CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT


"Butoh-fu: a dance of listening"


Catch the pleasure of transformation through words

100 movements can be no match for one transformation

 

 


PROJECT DESCRIPTION


'Butoh-fu' is the name given to the poetic word image notations recorded by butoh dancers to guide and inspire their dances.

Individuals are invited to randomly select short texts by Kazuo Ohno (1906-2010) and Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-1986), the founders of butoh. These texts are then read out loud to the listener as s/he is encouraged to close eyes and experience butoh dance by imagining a physical metamorphosis inspired by the words.

 

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SO FAR

Staging of work-in-progress:

Performed at BUTOH GARDEN PARTY, a fundraiser for Anemone Dance Theater and Legacy Butoh, Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 5-7PM in Asheville NC. Live performance with dancers + musicians Jenni Cockrell, Elisa Faires, Julie Becton Gillum, Monika Gross, Geo Lynx, Erik Moellering, Kima Moore + Megan Ransmeir. Silent art auction and exhibit by Sandee Johnson.


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photos by Ken Fitch