“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. 

8 Comments on About

  1. Matilde Javier Ciria
    4th November 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for organizing it. BIG BIG HUG!!!

  2. Katherine Mezur
    6th November 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Is there anyway you can stream the events live to those of us too far away to see and participate?
    berkeley, CA

  3. butoh
    6th November 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Dear Katherine, we are working on it.  It will be announced in the next few days. 

    Best wishes, Butoh Festival Team 

  4. Hanz
    16th March 2015 at 2:18 am

    Will there be any Butoh training programs, workshops, or intensives taking place in Berlin this summer or fall?

  5. butoh
    16th March 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Please check Butoh events page!

  6. Marcondes Mesqueu
    6th July 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Gostaria de saber se existe algum programa de intercâmbio cultural na Alemanha em que eu possa me inscrever para fazer para estudar Butoh.

  7. Walter McCall-Falk
    22nd July 2015 at 10:47 am


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