One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A style of Japanese modern dance featuring dancers covered in white body paint.
- ‘Hip-hop came from the bottom of the social pyramid while butoh came from the underground of Japanese society.’
- ‘The groups are not billed as butoh in Japan and the artists don't claim to practice the form.’
- ‘For 20 years, Kasai studied under two founders of butoh, Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata, and in 1971 he established an institute for butoh studies in Tokyo, Tenshi-Kan.’
- ‘While most people (those who have heard of it) think of butoh as a dance of achingly slow movement, Kasai's performance was anything but.’
- ‘Also, if you're interested in learning more about her dance style, Yoshioka is giving a body resonance workshop based on butoh and organic movement.’
- ‘On August 14 and 15, the dance company held its yearly performance at Wreck Beach, where nudity, the ocean, and the land all informed the group's study in butoh.’
- ‘To do butoh is like being involved in a process.’
- ‘I don't think I've consciously been inspired by butoh directly.’
- ‘Waguri collaborated with Hijikata until his death in 1985, and after 20 years studying butoh, he continues to develop the art.’
- ‘Kasai has been called the "Nijinsky of butoh," and he agrees that there may be a parallel.’
- ‘But if each person finds something different through the form, then what exactly is it that unites butoh?’
- ‘In this powerful production a form of butoh is created that moves from the beautiful and finely executed, to the frenetic and dangerous.’
- ‘"Though butoh is a very internal art," Kasai explains, "It cannot live without the inspiration of images coming from the outside."’
- ‘However, Ando also studied Ankoku butoh, and from that tradition she inherits the idea of using movement and imagery to stir up deep, ancestral memory.’
- ‘Slow-moving, with the mysterious atmosphere of butoh but not its extreme physical discipline, it presented the shifting relationships among its four dancers.’
- ‘I've seen some butoh but I've never done any training.’
- ‘Butoh originated in post-WWII Japan, and is most commonly characterized by emotionally raw and almost torturously slow movement, and the white body paint donned by many practitioners.’
- ‘Akira Kasai steps outside boundaries of butoh’
- ‘She was first captivated by the Japanese dance form of butoh in 1986, when she saw a performance by famous butoh company Sankai Juko.’
- ‘They met in Japan in a workshop given by Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of the Japanese contemporary form butoh, which means "dance of darkness."’
Japanese, literally ‘dance’.
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