After rehearsing, she grabs a large scroll of paper tucked into a nook in the wall and unrolls it on the floor to reveal a kind of map. Boxes labeled with different categories—Work, Practice, Not Knowing, Food, Body, Strange Beauty—embody different elements of her life and art, which she sees as deeply interconnected. Bulleted points fill each box, and red lines connect the points across the map, meeting in a tangled frenzy. Under Practice, for example, is Noh training, referring to Maeshiba's training in the traditional Japanese musical theater arts, from which she takes her minimalist dance movements ("when you take one step," she says of Noh theater, "you feel like the whole universe opens up"). Food, she says, has a growing but indirect presence in her work—her body is her medium, so she takes care with everything that goes into it. She takes time to read labels to prevent external forces from putting unknown or unwanted substances in her body. Everything is deliberate and connected.