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Hijikata: Revolt of Body (10 Edition)

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Hijikita: Revolt of the Body examines the life and work of Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-86), who invented a revolutionary performance art and dance known as Ankoku Butoh, or “Dance of Darkness.” The Butoh style of performance and movement premiered in Japan in 1959 and developed in subsequent years in response to the student riots and the 1960s protest movement. Hijikata is the supreme figure in the last half-century of Japans experimental culture, and he remains a seminal and inspirational presence for Japanese artists, choreographers, film-makers, musicians, and writers.

            Based on extended interviews with Hijikata's family and all of his surviving collaborators, this is the only book to focus exclusively on Hijikata and his work, including his interest in European art and figures such as Genet, Artaud, Sade, and Lautréamont, as well as the Japanese Surrealist movement. It also provides a unique, in-depth analysis of Japanese avant-garde culture of the 1960s—including film, visual art, and literature—in direct relation to Hijikatas performance pieces.

            Butoh and Hijikatas performance art continue to grow in popularity and appreciation around the world, and this text is the definitive study of Hijikata and his radical art.

“A brilliant and illuminating study of Hijikata and the Japanese avant-garde”—Donald Richie

About the Author

Stephen Barber is a maverick cultural historian once described by the Independent as “the most dangerous man in England.” He is the author of more than twenty books, including Edmund White: The Burning World and Projected Cities: Cinema and Urban Space. He currently lives in Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982046432
Author:
Barber
Publisher:
Solar Books
Author:
Barber, Stephen
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Film & Video
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Solar Books - Solar East
Series Volume:
Revolt of the Body
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 halftones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Urban Planning
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Film and Video
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Performance
Arts and Entertainment » Dance » Modern
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts

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