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The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

Authored by: Bruce Baird , Rosemary Candelario

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138691094
eBook ISBN: 9781315536132
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The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh.

Originating in Japan in the 1960s, 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,?Happenings, and authors such as Genet and Artaud, its influence can be seen throughout contemporary performing arts, music, and visual art practices.

This Companion places the form in historical context, documents its development in Japan and its spread around the world, and brings together the theory and the practice of this compelling dance. The interdisciplinarity evident in the volume reflects the depth and the breadth of butoh, and the editors bring specially commissioned essays by leading scholars and dancers together with translations of important early texts.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  On the Eve of the Birth of Ankoku Butoh  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  From Vodou to Butoh Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Contemporary Nightmare Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Relationship between Avant-Garde Dance and Things Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Rethinking the “Indigeneity” of Hijikata Tatsumi in the 1960s as a Photographic Negative Image of Japanese Dance History Download PDF
Chapter  6:  À la Maison de Shibusawa Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hijikata Tatsumi Download PDF
Chapter  8:  A Certain Kind of Energy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Butoh and Taboo Download PDF
Chapter  10:  “Inserting the Hip/s” and “Lowering the Hip/s” Excerpt from Chapter 1, “That Which is Nanba-Like” from What are Traditional Arts? A Dialogue for Criticism and Creation  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Problematics of Butoh and the Essentialist Trap Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Returns and Repetitions Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Ohno Kazuo Download PDF
Chapter  14:  What we Know and what we Want to Know Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Oikawa Hironobu Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Foundations and Filiations Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Butoh’s Remediation and the Anarchic Transforming Politics of the Body in the 1960s Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Bodies at the Threshold of the Visible Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Book of Butoh; The Book of the Dead Download PDF
Chapter  20:  “Open Butoh”: Dairakudakan and Maro Akaji Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Growing New Life Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Light as Dust, Hard as Steel, Fluid as Snake Saliva Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Expanding Universe of Butoh Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Murobushi Kō and his Challenge to Butoh Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Oscillation and Regeneration Download PDF
Chapter  26:  “Now we have a Passport” Download PDF
Chapter  27:  A History of French Fascination with Butoh Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Concept of Butoh in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  29:  German Butoh since the Late 1980s Download PDF
Chapter  30:  SU-EN Butoh Company – Body, Nature, and the World Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Butoh in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  32:  A Sun more Alive Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Global Butoh as Experienced in San Francisco Download PDF
Chapter  34:  LEIMAY, Cave, and the New York Butoh Festival Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Iraqi Bodies’ The Baldheaded  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  “We Need to Keep One Eye Open …” Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Butoh’s Genders Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Death Rituals and Survival Acts Download PDF
Chapter  39:  When the “Revolt of the Flesh” Becomes Political Protest Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Butoh beyond the Body Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Critical Butoh and the Colonial Matrix of Power Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The Daily Practice of Hijikata Tatsumi’s Apprentices from 1969 to 1978 Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Butoh Pedagogy in Historical and Contemporary Practice Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Waguri Yukio’s Butoh Kaden  Download PDF
Chapter  45:  A Flower of Butoh Download PDF
Chapter  46:  On and through the Butoh Body Download PDF
Chapter  47:  My Dairakudakan Experience Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Butoh as an Approach to Performance in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Wrecking Butoh Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Tanaka Min Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Body Weather Laboratory Los Angeles Download PDF
Chapter  52:  The Cinematic Forms of Butoh Films Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Locus Solus – Locus Fracta Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Ohno Kazuo’s Lessons for a French Choreographer Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Michael Sakamoto and the Breaks Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Burn Butoh, Start Again Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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