With "Eksua Itsi: Behind the Mirror", Diego Piñon celebrates ten years of creating solo Butoh Ritual Mexicano dance and honors both the death of his father and the guidance he has received from Kazuo Ohno, the 100-year old co-founder of butoh. In this piece, Piñon explores the Father as an archetype, the predominance of a "macho" mentality that traps man as if in a hell, and how multiple forms of power and injustice survive. Seeing these patterns within himself, he explores where man and woman can exist beyond the gender divide, as if from the same essence. To go beyond limits, borders, and mind restrictions is an essential part of the confrontation and integration of multi-dimensional qualities of masculine/feminine that support the continued evolutionary process in our planet.
In his work, Piñon combines bio-energetic movement, contemporary dance and theatre, and traditional Mexican ritual. He was invited to dance with the Japanese groups Byakko-Sha in 1993 in Mexico, and Min Tanaka's Maijuku in 1994 in Japan, and continues to refine master butoh techniques with Natsu Nakajima, Yoshito Ohno, and Kazuo Ohno. Butoh Ritual Mexicano proposes research and development of personal process in order to recover each person's individual acknowledgement to direct and to expand personal energy through movement.