Butoh Performance Z

Though butoh aesthetics are much wider and its practice is more than just a new choreographic and visual trend, discovered and developed by the Japanese modern artists.

From the very beginnings, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno (the founders) seem to be in a search for something that can go beyond everything they’ve already seen, including their own performing practices. (Have you ever thought about what would explain the fact that butoh can be executed with or without an audience?)

Remember that Butoh arises within the Japanese society after the Second World War. A mixture of confusion, caused by the industrialization process of their millenary traditional culture, and horror, caused by the bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, cross the social vision of life.

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