This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book unravels the contribution of two of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is the first book to combine:
As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, this addition to the Routledge Performance Practitioners series is unbeatable value for today's student.
List of Figures. Acknowledgements. Note on Names and Glossaries. Introduction: Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo 1. Butoh Shapeshifters 2. The Words of Hijikata and Ohno 3. Dances of Death, Sacrifice, and Spirit 4. Dance Experiences. English Glossary of Terms. Japanese Glossary of Terms. Bibliography. Index