Natsu Nakajima, eines der Gründungsmitglieder der Butoh-Bewegung in den 1960er Jahren in Japan, lädt zu einem Vortrag über die Ursprünge von Butoh ein.
So what has brought me here? To talk about this is to talk about the important ideological background to Ankoku Butoh … As one of the founding members of Ankoku Butoh, I am obliged to use the ideas of Hijikata as the foundation. He was a genius artist and a strong character, like an ancient shaman.
Be it in Europe, Amerika, or Japan, »Ankoku Butoh« has somehow developed on its own with the title »Butoh«. Losing »ankoku« has resulted in losing sight of the original ideology from when Ankoku Butoh was created and has given rise to many misunderstandings and misinterpretations …
It was an interesting time in the 1960’s both in the West and in Japan. Waves of revolution were rising. Ankoku Butoh was a movement in the performing arts that was born riding on the wave of counter-culture.
When I look back and ask myself what does this past 40 years mean, the history of Ankoku Butoh appears as if it is my personal history.
If Ankoku Butoh was just a dance, I believe, I would have given up on it long ago …
In der Veranstaltung werden zwei Filme in Ausschnitten gezeigt:
Hijikatas letzte Vorstellung (1973) und Yoko Ashikawa
die berühmte Vorstellung von Kazuo Ohno in Tokyo
Organisation: Butoh Channel Berlin
Mit: Natsu Nakajima
11. September 2016 | 15:00 Uhr
TATWERK | BERLIN