Best post-war Japanese dance workshop (2008)


Aided by masterful instructors, the NEW YORK BUTOH FESTIVAL offers instruction in this modern dance style. Using a variety of music (ambient, jazz, punk, traditional Japanese) as a backdrop, this art form is so personal that the choreographer is usually the dancer too. Organizer Ximena Garnica explains that with butoh, "form is more important than the dance," and likens it to "a kind of illness with strong infectious power"—though likely without the associated health insurance problems.


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