Nyoba Kan’s Buto fuses the concepts of Qi Gong, Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and contemporary dance to explore the inner energy and spiritual development.
As if．As if not
Neither creation．Nor destruction
This is the essence of Taoism, and also is the ultimate principle in the cosmology of Buddhism.
Performing artists act with flesh and bone. They initiate, challenge, and even savage their body to produce art for an audience. However, when the performer is devoted to developing his or her inner spiritual nature, the body becomes charismatic with a truth that is powerfully and strongly contagious. This wonderful state of being is precisely embodied in Zen.
Nyoba Kan draws upon the above mentioned traditions and through the process of personal investigation, has formed a series of technique that brings together two poles: the healthy cultivation of one's body and spirit, and the distortions of buto to reflect the truth in human nature.
Through the resculpturing of the body and delving into the intricacies of the mind, we may penetrate our attachment to life and death. Through keen observation of the self and vispassana awareness, we are able to recognize the self-stereotyped nature of our bodies and reconnect with our original source of energy. This purification and self-healing process returns us to an original state of clarity.