Both a refraction of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a protest against Western values, butoh is a form of Japanese dance theater that emerged in the aftermath of World War II. Sondra Fraleigh chronicles the growth of this provocative art form from its midcentury founding under a sign of darkness to its assimilation in the twenty-first century as a poignant performance medium with philosophical and political implications. Employing intellectual and aesthetic perspectives to reveal the origins, major figures, and international development of the dance, Fraleigh documents the range and variety of butoh artists around the world with first-hand knowledge of butoh performances from 1973 to 2008.

Author: Fraleigh, Sondra
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Illustration: N
Language: ENG
Title: Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy
Pages: 00280 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2010-08-31
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780252035531
Category: Performing Arts : Dance – General
Category: History : Asia – Japan
Category: Performing Arts : Theater – History & Criticism

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