“My profession is the business of human rehabilitation, which goes today by the name of dancer… All the power of civilized morality, hand in hand with the capitalist economic system and its political institutions, is utterly opposed to using the body simply for the purpose, means, or tool of pleasure. Still more, to a production-oriented society, the aimless use of the body, which I call dance, is a deadly enemy which must be taboo”.
Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh
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“There is no philosophy before Butoh. It is only possible that a philosophy may come out of Butoh”, Tatsumi Hijikata
- Butoh is an avant-garde form of theatre (dance) which emerged in post-war Japan in the late 1950’s, at a time of great change amid unrest and upheaval. Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-1986), the father of Butoh and a unique figure in interdisciplinary arts, became one of the most influential artists of the last century.