14th Performance

April 14th 7:30pm
@ Velocity Dance Center


1621 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122  Cost: $10


Experience a collaborative night of movement and music, the culmination of the 2-month DAIPANbutoh workshop series, “Emergence of the Deeper Self” 




  • Solo by Consuelo Gonzalez
  • Short films of SU-EN, Joan Laage, & Diana Garcia-Snyder (October 2012 Third WAVE Artists)
  • Workshop Participants’ Performance (Spark Awesome, Lela Besom, Bruce Fogg, Consuelo Gonzalez,Aubrey Lesicki, Angela Martinelli, Compass Noce, Stephen Passero, Paul Pauper, Rebecca Shepherd)
  • DAIPANbutoh Teachers’ Performance (Sheri Brown, Maureen Freehill, Joan Laage, Helen Thorsen, & Douglas Ridings)
  • Music by: Lube Fondue (Seattle) & Travis McAllister (Portland)




Any questions and/or concerns contact:


Sheri Brown,  206-940-6078


Helen Thorsen, 206-226-9485