Monday, November 14, 2011

Exploring Internal Body Zones (Zonas del Cuerpo). Video 1. Sex and Seventh Zone.

Gustavo Thomas Butoh Vlog (Oct 20, 2011): Internal Body Zones Training Part 1 on Vimeo by Gustavo Thomas

I'm starting a series of posts where I expose videos (recorded by me) showing the acting exploration of different Body Zones (Zonas del Cuerpo) and combinations of them.

Those who already know about González Caballero's acting method will understand what I meant with Zonas del Cuerpo, but those who don`t know anything about this method maybe it is better first to go to this link and take a little look (it is in Spanish):

The process of this exploration is very simple: in front of the camera, and only my face, I work in the concentration of one Body Zone (Zona del Cuerpo), with different levels and positions within the same zone, then I combine it with another (in this case the seventh zone, the crown, the only one with which all zones in this exploration will be combined).
As the only thing exposed on screen will be my face, no other part of the body will react to the impulse coming from the concentration on the body zone, only the face.

These videos are also part of my Butoh Vlog ( ) therefore it is important to clarify that I'm not listening to any piece of music during the explorations or recordings, nor any movement within the space will be the goal (as it is in the Butoh). Even when that could mean for someone that it would not be Butoh, I still considered this exploration as part of my training in this discipline because I'm working with inner images and impulses with muscle movement as reaction of it, and that's one of its principles.

I believe the results (and the process itself) of these explorations will be very interesting for those who want to follow them, watching, studying or carrying out the exploration as well. For myself I'm opening another door in my own acting work, and I'm sure it will be the same for others who want to venture into this acting method and its infinite possibilities for exploration.

Gustavo Thomas Butoh Vlog (Oct 20, 2011): Internal Body Zones Training Part 1 (NO SOUND) from Gustavo Thomas on Vimeo.
Gustavo Thomas Butoh Vlog (Oct 20, 2011):

Internal Body Zones Training Part 1

Working with Internal Body Zones (Zonas del cuerpo). This time working with Sex and Seventh zone, the crown (Zona sexual y séptima zona).
From intensity in low level till climax and back to low level.

This is part of a daily training, I don't have any aesthetic goal in doing it (even when using a video effect or choosing a particular part of that training).
This is a document of my daily artistic life.

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