Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo.

By: Fraleigh, Sondra Horton, 1939-.
Contributor(s): Nakamura, Tamah.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge performance practitioners.Publisher: London : Routledge, 2006Description: xii, 178 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. (hbk).ISBN: 9780415354394.Subject(s): Performing Arts | Modern dance-Japan | ButohDDC classification: 792.0952FRA
Contents:
Introduction -- Butoh shapeshifters -- The words of Hijikata and Ohno -- Dances of death, sacrifice, and spirit -- Dance experiences.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book unravels the contribution of two of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuois the first book to combine:</p> an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to the larger story of butoh's international assimilation an exploration of the impact of the social and political issues of post World War Two Japan on the aesthetic development of butoh metamorphic dance experiences that students of butoh can explore a glossary of English and Japanese terms. <p>As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, this addition to the Routledge Performance Practitionersseries is unbeatable value for today's student.</p>

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Butoh shapeshifters -- The words of Hijikata and Ohno -- Dances of death, sacrifice, and spirit -- Dance experiences.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of figures (p. ix)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xi)
  • Note on names and glossaries (p. xii)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1 Butoh Shapeshifters (p. 5)
  • Kaze Daruma: the origins of butoh (p. 5)
  • Hijikata's butoh (p. 8)
  • Nature, mud, and butoh morphology (p. 11)
  • Butoh alchemy in global circulation (p. 13)
  • Hijikata: a corpse standing desperately upright (p. 18)
  • Yoneyama Kunio (p. 19)
  • Studying Neue Tanz (p. 20)
  • The drug of Ohno (p. 21)
  • Tokyo (p. 22)
  • New names (p. 23)
  • Dancing life: Ohno Kazuo (p. 24)
  • Born to dance (p. 29)
  • Together and apart (p. 31)
  • Together again (p. 33)
  • Ohno's international stage (p. 34)
  • Ohno is a bridge (p. 35)
  • Butoli, community, and healing (p. 37)
  • 2 The Words of Hijikata and Ohno (p. 41)
  • Hijikata-speak (p. 41)
  • The criminal and the fool: writing/living darkness (p. 47)
  • Body as spirit: writing/speaking the butoh body (p. 48)
  • Being a corpse (p. 51)
  • Hijikata's butoh-fu: what is an image? (p. 52)
  • Words that dance: Ohno's images (p. 57)
  • Spiritual darkness: inside Ohno's studio and Konpaku (p. 59)
  • How Ohno prepares: words for the speech of the body (p. 60)
  • The Ishikari river's hooked-nose salmon (p. 63)
  • Body as universe: Kazuo and Yoshito speak of love and care (p. 68)
  • 3 Dances of Death, Sacrifice, and Spirit (p. 71)
  • Two butohists: why they dance the way they do (p. 71)
  • Dance as experience: shedding the social body (p. 73)
  • Challenging modernization (p. 75)
  • Kinijiki (Forbidden Colors, 1959) (p. 76)
  • Barairo Dansu (Rose Colored Dance, 1965) (p. 81)
  • Nikutai No Hanran (Rebellion of the Body, 1968) (p. 84)
  • Note on Natsu No Arashi (Summer Storm, 1973) (p. 88)
  • La Argentina Sho (Admiring La Argentina, 1977) (p. 90)
  • Suiren (Water Lilies, 1987) (p. 94)
  • Interview with Ohno Yoshito - on Suiren (p. 99)
  • The future of butoh (p. 100)
  • 4 Dance Experiences (p. 101)
  • Introduction to metamorphic explorations (p. 101)
  • Nakajima Natsu: becoming nothing/becoming something (p. 105)
  • Ohno Yoshito: the patience of not starting (p. 112)
  • Yoshioka Yumiko: body resonance (p. 118)
  • Morita Itto and Takeuchi Mika: psychosomatics of butoh (p. 124)
  • Takenouchi Atsushi's Jinen Butoh (p. 129)
  • Frances Barbe and the practice of butoh-fu (p. 133)
  • Harada Nobuo: butoh is everything (p. 138)
  • Waguri Yukio and Butoh-Kaden CD-Rom (p. 143)
  • English glossary of terms (p. 145)
  • Japanese glossary of terms (p. 161)
  • Bibliography (p. 163)
  • Index (p. 171)