Butoh Net: The World of Butoh Dance

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Butoh is a contemporary avant-garde dance form which originated in Japan and which was first performed there in 1959. It combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts with German Expressionist dance (Neue Tanz) and performance art to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression. It has evolved to become an international art form with artists and groups devoted to teaching and performing it in East and South-East Asia, North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.

Dance festivals have featured performances by Butoh artists since the 1960s, but more recently festivals have been held which are exclusively devoted to Butoh. For more information on what Butoh dance is, what its history is, who the people involved are and where it is being performed and taught, see the links above.

This site is sponsored by Tangentz Performance Group, a performing and teaching Butoh dance group based in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. For more information on Butoh, do a web search using a major web search engine such as google.com under the spelling butoh or buto. You may also visit the Butoh Net links above.

If you have comments, suggestions or information regarding a link to a butoh performer, or a listing for an upcoming class, workship or performance, can be submitted to dan <at> butoh <dot> net

This website is a work of love. If we get behind in information occasionally, please forgive us. Living in Hawaii is wonderful and we all have more than one job. We finance it out of our own day jobs and, although we are not a legal non-profit organization, we are a de facto one. Therefore, although you cannot deduct it from your taxes, we encourage and appreciate ANY donations. Even a postcard from where you live would be nice. You may send them to: Butoh Net, P.O. Box 62101, Honolulu, HI 96839. If you plan to visit Honolulu (Island of Oahu), please let us know.

Tiare Rose Bent in a 2004 solo performance in Portland, Oregon.
Performers: You may submit a photo of you or your group performing Butoh for inclusion with your event listing or for this space here.