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Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh: Dancing in a Pool of Gray Grits (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)


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Hijikata Tatsumi's explosive 1959 debut Forbidden Colors sparked a new genre of performance in Japan - butoh: an art form of contrasts, by turns shocking and serene. Since then, though interest has grown exponentially, and people all over the world are drawn to butoh's ability to enact paradox and contradiction, audiences are less knowledgeable about the contributions and innovations of the founder of butoh. Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh traces 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.

About the Author

Bruce Baird teaches Japanese theatre, cinema, philosophy, and popular culture in Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of 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

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Baird, Bruce
Palgrave MacMillan
Dance - Modern
Theater - History & Criticism
Asian - General
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Includes 59 pgs illus
9.25 x 6 in 1 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Asian Theater
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