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Butoh metamorphic dance and global alchemy by Sondra Horton Fraleigh

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana, Ill .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Butō,
  • Modern dance -- Japan

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSondra Fraleigh.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV1783.2.B87 F72 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24081103M
ISBN 109780252035531, 9780252077418
LC Control Number2010007687

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  Tamah Nakamura and I completed a book on butoh founders in , Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo, to document their work and words and the origination of butoh. Part 1 of this work consists of three chapters that define the morphology of butoh, its metamorphic context, and its : Sondra Fraleigh. Book Description The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh. Originating in Japan in the s, butoh was a major innovation in twentieth century dance and performance, and it continues to shape-shift around the world. Butoh book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In Butoh Ethan Hoffman creates virtually a new genre of photographic theater and giv /5(13). Butoh, one could say, evades definition and just 'is'. Fraleigh's book takes this quality account; in the form of diary entries and snapshots of classes and performances, Fraleigh writes from a personal place, describing events and ideas of her own while providing some kind of context for Butoh's background, variability, and by:

It reads as a concoction of totally self indulgent and vain self-promotion notes, from a rather marginal figure in the butoh world, with poor content and absolutely no real insight or intelligence. This is such a shame as there do need to be more illuminating books on this fascinating and difficult to understand art form/5(3).   Though the book, like most others published about butoh, has academic trappings, which may put some general readers off, it is nonetheless, as the author says, an “information-rich book.”. Butoh (舞踏) is the name given to a variety of performance practices that emerged around the middle of the XXth century in Japan. For the general audience, it appears as a type of dance or silent theater which displays extreme visual images created by skinny, white painted dancers.   The classes start with exercises for general well-being to prepare your creative spirit. These are followed by various dance techniques (method on this book “Butoh Dance Training ”) and propositions for improvisation. The theme of the course changes every time.

  “Its grotesque elements do not constitute the core of Butoh,” wrote the dance historian Juliette Crump in the essay “‘One Who Hears Their Cries’: The Buddhist Ethic of Compassion in Japanese Butoh.” “Rather, it is the basic Buddhist value of compassion that inspires Butoh’s content and powerful expression.”. Hijikata Tatsumi's explosive debut Forbidden Colors sparked a new genre of performance in Japan - butoh: an art form of contrasts, by turns shocking and serene. Since then, though interest has grown exponentially, and people all over the world are drawn to butoh's ability to enact paradox and contradiction, audiences are less knowledgeable about the contributions and/5(4). Summary. The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh.. Originating in Japan in the s, butoh was a major innovation in twentieth century dance and performance, and it continues to shape-shift around the world. Taking inspiration from the Japanese avant-garde, Surrealism, . Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of 48 results for Books: "butoh dance" Skip to main search results.