These moments of creative energy flowing through an open body are priceless for me. They are worth so much more than any stage, lights, funding and newspaper articles with your name in it. To have this place of renewal as a creator is so important to me, art can not be a machinery, art can not only be product. One must never forget how to forget everything you have learned and how to surprise one self being creative. The gift butoh art has given me is the art of being able to listen to the flow that is already here and the ability to rediscover myself and my surroundings for the first time, again and again and again. To do that one needs to take risks, to move oneself into the unknown and to let go of whatever is established in you.