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“A Girl” by Butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata

14 October 2010

Author : jeanne-salome-rochat

“Butoh” is the collective name for a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement inspired by the Ankoku-Butoh movement. It typically involves playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally “performed” in white-body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion, with or without an audience. But there is no set style, and it may be purely conceptual with no movement at all. Its origins have been attributed to Japanese dance legends Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.

“A Girl” is a 1973 performance. It lasts 91 minutes.

Hijikata A Girl (part 1)
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