By Susan Blakeley Klein
A quick creation to the historical past, philosophy, and methods of the japanese avant-garde dance circulate, Ankoku Butô. Evoking photographs of ugly attractiveness, revelling within the seamy underside of human habit, yetô dance teams corresponding to Sankai Juku and Dai Rakuda-kan have played to extensive severe and well known acclaim, making yetô probably the most influential new forces within the dance global this present day. The monograph strains the advance of yetô from its delivery within the bleak post-war panorama of 1950's Japan, after which addresses the query of yetô as a post-modern phenomenon, earlier than occurring to ascertain the impression of conventional eastern functionality on yetô thoughts. The final bankruptcy analyzes a selected dance (Niwa - The backyard) via Muteki-sha, to teach how those options are used concretely. comprises translations of 4 essays on yetô via modern jap dance critics.
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73Iwabuchi, "The Paradigm of Buto," p. 77. "74 contrast between Western modern dance and Buto, by comparing the style of the Buto groups Hoppa Buta-ha and Suzuran-to with the German dance the orist Rudolf Laban's notion of the "kinesphere": There are a number of related reasons for the development of this distinctive stance in Buto. To begin with, there is ganimata's use in the metamorphosis exercise that plays such an important part in ButO training. "76 The attempt to create a plane 15 centimeters below the stage might once again be se en as a borrowing from traditional dance techniques.
In Laban's book, Choreutics, the term kinesphere is defined as "the sphere around the body whose periphery can be reached by easily extended limbs .... " Rudolf Laban, Choreutics (London: MacDonald and Evans, 1966), p. 10. 8OMyerscough, "ButO," p. 8. 81Gada, "On Ankoku Buta," p. 85. 54 The seerning contradiction between Buto's disavowal of technique, and their adoption of kata like ganimata is often played out in comments like the following, in which Amagatsu U shio discusses an exercise that involves the ganimata stance that Sankai Juku uses in training: "it teaches the students to work against tension and toward a natural body..
Dry flowers rustle with sadness or pleasure. Muttering lips recall the spring garden, calling and playing with cherry blossoms falling in the wind. (Nakajima) The Infant as a baby evacuated from Sakhalin, the world is viewed from a boat as a hell, chaos and shou ting, exhaustion and the defeat of soldiers. (Maezawa) The Dream of the girl is a sweet dream, the dream of the child becomes the nightmare of the adult, return to the girl in the forest, shimmering light. (Nakajima and Maezawa) 4The following descriptions are taken from Niwa (The Garden) program notes.