What is butoh? Can it be described as a dance form? An art form? A philosophy? Is it anything, everything or nothing at all? Is it even definable? Acknowledging butoh's history and the multiplicity of its contemporary manifestations, this paper delves into the world of shadows and obscurity to articulate butoh as an embodied exploration of one's own hidden liminal—and the power, paradox, and potential transformation inherent to time/space in-between.
|Advisor:||Smith, Sheldon B.|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Butoh, Hijikata, Tatsumi, In-between, Liminal, Ma, Paradox|
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