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Taketeru Kudo

Posted in Performing Arts by B on September 26, 2010

Taketeru Kudo & Tetsu Saitoh at SuperDeluxe Artspace, 30 July 2010


Taketeru Kudo & Tetsu Saitoh at SuperDeluxe Artspace, 30 July 2010


Taketeru Kudo & Tetsu Saitoh at SuperDeluxe Artspace, 30 July 2010


Taketeru Kudo & Tetsu Saitoh at SuperDeluxe Artspace, 30 July 2010

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Butoh dance incorporates hyper-controlled body movements, grotesque yet beautiful imagery and at times taboo subject matter. Created by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno in Japan after the Second World War, this expressionistic, highly visceral dance style was both a reaction against western classical influences in dance and also a means of challenging established authority and subverting established beliefs.

Kudo trained with the Butoh dance master Akiko Motofuji (Tatsumi Hijikata’s widow), worked for three years with the world famous Butoh group Sankai Juku, and then formed his own dance company. In recent years he has been active worldwide primarily as a solo performer, but he also collaborates with cutting edge artists in many fields.

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Taketeru Kudo

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