When Rhizome Lee encountered Tatsumi Hijikata’s Butoh performance (the founder of Butoh) in Kyoto, 1972, it changed his life completely.
Rhizome Lee has dedicated his life to revive the work of Hijikata. Lee has studied Butoh from, among others, Motofuji Akiko, the wife of Hijikata, and Katsura Kan in Kyoto along with various forms of movement practices between 1980 and 1997.
From 1998 thru 2002, he toured worldwide as a professional Butoh dancer with the performance troupe “Dance Rhizome”, and since has given workshops in more than 20 countries (Japan, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Hungary, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Yugoslavia, USA, Venezuela, etc.).
In 2002 he settled in Dharamshala, India where after three years he founded the butoh school “Subbody Resonance Butoh Himalaya”, and welcomes students and practitioners from all over the globe.
Ebooks available on Amazon:
— Behind the Mirror – A Butoh Manual for Students, 2012
— The Ten Bodies, 2016
— Sinking into the Darkness of Body, 2016
— Qualia as Life Resonance, 2017
— The Butoh: A Dedication to Tatsumi Hijikata, 2018