Hijikata : Revolt of the Body

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Hijikita: Revolt of the Body examines the life and work of Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-86), who invented a revolutionary performance art and dance known as Ankoku Butoh, or 'Dance of Darkness'. The Butoh style of performance and movement premiered in Japan in 1959 and developed in subsequent years in response to the student riots and the 1960s protest movement. Based on extended interviews with Hijikata's family and all of his surviving collaborators, this is the only book to focus exclusively on Hijikata and his work, including his interest in European art and figures such as Genet, Artaud, Sade, and Lautreamont, as well as the Japanese Surrealist movement.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 098204643X
  • 9780982046432
  • 521,124

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"A brilliant and illuminating study of Hijikata and the Japanese avant-garde." - Donald Richie"
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About Stephen Barber

Stephen Barber is a maverick cultural historian once described by the Independent as "the most dangerous man in England." He is the author of more than twenty books, including Edmund White: The Burning World and Projected Cities: Cinema and Urban Space. He currently lives in Berlin.
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