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Introduction to the World of Butoh


Time & Location

November 19, 6pm EDT  (5pm CDT)



University of Michigan Professor Erik Santos provides insights into the history of Butoh as an artform and shares his perspective on this unique and sometimes controversial art form. Together with his wife, Japanese filmmaker Toko Shiiki, Professor Santos will share Butoh dancers’ answers to the fundamental question: What is Butoh for you?   

The webinar will also feature two video clips including “Manna,” by Kumotaro Mukai, with an original musical score by Erik Santos and artwork by Toko Shiiki. The Butoh dancer Mukai performed in 2008 at University of Michigan, and this video has never been publicly released. Also, presenters will talk about the collaboration with Butoh dancers Jun Wakabayashi and Rie Kim and discuss their process for building a dance performance.   


Click here to register. Visit the  Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati website to learn more.

The webinar series is supported through the CGP Salary Assistant Grant for U.S.-Japan Community Grassroots Exchange Program.


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