Miyoko Shida, the incredible power of concentration (video)

Miyoko Shida, the incredible power of concentration. I’d call this a balancing act, but that wildly understates how cool this video is.

Miyoko-Shida


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  • pappyvet

    Makes me sore just watching

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    exquisite Butoh performance. For those who do not Butoh performance, the movie ‘Cherry Blossoms, is a good start: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910559/

  • http://twitter.com/Scytherius Jonas Grumby

    This is epically insane.

  • HeartlandLiberal

    Sorry, cannot resist a bad joke. When Hollywood remakes this, they will do it starring Michael J. Fox. This sequence will of course require a body double.

  • HeartlandLiberal

    My fist thought? Here I am reaching the age and accumulated leg injuries and surgeries that I feel it is very, very good day when I manage to get out of the bed and make it to the bathroom without falling down in the morning. Fascinating display of skill.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    That was extraordinary. Thank you, John.

  • unclemike

    I saw this exact same act done by a different woman in the new Cirque show, Amaluna. I could barely breathe while I was watching it.

  • Drew2u

    My film skills and concentration are handicapped by my heavy breathing. I
    feel like when the camera is on, I start shaking more – and that only
    gets worse when I try to control my breathing.

    Then again, I’ve also seen my pulse through my skin sometimes, so there’s that.

  • houstonray

    Wow, that’s one of the most unbelievable things I’ve seen. Very cool.

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