Critical Butoh and the Colonial Matrix of Power

Authored by: Miki Seifert

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

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

Print ISBN: 9781138691094
eBook ISBN: 9781315536132
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315536132-42

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Abstract

On April 17 and 18, 2009, He rawe tona kakahu (She wore a becoming dress) was presented at the Film Archive in Wellington, New Zealand. When the audience entered the theater, the performance was already underway and they immediately became part of the performance. When seated, each audience member had their own unique perspective of not only the stage, the performers and the videos, but of other audience members as well.

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