A collection of the New York Butoh Festival (2003-2009)
Ohno: Centenary Year
This is the memoir of Kazuo Ohno’s centenary year which started late October 2006. This book focuses on four out of the many events which took place celebrating Kazuo Ohno’s centenary in and outside of Japan. Includes photos. Texts are English and Japanese.
Hijikata: Revolt of the Body By Stephen Barber
This essential study of Hijikata is the first-ever English language account of his life and work in English, and is based on extensive interviews with his surviving collaborators. In particular, it looks at the engagement in Hijikata's work with European literary sources, and at his performance art's attempt to reconfigure the nature of memory and of the human anatomy. It presents a fascinating history of the 1960s Japanese avant-garde and revolutionary counter-culture, seldom told.
Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo By Toshio Mizohata
Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is the first book to combine:
- an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to the larger story of butoh's international assimilation.
- an exploration of the impact of the social and political issues of post World War II Japan on the aesthetic development of butoh.
- metamorphic dance experiences that students of butoh can explore.
- a glossary of English and Japanese terms.
Homage to Kazuo Ohno At 100
This book is the program for the gala performance Hyakkaryoran which was held in January, 2007. Hyakkaryoran ('various flowers are in bloom') included 22 performers from Brazil, Italy, Korea, and Japan cerebrating Kazuo Ohno’s 100 years in Yokohama. Contains photograph and English, Japanese and Italian text.
The Kazuo Ohno Photo Album
Black and white imagery from Kazuo Ohno's life and performance career with text in Japanese and English.
The Intensity of Nothingness By Masaki Iwana
In The Intensity of Nothingness: The Dance and Thoughts of Masaki Iwana, Iwana seeks to explain some of butoh’s fundamental elements. The collected essays, often poetic, delve into Iwana’s very personal philosophies underpinning his dance, which were heavily shaped by his early work with Hijikata and the development of his own dance aesthetic over the last twenty years.