The following exercises can be viewed as butoh psychodramas or rituals. They all make use of Jo-Ha-Kyu.
Shadow & Flower — Transforming our shadows to light.
Precious Something — Gratefulness and learning to let go.
Last Performance, Five Minutes — Making performance count.
Back Body — Resonance with the hidden, both physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
Disco Nightmare — Being limited, stuck body, being bullied.
Guardians of the Kingdom — Acceptance. Perseverance.
Cthulhu Under Lake Michigan — Releasing shadows/edges, and transmutation.
Blowing a Gasket — Releasing through explosiveness.
Shame On You — Releasing shame trauma.
Zen Void Fill — Resonating with subconscious ticks and mannerisms.
Sleep Paralysis Victim — Resonating/overcoming sleep paralysis.
Fifth Dimensional Being — Feeling our multi-dimensional self and/or parallel worlds.
Origin — Investing who or what we actually are.
Flower Walk — Flower resonance. Becoming-flower. Letting something move you.
Waterfall Solace — Letting go. Alchemy. Transmutation.
Birth Parents — Resonance and/or coming to terms with mother or father.
Negativity Lens — About the cognitive distortion of discounting the positive from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Winner/Loser for Life — Brings to the surface the cognitive distortions of catastrophizing, labeling, and/or black-and-white thinking from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Automatic Saboteur — Brings to the surface the cognitive distortions of mind reading and/or personalization from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Demon Master — Shadow resonance and working with difficult edges.
Slain In The Spirit — Religious ecstasy.
Discarded Sheet of Paper — Humility. Transformation.
Happy Quickstand Victim — Edge or death resonance. Transformation.
Ego Feast — Ego resonance. Clown. Death.
Empathy Victim — Brings to the surface the cognitive distortion of control fallacy from Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Also on the difficulty of being an empath.
You Better Not Spill One Drop — Releasing guilt and an over-disciplinary past.
Wrecking Ball — Softening the heart.
Flopping Imbecile — Clown. Anti-fighting. Ineptitude.
Immovable Force vs Unstoppable Object — Paradox.
Star Holder — Feeling our power regardless of others’ envy.
God Paradox —Paradox. Solipsism.
Passion of The Christ — Sacrifice. Dark world resonance.
That’s Not Fair — Brings to the surface the cognitive distortion called the fallacy of fairness from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Blue Flower — Overcoming depression.
Phobia & Totem — Overcoming phobias.
Sigil — Wish-desiring ritual.
Paper Edge — 3 forms of edge/trigger work.