Excerpts from FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS OF THE UPPER BODY: The Eyes and Eye Levels

What you see and how you see it will influence the movement of the eyes: the falling cherry blossoms in Musume Dōjōji are different from the falling peony blossoms in Kagami Jishi. Looking shyly at onefs sweetheart is different from looking respectfully at a superior, or down at an inferior, and still different are the eyes that are looking gently at an old person one is caring for, or at a pretty child, and so forth. The audience must experience what you are seeing and the emotions you are feeling.
(page 34)

THE EIGHT FUNDAMENTAL VERTICAL EYE LEVELS

THE SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL HORIZONTAL EYE FOCUS POINTS


Gold level
Straight ahead. The principal level, has great dignity


Right Pillar
A flattering angle


Downstage right
The eyes embrace a large area


Stage Right (Shimote)
Head in profile looks right

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