Think Locally, Dance Globally: The Butoh Dance Form in the Age of Globalisation

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One of the most important imports from Japan in the world of performing arts in the last half century has been the dance form butoh, which has shocked and captivated audiences around the globe. However, it appears that contact with Europe and America was changing butoh in significant ways. In this presentation, Professor Bruce Baird will begin with an introduction to butoh using film clips and photos. He will then examine the ways that the dance form changed when the artists performed in Europe and America, and theorise the significance of the reception of butoh in Europe and America.

Date: 15 July 2014, 6.00 – 7.00pm
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13 – 14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP
Tel: 020 7486 4348
Email: office@dajf.org.uk
Web: http://www.dajf.org.uk
Organiser: The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

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