Tuesday, June 22, 2010

body movement tuesday :: butoh

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, 
hypercontrolled 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.