ENSO FINALE: Over 250 Enso will be exhibited in Resobox gallery.
Date & Time : Saturday November 10, 2012 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Admission Fee : $5
Please join us for an evening to explore your inner Zen through a lecture on Zen practice and an art/music/dance performance that will sure help you delve into an absolutely magical world of Zen sensation. This event is brought to you by Resobox, along with New York Zendo Shobo-ji and the wonderful performers.
7:30pm – Zen Lecture by Zuiho Matthew Perez
In the practice of Zen, we aim to tap into the vast emptiness that is the root and wellspring of all that is. From this nothingness, all form and expression—in art, epitomized in the simple form of the enso—emerges.
Zuiho Matthew Perez is currently the resident monk at New York Zendo Shobo-ji.
He was ordained in 2009 at Dai Bosatsu Zendo by Eido Shimano Roshi and trained there for two years. He has also practiced for shorter periods at monasteries and temples in Japan and Seattle, Washington.
In addition to Zen practice, Zuiho is a student of the Urasenke Way of Tea.
New York Zendo Shobo-ji officially opened its doors on September 15, 1968. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York Zendo offers city dwellers the opportunity to experience authentic Rinzai Zen practice in the midst of their daily lives. With a full weekly schedule of zazen and chanting, regular all-day sittings and other activities, the temple provides ample opportunities for the Sangha to practice, work, and celebrate together.
8:30pm – Zen performance by Kawaguchi KenYa (shakuhachi), Michiru Inoue (Butoh Dance), Ayakoh Furukawa (painting) and Bomb Sun (Bass)
Michiru Inoue, is a Tokyo born Japanese Butoh dancer, who has been performing Butoh dance since 1999. She has no teacher and no pattern in her performances: she creates her own style. In 2001, Inoue won the New Artist Award of the Japan Dance Critics Association in acknowledgement of her solo performances in the alternative performance space Terpsichore(Tokyo). She has also participated in Dance Hakushu Festival(Hokuto city), Tatara matsuri(Terpsichore), Dance ga mitai(die pratze) to name a few. In 2012, Inoue moved to NYC to participate in Bushwick Open Studios 2012. Currently she has been improvising experimental sessions with Tamio Shiraishi(sax) and Cammisa Buerhaus(pipe organ).
More about this unit and Butoh could be found at: http://microscopicjourney.wordpress.com/
‘Bomb Sun’ was born in Kumamoto, Japan and moved to the US in 1991. He plays upright bass and creates original musical compositions. Acknowledged by his mentor, Milt Hinton, to be his best pupil, Bomb Sun became a well-known player on the New York jazz scene, with solid skills in experimental improvisation. He has more than 20 years experience of writing, touring, and performing music.
Performance from the previous ENSO exhibition in June 2012. (Video by Yukari Osaka)
Photo from the Event