Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh

Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh

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Hijikata Tatsumi's explosive 1959 performanceForbidden Colorssparked a new genre of performance in Japan - butoh: an art form of contrasts, by turns shocking and serene. Since then, interest has grown by leaps and bounds, and now people all over the world are drawn to butoh's ability to enact paradox and contradiction. However, knowledge of butoh's founder has lagged behind.Hijikata Tatsumi and Butohtraces the rollicking history of the creation and initial maturation of butoh, and locates Hijikata's performances within the intellectual, cultural, and economic ferment of Japan from the sixties to the eighties.Dancing in a Pool of Gray Grits Bruce Baird ... andhousewives working at home doingmanual labor such as working machine presses, piecework intextiles, and assembling electronic appliances.50 These womanare poorly paidandthe first to anbsp;...

Title:Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh
Author: Bruce Baird
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-01-17

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