Takahiko Iimura

Rose Color Dance (1963) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

A document (or what I call "cinedance") of Tatsumi Hijikata's Butoh dance with Kazuo Ohno as the guest dancer shot in Hijikata's early period when he was emerging as the originator of Butoh. All of the male dancers are dressed u p with evening suits and move gracefully, yet an intruder breaks up the whole scene abruptly. The film is worth seeing, even if just to see a memorable gay duet of Hijikata and Ohno. Overexposed, washed out images are sandwiched among normal ones.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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