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Paul Peers
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Paul is co-artistic director of Chopt Logic with founder Tina Mitchell. He is a teacher and practitioner of the Japanese performing art of Kenbu (Sword Dance) trained under the late Maeda Asano Sensei of Ryushin Ryu, based in Nagoya, Japan. He holds an MFA from New York’s Columbia University’s Theater Directing Program. He has directing credits in Australia, Germany and the United States. Currently, Paul with composer Matt Marks are resident artists at HERE Arts Residency Program to develop a new opera-theatre piece about the courtesan-spy Mata Hari.
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ESSAY//Jo-Ha-Kyu and the Discordant Aesthetic, Paul Peers.

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Jo-Ha-Kyu and the Discordant Aesthetic

As a young man in my early twenties I spent a year living in Japan. What brought me to live there was my determination to deepen my training in a Zen sword discipline called Iaido. At the time my Japanese language was quite poor, only surviving with rudimentary phrases. Luckily, the philosophy of Japanese martial art training was observation and practice. Hardly anything was explained, its theory, philosophy and execution…


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At 1:27am on October 18, 2014,
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You made it! Welcome onboard! ;)


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