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Author Baird, Bruce, 1968-

Title Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh : dancing in a pool of gray grits / Bruce Baird
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history
Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Contents Introduction: And, And, And -- Outline of the Book -- Forbidden Eros and Evading Force: Hijikata's Early Years -- A Story of Dances that Sustain Enigma -- Pivoting Panels and Slashing Space: Rebellion and Identity -- My Mother Tied Me on Her Back: Story of Smallpox -- The Possibility Body: Embodying the Other, Negotiating the World -- Metaphorical Miscegenation in Memoirs: Hijikata Tatsumi in the Information Age -- Epilogue: The Emaciated Body in the World
Summary Hijikata Tatsumi's explosive 1959 performance Forbidden Colorssparked a new genre of performance in Japan - butoh: an art form of contrasts, by turns shocking and serene. Since then, interest has grown by leaps and bounds, and now people all over the world are drawn to butoh's ability to enact paradox and contradiction. However, knowledge of butoh's founder has lagged behind Hijikata Tatsumi and Butohtraces the rollicking history of the creation and initial maturation of butoh, and locates Hijikata's performances within the intellectual, cultural, and economic ferment of Japan from the sixties to the eighties
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986.
Butō -- History.
Choreographers -- Japan -- Biography.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 1137012625 (electronic bk.)
9781137012623 (electronic bk.)