‘Minimum Movement Catalog’ by Suiso Ogawa / 小川水素用語集
Database 1 - Lying down 「横たわる」
Having noticed that I had an assumption that I basically created choreography from a standing position opposing gravity, I began to reflect about how I stand up with my body as the most simplest fundamental movement. I became interested in the movement ‘Standing’. Attempting to see the movement ‘Standing’ more objectively, I tried ‘Lying down on the floor’ to assess the process of 'Standing up'. I noticed that the first movement for the lying down movement was bending knees. So I tried lying down in three different ways which are- without bending knees, without bending elbows, without bending right elbow and right knee.
I found the lying down posture so beautiful with one's back to natural gravity as a non-resistance image.