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Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh Dancing in a Pool of Gray Grits

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ISBN-10: 0230120407

ISBN-13: 9780230120402

Edition: 2012

Authors: Bruce Baird

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Hijikata Tatsumi’s explosive 1959 performanceForbidden Colorssparked a new genre of performance—butoh: an art form of contrasts, by turns shocking and achingly serene.  Since then, interest has grown by leaps and bounds, and now people all over the world are drawn to butoh’s ability to enact paradox and contradiction.  However, knowledge of butoh’s founder has lagged behind. Hijikata Tatsumi and Butohtraces the rollicking history of the creation and initial maturation of butoh, and locates Hijikata’s performances within the intellectual, cultural, and economic ferment of Japan from the sixties to the eighties.  
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Book details

List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 293
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Notes on Style
Introduction: And, And, And
Forbidden Eros and Evading Force: Hijikata's Early Years
A Story of Dances that Sustain Enigma: Simultaneous Display and Sale of the Dancers
Pivoting Panels and Slashing Space: Rebellion and Identity
My Mother Tied Me on Her Back: Story of Smallpox
The Possibility Body: Embodying the Other, Negotiating the World
Metaphorical Miscegenation in Memoirs: Hijikata Tatsumi in the Information Age
Epilogue: The Emaciated Body in the World
Appendix: Original Japanese Names, Terms, and Dance Titles