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Author Barber, Stephen.

Title Film's Ghosts : Tatsumi Hijikata's Butoh and the Transmutation of 1960s Japan / Stephen Barber
Edition 1st edition
Published Zurich : Diaphanes, [2019]
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Contents Part One. Conjuring Hijikata's Ghosts in Film: Human Sacrifice and Wargames; Part Two. Motion Photography: Kamaitachi; Part Three: Tokyo's Transmutation, Hijikata's Dance; Part Four. Horrors, Deaths, Revolutions; Part Five. 1970: Hijikata at Osaka's World Expo; Coda. Film and the Dying Dance; Bibliography
Summary Tokyo during the 1960s was in a state of uproar, full of protests, riots, and insurrection. Tatsumi Hijikata--the initiator of the "Butoh" performance art and the seminal figure in Japan's experimental arts culture of the 1960s--created his most famous works in the context of that turmoil, his experimental film projects and his horror and erotic films uniquely invoking the intensity of the decade. Based on original interviews with Hijikata's collaborators as well as new research, Film's Ghosts illuminates Hijikata's work against the backdrop of 1960s urban culture in Tokyo. This will be an essential book for readers engaged with film and performance, urban cultures and architecture, and Japan's experimental art and its histories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 08, 2019)
Subject Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986.
Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986.
Butō -- History
Choreographers -- Japan -- Biography
Manners and customs.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3035801681