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Hijikata Tatsumi

A legendary 1973 performance by the butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata.
Butoh is the collective name for a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement inspired by the Ankoku-Butoh movement. It typically involves playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally "performed" in white-body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion, with or without an audience. But there is no set style, and it may be purely conceptual with no movement at all. Its origins have been attributed to Japanese dance legends Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno..
Booklet featuring essays by Stephen Barber
Running time: 91 mins
English subtitles
Closed captioning (English)
Region 1 encoded
Price: TBA