Shutters from the Butoh world
Next meeting in the cycle "It is appropriate to give the word to the Dance. Thursday talks about dancing " will take place on May 17th at 19.00 in the Studio of the Polish Dance Theater at Kozia street 4 in Poznań. It will be dedicated to the publication of "World of Butoh Kazuo Ohno ", published by the Pompek Foundation. During the meeting there will be a discussion with Anita Zdrojewska from Japanese Studies, Julia Hoczyk, the author of the introduction to the book and as usual with Anna Królica, the curator of the project and Iwona Pasińska, director of the Polish Dance Theatre.
The book "The world of Butoh Kazuo Ohno" was created in cooperation with the Institute of Music and Dance and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The basis for the creation of a peculiar "set of words", which is "Kazuo Ohno's world," were exceptional photographs of Kazuo Ohno, around which the son's story about his father and the statements of the master conducting classes with students take place. Can butoh be better presented? Thanks to Iga Rutkowska's extraordinary translation - the sensual butoh world takes place between the words of Yoshito talking about his father and vibrates in the poetic aphorisms of Kazuo Ohno. Undoubtedly, he intrigues, moves and inspires creative searches.
Butoh was born in Japan in the late 1950s as a counter-cultural form of dance. Its creators were Kazuo Ohno (1906-2010) and Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-1986) - completely different personalities. They sought to achieve by their adepts the level of total unity of body, spirit and mind. According to them, only such a state allows for the complete abandonment of all social and cultural limitations, and the liberated body becomes the carrier of a truly universal, pure message.
We want the Polish Dance Theatre to become a friendly place to hold discussions, dialogues and illuminate current issues from the broadly understood dance from different perspectives. We are trying to combine theoretical discussions with performative practice.
During the meeting you will be able to buy a book at a promotional price.
17/05/2018 at 19.00
Studio of the Polish Dance Theater, Kozia 4
Participants: Anita Zdrojewska, Julia Hoczyk, and Iwona Pasińska
Moderator: Anna Królica