Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Chasing shadows: Exploring butoh and the liminal
by Perena, Jochelle Elise, M.F.A., Mills College, 2011, 75; 1496658
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smith, Sheldon B.
Commitee: Murphy, Ann
School: Mills College
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance
Keywords: Butoh, Hijikata, Tatsumi, In-between, Liminal, Ma, Paradox
Publication Number: 1496658
ISBN: 9781124768885
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