Anma (The Massure)

Anma (The Massure)

16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
"Anma (The Masseur)" by the Butoh dance creator and a legendary figure, Tatsumi Hijikata, is a classic piece of Butoh of Japan. Butoh, an original style of modern dance in Japan, had begun with his performance. ...
Rental formats: 16mm $60.00, DVD NTSC $50.00

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"Anma (The Masseur)" by the Butoh dance creator and a legendary figure, Tatsumi Hijikata, is a classic piece of Butoh of Japan. Butoh, an original style of modern dance in Japan, had begun with his performance. The film was realized not only as a dance document but also as a Cine-Dance, a performance with a camera. The filmmaker "performed" himself with a camera among the dancers on the stage in front of the audience. Also with a duet by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, the main characters of Butoh, this film had a rare appearance of them in Butoh history. "(Through this film,) it became clear that the Black Butoh Dance created by Tatsumi Hijikata is closer to the neo-dada movement taking over the provocative, cynical and absurd forms rather than the German expressionist dance usually connected." – Nicolas Villodre, curator of Cinematheque Francaise, Paris Collection of Lincoln Center, Performing Arts, New York

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