Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Butoh Theatre

I first saw what I 'think' was a Butoh actor/dancer in Baraka back in the day. I was lucky enough to see the film 3 times in a decent cinema with a good print.

Rewatching those know, I've realised how much my portraiture has been influenced by the confrontation in the to camera moments in the film. That is, where the protoganists switch from being the observed to the observers.

The intensity and physical presence of Butoh balanced with an odd sense of delicate fragility is electrifying.

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