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Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno: The Creators of Butoh

Butoh, or the “dance of utter darkness,” was created in the late 1950s by Japanese artists Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. Marked by white body makeup, shaved heads, distorted body shapes and taboo subject matter, butoh combines elements of theater, German expressionism and modern dance with facets of traditional Japanese dance forms. Ohno, born in […]